Do depressive symptoms predict Alzheimer's disease and dementia?

  title={Do depressive symptoms predict Alzheimer's disease and dementia?},
  author={Jennifer Gatz and Suzanne L. Tyas and Philip D St John and Patrick Roy Montgomery},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={60 6},
BACKGROUND Depressive symptoms are common in seniors and may predict dementia. The objective of this study was to evaluate multiple measures of depressive symptoms to determine whether they predict subsequent Alzheimer's disease (AD) or dementia. METHODS This population-based cohort study with 5-year follow-up included 766 community-dwelling seniors (ages 65+ years) in Manitoba, Canada. Measurements considered were the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scale, participant… CONTINUE READING

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