Dr. William J. Netzer, Research Associate, Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research laboratory at The Rockefeller University. Dr. Netzer's long-term goal is to discover molecules...
Depression in the elderly is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. It is not known whether depression causes Alzheimer's in some people or whether it is an early manifestation of Alzheimer's. Nevertheless, doctors recommend that depression in elderly patients be treated and not left to simmer.