Unlocking Dementia’s Role in Mental Illness

Studying the intersection of symptoms of dementia and psychiatric disorders may lead to better treatments for both conditions.

About one in five people over the age of 55 struggles with some type of mental disorder, such as depression or anxiety. And nearly two-thirds of nursing home residents display mental and behavioral problems. Could brain changes that trigger dementia be fueling emotional and behavioral changes in some of these older adults? Or could depression, […]


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