From Everyday Health:
“It is estimated that one in five Americans 65 years of age or older have some form of depression. But since it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between depression and other illnesses that are common in older adults, such as dementia, depression often goes unrecognized.
Some people think that depression is a normal part of getting older, but it’s not. It is normal to feel sad or blue when you experience life changes or loss, such as health problems or the death of a loved one. But when your depression symptoms are prolonged and interfere with your daily activities, it’s an illness that should be diagnosed and treated.”
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