Depressed mood and the incidence of Alzheimer's disease in the elderly living in the community.

@article{Devanand1996DepressedMA,
  title={Depressed mood and the incidence of Alzheimer's disease in the elderly living in the community.},
  author={D. P. Devanand and Mary C Sano and Ming Tang and Stephen Taylor and Barry J. Gurland and David Wilder and Yaakov Stern and Richard P. Mayeux},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1996},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={175-82}
}
BACKGROUND It remains unclear whether depression increases the risk for dementia in the elderly. We evaluated the relationship between depressed mood at baseline and the incidence of dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease, in the elderly living in the community. METHODS A total of 1070 elderly individuals, aged 60 years or older, were identified as part of a registry for dementia in the Washington Heights community of North Manhattan, NY. In a prospective, longitudinal design with follow… CONTINUE READING