In older adults, differences between depression and dementia may be hard to discern. Memory loss, cognitive dysfunction and other symptoms can be present with either of these afflictions, and it’s not uncommon for an older person to be stricken by both simultaneously. But it’s important to remember that even though both of these illnesses can have overlapping symptoms, they are in fact distinct diagnoses with different treatment options available. In a new study published in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers report on new neuroimaging techniques that track blood flow through the brain, thus allowing for a more accurate way to determine a correct diagnosis. Better diagnosis may lead to better treatment and outcomes, and a better quality of life for patients and their loved ones. Read about this new research Here. And for more general info on brain health in older adults, Click Here.