Dealing with Depression in Dementia and Vice Versa
Guest Lecture – 4 July 2017
Dr Sofia Robleda
Clinical Psychologist & Geropsychologist
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.