This is a topic very near and dear to my heart. The elderly in our society tend to be the ‘forgotten generation.’ What makes this so very tragic, besides the fact that these individuals helped the next generation get to whee they are, is that our senior citizens are a treasured resource of historical information [...]
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Nobody wants to be a bother and you are no exception. You might have noticed a loss of short term memory and maybe even had an episode of an unexplained crying spell or suddenly realized that your overall positive outlook on life is no longer as good as it used to be. You may find [...]
Elderly depression is frequently seen as an amorphous term that may have a host of various conditions fall underneath its umbrella. Thus it is not surprising to find that professionals have chosen to break down elderly depression as basically encompassing two different – albeit related – disorders: bipolar disorders (which was formerly known as manic [...]
Individuals who are age 70 or older and experiencing depression for the first time can derive long term benefits from continuing to take medicine after they feel better, according to a two-year study by the National Institute of Mental health (NIMH). The study states that continuing with the medicines gave them a 60% chance to [...]
You may be relieved but also surprised when your mental health care provider does not whip out the prescription pad after diagnosing your elderly depression and instead hands you a pamphlet on exercise. Perhaps you are wondering if you misunderstood – or maybe the professional has misunderstood you – but can exercise treat elderly depression? [...]
Perhaps the most surprising aspect many an elderly individual and also their caregivers experience when faced with depression is the fact that psychotic depression is indeed part of the elderly depression spectrum. Although extremely rare in diagnosis, in retrospect many an elderly individual’s suicide is linked back to an episode worthy of being classified as [...]
Individuals aged 65 or older have many risk factors for depression including being female, being unmarried or widowed, having at least one recent life event stress in their life, and also the lack of an adequate social and supportive network in place. The symptoms of depression for the elderly are pretty much the same as [...]
Curtailing stress that leads to elderly depression is one of the most important actions you can take in your road to health and wellbeing. Even if you are currently undergoing psychotherapy and also drug therapy, it is vital that you are cognizant of the stress factors in your life and how they can be avoided [...]
Depression is a well known condition in today’s society. It has been made known that even the very young may suffer from depression and much has been said and written about recognizing depression in teens and the younger generations. Yet perhaps surprisingly, elderly depression is a topic that more often than not appears to go [...]
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