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Late Life Depression

Why 1 in 5 Boomers Are Depressed

Kathryn Haslanger | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Haslanger

Unfortunately, much of the depression in the elderly goes unrecognized, and therefore untreated, by medical professionals. Many caregivers think depression is a normal part of the aging process, but it is not.

Reducing Late-Life Depression

Ilaina Edison | Posted 08.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Ilaina Edison

Depression affects more than 6.5 million of the 35 million Americans aged 65 or older. For those who are homebound, the prevalence is even higher, with estimates ranging from 13.5 to 46 percent.

Beating Late-Life Depression

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

The good news is that with the appropriate medication and/or psychotherapy, 80 percent of depressed older adults will improve.