Depression in Seniors

Resources and information regarding seniors and depression; a mood disorder causing persistent sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in hobbies and activities occurring every day for a period of at least 2 weeks.

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  • Fear of Falling May Cause Depression in Seniors

    Most people are aware of the seriousness of fall-related injuries for older adults, but falling can also negatively impact an aging loved one’s mental health and overall quality of life.

  • Tired of Living: What to Do When an Elderly Person Wants to Die

    It’s shocking for a caregiver to hear a loved one state they would rather be dead. When an elder speaks about wanting to die, it may be a sign of depression, or it could indicate that they just want to talk about the physical and emotional toll of aging.

  • Treatments for Depression in the Elderly

    Major depression is a serious but treatable condition. These are the four most effective depression treatment options that doctors recommend for seniors who are experiencing mental health issues.

  • 10 Ways to Prevent Caregiver Depression

    Family caregivers report much higher levels of stress and depression compared to non-caregivers, but caregiving and depression don’t have to be a package deal. Use these tools to combat low mood and find treatment options that are right for you.

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