Depression in elders with dementia: Implications for home healthcare practice
In addition to severe cognitive decline, depressive symptoms occur in almost 50% of patients with dementia. Depressive symptoms can be treated successfully, thereby reducing clinical manifestations of coexisting dementia and improving quality of life for these patients and their families. Practical assessment, interventions, and referral guidelines are presented for home healthcare nurse generalists whose caseloads include elders with both cognitive decline and depressive symptoms.
Volume / Issue
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)