New evidence affirms depression can be one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s – New Atlas

Better treating depression is hypothesized as a potential way to slow the progression of the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease (Credit: obencem/Depositphotos)

The link between depression and dementia has been noted by researchers and clinicians for several years now. After all, it seems obvious that one would suffer from feelings of depression as one gets older and experiences the earliest stages of cognitive decline. But a growing body of evidence is building to suggest we may have got the causal direction wrong when considering the associations between depression and dementia.

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