Depression in older people is sadly very common and, quite alarmingly, it tends to be routinely dismissed as an inevitable aspect of getting older, or perhaps our elders don’t recognise the onset of depression. The harsh reality is that many older people who live alone could be extremely depressed but, in their isolation, they have nobody to whom they can talk about it, or maybe they are reluctant to talk for fear of upsetting younger relatives. If you spot warning signs of depression in older people, it’s vital to have a conversation with them about it and work together to overcome these depressed feelings. Our infographic contains valuable information on recognising depression in older people and taking appropriate action to resolve the issue.

Recognising Depression in Older People