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Article Date: 06 Jul 2010 – 12:00 PDT

We know that people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia also suffer from depression. Some studies have shown that people with a history of major depression are twice as likely as others to eventually develop dementia. However, nobody really knows whether depression is a symptom of dementia or a potential cause of it.

Scientists from Rush University Medical Center tracked the symptoms of depression during the transition from no cognitive impairment and discovered that depressive symptoms showed little change during the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. You can read about this study in the July 6thNeurology, an American Academy of Neurology publication. edition of the peer-reviewed medical journal

Read in Full:  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/193951.php



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