Depression – 6 ways to help an older adult with depression

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a year-long campaign to raise awareness around depression.

Depression affects more than 300 million people globally and the number increased by 18.4% between 2005 and 2015. These numbers should give us food for thought when it comes to help people we know with depression.

Depression involves sadness, feeling of guilt and low self-worth, or constant tiredness. If you know someone with depression, the first step is to talk to a specialist and understand what treatment is best in their case. Depression can be treated and supporting the people we know can make a difference.

In the infographic, we show 6 tips for helping older adults with depression. While the elderly are often overlooked, they make up the largest age group affected by depression – above 7.5% among females aged 55-74 years, and above 5.5% among males.

6 ways to help older adults with depression
6 ways to help older adults with depression


Thanks to Juno Medical for the infographic. You can see the originals here.

Depression around the world
Depression around the world
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