Depression Masking as Dementia

Downloadable Tools and Tips:

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National Memory
National Memory Screening Day is a collaborative effort spearheaded by the
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to promote early detection of Alzheimer’s
disease and related illnesses, and to encourage appropriate intervention.

Assisting Angels Home Care is an official site participating in National
Memory Screening Day.

HelpGuide
Includes a scale to differentiate between depression and dementia and how
to receive help.

Mayo Clinic
Provides information about treatment options for both Alzheimer’s and
depression.

MedlinePlus
Interactive tutorial that is a self screening tool that can be used to
assist in determining if depression is present and how best to proceed if it
is.

Alzheimer’s Association
Provides an informative comparison of Alzheimer’s and depression.

National Guideline Clearinghouse
Information from a study describing characteristics that increase the risk of
depression and some recommended tests for screening.

American Academy of Neurology

Downloadable guideline from the American Academy of Neurology entitled
"Screening and Treatment for Depression, Dementia, and Psychosis with
Parkinson Disease."

Mental Health America
Provides concise facts on depression in older adults, as well as links for more
information.

Dementia.com
The link for free access to Medline search, the National Library of Medicine’s
search service that provides access to over 11 million articles.