Depression in Elderly


Families all across the country are continuing holiday celebrations the last week of December by heading to grandmothers' house.

Experts say it is the perfect opportunity to watch for signs of
depression among older loved ones.

Geriatric psychiatrists from the University of Michigan say as many as one in seven elderly people could suffer from late-life depression.

Symptoms include anxiety and irritability.

Experts say to watch out for people who have lost interest in things they used to enjoy.

Late-life depression can be especially common among people who have had serious physical problems.


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