From Severe Sadness to Suicide in Eld...

From Severe Sadness to Suicide in Elderly Population

There are 10 comments on the Associated Content story from Oct 14, 2009, titled From Severe Sadness to Suicide in Elderly Population. In it, Associated Content reports that:

However, according to the World Health Organization, with the exception of heart disease, depression is the leading cause of disability in our elders.

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Connie Brown

Riverside, CA

#1 Oct 14, 2009
You need to think outside the box in cring for your elderly family. My mom was miserable and was making all of us miserable, too. She was lonely and refused help and acted like she had a death wish. I can't afford in home care for my mom right now (and she really doesn't need someone there every day). We signed my mom up for daily calls and it has significantly decreased her feelings of loneliness. It's extremely affordable and it's made her days a lot happier. Little things help - bringing her dinner, sending her a card just to say, "Hi," asking other family to stop by more often. We just needed to pull together a little more for her and it's made all the difference.
#2 Sep 24, 2013
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Aiken, SC

#3 Sep 26, 2013
my son left a message on his note pad saying mom i love you very much, when I was baby sitting the twins 5 and the 8 year old. He knows I have tried to kill my self in 2003 when I was 65. I took care of elderly mom and aunts and i watched them get sick lose their looks alzhiemers other illneses that come with old age and i swore i would kill myself when i got to be over 60. now at 76 this oct i want to die,but don't know how to do it at least when i lived in SD i could of jumped off mount sugar loaf. here in aike no place to jump amd end it quick i won't see a dr as of 10 years ago. I will not let them give me meds to live a longer miserable life i must make family,son understand that i cannot live this way old ugly and now getting some dementia and feeling faint with a slow heart beat. So i guess soon i will die any ways naturally hopefully in my sleep. no one can make me see a dr no cop can come here and force me to a mental place for threatening suicide i will just come home and do what i did in 2003. i am old and i cannot stand to live and i know for a fact there is no help for a woman of 76 my sister a retired nurse said the same thing just stuff you full of pills that make you sicker and live longer. i even lost my faith in God Caught acold from grandkids and i feel like he-l. it goes in my ears and pulls my eardrums into my head. has not happened yet. when it does the ear drs they say nothing can be done wait it out. not this time i will be out period. here in Sc there are many churches,but has anyone seen jesus yet. this America is full of greed and the rich get the best of every thing. you know its true. now this is not a suicde email just the truth
#4 Sep 27, 2013
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Pottstown, PA

#6 Nov 29, 2013
Do something, anything. Stay active even if it's a daily walk or two but do not sit around like a dopey mopey. If you give a frack I will help you back you but if you simply cant wait for the end I will submit your name to one of Obama Care's death panels. You want to go that bad I'll draw you a map in minute detail.

Buh Bye

High Springs, FL

#8 Dec 1, 2013
Anti-depressants causes depression and a host of other health issues that the elderly suffer from

High Springs, FL

#9 Dec 1, 2013
Anti-depressants causes depression and a host of other health issues that the elderly suffer from

Keep your family old and young away from mind drugs regardless of who depense the drugs especially the mental health industry and the memory loss Statin drugs


#10 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.

Since: Sep 13

Kansas City, MO

#11 Mar 30, 2014
Older adults are susceptible to depression but this is not really a part of aging. Statistics would reveal that 15% of people who are 65 and above are suffering from depression. This has a great impact in the quality of life and the well-being of older adults. Depression which often leads to suicide can be prevented by knowing the cause, signs and ways how to deal with his condition. Here is an informative article that can help you prevent elderly depression: .

Since: Oct 12

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#12 Aug 13, 2014
These kinda cases arise among seniors coz they are neglected by the younger generation, and seniors feel their is nobody to take care of them. I'm glad our family ain't like that. My grandpa just loved being with us, but after being diagnosed with Dementia, it got important for us to move to him to a place where he'll have company of people of his age. So, we moved him to Luvida Memory Care, where he's well taken care of.

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