3 Tips To Help The Elderly With Depression: Part II
In my previous article I discussed three tips for the elderly to cope with depression. In this article, I will expand upon this topic and discuss three more tips for the elderly to cope with depression. They include: staying in contact, realizing that treatment is key, and in addition to talking with them about how they feel and offering support.
Staying In Contact
According to www.qunomedical.com, the first tip to help the elderly overcome depression is to stay in contact with them. For instance, if you are a friend or relative of them, you can call them every day. This lets them know you care about them. Spend as long as you have on the phone with them. They will love to hear your voice. Another day you can go out to lunch with them, or better yet go over to their house and cook lunch for them. This shows that you care about the person. They will appreciate your support.
Realize Treatment Is Key For This Person
In addition to staying in contact with the person, according to www.qunomedical.com, another way to help the elderly population overcome depression is to realize treatment is key for this person. If this is possible, go to one of their therapy appointments. Listen to what this person has to say in session. Listening is key especially during a therapeutic session, especially if it is your first time in session with the person. Do not overpower the client or the therapist. Only speak if directly spoken to. This will show the client you realize treatment is key for this person.
Talk With Them About How They Feel And Offer Support
In addition to staying in contact and realizing treatment is key for this person, according to www.qunomedical.com, another tip to help the elderly overcome depression is to talk with them about how they feel and offer support. Go over to their house and have a cup of tea or coffee with them. Listen to what they have to say. Offer your support. This will show you care and more importantly they will appreciate your support.
To end this article on depression, three tips have been mentioned for the elderly population to handle the stress associated with depression. They include: staying in contact with the person, realizing treatment is key for this person, and talking with them about how they feel and offering support to them.
Walters, L. (2017). 3 Tips To Help The Elderly With Depression: Part II. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 21, 2017, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/coping-depression/2017/09/3-tips-to-help-the-elderly-with-depression-part-ii/