Everyone feels sad sometimes, but there exists a level beyond sad. I’m not talking about the normal feelings that accompany a tear-jerker movie, a friend’s bad news, or a loss. Depression presents in many guises. Clinical manifestations include fluctuations in weight, changes in sleep patterns, inability to concentrate, reports of fatigue, and noticeable changes in activity level. Estimates place 15-20% of people over the age of 65 as depressed–staggering figures.
It comes as no surprise. The neurotransmitters which keep the brain healthy get out of whack as a person ages. A host of situations exacerbate the situation. Isolation, poor eating habits, and a loss of purpose affect many. It is true that low doses of medication can reverse this condition, but fear of complications and contraindications make choosing a pill an uneasy remedy.
One way to combat the problem lies in forming new associations. Bridge, reading groups, and senior centers are traditional forms of socialization; but I’ve found a retirement business to be the best antidote. It actually brings in needed income. It gives purpose and excitement, it opens the door to a host of new friendships. Millennials have trouble assimilating into the workplace, while seniors have a strong work ethic and are welcomed into the fold.
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