Dementia patients residing in long-term care homes are less likely to suffer from depressive symptoms than those living in the community, according to study findings.

Researchers from University of Manchester found 37% of people living in the community showed signs of depression compared to 23% of those in care homes. 

It is one of the few studies comparing similar groups of people living at home and in nursing homes. The study looked at 414 people with severe dementia and their carers in eight EU countries — England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. 

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