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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

“Mental Health,” “Mental Wellbeing,” “Mental Wellness,” “Mental Illness…” Regardless of the term you use in your workplace and the emphasis of your agency, I hope you’ll be doing something to raise awareness this month and help make a difference!

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The New Normal

Baby Boomer Caregivers To top it off, some of these boomers are still “taking care” of their adult children and grandchildren. This can be a very challenging situation.

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CMS Announces Expansion of Psychiatric Services for Seniors

Excellent news from the McKnight’s They mentioned older adults in general and those in nursing homes. I hope that means those in assisted living facilities (ALF) and other long-term care settings will also benefit. Behavioral challenges associated with dementia may … Continue reading

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No Reservation

http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/tables-reserved-for-the-healthiest/?ref=health This is a great post on the New York Times blog. It’s such an irony that they are banning the physically less healthy folks from their “upscale” dining area within a residential community specifically for older adults. Although physically frail … Continue reading

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They Are One of Us

The topic of doctors becoming patients has been discussed by many writers over the years. There is even a book called “When Doctors Become Patients.” I have seen my share of clients who were healthcare professionals. What has fascinated me … Continue reading

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The In-Home Care Debate

“Aging in place” has been a popular concept for more than a decade. No matter how healthy they are, most older individuals who choose to stay at “home” may have to rely on in-home care at some point in time. … Continue reading

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Living with You Mom

“She is in serious trouble, and her son is right behind her.” — Spoken with authority and a lack of compassion, this “casual” remark by a coworker never left my mind for the rest of the day. For years, research and the creative media have looked … Continue reading

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