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Coping with Hallucinations Due to Parkinson’s

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Parkinson’s Disease affects the brain in more ways than loosing muscle control. Sometimes a loved one with Parkinson’s can experience detailed hallucinations due to the changes in their brain. These hallucinations can affect any and all of the senses. They could see people, animals or creatures around them; they could taste something in their mouth [...]

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Depression After Stroke

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Life after stroke can be difficult for everyone touched, but especially for the victim of stroke.  Depression is very common for someone who is rehabilitating from stroke, and even more commonly it goes untreated. While caring for someone who has suffered a stroke, it’s important to pay attention to behavior and mood changes. Here are [...]

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Preventing Suicide in Stroke Victims

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National Suicide Prevention Week 2012 was from September 9th-15th.  Suicide affects a variety of people, but did you know that stroke victims are at twice the risk of suicide?  Having a stroke is an incredibly traumatic experience that can often lead to depression and contemplation of suicide. But what can you as a caregiver do [...]

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How are Arthritis and Depression Related?

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You may not know this, but 1/3 of those living with arthritis are also dealing with depression and anxiety. Perhaps as a caregiver, you are focused more on helping your loved one overcome their physical pain from arthritis. But a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control says that your caree’s physical arthritis [...]

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8 Reasons Why You May Not Be Able to Sleep

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A lack of sleep at night can really put a damper on your day. Being groggy or overtired could make you less productive and leave you feeling unwell. There are many factors that could be contributing to your restless night sleep, and maybe some that you have yet to consider. Here are 8 reasons from [...]

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9 Ways to Overcome the Winter Blues

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There hasn’t been much need for winter gloves and hats yet this season, but that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. It’s not uncommon for your mood to shift with weather, especially when it get’s dark earlier and the temperatures drop. Our energy levels plummet, we lack motivation, and some even find themselves experiencing a [...]

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Could Water Bottles Be Affecting Your Child’s Behavior?

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There is a new finding that says BPA could be affecting your child’s behavior. Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in several products including food and drink containers, could be related to behavioral and emotional troubles in young children. For several years, links to BPA and your health have been under close scrutiny. After a [...]

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