Depression is a worldwide disease that affects more than 5% of adults over 60 years of age.
Symptoms appear almost every day for at least 2 weeks and include:
Depending on the symptoms and their severity, as well as the impact they have on a person, a depressive episode can be categorized as mild, moderate or severe.
Dementia is not a specific disease. It is a syndrome that progressively leads to a decline in cognitive function. It’s an overall term that describes a group of symptoms.
It develops differently in each individual depending on the already underlying diseases as well as the existing cognitive function of the individual.
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.