Anxiety and Depression in Seniors

Has the senior in your life lost interest in the activities that they enjoyed? Do they often struggle with feelings of hopelessness? Have you noticed that they are finding it harder to get through the day?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, then it’s time to consider the possibility of anxiety and depression. Regardless of your loved one’s achievements in life, they can face these two conditions as they age.

Unfortunately, anxiety and depression affect every aspect of life; putting a damper on work, energy, sleep, and even relationships.

There are cases when both you and your loved one may fail to recognize the symptoms of anxiety and depression, thus, fail to get the help that they need.

But not anymore! We are here to shed the light!

Here are the tell-tale signs of anxiety and depression in seniors or the elderly:

 

Sadness or feelings of despair

It is normal to feel a bit stressed, anxious, or sad every once in a while.

But when your loved one feels sad every single day and experiences an unrelenting sense of hopelessness that will not allow them to enjoy the day, then it may be time to consider depression and anxiety.

 

Feeling nervous and anxious

When your loved one is not only sad but also has intense feelings of fear and terror, then they are suffering from depression and anxiety.

This also includes worry that is out of proportion and may even affect their physical state.

 

Sleep disturbance

Getting a good night’s rest is hard enough at times. But imagine being restless and failing to fall asleep most nights. Or even having unsatisfying sleep on the nights that yo9u actually fall asleep.

This is what your loved one goes through when they are dealing with anxiety and depression.

 

Other accompanying signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression in seniors include; 

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Easy fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Changes in eating i.e. eating too little or too much
  • Loss of interest in hobbies or activities
  • Inability to relax
  • Panic attacks

The reality is that many seniors may not know that they suffer from anxiety and depression because it’s not something that is addressed during their lifetime.

When you notice any of these signs and symptoms, the best thing you can do is be patient and get your loved one the help that they need.

Don’t feel hopeless- there’s hope!

 

B’Zoe Care Services

You don’t have to go through anxiety and depression alone. If you are looking for the right support then B’Zoe Home Caregiving services is here for you!

We understand that finding the right care for your loved one is a big decision. That’s why we pride ourselves on quality in-home care for seniors and adults.

Our caregivers are professional, dependable, trustworthy, and kind.

Serving Washington seniors, we are ready to care for adults who need in-home care due to old age, medical, or developmental issues.

Our goal is to deliver exceptional customer care and allow your loved one to enjoy a high quality of life.

Need care? Contact us today!