This article will provide you with an overview of the signs of elderly depression. It does not constitute or replace medical advice. My mother has been a nurse for over thirty years, and for the last fifteen she has worked with geriatric (elderly) patients almost exclusively. Here are her top five warning signs of elderly depression. • Loss of appetite and/or losing weight. Watch for a patient who normally has a good appetite to become a picky eater or miss meals. Another sign is an elderly patient who is normally a fussy eater who starts declining favorite meals or desserts.
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