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Spotting Depression Early Among the Elderly

Spotting Depression Early Among the Elderly

A study by the medical researchers at the Mayo Clinic indicates that depression and anxiety, among other mental health problems, are quite common in the elderly.

However, elders sometimes do no report the symptoms out of reluctance. Since depression causes physical and emotional difficulties, knowing how to spot it early and how to stop it is very relevant.

As a home care agency, depression is very personal for us. That is why we have here a list of some of the most common symptoms of depression in elders for you to know:

  • Depression sometimes manifests as frequently feeling tired, insomnia, and general bad mood.
  • In some cases, depressed people experience confusion, along with some attention problems.
  • A general desire to be alone and avoid social activities is also one of the manifestations of depression.

Because of these, choosing the right agency to help take care of a loved one can be challenging in today’s environment. Make sure that your choice of provider for personal care in Colorado understands the possible symptoms of depression in the elderly.

Genuine Home Care Agency, a provider of homemaker services in Aurora, Colorado, takes clients’ depression very seriously. For more information or any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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