Loneliness and depression in elderly
Updated: Jan 26
Loneliness and lack of purpose in life are possible causes of depression and mental health problems in elderly persons. Seniors living alone are twice more likely to develop depressive symptoms.
Loneliness does not just affect the elderly living alone. Even those living with families, but unable to connect with them may feel isolated.
Depression can persist for many years and greatly affect the quality of life of an elderly and their caregivers. If left untreated, it may lead to heart diseases and other physical problems.
We are here to help. O'Joy is a voluntary welfare organisation that fills a need where we help elderly and their families/caregivers deal with mental health issues and concerns.
Call us at 67490190.