Efectos de la depresión en los cambios cognitivos del enfermo con trastorno neurocognitivo leve debido a probable enfermedad de Alzheimer


  • Charles Ysaacc da Silva Rodrigues Escuela de Psicología, Universidad de Guanajuato. México.
  • Paula Carvalho Figueiredo Facultad de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa. Portugal.
  • Hidekel Quino Montes
  • Marta Gruart Vila



Palabras clave:

Alzheimer’s disease, cognition, behavior, depression, neurocognitive disorder


Objective: To identify the level of the relationship between depression and cognitive functions of early-stage Alzheimer’s patient. Theoretical framework: Depression is a risk factor for dementia and consequently Alzheimer’s disease (AD), due to loss of memory, which tends to be associated with difficulties in orientation, learning, and recognition. Methodology: A total of 142 older adults participated in this study. Participants were divided into two groups, with and without a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and depression. Participants were evaluated through the application of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) and the Folstein Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE). Results: We found statistically significant effects between cognition and depression in older adults with early-stage AD. Conclusions: We conclude that there is a high possibility of cognitive changes of patients with Alzheimer’s, when their disease is associated with depression. Furthermore, the results suggest cognition is responsible for the behavioral alterations of the patient, as a consequence of worsening depression.




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Cómo citar

da Silva Rodrigues, C. Y., Carvalho Figueiredo, P., Quino Montes, H., & Gruart Vila, M. (2017). Efectos de la depresión en los cambios cognitivos del enfermo con trastorno neurocognitivo leve debido a probable enfermedad de Alzheimer. Ciencias Psicológicas, 11(2), 149–154. https://doi.org/10.22235/cp.v11i2.1486