Characteristics associated with depression in long-term care residents with dementia

Ann L. Gruber-Baldini, Sheryl Zimmerman, Malaz Boustani, Lea C. Watson, Christianna S. Williams, Peter S. Reed

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Abstract

We describe the prevalence, assessment, and treatment of, as well as characteristics associated with, depression in residential care/assisted living and nursing home residents with dementia. Overall, 25% of the participants were depressed. Depression was related to severe cognitive impairment, behavioral symptoms, pain, and for-profit nursing home residence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-55
Number of pages6
JournalGerontologist
Volume45
Issue numberSPEC. ISS. 1
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Assisted living
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Nursing homes
  • Residential care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging

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    Gruber-Baldini, A. L., Zimmerman, S., Boustani, M., Watson, L. C., Williams, C. S., & Reed, P. S. (2005). Characteristics associated with depression in long-term care residents with dementia. Gerontologist, 45(SPEC. ISS. 1), 50-55.