Distinguishing Between Depression and Dementia in Older Persons: Neuropsychological and Neuropathological Correlates

  title={Distinguishing Between Depression and Dementia in Older Persons: Neuropsychological and Neuropathological Correlates},
  author={S. L. Wright and C. Persad},
  journal={Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology},
  pages={189 - 198}
  • S. L. Wright, C. Persad
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Dementia and depression are frequently comorbid among older adult patients. Depression is related to cognitive decrement and can even represent the first signs of a neurodegenerative process. It can be difficult to distinguish depressed patients exhibiting the first signs of dementia from those whose cognition will improve with treatment. In this article, studies from the neuropsychological literature are reviewed that aid in accurate diagnosis and prognosis. Furthermore, the relationship… CONTINUE READING
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