Depression does not need to be a normal part of aging. It’s up to all of us to acknowledge—and address—the risk.
I am certainly not blind to how fortuitously my interest in aging aligns with the needs of an aging world—and I certainly don’t need additional convincing that my decision to forgo law school was in equal measure, wise and slightly prescient. But maybe you do.
A hard-working but “tired” brain needs a few moments to “recharge” by thinking about something else. In other words, STOP for a moment and do something to reset and renew your brain’s capacity to absorb or create that next thought.
I’ve had some experience – mild, and not long-lasting – with depression. Chances are, you have, too.
The more I read, the more I’m inclined to believe that there’s lots of undiagnosed depression among seniors. It’s an important topic I pla…