Depression and dementia: taking a dual diagnosis approach
Jill Manthorpe Professor of social work and co-director, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London
Steve Iliffe Inner-city GP and reader in general practice, Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, University College London Medical School
This article explores dementia and depression, the relationship between them and ways of distinguishing between them in older patients. It also suggests ways in which nurses can offer support to people affected by both conditions.
Nursing Older People. 18, 2, 24-28. doi: 10.7748/nop2006.03.18.2.24.c2415