The prevalence, diagnosis and treatment of depression in dementia patients in chronic care facilities in the last six months of life.

@article{Evers2002ThePD,
  title={The prevalence, diagnosis and treatment of depression in dementia patients in chronic care facilities in the last six months of life.},
  author={Martin M Evers and Steven C. Samuels and Melinda Lantz and Khalid J Khan and Adam M. Brickman and Deborah B Marin},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={464-72}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence, diagnosis and treatment of depression among dementia patients and normal controls in chronic care facilities in the last six months of life. METHOD We reviewed perimortal data concerning dementia severity, depressive symptoms and diagnoses, and medication use for 279 dementia patients and 24 normal controls brought to autopsy through an Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center. RESULTS Major depression was highly prevalent among both dementia patients and… CONTINUE READING