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Nov
04

Feelings of sadness and isolation aren't uncommon in older adults, particularly for those who live alone. Depression, however, can be quite serious for older seniors, and may lead to a downward spiral in overall health.

The American Academy of Family Physicians notes that there are four syndromes that appear to be synonymous with failure to thrive in older adults:

  • Depression
  • Impaired physical function
  • Malnutrition
  • Cognitive impairment

Helping seniors avoid or recover from depression… read more


Posted November 04, 2013
Tags: Depression, failure to thrive, home care

 


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