Articles relating to 'mental health'
Easy ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

prevent-alzheimer's-diseaseImagine this scenario: You get up in the morning, A strange person walks into your room and starts talking to you. The person makes your bed, and basically behaves in a very helpful amiable manner. The face seems familiar, but you just cannot seem to remember who it is.

Ordinarily it wouldn’t be alarming. We all forget a face … Read More

Simple answer to thinking more clearly (and protecting your memory)

HEALTHY EATING, MENTAL HEALTHSometimes it might seem like feeling blue or having a low mood is a regular part of your day as the colder weather and shorter days start to close in.

Certainly there have been several studies that have shown that there are many lifestyle factors that can impact our mental health, too. But one that might surprise you … Read More

Why surfing the internet can make you happy

MENTAL HEALTH, DEPRESSIONI’m not the most high-tech person when it comes to carrying around a smartphone or iPad as if it was a life-support system (like some young people I know). But I do recognize the value of staying connected with friends, family and others, and using technology to your advantage.

It turns out, whether you’re checking the weather forecast, … Read More

Call For Help: Mental Illness Rising In Older Adults

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Don’t call me crazy! There’s a stigma surrounding mental health issues, like depression, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder, that prevents people from asking for help. That has to change.

When it comes to people affected by cancer or heart disease, statistics are easy to find. Mental illness, though, is not so clear-cut, but numbers appear to be on Read More

Study Finds Laughter Actually IS the Best Medicine for Dementia

78531136Dementia is a mental health condition that is quickly becoming a major health concern around the world.  Approximately 35.6 million people suffer from the disease worldwide and 7.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).  Dementia involves a deterioration of memory, thinking, and behavior.  And eventually, it interferes with the ability … Read More

The “Love Hormone” Could Boost Mental Health and Function

86519537If you’re out and about with friends, it’s important that you’re able to separate background noise from important, meaningful conversation directed at you.  As it turns out, the oxytocin hormone – also known as the “love hormone” for its role in sexuality, reproduction and social bonding – may also play a key role in the brain’s ability to … Read More

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