“Depression in Old Age” : Agewell’s booklet on Combating Depression

In pursuit of its overall objective of “Facilitating Better Life for Older Persons”, Agewell Foundation as a part of its on-going initiatives brought out a booklet “Depression in Old Age”. The aim of this publication is to provide a guide to the causes of Depression in Old Age, its symptoms, and ways to overcome it.

Online PR News – 18-September-2010 – – Agewell Foundation, an NGO working for the welfare of older persons across the country, through its Helpline for Older Persons receives hundreds of distress calls from senior citizens daily. It has been found through Helpline data and surveys conducted by Agewell from time to time, that approx. 80% of older persons in Delhi & NCR are facing problems like loneliness, isolation, no or less interaction with family members/relatives/friends, etc. Majority of older persons are found to be depressed for more than one reason and this leads to multiple inter personal, medical and social problems.

In pursuit of its overall objective of “Facilitating Better Life for Older Persons”, Agewell Foundation as a part of its on-going initiatives brought out a booklet “Depression in Old Age”. The aim of this publication is to provide a guide to the causes of Depression in Old Age, its symptoms, and ways to overcome it.

According to Himanshu Rath, Founder Chairman of Agewell Foundation said, “Depression is quite common among many of the people, particularly in old age. It is a major social challenge that cannot and should not be ignored. However, to fight Depression in Old Age, both the suffering older persons and the family members need to join hands and work together to bring back the golden happy times.”
Special features of the booklet contains the following:
• Causes of Depression in Old Age
• Symptoms of Depression in Old Age
• Dementia versus Depression
• Treatment of Depression in Old Age
• Tips for helping a depressed older person
• Self-Help for Depressed Older Person

This booklet on Depression is being circulated as well as distributed for Free by Agewell on request by sending a mail at agewellfoundation@gmail.com or it can be downloaded from its website www.agewellfoundation.org.

If you want to download now, click here :
http://www.agewellfoundation.org/Depression%20In%20Old%20Age%20-%20Agewell-Booklet.pdf

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