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Geriatric Depression

Geriatric Depression - Symptoms

​Depression affects older people differently than younger people. Depression in older people is frequently confused with the effects of multiple illnesses and the medication used to treat them. Depression often goes along with medical illnesses and disabilities and lasts longer in older adults.

Common symptoms of depression:
  • Sadness
  • Crying spells
  • Feelings of worthlessness/helplessness 
  • Sleep problems
  • Changes in appetite 
  • Grumpiness/ irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of concentration
  • Avoidance of people 
  • Loss of interest in hobbies or things that once brought joy
  • Unexplained body aches and pains
  • Memory problems 

Geriatric Depression - Diagnosis

Geriatric Depression - Treatments

Geriatric Depression - Preparing for surgery

Geriatric Depression - Post-surgery care

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