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STRATEGIES TO

Reduce Depression


  • Provide educational materials to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of depression in older adults.
  • Educate older adults, caregivers, and/or healthcare providers around strategies to reduce depression.
  • Create support groups and other types of “talk therapy” or socialization events.
  • Encourage older adults to get between seven and nine hours of sleep every night, develop new hobbies, adopt healthy eating habits, and participate in a variety of activities that increase movement and socialization with others.
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