Most people, throughout their life, experience a range of emotions: From elation and joy to sadness, grief and despair. These highs and lows of emotional life are normal and indicative of the richness and importance of experience. Sometimes when in the trough of sadness or despair, we describe our-selves as ‘depressed’. However, there is a difference between feelings of depression and an illness called depression. The aim of this chapter is to explore depression and its impact on older people.
|Title of host publication||Caring for older people in Australia|
|Subtitle of host publication||Principles for nursing practice|
|Editors||Amanda Johnson, Esther Chang|
|Place of Publication||Milton, Queensland|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons|
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|