How Seniors Can Beat The Winter Blues!

 

Did you know that up to 20 per cent of Canadian seniors experience some form of seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? Sometimes called the winter blues, SAD is a recognized form of depression that’s thought to be related to the shorter days and lack of sunlight during the winter months. Here’s how to know if you have seasonal affective disorder and what you can do to combat the symptoms.

Signs to look out for

Symptoms of seasonal affective disorder are similar to those of depression but typically occur during specific times of the year, usually the winter. Here are a few to watch out for:

A Senior woman looking out through a window

What to do if you think you have SAD

The following can help if you think you’re feeling the effects of seasonal affective disorder:

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