Improving quality of life for seniors and elderly adults with depression throughout New York City including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Nassau County.
Depression affects people of all ages and does not care whether you are 18 or 80. However, many do not realize how many seniors struggle with depression. Unfortunately, signs of elderly depression are frequently attributed to other conditions. As a result, elderly depression often goes undiagnosed.
Sadly, the elderly have a significantly high rate of depression. The elderly deal with a series of losses; loss of health, loss of loved ones, loss of freedom and loss of financial freedom for many. They may display symptoms of depression differently than younger people. Also, they may be much less willing to talk about their feelings.
Depression can have far reaching implications in terms of both mental and physical health. In fact, depression has been found to lower the immune system’s ability to fight infection and disease, so it is important to avoid falling into a depressive state.
There are different types of depression: