Dealing with Depression in Dementia

Type: Video 54 mins
Supporting Aged Care Quality Standard: 3

Neither Depression nor Dementia are normal aspects of ageing. However, Depression and Dementia have some overlapping symptoms.

Memory loss is the most common complaint when older adults experience depression. People with dementia are also at an increased risk of experiencing depression. It can be difficult to tease these diagnoses apart.

How do they influence each other and what can be done in terms of treatment? How do you support both the person with dementia and their carer – who may also be at an increased risk of depression? This presentation examines these questions and provides practical suggestions to improve the quality of life for both the person with dementia and their carer.

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  • Increase understanding of how Depression and Dementia have some overlapping symptoms
  • Enhance awareness regarding practical suggestions to improve the quality of life in both the person with dementia and their carer
  • Improve knowledge regarding how Depression and Dementia influence each other and what can be done in terms of treatment


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