Recognizing the Signs of Depression in Seniors

Depression is often a frequent side effect seen in older adults. The isolation that can occur for seniors may also contribute to their depression. This video discusses the problem of depression in seniors, which goes undiagnosed in patients who are unaware of their symptoms.

Living in a residential care home or assisted living community may ease depression in seniors, since medical care and social activities are emphasized in these environments for adults over 55. Ways to further an effort to fend off depression while living in an adult community include getting plenty of exercise, spending time with friends, and smiling more often.

Categories: Senior Health Care