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Middle Age Depression Could Lead to Dementia Disabilities

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

While dementia is typically diagnosed later in life, new studies are showing that depression during the middle age years of life could signal a greater risk of developing this condition. Dementia is a common type of mental disorder, which can result in disability. When a severe medical disability enables you from working, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits.

According to CNN Health, the study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry used medical records of more than 13,000 patients during their lives, starting in their 40s and continuing through their 80s. The results showed that those who experienced depression during their middle age years were 20% more likely to develop dementia over those who had never experienced depression.

For those who were diagnosed with depression after their middle age years, the rate of dementia was even greater, up to a 70% increased risk. The type of dementia developed from mid-life depression was linked to higher instances of vascular dementia, while later life depression was linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Depression, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease are all mental disorders that can become disabling over time. When these conditions become too severe to allow for a person to function at their current job, they may qualify for Social Security disability benefits with the help of a Florida disability representative.

If you have become the victim of a serious health disability, filing for Social Security disability benefits may be something you consider. Understand that the process can be complicating and time-consuming, but at Disability Help Group, our team of disability representatives is ready for the challenge. We like to empower our clients by providing a FREE Social Security disability guide so you can learn more about the process of filing for disability benefits.

When you’re ready to get started, contact the Disability Help Group to begin your claim. Our state-of-the-art, customized intake and database system means less hassle, so you can focus on what’s most important to you instead of having to spend your days wading through confusing legalese and legal red tape. Call today – 1-(800)-800-3332.