Growing old certainly involves
a variety of life stressors that can lead to depression. Some people
have trouble making the transition from full time productive careers
to retirement. Others have been forced to retire because of chronic
health problems or disability.
For some, mounting medical bills threaten their future
financial stability. The loss of a loved one, or serious illness
of a lifelong friend, or your spouse, can add tremendous caretaking
responsibilities, and also creates much sadness. Physical illness,
or loss of driving privileges, can result in social isolation and
loneliness. All these factors can lead to depression.