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Depression can affect anyone at any age, at any time during a lifetime. Older adults, however, may be more susceptible to depression and less likely to reach out for support. Their mental state is often unrecognized because people assume feeling down is a normal part of aging. Individuals close to the adult such as family members, primary caregivers, and physicians are in a good position to recognize she or he is experiencing symptoms of depression and can make a difference with an understanding of depression causes, signs, and ways to give support.