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How to Help a Senior Loved One with Depression

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2018 1:38:04 PM / by Jack Maloney posted in depression

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Educate yourself, listen, and seek professional help

Though it may come as a surprise to some, the likelihood of becoming clinically depressed decreases with age. However, if a senior loved one become depressed, the consequences become more severe – including an increased risk of impairment performing daily functions, suicide, and the likelihood of physical illness. More than half of depressed older adults experience their first episode after the age of 60.

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