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Depression and the Elderly

Treating Depression in the Elderly With Antidepressants

Antidepressants and counseling seem to work better together than either alone Read More

Symptoms of Depression in the Elderly

They're different from younger populations Read More

When Sight and Hearing Fail

Read about what can be done to prevent the depression that often follows Read More

Depression Isn't a Normal Part of Aging

All things considered, this population is more resilient than you might think Read More

Don't Push a Parent Too Hard

How to strike a balance between making them not feel helpless and imposing tough love Read More

Depression Isn't Dementia

Your elderly parents need you to tell the difference Read More
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Depression in the Elderly: 7 Ways to Help

Depression is not a normal part of aging, and yet it often goes undiagnosed. Many seniors are resistant to treatment because they don't want to burden their families, or equate depression with weakness or even death. View slideshow