Depression and the Elderly
Depression is not a normal part of aging, but it is common among seniors. Between the spread of omicron and the holidays seniors can struggle with isolation and depression.
Know the signs and symptoms.
Sadness or feelings of despair.
Unexplained or aggravated aches and pains.
Loss of interest in socializing or hobbies.
Weight loss or loss of appetite or overeating.
Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness.
Lack of motivation and energy.
Too much sleep or not enough sleep.
Abrupt changes in behavior.