Depression is common in older adults but harder to spot.
Well written with good practical advice. I say this as a lifelong fellow traveler. Meds made a world of difference.
Good column, Don. Wise and well done.
Of course, I like what you write, the effort you put into it, and the practicality of your advice. Nothing new here on those fronts . . . .
Just this week I learned that two of my teenaged granddaughters are on antidepressants. I, myself, use an antidepressant. Mine started with Covid isolation. Theirs has to do with body image, peers, negative phone messages. So thankful for new meds that help. My mother should have been on something in her waning years. I regret that.
Thank you for addressing this important subject. I would add that meditation might be very helpful for lifting a person out of a sea of negativity.