People with a diagnosis of dementia can also face depression. For this reason, they may end up taking antidepressant drugs. Now, a study has found that these drugs may be able to treat not just depression, but dementia itself.
Too few people with signs of mental decline or dementia are getting checked during routine medical visits or told when a problem is found, said a panel of Alzheimer's disease experts who offered new guidance.
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia may be less likely to die after surgery when they’re treated at hospitals that employ a larger proportion of nurses with at least a college degree, a US study suggested.