Depression Issues Linked to Memory Problems in Older Adults

Depression and Older Adults


Depression in older adults may be linked to memory problems, according to a study published in the May 9, 2018, online issue of Neurology®.The study also showed that older people with greater symptoms may have structural differences in the brain compared to people without symptoms.

“Since symptoms of depression can be treated, it may be possible that treatment may also reduce thinking and memory problems,” said study author Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, PhD, MS, of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida. “With as many as 25 percent of older adults experiencing symptoms, it’s important to better understand the relationship between depression and memory problems.”

Elder Abuse – Caregiver Summit – Smilecast 134

Elder Abuse takes on many forms. Self-neglect, physical and sexual, financial. Would you know the signs of abuse when visiting mom or dad? Learn what to look for and what to do should your loved one be the victim. As part of our caregiver summit, Sue Susskind walks us through the various permutations of elder abuse. Not surprisingly, most takes place at the hands of family members. Find out more.

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