Depression in the Elderly

Depression is a significant issue for seniors, including those residing in assisted living residences. By being alert to the symptoms, you can help your senior loved one overcome depression and enjoy a better quality of life. This video explains more.

The symptoms of depression are often less pronounced in seniors than in younger people. Look for warnings signs like diminished facial expressions and less social engagement. Keep in mind that seniors receiving dementia care also frequently need mental health care, including treatment for depression.

Residents in an assisted living center like Avalon Memory Care benefit from being part of a community, which can help prevent loneliness and depression. If your loved one needs care for dementia in Cedar Park, call (214) 752-7050 to learn more about our comprehensive, 24-hour treatment plans.