Depressive symptoms predict incident dementia during short-but not long-term follow-up period


Mirza S. S. , de Bruijn R. F. A. G. , Direk N. , Hofman A., Koudstaal P. J. , Ikram M. A. , ...More

ALZHEIMERS & DEMENTIA, vol.10, no.5, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jalz.2013.10.006
  • Title of Journal : ALZHEIMERS & DEMENTIA
  • Keywords: Depression, Dementia, Population-based, Epidemiology, TEMPORAL RELATIONSHIP, ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE, MENTAL STATE, RISK, DIAGNOSIS, LIFE, PREVALENCE, HEALTH

Abstract

Background: Whether depression is a long-term risk factor for dementia or represents a dementia prodrome is unclear. Therefore, we examined the relationship between depressive symptoms and dementia during short and long follow-up in a population-based cohort.