Question by georgia_1234567890: How can you differentiate between dementia and depression?
I think an elderly client of mine might have dementia, but she may just be depressed.
Is there a medical test I could administer to give me a likely diagnosis?
Answer by alyssa k
Dementia and depression are two extremely different things and there are several tests for both to determine wether a patient has either.
There are lots of tests which only require yes/no answers which can be found online which help to diagnose depression… beyond blue is a good website.
For more info on dementia and how it is diagnosed you can visit this website:
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