Monthly Archives: January 2014

Managing SAD at home

According to the Mayo Clinic Staff, if the Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) symptoms in the seniors that you care for are not very severe, there are a few things that you can do to help prevent them from showing their … Continue reading

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When an elder requires psychotherapy for SAD

The older generation did not turn to anyone if they needed help. They relied on themselves and their own instincts thus it may be quite difficult to broach the topic of them seeing a psychotherapist while trying to deal with … Continue reading

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Medications prescribed for SAD

According to the Mayo Clinic Staff, there are medications that can help one get over the hump of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the dark, grey, dreary months of late fall and throughout the winter. At times, antidepressants are prescribed, … Continue reading

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Various SAD treatments

Treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in seniors ranges from simplistic to involved. Simplistic treatment includes light therapy; moderate may include prescription medications and light therapy; while the most difficult cases may include both of these therapies in addition to … Continue reading

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What types of tests are conducted to determine SAD?

According to the Mayo Clinic Staff, whether you choose to take your client or relative to their primary care physician or to a mental health provider, the professionals should conduct a thorough evaluation which ordinarily includes the following: Detailed questions. Your … Continue reading

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What to ask the doctor about SAD and what to expect

According to the Mayo Clinic Staff, the family or caregiver for an elderly individual that has SAD, may want to ask these basic questions of the elder’s physician: Are the symptoms most likely caused by seasonal affective disorder, or could … Continue reading

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Complications associated with SAD

There are some very frightening complications associated with SAD Disorder according to the  Mayo Clinic Staff. The signs and symptoms are very serious and should be taken as so. If it goes untreated, it can get much worse and lead … Continue reading

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