I have touched on the topic of seniors and depression a few times so far, but I think it bears repeating. Personally, I have watched my own elderly loved ones become more isolated and depressed as they continued to deal with loss and changes in their physical abilities. Unfortunately, depression and isolation only act as a catalyst for failing health. Not recognizing and treating depression can cause and exacerbate a whole host of other physical ailments.
It is important that loved ones and family members do not make the mistake of assuming that aging and depression simply go hand-in-hand. If you are seeing changes in someone you care for, take a few minutes to look over this infographic and learn more about the first steps you can take to addressing and treating depression in your modern senior.