Posted by: encinoinhomecare | August 12, 2014

Encino Home Care: Is Depression Part of Aging?

LonelinessAccording to Mayo Clinic, Depression is a “mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.”  Contrary to what most people may think, it is not just an emotional disorder but an actual mental illness that distorts your perception of reality.  Some experience temporary depression that results from a major change in life circumstances, such as divorce, job loss, or death of a loved one.  However, if one experiences depression during an otherwise peaceful period, it may be a biochemical disorder.

In seniors, depression may come about after retirement, death of loved ones, friends and peers, and physical pain arising from Arthritis, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and other ailments.  Daily exercise helps ameliorate emotional, mental and physical wellness.  Because there is such a widespread stigma attached to mental illness, many people who should get help avoid it altogether.  If you suspect that a loved one may have depression or some other mental illness, A-1 Home Care has a great team of caregivers, certified nurse assistants and companions who provide care for seniors with depression.   In addition to assistance with daily chores, personal care and transportation, our companions provide the warmth and compassion that seniors need.

Social isolation, lack of exercise and absence of companionship at home are common in the elderly community, but that does not need to be your story.

Call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit our website for more information.  Quality in-home care is available in Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Burbank, Hollywood, and surrounding cities in Los Angeles and Orange County.

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