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Table 1 Comparison of characteristics between the late-life depression group and Alzheimer’s disease group

From: Utility of the Neurobehavioral Cognitive Status Examination (COGNISTAT) in differentiating between depressive states in late-life depression and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease: a preliminary study

  Late-life depression group (n = 24) Late-onset AD group (n = 10) P
Sex (M/F) 6/18 5/5 0.156
Age (years) 72.4 ± 7.1 76.0 ± 5.9 0.171
HAM-D 21.3 ± 7.1 16.1 ± 4.7* 0.043
MMSE 23.4 ± 2.8 21.9 ± 2.8 0.163
  1. Data are shown as mean ± SD
  2. HAM-D the 17-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression, MMSE Mini-Mental State Examination, AD Alzheimer’s disease
  3. p <0.05 by Student’s t-test