Late life depression refers to a major depressive episode occurring for the first time in an older person.
A major depressive episode is a period characterized by the symptoms of major depressive disorder.
Treatment of Depression in Older Adults | Evidence-Based Practices by SAMHSA
Concurrent medical problems and lower functional expectations of elderly patients often obscure the degree of impairment.
Depression in old age by Bupa Health UK
Typically, elderly patients with depression do not report depressed mood, but instead present with less specific symptoms such as insomnia, anorexia, and fatigue.
Insomnia, also known as sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder where people have trouble sleeping.
Elderly persons sometimes dismiss less severe depression as an acceptable response to life stress or a normal part of aging.