Depression is as much physical as mental!

I see the physical, mental and emotional changes in my clients probably sometimes even before they realize that they are experiencing them. The aches and pains, the headaches, the new ailments can sometimes all stem from one thing….depression.

Although I am not the best person to speak on this topic for I think the world today relies too much on depression as an excuse rather than an actual medical reality, I can tell in elders when depression gets the better of them. To me it is very sad for I have never lived in their shoes, therefore I am not able to give them advice and sometimes my positive demeanor only adds to the stress they feel down to their bare bones.

I am a fixer and this I have a difficult time fixing. Nothing I can say or do will typically make a difference. When an elder (or anyone with real depression for that matter) gets in a ‘funk,’ there is little an outsider can do to heal their pain!

At these times, I put on my listening ears, I hold their hand, and I keep my mouth shut. This is the best way that I know how to express the fact that I believe With Age Comes Respect.

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About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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