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Mohan N, Cairns R, Passmore AP, Kane JPM. Assessing and managing depression in patients with dementia. Practitioner June 2022;266(1859):15-18

Assessing and managing depression in patients with dementia

24 Jun 2022Registered users

The relationship between depression and dementia is complex. Depression appears to be an independent risk factor for incident dementia, conferring a two-fold increase in dementia risk. Depression may represent an early sign or prodromal feature of dementia. The association between depression and dementia appears to strengthen as the interval between the two disorders shortens. Depression may also be a consequence of dementia.

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