Disability but not social support predicts cognitive deterioration in late-life depression


Conference Paper

Background:: Depression in late life is a risk factor for cognitive decline. Depression is also associated with increased disability and social support deficits; these may precede conversion to dementia and inform risk. In this study, we examined if baseline or one-year change in disability and social support predicted later cognitive deterioration.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Riddle, M; McQuoid, DR; Potter, GG; Steffens, DC; Taylor, WD

Published Date

  • December 5, 2014

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Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1741-203X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1041-6102

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/S1041610214002543

Citation Source

  • Scopus