Should Seniors Be Screened for Depression?

There is an argument that can be made for senior citizens to be screened for mental health disorders—and for depression, in particular—as part of their routine medical care. That argument is simply this: While depression is by no means a normal part of aging, it is quite common among those who are in their senior years. In fact, WebMD reports …

Depression and Dementia

Wrestling with the effects of dementia is challenging, taxing on both the body and the mind. One way in which dementia impacts overall health is through the symptoms of depression. While not everyone with dementia experiences depression, many do. In fact, studies show that more than 40 percent of those with dementia struggle with significant depression. It goes without saying …