This recent infographic on elderly depression facts and how to help an elderly person with depression was prepared by Juno Medical.
Elderly depression is estimated to be the leading cause of health issues and disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. A sharp increase in the number of people with depression over a 10-year period was reported by the WHO (2005-2015).
It is so important, that the WHO made it the focus of this year’s World Health Day.
To support that effort, Juno Medical created this infographic as a way for people to learn more about elderly depression facts and how to help an elderly person with depression.
In terms of age groups, prevalence peaks in older adulthood (above 7.5% among females aged 55-74 years, and above 5.5% among males).
These elderly depression facts show how serious this is and that it takes a toll on a person’s health. From loss of energy and appetite to reducing their overall quality of life.