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Validation is an Expression of Respect

May 2, 2017

People with dementia often have a view of reality that is different from the “real” world the rest of us see. Validation of our loved one’s reality is difficult, but often the most kind, respectful response to their altered world. More…

March 21, 2017

Some newer, non-conventional antipsychotic drug therapies may lead to fewer movement disorders as side effects, no antipsychotic eradicates the risk. A study in the Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found: Drug-induced movement disorders are more common More…

December 20, 2016

Winter. Some of us dread it. But a simple change of perspective-embracing it rather than dreading it-may make all the difference in the world. Winter may still last long, and it may still be dark, but your attitude can have More…

November 1, 2016

Taking care of your loved one is important, but be vigilant about caring for yourself, too. Caregiver burnout is harmful to you. Neither does it serve your care receiver well. Some warning signs of burnout include: Withdrawing from friends or More…

April 5, 2016

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health challenges experienced by Americans. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, almost 30% of adults will experience excessive anxiety at some point in their lifetime. In any given year, 18% More…

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