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Regular physical activity is associated with a lower risk of suffering depression in old age.
Depression affects approximately 30 to 40 percent of nursing home residents, but it often goes unrecognized.
People of all ages suffer from major depressive disorder.
Studies have shown a high rate of depression among elderly homebound individuals, and few patients receive adequate treatment, if any.
The combination of depression and heart disease seems to be far more lethal than having either one of these conditions in isolation, suggests research published online in Heart.
Researchers from Columbia University reported new evidence that depression can lead to heart disease.
U.S. researchers say aid from their daughters-in-law -- rather their own children -- helped reduce depression experienced by elderly rural Chinese.
By Charnicia Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Consistent feelings of sadness or depression may predict later nursing home admission among seniors, study findings show.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - "Late-life" depression affects as many as 16 percent of older folks, harms quality of life, increases the risk of death and costs society a bundle each year.