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What’s going on Dementia Warriors!

Today, we will talk about Depression.

01:19 – 40% of Dementia patients experience depression. Dementia and depression almost go hand and hand.

02:10 – Depression is very common among people with Alzheimer’s.

03:12 – What are the symptoms of depression?

04:50 – Depression in Alzheimer’s doesn’t always look like depression in people without Alzheimer’s.

06:35 – Proper diagnoses and treatment can improve sense of well-being and function.

07:00 – How to diagnose depression?

08:30 – How to evaluate depression?

11:10 – When to attend group evaluation for depression?

14:20 – How to treat depression?

16:00 – What is a non-drug approach?

21:15 – What are the medications for treating depression in Alzheimer’s?

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Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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