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Posts Tagged ‘elderly mental health’

By On July 31st, 2014

Depression in Older Age May Increase Risk of Dementia

A new study published in the journal Neurology says depression in older age may increase the risk of dementia, though the reason for the connection is not yet understood. Most notably, the researchers were not able to identify whether depression brings on dementia or cognitive decline causes people to become depressed. “Studies have shown that…

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By On April 18th, 2014

Is Apathy a Sign of Brain Shrinkage in Older Age?

Signs of apathy in older adults might be a warning sign for cognitive issues, as a new study shows apathetic older adults tend to have smaller brain volume than their more active peers. The researchers examined over 4,300 older adults, and saw that those with at least two signs of apathy had slightly less gray…

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By On August 2nd, 2013

Does Anemia Increase the Risk of Dementia?

According to a new study published in the journal Neurology, anemia, a condition characterized by low levels of red blood cells, may increase the risk of dementia in elderly people. Anemia is common in elderly people and can affect over a fifth of all adults over the age of 65. It has also been linked…

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