If You're Anxious and You Know It...
One of the best ways to get early treatment for dementia is to see the early signs — and know your risk of developing it. Past mental health conditions are some of those risk factors.
Awareness and Dementia
Dementia is often believed to be an over 65 problem. Some people develop dementia younger, and it may mean they are more aware of their symptoms.
Don't Let Confusion Take Over
It may seem normal for elderly people to become confused or forgetful, but this is not usually just "normal aging." Severe confusion can be an indication of delirium.
Healthy Habits Ward Off Dementia
The risk of dementia is higher in diabetic patients that also have depression. Healthy diet, exercise and treatment for depression may help lower this risk significantly.
Depression may Increase Risk of Dementia
Depression is fairly common in older adults, and older adults with dementia may also suffer from depression. There may be a link between depression and risk of developing dementia.
Is Depression a Risk Factor for Dementia?
Depression and dementia often happen to the same people. Does this mean that depression is a risk factor for dementia?
Chronic Depression Linked to Cognitive Decline in Heart Patients
Older coronary artery disease patients receiving cardiac catheterization who remain chronically depressed appear to be at a significantly increased risk of suffering from cognitive decline.
Biology of Depression Linked to Dementia
From a biological level, severe depression and dementia in older adults look remarkably similar, psychiatrists have found. A new brain scan technique can pinpoint where protein deposits are accumulating.
Therapy Can Aid Dementia Caregivers With Depression
Family members who care for patients suffering from dementia are frequently under stress and are more at risk of suffering from depression. A specialized type of psychotherapy may help.
The Diabetes Brain Drain
Diabetes can lead to a variety of complications, including kidney disease, foot amputations, and eye problems. Even the brain can be affected by diabetes.