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Through my practice as a psychotherapist and my role as a caregiver support group leader, I have met many people who describe an experience that I only recently have been able to name. more

Jun 22, 2017 1:30 AM Articles 1 Comments

Warning Signs to Look For Caregivers need to be especially aware of depression because of the great load they carry. more

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U.S. statistics state that women experience depression much more frequently than men: 1 out of every 4 to 5 women, compared to 1 out of every 8 to 10 men. more

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A caregiver often become the nucleus for support for a person living with schizophrenia. You not only give your loved one vital feedback, but you encourage, motivate, and act as the touchstone to reality, more

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Psychosis or psychotic episodes can be very difficult for caregivers to know how to handle. more

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Soul-searing, life-testing situations have what some call “fall-out blessings.” This book is about understanding some of the deeper lessons we are exposed to through caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. more

May 24, 2017 2:29 PM Book Club

Some 15% of older Americans experience depression at some point in their golden years. In nursing homes, around 20% of the residents are depressed, especially those living with a serious medical condition, like cancer or heart disease. more

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Caring for someone with a psychiatric illness is especially hard for many reasons. People living with bipolar disorder often refuse to see a clinician and stop taking their medication. more

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is recognized as a type of anxiety disorder but if an elderly loved one appears to exhibit the symptoms, it may be related to the onset of dementia. more

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When was the last time you had a really good laugh? more

May 11, 2017 9:49 AM Articles

Bipolar disorder is perhaps one of the oldest known illnesses. Research reveals some mention of the symptoms in early medical records. more

May 10, 2017 3:22 PM Articles

It’s important for caregivers to know how to recognize the early-warning signs indicating that a psychosis is developing, and to know where or from whom to seek assistance. more

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