Feeling blue?

Depression is not a normal part of aging. However, older adults are at increased risk of depression, particularly as they experience significant life changes. Retirement, death of loved ones, increasing medical problems and loss of independence can affect people in many different ways. Accepting and managing these changes can be difficult and it is normal to feel sad or uneasy about them. But it’s important to understand that depression is not just about having the blues. It is a medical condition with many different treatment options. Read more about this topic below:

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