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Mental health conditions are associated with dementia later in life

27/02/2022 10:16 AM | Click to read full article

For decades, researchers have suspected a connection between mental health conditions earlier in life and dementia later on. Now, researchers have published a long-term study of 1.7 million people from New Zealand aged 21–60 years.

The study concluded that depression in older adults may be an early sign of dementia, rather than evidence that depressive symptoms are a risk factor for dementia.