Depression in Older Adults: How Can You Help?

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Better Living AuthorBetter Living Author June 14, 2021

Depression in Older Adults: How Can You Help?

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Depression is a common problem among older adults, but it is NOT a normal part of aging. Important life changes that happen as we get older may cause feelings of uneasiness, stress, and sadness. After a period of adjustment, many older adults can regain their emotional balance, but others do not and may develop depression.

Older adults do not always want to discuss how they are feeling with their children or loved ones.  Here are some signs you can observe that may indicate they are experiencing depression.

Common signs:

If you are noticing any of these signs, here are some ways you can help.

How can Better Living Home Care Services help?

At Better Living Home Care Services, we train our caregivers to look out for the signs of depression in older adults.  They are also equipped with the tools need to help support older adults who are experiencing depressed symptoms due to social, emotional and physical changes.

If you want to know more about services, or would like to book a free care consultation, please contact us at 604-427-0440 or email us at We provide home care services in Langley, Surrey, White Rock and Delta.