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The First Symptoms of Alzheimer’s May Be Depression and Irritability

Depression and other changes in behavior may come before memory loss in seniors who eventually develop Alzheimer's disease. A new study raises as many questions as it answers about the early, non-cognitive symptoms of dementia. Non-cognitive symptoms involve emotions and self-control. Cognitive symptoms involve thinking and memory.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Depression and anxiety are driven by neuroinflammation as is Alzheimer’s.  One should view this as a continuum of aging-induced neuroinflammation.


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