If you have a senior loved one with cognitive impairment, identifying the signs of depression is important. These are five of the most common signs you should be looking for.
Millions of older adults suffer from depression. What causes depression in seniors and what can be done to help? Keep reading to see.
Although most seniors get depressed from time to time, depression is not a normal part of the aging process. Being able to detect the signs and intervene can be vital to their wellbeing.
Although it’s not uncommon for the grieving process to take a while, if these signs haven’t gone away after several months, your loved one’s health and wellbeing can be placed at risk. Helping an aging parent cope with the loss of a spouse should go better when using this approach.
Depression is quite common in seniors and if allowed to persist the physical and emotional toll upon their lives can be devastating. On the positive side, because depression isn’t a normal part of the aging process itself it is a very treatable condition.
If you’re currently looking after an aging in place loved one, knowing how to keep seniors socially active may not be one of your caregiving priorities. But countless studies have shown that it’s vitally important to do so to ensure that your loved one enjoys a better quality of life.