Depression often goes undiagnosed, but new Medicare benefit may change that | Aging Well Digest | Scoop.it
Depression often goes undiagnosed in the elderly, but new Medicare rules may change that.

 

Melissa's Notes:  It's about time that Medicare began compensating doctors for screening their patients for depression -- prior statistics showed that only 14% of older adults are screened for depression.  While depression is not a normal part of aging, it does complicate treatment of other illnesses and may be misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's Disease.


Via Melissa Sandler