* Mental Health

November 13, 2017

Forty-Eight Mental Breaks for Caregivers

Caregiving takes a lot of time. Even if you had spare time to daydream in the first place, it’s probably gone now. However you must give yourself a mental break once in a while.   The […]
November 6, 2017

What Every Dementia Caregiver Must Know

With over five million people in the US with Alzheimer’s/ dementia today and this number expected to grow exponentially every year, it is of vital importance to empower the family and professional caregivers with support and […]
November 2, 2017

Don’t Let Depression Get You Down

Caregiving can sometimes be a depressing venture. Not only does it usually involve someone we love deteriorating before our eyes, our own lives become completely rearranged. Believe it or not, when the holidays are right around […]
October 26, 2017

Recognizing Depression in Elders

Depression in elderly people is a widespread and serious public health concern,” according to the National Institute of Mental Health. It has been estimated that 15% of older Americans experience depression at some point in their […]
October 23, 2017

Alzheimer’s: Dealing with Difficult Behavior

As if it weren’t enough to deal with forgetfulness and confusion while caring for your loved-one with Alzheimer’s, but aggressiveness, wandering and paranoia can really put you over the edge. Managing your loved-one’s difficult behavior is […]
October 18, 2017

Dementia and Incontinence Treatment

Dementia is a devastating disease that affects approximately  millions of people in the US and worldwide. The disease slowly robs individuals of their memory, cognitive functioning, and eventually renders the person almost completely dependent upon others for […]
September 25, 2017

Women and Depression

Why are women more likely than men to experience depression symptoms? Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression — in fact, nearly 30 percent of women in the United States report […]
September 21, 2017

What to Do When a Friend Is Depressed

Being friends with someone who is suffering from depression can strain your relationship and bring you down. Here are ways you can help and stay connected, while also establishing healthy boundaries. When a friend suffers from […]
September 20, 2017

Can Depression Be Prevented?

Although depression is generally not a preventable condition, lifestyle can play a part in its progression. Making changes now can offer long-term benefits to your mental health. Here are some helpful hints that may assist you […]
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