Depression diagnosis at any stage of life tied to later dementia risk: study

The increased risk was seen regardless of whether depression was diagnosed in early, middle or late life, say Danish researchers.
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Men and women with diagnosed depression have an increased risk for dementia, according to a study in JAMA Neurology.

Dr Holly Elser, from Aarhus University in Denmark, and colleagues examined the associations between early-, middle-, and late-life depression and incident dementia in a nationwide cohort study involving Danish individuals.