Depression in Elderlies

A lot of changes, whether physically or physiologically, can prevent an older adult from enjoying life the way that they used to. Thus, it is safe to say that our elderly love ones are more at risk for depression. And more often than not, most seniors are resistant to treatment because they do not want to burden their families or equate depression to weakness. However, it is not an inevitable part of aging, and there are a lot ways to cope with the symptoms.

  • Exercise – physical activity, even as light as enjoying a short walk, has a powerful mood-boosting effect. And what’s better is it doesn’t have any side effects!
  • Reaching out to people – connecting to others, face to face whenever possible plays a big role in keeping depression away.
  • Learn to manage stress – If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your surroundings and the stress that it brings; it may be time to learn emotional management and emotional intelligence skills.
  • Get enough sleep and maintain a healthy diet. Nourish your body and your mind.