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  • The Alzheimer’s Family: Helping Caregivers Cope
    If you were asked to name a terminal illness, it is likely that Alzheimer's would not be your first choice.  However, from my own perspective, when you consider that there is no cure for this ...
  • ‘Tis the Season to Regress
    What is it that makes perfectly reasonable adults start to act like teenagers as soon as they hit their parents’ front door? ...
  • ADHD and Menopause: What You Need to Know and What You Can Do
    It’s hard enough having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But if you’re a woman ...
  • Life Gets Better: The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older
    In the film Gigi, Maurice Chevalier sings about the advantages of aging in the song titled "I’m glad I’m not young anymore."  Wendy Lustbader would agree with him.  As she puts it in this book, ...
  • Survey Finds High Alzheimer’s Awareness
    A large survey has found that most people would rapidly seek medical advice if they developed symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. The survey ...
  • Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight
    By all external indicators, Dr. Loren Olson was a success in life as a devoted husband and father who was making strides in his career as a psychiatrist.  At age 40, he was a mature ...
  • Book Review: Mortal Bonds
    Losing one parent is devastating. But losing both parents within 13 days of each other? In his eBook memoir, Mortal Bonds, John Tsilimparis recounts his parents’ difficult deaths, his father from various health conditions and ...
  • How We Age: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Growing Old
    As anyone who has ever cared for an elderly person can attest, time takes its role in the aging process very seriously.  For caregivers, be they family members or medical professionals, finding a way to ...
  • Understanding and Managing Your Controlling Mother
    You are 35 years old and your mom is still trying to run your life. She doesn’t approve of your boyfriend. She thinks your best ...
  • Understanding and Managing Your Controlling Mother
    You are 35 years old and your mom is still trying to run your life. She ...
  • When Your Adult Child is in a Bad Relationship
    As you know, being a parent does not stop when your child leaves ...
  • Alzheimer’s and Coping with the Holidays
    The holiday season is often a time that many of us look forward for visiting and reconnecting with family and friends. Sometimes, however, this season can be sad ...
  • Heart, Blood Pressure Medications and Dementia
    heart and blood pressure medications reduce dementia risk? Drugs for high blood pressure and heart disease have been linked to protection from Alzheimer's disease ...
  • Train the Brain: Use It or Lose It
    Dr. Gareth Moore has authored several puzzle and brainteaser books aimed at exercising the “brain muscle.” Train the Brain: Use It or Lose It is Dr. Moore’s latest work in this field. In the introduction ...
  • Conquering Depression in the Golden Years
    Chances are, at some point, you or someone you know will encounter a friend or family member who is a senior and struggling with or exhibiting signs of depression.  This is an illness that is ...
  • Assisted Loving: True Tales of Double Dating with My Dad
    Bob Morris is lucky in love, a fact he doesn’t initially appreciate. Surrounded by people who care about him, Bob still feels lonely and adrift. He wishes he could find the right guy, the perfect ...
  • Diet, Exercise Protect Brain in Later Life
    Research supports a healthy diet and moderate exercise for protection against cognitive decline and dementia. Results presented at last year's Alzheimer's ...
  • Train the Brain: Use It or Lose It
    Dr. Gareth Moore has authored several puzzle and brainteaser books aimed at exercising the “brain muscle.”. Train the Brain: Use It or Lose It is Dr. Moore’s latest work in this field. In the introduction ...
  • To Grandmother’s House We Go
    Miranda is at a loss. Her 8-year-old granddaughter Melody has come for a three-week visit so that her mother Terry can save on ...
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Depression in Older Adults
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is becoming increasingly widespread and research continues to suggest that it is an effective treatment for a broad range ...
  • Rejecting Childhood Rejection
    “I can’t figure it out,” one of the writers to Psych Central's "Ask the Therapist" column wrote recently. “My parents never give me any emotional support or even seem to like me. I always get ...
  • Experts Challenge Caffeine-Tinnitus Link
    UK scientists have tackled the common belief that caffeine causes or exacerbates tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. They found that cutting out coffee, tea, cola and chocolate may make the symptoms worse. For many years, ...
  • Priceless Presents That Don’t Cost a Thing
    Lunching with a group of friends, all of us 50 and up, the conversation turned to holiday giving. (Of course. It’s that time of year.) “I wish my kids would listen to me,” said Rita. ...
  • Strategies for Improving Memory
    How often has this happened to you: You enter a room and forget why you wanted to go into that room, or you cannot find your keys or your glasses? You may become frightened that ...
  • Involuntary Emotional Expression Disorder
    Involuntary Emotional Expression Disorder, or IEED, is a condition in which a person experiences uncontrollable episodes of emotional expression. That is, they have episodes of crying, laughter, or anger that are not in line ...

 

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