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Late-life depression not linked with increased amyloid deposits in the brain – News-Medical.Net

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 23 2020
Depression in elderly people can include symptoms such as memory loss, making it hard to distinguish from the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. A signature of Alzheimer’s is accumulation of a protein called amyloid beta (Aβ) in the brain, which can be detected with brain-imaging technology.
Researchers had suspected that Aβ deposits might also underlie the cognitive decline seen in older people with depression, howeve…

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