Weinstein & Randisi
Toll free:800-768-1780

Resize the Content Text

Do you know what depression looks like?

Whether you are planning for your own later years or working with an older loved one to develop or implement long-term care plans, you should know some of the signs of depression. Depression can happen at any time in life, but it is often common when someone is facing later years and has lost loved ones or personal independence. Understanding what depression looks like helps you seek assistance for yourself or a loved one before the issue becomes dangerous or begins seriously impacting the enjoyment of later years.

First, it's important to understand that almost every person experiences feelings of depressions from time to time. You might feel depressed after retiring as you adjust to a completely new lifestyle, for example. You can also feel depression because you are losing people as you age or because you can no longer do all the things you really want to. These are all natural feelings. Temporary depression can often be helped with better diets, exercise, doing things you enjoy or talking to someone -- either a friend or a professional.

Major depression, however, is a disorder. It requires a diagnosis from a professional provider and could be treated with a variety of methods, including medication. Signs of major depression include feeling tired or sluggish all the time, feeling hopeless or sad constantly, loss of interest in people or things, decreases or increases in either weight or appetite that are otherwise unexplained and trouble sleeping. Sleeping too much or not wanting to get out of bed, headaches, digestive issues, being worried and anxious consistently and suicidal thoughts are all also symptoms of depression.

If you have some of these symptoms, consider contacting a clinical professional -- such as a therapist or your doctor -- to discuss treatment options. Meanwhile, plan to make the most of your life with long term care planning that ensures all your needs are covered. When you work with a care planning professional to cover all the details, you help ensure comfortable, enjoyable years that are less likely to result in depression.

Source: National Caregivers Library, "The Symptoms of Depression," accessed Feb. 19, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • I wanted to write to say how pleased my wife and I were at your professional handling of our estate planning and preparation of new wills. We were put at ease by your visit to our home for an interview and were pleased that you listened to us and captured the things that we felt were important.

    --Robert and Christine Simonson, Fairport
  • In order to finalize the documents we came to your office and were greeted in a very professional manner and we could not have asked for finer service. We left with copies of everything we needed and feel very confident our needs have been met. Thanks again. We will surely recommend you should the opportunity arise.

    — Christine and Robert Simonson, Fairport
  • I have been working with Weinstein & Randisi for about two years now. Elizabeth Randisi, through a very thorough process, has helped my wife and me determine what is really important in our lives. Thus, we were able to draft a living will that reflected our most important values regarding our estate.

    --David and Ajia Cherry, Fairport
  • I would like to give a testimony for Elizabeth Randisi, an estate attorney with Weinstein & Randisi. Her knowledge of wills and estate planning was clearly demonstrated in her presentation to us. Realizing our need for a will, my husband and I went to see Elizabeth.

    --Kathy and Gary Gray, Webster
  • Filing for Medicaid is never an easy or fun process. However, working with the Weinstein & Randisi firm made the process simple and streamlined. We were able to obtain all files and records regarding Medicaid enrollment within a few days using specially prepared checklists and verbiage recommended by our assigned paralegal.

    --Ajia and David Cherry, Fairport
Awarded Top 50 Estate Planning Blog
Email Us For a Response

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Blog Feed


Weinstein & Randisi - estate planning

290 Linden Oaks, Ste. 200
Rochester, NY 14625

Toll Free: 800-768-1780
Phone: 585-310-1578
Rochester Law Office Map


Call us now for a free, 100% confidential consultation: