There is new medical research that appears to link certain anti-depressants with an increase in Dementia but I would still recommend taking the medicine even if that proves to be the case for the following reasons (below). Don’t get me wrong I would look into other medicines and alternative therapy that could supplement or substitute the work of these meds but until it’s proven I’d recommend forgetting rather then living in the pain.
(1) LIVING IN PAIN- I believe it is best to forget then wake up constantly feeling sad.
(2) SHORT TERM GAIN- It is true that by individuals seeking a short term fix from their depression that they might suffer in the long term but who knows how long we would be here anyway. Life and death can pop up when we least expect it.
(3) SUICIDE- While we don’t want individuals to suffer from Dementia, without treatment for depression many might end their life’s way before that would even be a consideration.
(4) SUCCESS- Even if successes are limited by the onset of Dementia at least some occurred while battling Depression in the first place.