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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
About: Depression in elderly may lead to Alzheimer's
Date: 11 June 2004
Source: The WGAL Channel
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