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Depression is linked to dementia in older adults

Abstract:
Depression and dementia are both common conditions in older people, and they frequently occur together. Rather than a risk factor, depression with onset in later life is more likely to be either prodromal to dementia or a condition that unmasks pre-existing cognitive impairment by compromising cognitive reserve. The distinction between depression and early dementia may be particularly difficult. Detailed histories obtained from patients and their relatives as well as longitudinal follow-up are important.
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Author
Publisher:
Practitioner Medical Publishing
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Volume:
261
Issue:
1800
Pages:
11-14
Publication date:
2017-01-23
ISSN:
0032-6518
Pubs id:
pubs:709540
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uuid:8ac7eb36-cb3f-4868-866f-7360c2363d34
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pubs:709540
Source identifiers:
709540
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2017-08-03

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