Your husband might be depressed, and you might not know it. Or, maybe it’s your sister or your mother. Maybe it’s even you.Even though upwards of two million Americans age 65-plus experience depression, the majority of seniors—68 percent, according to a National Mental Health Association survey—know little about it. One big reason is that signs are easy to overlook, since they’re frequently confused with other ailments and changes that come naturally with aging.
UCLA researchers used a unique brain scan to assess the levels of amyloid plaques and tau tangles in older adults with a type of severe depression called major depressive disorder (MDD).
In this month's release, find studies about the use of mental health services among U.S. soldiers; the risk of falls among older adults that engage in utilitarian walking; and a link between a mother's depression and homelessness.
Among adults 65 and older with diabetes, depression is linked with a far greater chance for early death compared with people of the same age who do not have depression.
John A. Hartford Foundation calls for better mental health care for older adults, supports team-based collaborative approach Large majorities of older Americans with depression, anxiety, or other mental health disorders are receivin...