The Lesser-Known Symptoms Of Dementia: Depression, Anxiety, And Other Mental Health Issues

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A patient with Lewy body dementia
In this July 9, 2019 photo, Dr. Jori Fleisher, neurologist, examines Thomas Doyle, 66, at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Doyle, 66, hopes blood tests may someday replace the invasive diagnostic testing he endured to be diagnosed 4.5 years ago with Lewy body dementia. Teresa Crawford/AP photo 

When we think of dementia, we think of memory lapses, forgetfulness and confusion. But the vast majority of people with dementia also experience psychological symptoms like depression, anxiety and paranoia. A geriatric psychiatrist explains what caretakers should know about the intersection of mental health and dementia.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Art Walaszek M.D. Guest