Sunday, October 3, 2010

When Elderly Parents Become Depressed During Fall Months

With the end of summer, you may notice your
elderly parents are showing signs of depression.

During the summer months, they probably were
more active. Visiting friends and family. Getting
out for drives. Perhaps vacations and just enjoying
time outdoors.

If you live in the colder climates, our thoughts
are drifting to winter months. Sure, we love fall.
The humidity has lifted. We like the cooler
temperatures and the colorful leaves.

With those thoughts come the not-so-nice ones.
Spending money to heat our environments.
Snowy roads. Icy walkways. Hey, it causes me
to be depressed!

So our elderly parents are starting to feel cabin
fever set in already. They are sad to look ahead to
becoming less mobile than they were in the
summer months.

Of course, this all has to do with how your
own parents are health-wise. The more dependent
they are, depression is something to watch out for.

Put yourself in their shoes. It just ain't no fun!
Picture how YOU would feel. And please
don't lose patience.

Trust me. They will be leaving you all too soon.