VANCOUVER, BC, Aug 19 ( – The ninth congress of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) underway this week in Vancouver warns that too little attention is being paid to the grave statistical data on suicide among the elderly. Dr. Eric Caine, a director of IPA noted that “suicide among the elderly is becoming epidemic” and that depression is a primary factor in these deaths. Caine said that 75 per cent of these suicides involve depression and fully two-thirds of those would have been “very treatable.”

With files from Canada Newswire.