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 […]
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 […]
September 19, 2017

Is Your Sadness Normal?

Everyone experiences bouts of sadness. In fact, sadness is a completely normal and healthy response to life’s inevitable adversities — layoffs, breakups, breakdowns. Depression, on the other hand, is a serious condition that often requires treatment. […]
September 3, 2017

Warning Signs Of Stress For Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Do you go to bed every night exhausted, and wake up with a sense of dread? Do you feel like your patience, strength and finances are stretched to the breaking point? It’s not uncommon for caregivers […]
August 30, 2017

9 Treatable Conditions that Mimic Alzheimer’s Disease

Not all forms of dementia are caused by Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, there are plenty of conditions that mimic Alzheimer’s—well enough to stump doctors, in some cases. While it’s never good news when symptoms include memory […]
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