Almost Half of All Older People in Care Homes are Depressed; Think Condition is a ‘Normal Part of Ageing’


By Kate McCann, and Steven Swinford for the Telegraph UK- Feb 15, 2017

England, UK— "Almost half of all older people in care homes are depressed and most think that the condition is now a "normal part of ageing", a landmark NHS report has warned.

Four in 10 people in nursing homes are depressed while one in five older people who live in their own homes suffer from the condition, with rates among older women even higher.

The report, commissioned by NHS England and supported by the Government, found that "older people's needs are neglected" with most of them not even seeking treatment."

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