Article & Images by DailyCaring | Posted 2/6/19
Many people struggle to get through the winter season – and not just because bad weather makes everyday tasks difficult. Those “winter blues” could actually be seasonal depression (also called seasonal affective disorder). Vive Health explains what it is, how it affects seniors and caregivers, and 4 ways to prevent and manage symptoms.
Are the winter months especially challenging for your older adult and you? One or both of you could be affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
It’s a type of major depression that usually affects people during the winter months. It’s more likely to affect people whose time spent outdoors is limited by severe weather, reduced mobility, or illness.
Find out what seasonal affective disorder is, common symptoms, how it affects seniors and caregivers, when to see a doctor, and 4 ways to prevent and manage symptoms.