Learning the signs of depression in the elderly will help you to keep track of any red flags that you should bring to the attention of your family member's doctor and to get your family member to seek help. You can help prevent depression in elderly family members by making sure that you spend time with anyone who's aging in your life by doing any mutually enjoyable activities. This is especially important if your family member doesn't have anyone with whom she can engage in the activities anymore. Schedule an activity at least on a weekly basis. Activities such as shopping, mini golf, going to a movie, gardening, and so on can be great ways to help prevent depression and to have open communication so you can identify the signs of depression.
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