Healio (5/10, Gramigna) reports, “Depressive symptoms were associated with underlying Alzheimer’s disease pathology and postoperative delirium in older adults who underwent hip fracture repair,” reserachers concluded in a study that “analyzed preoperative data via the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) of 199 patients aged 65 years or older who underwent hip fracture surgery and participated in a randomized clinical trial.” In addition, participants “completed a standard Mini-Mental State Exam…to identify mental impairment and provided cerebrospinal fluid” that “was assayed for amyloid-beta 40, 42, total tau and phosphorylated tau181.” The findings were published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)