Research shows that a high percentage of elders are depressed.
Depression is serious, and has a major negative impact on your elders quality of life and health. It should not be considered a normal part of aging!
There are some relatively simple caregiving techniques and programs that can improve depression, sometimes even better than drugs.
But here is the problem: Caregivers often do not know when an elder is depressed.
This training article gives caregivers tips on how to improve depression in their elders, plus pointers on how to recognize it.