Nov 10, 2017 by Garrett Hafler
Depression has become a very serious and very prevalent issue for the many seniors today that are receiving elder care services. For some seniors, this depression comes as a side effect of medications, as part of the aging process or as a result of the difficult transition to needing in home care. No matter what the reason, depression is extremely common among elderly adults.
This is why, if you have a loved one who is receiving elder care services, you need to be on the lookout for the signs of depression. While it may be a difficult condition and one that is unfortunately quite common, depression is also quite treatable in many seniors. Ultimately, all most seniors need is a family member or loved one to encourage them to get the help that they need.
The first step of encouraging any senior to get help is to spot some of the signs and symptoms of depression. While every senior and every situation is unique, here are some of the most common signs that an elderly adult may be dealing with depression.
Keep these signs and signals in mind if your loved one is receiving elder care services. While these seniors may be more prone to depression, having an elder care provider around can ensure that there is someone there to spot depression early on, so that these individuals may get the help they need to get on the road to recovery.
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