Association Between Alzheimer's Disease and Depression
An estimated 5.4 million people have Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in the nation, making it the most common neurodegenerative disease in the US. The mortality rate for AD has steadily increased in the last 30 years. Clinical symptoms begin to occur at the age of 65, with recent declarative memory decline as the leading symptom; the further the disease progresses, the greater the depth and type of memory loss that occurs. Along with this, neuropsychiatric symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, depression, and apathy arise. In fact, co-incidence of dementia and depression is common, with 50 percent ...
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