Monday Minute: Caregiver Burnout
In continuation of Mental Health Awareness Month, we wanted to focus on another rampant problem in the senior industry: Caregiver Burnout. According to Cleveland Clinic, Caregiver Burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion for a person in a primary caregiver position. It can occur when caregivers try to shoulder more than they…Read More
Monday Minute: Depression in Seniors
Because it is Mental Health Awareness Month, we wanted take a look at one of the branches that often goes unnoticed or unchecked; depression in seniors. There are many factors that can cause depression in seniors to fly under the radar. The passing of their close friends, siblings, or spouses can leave them without the…Read More
Monday Minute: Your First Parkinson’s Doctors Visit
In continuation of the subject of Parkinson’s for the month of April, today we wanted to discuss the next step after you begin to suspect that you or a loved one has Parkinson’s. It is crucial that you get set up with a doctor as soon as you can to optimize the effectiveness of the…Read More
Monday Minute: Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease
In honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we wanted to shed some light on some of the easily missed early indicators of this progressive nervous system disorder. Approximately 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease per year in the US alone and over 1 million in the country are suffering from it currently. There are many…Read More
Monday Minute: Brain Food
In honor of National Nutrition Month, this week’s Monday Minute is about items we can all be including in our diets to make sure we are feeding our brains the way we should. Many side effects of aging happen in the brain, and adjusting your diet can drop your risk of cognition decline and dementia…Read More
Parkinson’s Awareness Month
Stop!!! Don’t read past this paragraph, Yet ;). How much do you know about Parkinson’s Disease? Take this Quiz to see how much you know. I got 6 out of 10 questions correct! Which to be honest I really guessed on half of those 6 I got correct. Which goes to show how much I…Read More
Happy New Year!!!
I’ve heard 2020 called an Unprecedented Time, a Crazy Year, a Crazy New Normal, we may have said to ourselves, “Sweet gingerbread, what else can possibly go wrong?” But through it all, we have shown that in difficult circumstances, we can bravely carry on. We are now at the beginning of a new year and…Read More
Neurologic Conditions and how they Relate to Depression
Neurologic Conditions and how they Relate to Depression When working with conditions that affect the brain it seems highly logical that a major condition like a Stroke, Epilepsy and/or Parkinson’s Disease could also trigger depression. How about vice versa, Could being susceptible to bouts of depression place you at a higher risk of a larger…Read More
Let’s Pick Your Brain, for Science!
Let’s Pick Your Brain, for Science! Have you heard about a Brain Bank? I don’t mean a location for the neighborhood zombies to store their dinner. This is a research program dedicated to helping families obtain a definitive diagnosis of whether their loved one truly had Alzheimer’s disease or whether it was something else. If…Read More
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month!
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month! Established in 2008, Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face regarding mental illness in the United States and to start the process of improving access to mental health treatment and services and…Read More