Watch Out For the Signs of Depression

Watch Out For the Signs of Depression

At S.A.F.E., our primary goal is to ensure seniors are safe in their homes so they can continue to enjoy a quality life as they age in place. However, we are very aware that physical safety is just one component of a good life. Depression can be an issue at any age, but it’s a common problem among older adults, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and it’s not a normal part of aging. Depression may be overlooked as a diagnosis for some seniors because sadness is not their main symptom. They may have other, less obvious symptoms or they may not be willing to talk about their feelings, so doctors may be less likely to recognize they have depression. What are the signs and symptoms of depression? Different people have different symptoms, but some indicators of depression are: Feeling sad or “empty” Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious or guilty Losing interest in favorite activities Feeling very tired Not being able to concentrate or remember details Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts Aches or pains, headaches, cramps or digestive problems Obviously, these symptoms don’t always indicate someone has depression, since we all might have some of them now and then. However, if you notice prolonged episodes occurring for a loved one, it may be time to take action. It’s important to remember that someone with depression cannot simply “snap out of it.” How is depression treated? The first step to getting appropriate treatment is to visit a doctor. Because certain medications or...
Looking For Something To Do on Mother’s Day?

Looking For Something To Do on Mother’s Day?

Mark the date — May 8 — because your mother is likely to be disappointed if you don’t plan something special for her. Here are just a few options in the San Diego area: The Del’s Spectacular Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Buffet 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Show mom how much you appreciate her with The Del’s spectacular Mother’s Day champagne brunch buffet. Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruise With Live Jazz 9 to 11:30 a.m. Treat mom to a spectacular Mother’s Day brunch on a Hornblower Cruise! Whisk her onboard a Hornblower yacht and all mom has to do is enjoy the scenery, the wonderful cuisine, and your company. Mother’s Day Brunch Cruises 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sit back and celebrate mom with a relaxing 25-mile cruise on the Big Bay. She’ll be transported sipping mimosas, delighting in an assortment of gourmet food selections and enjoying live music aboard this luxury yacht. Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Served in the Westgate Hotel’s beautiful Fontainebleau and Versailles salons, brunch will feature made to-order-omelets, fresh seafood, gourmet plates, carving and crepe stations, baked breads, pastries, and a variety of gourmet desserts. The Prado’s Mother’s Day Champagne Buffet Brunch 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Take mom to the park this Mother’s Day! Visit The Prado in Balboa Park. Mother’s Day At SEA180° Coastal Tavern 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day on the beach, at SEA180° Coastal Tavern. Mother’s Day By The Shore 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Show mom your love with a seaside culinary adventure, where stunning ocean views are...
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