You may have noticed that your loved one is showing signs of depression. In the elderly, this is an even more common problem. As one ages, circumstances surrounding an elderly family member or friend can easily lead to an ongoing depressed state. Health issues, spousal death, loss of friends and family and more can all lead to depression in elderly folks. You may have recently noticed mood swings, change in appearance, or loss of appetite in your loved one and aren’t sure what it means. Luckily, there are ways that you can help your family member or friend deal with their depression so that they lead a happy and productive life.