Monday, March 19, 2012 2:33:00 PM
As Spring approaches, this is an excellent podcast by LivHOME's Care Manager about the unexpected rise in depression that seniors face. Care Managers are experts in screening for depression and putting a care plan together to address it, helping the senior regain quality of life. LivHOME Care Managers are available to work with families and help them address the issues surrounding depression.
“Typically, winter is associated with the blues and spring is considered a time of increased energy, optimism and hope. But for seniors suffering from depression, the change of season can make feelings of sadness, hopelessness and lethargy worse. The change of weather, often accompanied by longer, brighter days, can actually overwhelm seniors since they’re forced to adjust to new external conditions. This can make them feel extremely anxious, and in some cases, vulnerable and exposed.” Richard says.
Click here to listen to episode 28