Latest Research on Perimenopause and Depression
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Latest Research on Perimenopause and Depression

As anyone can tell you, things change over time. There are physical changes and emotional shifts, and sometimes the two are intertwined. Many women experience perimenopause and depression, for example. A transitionaary time of life, perimnopause takes place prior to menopause and can lead to abnormal menstraual cycles, hormone fluctuations, hot flashes, and sleep issues….

Allow Yourself to Mourn to Heal
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Allow Yourself to Mourn to Heal

After the loss of a loved one, whether it be your spouse, friend, or family member, you may try to move on quickly. But you need to mourn to heal. Sometimes people try to stay as busy as possible, believing the pain of the event will subside without much discomfort. Unfortunately, avoiding a period of…

How to Support Your Aging Parent During Illness
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How to Support Your Aging Parent During Illness

The aging process is not always easy. Illnesses abound and if your aging parent is not well, they may not be able to participate in all of the activities they once enjoyed. They may become angry and take their frustrations out on the individuals close to them, which could include you, their child. But learning…

7 Reasons Why Walking Can Boost Your Mental Health 
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7 Reasons Why Walking Can Boost Your Mental Health 

Exercise is often associated with physical health and weight loss. While this can be true, staying active improves your mood and outlook as well. And you don’t need to spend hours in a cardio class at the gym. Simply walking can boost your mental health. Individuals who maintain a walking schedule are less likely to…

Dealing with a Parent’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
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Dealing with a Parent’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Even if you’ve suspected your parent may have had Alzheimer’s disease for some time, hearing the official diagnosis can be devastating. No one wants their parents to deal with an age-related disease, but millions of Americans over the age of 65 years old are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Along with the individual’s suffering, caregivers and family members…

3 Ways Crying Can Help You Feel Better
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3 Ways Crying Can Help You Feel Better

People cry for different reasons. Some people feel tears well in their eyes when they watch a sad movie or listen to an emotional song. Others try to avoid shedding tears but are unable to hold them in when they lose a person they love or a relationship they valued fractures and falls apart.  Crying…

Alzheimer’s Disease Testing: What’s the Point?
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Alzheimer’s Disease Testing: What’s the Point?

It is natural to be fearful of an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. For this reason, many individuals avoid going to see a doctor for Alzheimer’s disease assessments, even when they have complaints about how their memory is functioning. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are frightening diseases for aging adults. All it takes is a few…

How to Help a Child Who Suffers from Anxiety or Depression
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How to Help a Child Who Suffers from Anxiety or Depression

Suspecting your child is depressed and watching them struggle through each day is a painful experience for any parent to live through. It’s important to dig deeper to find out whether your child is actually struggling with depression or whether the cause of their pain is due to anxiety. Understanding what the issue is can…

Improve Your Mood When the Weather Changes
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Improve Your Mood When the Weather Changes

Did you know that the weather can have an impact on your mood and your overall well-being? As seasons change, some people wake up with allergy symptoms that make them sneeze and lead to cranky behavior throughout the day. And even individuals without seasonal allergies can notice shifts in their emotions when the weather changes….