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Depression Symptoms Among Seniors

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The onset of depression among seniors is not unheard of, especially when they are isolated from society. Many aspects of a person’s life can be affected by depression, including their appetite, energy levels, sleep patterns, and even physical health.

As a provider of senior care in Michigan, we’re listing the common symptoms of depression we observe among seniors:

  • Loss of interest in socializing, hobbies, and personal care
  • Patients may feel withdrawn from their usual interactions with other people and hobbies. They may also forgo meals, medication, and personal hygiene.
  • Lack of motivation, energy, and self-worth
  • Patients may worry about being a burden or have feelings of worthlessness and self-loathing.
  • Unexplained or aggravated aches and pains
  • Symptoms of senior depression may start to manifest in physical pains, slowed movement and speech, sleep disturbances, and memory loss.
  • Senior depression may be caused by various factors, such as health problems, reduced sense of purpose, fears, recent bereavements, and loneliness or isolation.

At times like these, it would benefit your loved one to be in a retirement center where they can have a companion to talk to and make sure that they are getting the elder care they need.

Our dedicated staff at Passion and Caring Home For The Elderly LLC, an assisted living home in Detroit, Michigan, will make sure that they get the social interaction and care they need.

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