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Depression in elderly may lead to Alzheimer's

New studies show that depression often preludes and then accompanies Alzheimer's disease. 1/4 of depressed elderly patients in their seventies eventually develop Alzheimer's. This number increases with age. Anti-depressants and counseling can both help to alleviate depression.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The WGAL Channel

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About: Depression in elderly may lead to Alzheimer's

Date: 11 June 2004

Source: The WGAL Channel

URL: http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ibsys/20040611/lo_wgal/2244316

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