Depression in Elderly Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a well-known form of dementia characterized by the progressive, irrevocable loss of memory and other basic brain functions. According to the National Institute on Aging, more people develop this disease than any other type of dementia. Many mental health professionals view the presence of diagnosable depression as an early dementia symptom when…

Depression Around the World

Turns out that being healthy, wealthy and well-educated in a highly developed country doesn’t make you any happier than anyone else, or so says a recent study. The study, organized by the State University of New York: Stony Brook, polled nearly 90,000 people in 18 countries in an effort to map out occurrences of major…