Depression in elders with dementia: Implications for home healthcare practice

Journal Article (Academic Article)

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.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cleeland, EA; Davis, LL

Published Date

  • November 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 11

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0884-741X

Language

  • English