May 10

Dementia and depression: What’s the connection?

By MD for Seniors

People with depression and dementia need support and encouragement through treatment.

Many older adults experience cognitive changes as they age.

Decreases in memory, energy and mood can happen to anyone, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that all these fluctuations are expected or typical. While most older adults will experience some trouble recalling minor details or losing interest in old hobbies, significant alterations to their moods and engagement could signal serious conditions like depression or dementia.

Research shows that these conditions often coexist, and in their early stages, it may be hard to differentiate between the two. Knowing more about these conditions and how they may affect your loved one is an …read more

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