Depression – Older Adults and Care Partners

Clinical Guidelines

Discover the guidelines on depression in older adults.

For Health Care Professionals

Find clinical tools and resources to support your patients or clients.

Information for Older Adults and Care Partners

Depression is a treatable mental illness that can have deep negative impacts on all aspects of life. It is the most common mental health problem for older adults, but it is not an expected part of aging. On this page you will find important information if you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of depression.

Discover Our Resources

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Not sure where to begin?

Download our brochure about depression for older adults for information about symptoms and what you can do right now to start feeling better.

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Depression in Older Adults Infographic

View the Depression in Older Adults infographic for information about prevention, symptoms, and diagnosis of depression - including steps to take right now to start your recovery journey.

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The Treatment of Depression for Older Adults Infographic

View or download this infographic to learn more about the treatment of depression for older adults.

Feeling sad and lonely as you age?

Watch the following 1 minute video to learn more about depression in older adults.

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