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Elderly Depression: 5 Effective Treatments

Elderly depression can often be difficult to treat due to the variety of factors that can contribute to depression in the elderly. Options for treatment of elderly depression seem more limited than those for younger individuals due to the higher likelihood of medical factors contributing to the disorder in senior citizens, dementia being particularly difficult […]

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Light Therapy for Daytime Sleepiness in Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson‚Äôs disease (PD) is very frequently associated with poor overnight sleep and daytime sleepiness. We have a regular internal sleep/wake cycle that keeps us awake and keeps our sleep time on track. Being exposed to bright light therapy has been shown to improve the sleep/wake cycle in people with sleep problems as well as in […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder in the Elderly

How old you are has a lot to do with how much you sleep but also when you get that sleep. Babies sleep most of the time, little kids often wake up early, teenagers sleep past noon, and older people seem to sleep less. The elderly are affected by depression due to changes in their […]

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