Depression

7 Ways You Can Help Your Aging Loved One Overcome the Winter Blues

The dark and dreary days of winter can take an emotional toll on any of us, sapping our energy, enthusiasm and zest for life. However, the winter blues can be especially difficult for aging loved ones who are already considered to be at greater risk of becoming depressed.

Once the holidays have passed, we enter a seemingly interminable stretch when winter’s colder and shorter days seem like they will never end. During this period, older adults will sometimes dwell on the people and abilities they’ve lost over the years and become listless and forlorn. 

10 Signs Your Aging Parent Is Experiencing Depression

While any of us can suffer from depression at some point in our lives, older Americans can be especially prone to depression. If you have aging parents, it is essential to know the warning signs of depression so you can identify it quickly and assist them in receiving the proper medical help.


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