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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  • Depression Among the Elderly: Warning Signs Can be Easy to Miss

    Many people think that sadness, negativity, and a general emotional downturn is part of the aging process, but this isn't true. If your loved one is feeling down, it is important to recognize the signs of depression and know that help is available.

  • Fear of Falling May Cause Depression in Older Adults

    A fear of falling can cause seniors to become anxious, withdrawn, and depressed. With some fall prevention efforts, a caregiver and senior can work together to more comfortably continue outside activities.

  • 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.

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