Resources tagged with depression

An Alzheimer’s Overview

Understanding Alzheimer's | 04.27.15

What is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of dementia, a family of conditions that cause memory and behavior problems which interfere with the activities of daily life. The symptoms tend to begin gradually and then get progressively worse with the passage of time.  Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, accounting for up…

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Caregiver Stress

Living With Alzheimer's >> What They're Feeling | 04.24.15

Caregiver stress: finding time for your own well-being The health effects of Alzheimer’s and other dementia conditions don’t just strike the people with these illnesses. They also impact their overworked caregivers who are susceptible to emotional and physical stress that can lead to serious health issues if not addressed. It is important, then, to recognize…

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Grief & Loss

Living With Alzheimer's >> What They're Feeling | 04.24.15

Grief and loss: dealing with news you never wanted to hear A diagnosis of dementia is a life-changing event, both for the person with the condition and their caregivers. It is the beginning of a “long goodbye”, marked by intense feelings of grief and loss for all involved. By facing these emotions and preparing together…

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Negative Caregiver Thoughts

Living With Alzheimer's >> What They're Feeling | 04.24.15

Negative thoughts: the dark places a caregiver can go. Few things are more challenging than the daily journey of seeing to the needs of a person with dementia. The struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy in the midst of a debilitating and deteriorating condition can lead to stress, anxiety and depression in caregivers. On…

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Anxiety and Worries

Living With Alzheimer's >> What They're Feeling | 04.24.15

Anxiety and Worries: the potential for fear A diagnosis of dementia is uniquely troubling for a person. It signals a future of uncertainty and inevitable decline, putting the plans of a well-ordered life in disarray. Little wonder it is a source of anxiety, worry and fear. Caregivers and loved ones share these feelings, since they…

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