|Depression in the elderly community often goes unnoticed. - Courtesy of www.caregiverstress.com .|
Progress Asks: Is your Elderly Loved One Depressed?
When caring for an elderly parent or sibling, ensuring their basic needs are met is quite challenging. However, along with caring for the practical needs - feeding, clothing and personal hygiene - the emotional needs of your loved one are also important. In today's Progress Asks' segment, we look at some of the warning signs that could greatly affect the emotional and mental health of your spouse, parent or other loved one.
According to the NIH, some of the changes and life events you may notice are:
Look for the signs that an older loved one may be depressed and need help:For more information on this topic, visit our website www.progress-inc.org/senior.html to find out some of the ways we can assist you in caring for your loved one.