Depression Masking as Dementia
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Treatment for Depression Can Cure: That is the Main Difference Between Depression and Dementia
One important difference between Alzheimer’s and depression is in the effectiveness of treatment. While Alzheimer’s drugs can only slow the progression of cognitive decline, medications to treat depression can improve a person’s quality of life dramatically.
This Mayo Clinic article provides information about both disorders and links to other helpful sites.
Article from About.com explains the similarities and differences between depression and dementia.
eHow.com explains how to differentiate between depression and dementia by outlining the symptoms; also offers treatment options.
Health.com article offers information useful in differentiating depression from dementia in older adults.
Technical, medical journal article from the American Family Physician investigates how family physicians effectively screen depression or dementia cases in older adults. Screening tools included.
This fact sheet looks at depression and how it can affect people with dementia, along with suggesting ways to help, courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Society.
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