25 November 2009

Dual task test to differentiate Alzheimer’s from depression

Multi-tasking could help differentiate depression and early Alzheimer's
Telegraph UK: 9 November 2009
People developing Alzheimer's suffer from mild levels of impaired reasoning and memory that are easily mistaken for signs of depression.

As a result many patients with the dementia illness are misdiagnosed and fail to receive early treatment that could help.

One way to tell the conditions apart is to ask patients to perform two mental tasks at the same time, scientists have now found. … > full story : review by NHS Knowledge Service

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