Source: Daily Mail
- Women are twice as likely as men to develop depression
Clinical psychologist Nasreen Khatri told an ageing and memory conference in Toronto that having bouts of depression can double a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
The changing demographic of western populations means this will place an ever greater strain on health providers.
‘The fastest-growing segment of the population right now is older women,’ Dr Khatri, from Baycrest Aging Centre in Toronto, said.
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