December 18, 2012

The holidays are a joyful time for most people. But too often, they can cause feelings of disappointment, stress, and sadness in older seniors. The holiday blues can be brought on by a number of different factors in seniors, including reminders of the loss of loved ones, unrealistic expectations about events and family gatherings, loneliness, and failing health.

Do you have a loved one who is at risk for depression? Read this article to find some strategies that may help combat the blues and help your friends and family members have a happy holiday.