ERIC Number: EJ413304
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Dementia and Depression in Elders with Mental Retardation: A Pilot Study.
Harper, Dennis C.; Wadsworth, John S.
Research in Developmental Disabilities, v11 n2 p177-98 1990
This article investigates cognitive decline and depressive symptomatology among older adults with mental retardation. A pilot study of assessment instruments is reported. Findings reveal that decreasing cognitive ability is associated with higher rates of observed depression and reported behavioral problems. Cognitive decline was associated with lower initial intelligence levels. (Author/PB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A