Welcome to Home Care This Week. This post is about senior depression and some of the elements of that disease and in particular, the way symptoms express themselves differently in men and women. If someone is caring for an elderly person at home it is important to recognize if there is a potential problem with depression and get it diagnosed and treated. Depression can have a wide range of aspects and causes which need to be addressed differently. A physician is required to determine the root cause of the problem and prescribe the appropriate treatment. I had a chance to talk to Dr. Paula Bailey Walton of the Heritage Sierra Medical Group who treats many patients, including seniors, with depression. One interesting aspect of it is the difference in symptoms between men and women.
Heritage Sierra Senior Depression Men vs Women