As you age, you’ll experience a lot of changes that you didn’t encounter when you were younger. The loss of close friends, widowhood, retirement, loneliness, memory loss, and a lot of free time on your hands just to name a few. All these life changing events and emotions can become overwhelming. That’s where counseling for older adults comes in to play.
Among the elderly population, depression is a major concern. University of California professor of psychiatry Barry Lebowitz explains this best: “Depression disables everyone, but all too often it kills older people.” It’s important that you understand the signs and risk factors of depression in older adults to protect yourself and your loved ones.