Could It Be Alzheimer’s Disease, Depression, or Both?

Alzheimer's disease shares many of the same symptoms as depression, often making diagnosis of the disease difficult for doctors, particularly during the early stages. To compound matters further, often people living with Alzheimer's disease also have depression. While there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, there are treatments and therapies to treat depression, which may help patients better cope with Alzheimer's. MORE: The seven stages of Alzheimer's disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, people with Alzheimer's are often unable to verbally communicate their depression, so loved ones and caregivers need to look fo
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