Clinical Guidelines

Discover the guidelines on depression in older adults.


For Health Care Professionals

Find clinical tools and resources to support your patient or client.


For Older Adults & Care Partners

Explore ways to support mental health and well-being for yourself and loved ones.

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Depression in Older Adults

Up to 20% of older adults have symptoms of depression and these rates increase up to 40% for those in hospitals and long-term care homes. Depression is not a typical part of aging. There are many ways to treat depression including by improving lifestyle and social supports, counselling, and medication.

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