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Exercise for Mind and Body Health

Exercise for Mind and Body Health

Exercise can be one of the hardest things to maintain as someone gets older. Whether a person does it to lose weight, reach a fitness goal or for fun; the body doesn’t function like it used to at a younger age. It is even more difficult to

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How to Choose a Memory Care Facility for Your Loved One

How to Choose a Memory Care Facility for Your Loved One

The time may come for your loved one to move out of his or her home, or even yours, into a facility that can provide round the clock care. As you begin to make this decision, consider the stress level of your caregiver especially if you are

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Depression in Women

Depression in Women

Did you know that women are two times more likely than men to suffer from depression? According to the American Psychological Association (APA), depression in women is the “most significant mental health risk for women, especially younger women of childbearing or childrearing age.” Depression affects almost 17

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Activity Therapy at Haven of Philadelphia

Activity Therapy at Haven of Philadelphia

Here at Haven Behavioral Hospital in Philadelphia, our staff of certified professionals offers a multitude of activities for our patients. Laura Carothers, the Activities Coordinator, explains that these activities “are used to gain or regain personal understanding, awareness, insight, self-esteem, coping skills, social skills, creativity and/or functional

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Immune System and Alzheimer’s

Immune System and Alzheimer’s

A recent study from Stanford’s School of Medicine found that Alzheimer’s disease could be prevented and/or reversed by paying attention to a single cell in the brain called microglia. This study was published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation and examined the effects of boosting brain immunity

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Personality Disorders

As the American population ages, the need for mental and behavioral care increases and awareness of psychological needs is as important as attention to physical changes. Psychological needs often reflect personality issues in the form of a disorder. According to the Mayo Clinic, a personality disorder is

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May: Mental Health Awareness Month

President Obama officially declared the month of May Mental Health Awareness Month in 2013; however, for decades other organizations have recognized the need for mental health awareness among children and adults of all ages, especially those in our aging population. The Mental Health America Organization designated the

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Haven Recognizes March as National Social Work Month

March was deemed National Social Work Month by the White House in 1984. Since then, each March the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) uses this as an opportunity to provide education about social issues, what social workers do and how they benefit society. In 2015, the

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Suicidality in Older Adults

The topic of suicidality causes discomfort for most individuals, but it is an especially important topic to consider in context with older adults. Suicide, typically as a result of depression, is a significant public health issue for older adults. Although depression is one of the most common

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The Winter Blues

Have you ever had a feeling of sadness during the long, cold days of winter? Were you sluggish and lethargic? If so, you could have been experiencing “the winter blues” or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a form of depression that usually diminishes in the spring

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