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The relationship between depression, mild cognitive impairment, and future risk of progression to dementia

The December International Psychogeriatrics Article of the Month is entitled ‘Amnestic mild cognitive impairment and incident dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in geriatric depression’ by David C Steffens, Douglas R McQuoid and Guy G Potter
In this month’s “Paper of the Month,” Steffens and colleagues report on the relationship between depression, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and future risk of progression to dementia. It has long been known that there is a complex relationship between depression and cognitive impairment, with depression common in those with cognitive impairment and dementia, and subsequent cognitive decline frequent in patients with depression . Read more