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Help Depressed Seniors

Depression can occur in people of any age, but to help depressed seniors, it is important to understand the factors contributing to the condition. It is also vital to know and recognize the signs of depression in seniors. Only by comprehending the causes and noticing the outward signs can you help the elders you love cope with and overcome depression.

So what causes depression in seniors? There can be any number of contributors. Sometimes, it is simply a change in the brain chemicals that occur during the aging process. Suffering from an illness, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s, can also lead to depressed feelings. If the time has come to transition from independent living to an assisted living facility or nursing home, the loss of autonomy can lead to sadness and mood changes.

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