Depression increases your risk for Alzheimer's, according to a study presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.
"Dementia is a broad term with subtypes," says Dr. Arif Dalvi of Delray Medical Center, Palm Beach Health Network. 70% of dementia is Alzheimer's.
Dalvi says, "Alzheimer's is initially subtle. Patients forget appointments and daily plans. It affects cooking, checking, and driving over time.
"As a person's cognitive abilities decline, they become anxious, withdrawn, and apathetic," says Dr. Dalvi.
Dr. Dalvi says Alzheimer's and dementia research is promising. It's a hot topic.
Dr. Dalvi talks about the early signs to look out for and tells you why.