Christmas can be a difficult time for many people, not everyone has a full social calendar and visitors in and out over the festive period. We all know that January can feel like the longest month ever, forget 4 weeks to pay day it feels more like 12 and the damp, dark days don’t give positive vibes either.
January has a reputation for being the most depressing month of the year. Some elderly people may have enjoyed time away with family over Christmas and New Year, being alone at Christmas wasn’t ever something that would affect them but suddenly not having that company and being back in their own homes may be the time the January Blues kick in.
Depression can hit anyone at any time but there are things you can do to support an elderly relative, friend or service user to lift mood.