Integration of Therapy in Reducing the Onset of Depression in Older Adults: Case Report


Depression in older adults is known to have a high impact on their quality of life. Depressive conditions experienced by older adults require the implementation of therapies that can reduce depression levels. The purpose of this report is to provide an evidence-based practice of integrated therapies programs to reduce depression levels in nursing care involving 10 elderly people. The integration program consists of cognitive restructuring therapy, deep breathing relaxation and Benson relaxation interventions, guided autogenic, and behavior modification with laughter therapy. The implementation was carried out for 8 months, consisting of 2 sessions with each implementation for 4 months. The measurement results using the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)-15 showed a change in the depression level of older adults between preand post-treatment by 2.4 points. The results of this study are expected to be applied in community health services.


Keywords: Case study, Depression, Older adults, Therapy

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