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Assessing Depression in Dementia With the Cornell Scale

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Depression is estimated to be three to four times more common in older adults with dementia than those without. However, it can be difficult to determine whether an older adult has depression, dementia, or both.

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Being able to correctly identify and distinguish between depression and dementia is crucial to ensure those with depression are able to receive the treatment and support they require, those with dementia do not have unrealistic expectations of improvement placed upon them, and those with both undergo appropriate treatment. One tool that can assist in recognising depression in dementia is The Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD).

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