Anxiety is prevalent in the senior-years because these years comes with a lot of change. Change can make seniors anxious about the future. The senior-years may involve the death of a spouse and learning to adjust. It may also involve children who are far away and living their own lives when seniors need them the most. The elderly may be plagued by anxiety about their health and finances. No matter what the cause of the anxiety, care must be taken to ensure that it is dealt with in the proper manner before it leads to depression.