How Daylight Saving Time Impacts Senior Lives

2024-03-13T10:41:55-04:00March 13th, 2024|Categories: Daylight Saving Time|Tags: |

As the hands of the clock shift forward or backward, the change in time isn't merely a matter of adjusting schedules—Daylight Saving Time (DST)  impacts senior lives. DST changes, in particular, present a range of challenges for the elderly, affecting their health, daily routines, and overall well-being. Understanding these effects is crucial for providing the necessary support and care for our older community members.   Disrupted Sleep Patterns   One of the most immediate effects of the time change on seniors is the disruption of their sleep patterns. Research has shown that older adults are particularly sensitive to changes in their sleep routines, often struggling to adjust to the altered schedule imposed by DST.   The loss or gain of an hour can throw off [...]