Carrie Musgrove

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Bullied kids are more likely to be depressed years later | Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Being bullied in adolescence may make kids more vulnerable to depression in early adulthood and explain almost a third of depression burden at that age, according to a new study in the U.K.<p>Among nearly 4,000 children in southwest England followed from birth, kids who were …

University of Cambridge

Joblessness Triples Odds for Depression in Young Adults

<b>By Steven Reinberg</b><i><br>HealthDay Reporter</i><p>(HealthDay)<p>THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Unemployed young adults have three times the risk of …

Trusting yourself.

We, as humans, make mistakes. So, there are things… things we do or don’t do, things we say or don’t say, relationships that go horribly wrong… all …

Depression and Your Body – It's Physical, Too

If you visit your primary care physician’s office because of sore muscles, a disrupted sleep schedule, migraines or digestive issues, you might not …

Why Depression Is Underreported In Men

<i>By Mary Elizabeth Dallas</i><p>Depression is often seen as a problem mainly affecting women. Ironically, that’s one of the reasons why the condition is underreported among men, according to Amit Anand, M.D., a professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic's Lerner College of Medicine and vice-chair of …

Valuable Lessons I Wish I Never Had to Learn: 10 Pieces of Advice From a Young Caregiver

Almost two years ago, my life forever changed. My 54-year-old, energetic, outspoken, and selfless best friend was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, a Glioblastoma Multiforme. This person was my mother. Although I feel I've been losing her slowly over time, her doctors recently told us that she …

Cancer

Alzheimer's Effect on Caregivers

Caregivers' Concerns

Acceptance and Gratitude: Transforming Spiritual Practices for Alzheimer's Caregivers

<i>"God, Give us the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed..." - Reinhold Niebuhr</i><p>In the context of Alzheimer's care, spirit and science unite in this familiar prayer, informing us that acceptance is what research reveals to be the most healing balm for caregivers. But, …

Alzheimer's Disease

Depression: An Unnecessary Stigma

Depression is an ailment that affects the body just like any other illness. The difference with depression is that it primarily impacts an individual's mind, emotions, outlook and attitude. Manifestations of depression are similar to those that might be created by other bodily ailments, however, …

Mental Health

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Is this how someone who says they love you should treat you?

Is there anything in your life that you are allowing that needs to stop?<p>You have power over your reactions, whether you believe that you do or not. …

As A Husband Becomes Caregiver To His Wife, A Marriage Evolves

When Rick Rayburn retired from the California State Parks system, he had his heart set on balmy days of gardening, playing tennis and traveling to France with his wife, Marianne.<p>But then, about three years ago, she was diagnosed with dementia. It disrupted the couple's lives from top to bottom, …

The Changing Face Of Caregivers For Aging Parents

Most of us think of a caregiver as a kindhearted person, maybe middle aged or somewhat younger, who could help Mom or Dad when they start to lose independence. A family caregiver is often the daughter of an aging parent, perhaps in her 50′s or early 60′s.. But that is changing.<p>Now that some …

Caregiving for Mom

Being a caregiver to my elderly mother has been very challenging for me. I didn't sign up for this job, it has evolved over a lengthy period of time. At times I feel a sense of despair and hopelessness for myself and my mother. I am an only child and have no one in my very small family to help me …

Sleep

More evidence adult daycare eases stress on dementia caregivers | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The stress of caring for a family member with dementia may take a toll on health over time, but a new study suggests that even one day off can shift caregivers’ stress levels back toward normal.<p>Based on measurements of the stress hormone cortisol, researchers found that …

Communication Is Key for Caregivers

I can't imagine life without my father living at home with me and my wife. Unfortunately, he'll never remember life without living with us either. For the past few years, my wife and I have stepped in as my father's full-time caregivers as he progresses into advanced stages of Lewy body …

Dementia

Alzheimer's care: Simple tips for daily tasks

If you are caring for someone living with Alzheimer's disease, you know that as the disease progresses your loved one's ability to manage daily tasks …

The Secret of Getting a Person Living with Alzheimer's to Take Shower

One of the biggest problems I faced as an Alzheimer's caregiver was how to convince my mother she needed to take a shower. The harder I tried to …

AARP

Inside AARP<p>AARP positions and commentary on government policies and legal decisions.<p>Subscribe: RSS<p>Analysis and perspectives on major public policy …

Alzheimer's App Provides Advice and Help for Family Caregivers

A free app is now available to help the 50,000 family carers in Ireland cope with difficult dementia care situations. The <b>Daily Companion App</b> has been …

Essential home safety tips for Alzheimer's caregivers

Home safety is important for everyone, but this is especially true if you're caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease in your home. A throw …

Alzheimer's Disease

What Does Depression Physically Feel Like?

For people with depression, it can be a truly difficult task to explain their condition. Because it is a disease that is more commonly associated with <i>mental</i> symptoms -- not outward, physical ones --those on the outside are often curious about what depression feels like. And it certainly feels like …

A Personal Guide to Healing From a Loss

On July 2, 1998, my beautiful 34-year-old daughter, Pam, a Ph.D. and clinical social worker, leaped to her death from a 15th-story window. Although her death gave every appearance of suicide, her executioner was her Bipolar 1 disorder. By the time she passed, her disease had caused many delusions …

Mental Health
Pain

Mindful Minute: Am I Settling in a Relationship?

Most folks would tell you that if you are already asking yourself, "am I settling?" then you are—and that you shouldn’t. But what happens if the …

Loneliness