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In Home Care & Recognizing Depression in a Senior Loved One

Apr 6, 2018 by Alan White

Depression is a widespread concern for all age groups, but it is especially prevalent in seniors due to the challenges of aging, such as physical decline and losing friends and loved ones.

Indicators of Depression 

Knowing the warning signs of depression is essential in diagnosing if your loved one is dealing with depression, and profession in home care providers can help you identify these signs and symptoms. As long as you know what to look for you can make sure your loved one isn’t battling depression alone. Here are some definite red flags to keep an eye out for.

  • New or exacerbated soreness and discomfort

  • Apathy toward socializing and hobbies

  • Noticeable weight loss

  • Hopelessness or helplessness

  • Lack of motivation or energy

  • Sleeping difficulties (not enough or oversleeping)

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • More frequent usage of drugs or alcohol

  • Loss of appetite or skipped meals

  • Not taking medications

  • Disregard of personal hygiene

It should be noted that it is possible that some of these symptoms are side effects of medication or the result of other illnesses. Should your loved one display several of these symptoms or cause concern, you may want to consider professional in home care

Allow Comfort Keepers in Cumming, GA to Help

Comfort Keepers Home Care understands that you can’t always be there for your loved ones at any hour of the day. That’s where we can help. We provide in home care professionals who can help your loved ones deal with depression and assist with daily activities. Whether it’s keeping loved ones company or preparing meals, our Comfort Keepers in home caregivers will afford your loved ones with the opportunity to live a contented and autonomous life from the comfort of home.

To learn more about our in home care services call (770) 203-1480 or contact us online. We hope to hear from you soon.

 

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