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Midlife motivational abilities predict apathy and depression in Alzheimer disease: The aging, demographics, and memory study

Mortby, Moyra; Maercker, Andreas; Forstmeier, Simon


Apathy and depression are the most common neuropsychiatric symptoms in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer disease (AD). This study was the first to explore midlife motivational abilities as a predictor of the progression of apathy and depression in MCI and AD. It used a subsample of the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study (N = 137). Participants, aged over 70, were categorized according to baseline clinical diagnosis (normal cognition, MCI, or AD). Assessments were conducted at an...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
DOI: 10.1177/0891988711409409


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