Memory deficits precede increases in depressive symptoms in later adulthood

TitreMemory deficits precede increases in depressive symptoms in later adulthood
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuteursAichele, S, Ghisletta, P
JournalThe Journals of Gerontology: Series B
Date Published01/2018
Mots-clésBi-directional, depression, Longitudinal Change, memory
Résumé

Objectives: We examined bidirectional, time-ordered associations between age-related changes in depressive symptoms and memory. Method: Data came from 107,599 community-dwelling adults, aged 49–90 years, who participated in the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). Depressive symptoms were measured with the EURO-D inventory, and memory was evaluated as delayed recall of a 10-word list. Participants were assessed up to five times at 2-year intervals. Dynamic structural equation models were used to estimate longitudinal and time-ordered (lead-lag) relations between depressive symptoms and memory performance. Results: Depressive symptoms increased and memory scores decreased across the observed age range, with worsening mostly evident after age 62 years. These long-term changes were moderately negatively correlated (r = −.53, p

URLhttps://academic.oup.com/psychsocgerontology/advance-article/doi/10.1093/geronb/gbx183/4827964
DOI10.1093/geronb/gbx183