Alzheimer's or Depression: Could it be Both?

Alzheimer's or Depression: Could it be Both?

Early Alzheimer's disease and depression share many symptoms, so it can be hard — even for doctors — to distinguish between the disorders. Plus, many people with Alzheimer's disease also are depressed. Just as treatment is important for people with depression alone, it's equally crucial for people with Alzheimer's disease and depression to get treatment for their depression. People who have both Alzheimer's and depression may find it easier to cope with the changes caused by Alzheimer's when they feel less depressed. Some of the symptoms common to both Alzheimer's and depression include: With so much overlap in symptoms, it...

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