Latest stories: Healthy Aging

Depression takes a toll on seniors

Along with the typical health issues that aging Americans face, more than 6.5 million people older than 65 also are dealing with the repercussions of depression, experts say. “Sometimes, depression occurs for no one clear reason,” said Tina Krenn, a market practice specialist in WellMed’s Winter Park, Florida, office. Krenn notes that contributing factors can include anything from hormones to drug or alcohol intake, a loss or another illness. Read more