In this section you can read people's personal experience of depression.
Depression doesn't have to be the end of the road for older people. Victor, Nell and Derek's stories show that there is hope for people who have been through depression and through difficult times in their lives.
We also spoke to professionals. Dr Gillian McLean is an older age psychiatrist. She told us about the incidence of depression in older people and how it can be treated. The MOOD Project in West Lothian is a voluntary project that supports and brings hope older people experiencing depression in the area.