Depression – Not a Normal Part of Aging


Many do not realize the signs and symptoms of depression.  Often they are thought to be a normal part of aging, but there not! The following are signs and symptoms which may indicate its time to talk to someone:

  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Feelings of sadness or grief lasting more than two weeks
  • Loss of energy, feeling tired all the time
  • Physical symptoms that can’t otherwise be explained (headaches, stomach aches, constipation, etc.)
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Not able to concentrate or think clearly
  • Changes in appetite (either eating too much or too little)
  • Changes in sleeping patterns (sleeping too much or too little)

Quality of life does not have to stop as you age, there is help! Call 641-743-7202 for more information.

Written By Tarrah Holliday, RN – Senior Life Solutions

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