Companionship, A Natural Antidepressant

Many studies have shown how important companionship is in regard to both mental and physical health.  Douglas Mennin, as assistant professor of psychology at Yale University, points out that “Many older adults are faced with increasingly stressful situations, such as loss of friends, mobility and job, and anxiety is a natural result.”  This kind of […]

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Help at Home during Cancer Treatment

The World Health Organization, http://www.who.int/en/, is observing World Cancer Day February 4, 2012.  New figures by the World Cancer Research Fund,( Ways to reduce your cancer risk), are expected to confirm that about a third of the most common cancers can actually be prevented by: Eating a varied and healthy diet Maintaining a healthy weight Regular physical activity Limiting […]

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Living to be 100 in San Diego

  I read a great article this morning about staying active and reaching your 100th birthday.  A report from the National Institute on Aging says “Living to 100 is becoming increasingly commonplace … In 1950, there were approximately 3000 American centenarians.  By 2050 there could be nearly 1 million.” It’s important to stay active and […]

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Caregivers feel Guilty

I read this article today and it made me think about how we can help ourselves and help our loved ones.   One thing we don’t want is to feel resentful and guilty.  We want the person we are caring for to feel loved and secure and to bring some joy back into their lives. […]

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What is an Assessment?

When you’re considering finding help for a loved one it is always important to find out what they really need.  You want to support their desire to stay in their home and you want them to be safe.  It is essential to identify risks and how we can reduce them.  Please read the following article […]

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