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Journaling To Enhance Your Mental Health And Well-Being &Raquo; Glen Alex Headshot C 2022

Journaling to Enhance Your Mental Health and Well-being

Learn how you can move toward your highest and best health today: I know firsthand the value and benefits of therapeutic writing. I experienced its powerful effects on mental and emotional health long before becoming a Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist. My childhood diary was my best and most loyal friend. It accepted all of […]

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Symptoms of Dementia

In general, dementia produces a diffuse, or global decline in intellectual functioning. The symptoms of dementia cover a wide range of behaviors. These are shown in the table below. Memory loss An inability to learn new information; inability to recall recent events, familiar faces; long term memory is better preserved than recent and short term […]

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Dementia Subtypes

Dementia is caused by various diseases and conditions, many with no cure. The table below shows the early symptoms, pathology, and prevalence of four main dementia subtypes, all progressive and irreversible. Type of Dementia Early Symptoms Pathology Prevalence Alzheimer’s Disease impaired memory, apathy, wandering, getting lost; problem recognizing others; impulsiveness; difficulty communicating Abnormal deposits of […]

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Age-Related Forgetfulness And More Serious Memory Problems &Raquo; 2329

Age-related Forgetfulness and More Serious Memory Problems

Problems with memory, particularly for recent events, is not uncommon during the aging process. Many people worry about how serious a case of “forgetfulness” may be. However, in contrast to the types of memory problems seen in individuals with dementia, this type of short-term memory difficulty is relatively benign and is considered by many to […]

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Delirium: What Is It And What Are The Signs? &Raquo; 2329

Delirium: What is It and What are the Signs?

Delirium is a state of mental confusion and disorganization. Delirium and dementia are different. This state of mental confusion and disorganization is found in older adults when they are experiencing a sudden or acute physical condition, or are recovering from surgery. It is sometimes called acute organic brain syndrome, acute confusional state, or mental fog. […]

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Depression, Dementia, And Delirium: What Are The Differences? &Raquo; 2329

Depression, Dementia, and Delirium: What are the Differences?

Depression, dementia, and delirium are colloquially referred to as the “3 D’s”. First, what depression looks like: a) sad mood, feeling worthless, hopeless, and helpless; b) loss of interest, decreased energy, and loss of initiative; c) feelings of guilt and remorse, preoccupied with disappointment and failure; d) disruptions in sleep and eating habits; difficulty with […]

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Caregiver Approaches When A Resident May Be Depressed &Raquo; 2329

Caregiver Approaches when a Resident May Be Depressed

Seven Recommended Approaches when Interacting with a Resident Who May be Depressed A Word of Caution These are general guidelines, and not always be appropriate for all individuals. Judgement and sensitivity are always vital. This article is referenced in the Living to 100 Club’s new publication, Better, Longer & Happier: A Guide to Aging with […]

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From Depression To Divine – Janine Joins Anna Maydonova &Raquo; Logo

From Depression to Divine – Janine Joins Anna Maydonova

Anna Maydonova is the host of World’s Best Trauma Recovery Podcast; a show that provides clear explanations, effective strategies and practical tools to help you to confront your darkest moments, neutralize the past traumas and discharge their negative impact on your life! Do you want to… 🧘  Live authentically?❤️  Connect deeply in your relationships?🌺  Succeed […]

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