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20 Activities to do with Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

  Picture this: your loved one has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and you are not very familiar with the illness or how it is going to affect both you and your family. This can be a scary time and to ease the pain of change here are some activities that you can do with […]
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The Common Myths of OCD

You have probably heard of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), which is a mental illness affecting as many as 1 in 100 adults in the United States. OCD is marked by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. How much do you really know about OCD? OCD is one of the most misunderstood health conditions, which may be […]

What to Avoid Saying to Someone with OCD

Knowing how to react to someone’s illness can prove to be difficult, especially if you do not have it, or are not close to someone suffering from the disorder. Along with this, finding out that someone you know has obsessive compulsive disorder when having a conversation with them can also be extremely uncomfortable for both […]

Ten Quick Facts about Alzheimer’s

Each and every day, people in the United States and all over the world are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their lives and changed forever. With each year that passes, the number of people who develop the illness increases, and awareness needs to be spread. Although there is medication out there to help temporarily treat the […]

Surprising Facts About ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder that affects 3 to 7 percent of school-aged children. Even though the number of children who are diagnosed with ADHD increases every day, there are still many little-known facts out there that most parents don’t know. Here are some surprising facts about ADHD that can […]

Can Peanut Butter be used to test for Alzheimer’s disease?

A new study says that a simple test involving a tablespoon of peanut butter and a ruler may help to detect Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers led by Jennifer Stamps, a University of Florida graduate student, found that patients with early stage Alzheimer’s had a more difficult time detecting the peanut butter that was held under their […]

OCD And Relationships

Often times if your partner has OCD, it can get in the way and cause issues in the relationship. The reasoning for this is sometimes the individual suffering from OCD may be insecure or having a struggle with the symptoms and rituals they perform, which lead them to avoid being in any romantic relationships. Most […]

Service Dogs For Dementia

The role of the service dog has expanded immensely over the last decades. Previously these dogs were only used to help with the blind, but now service dogs have been trained to help with everything from hearing to mobility. Service dogs are now used for dementia assistance, helping patients with Alzheimer’s and other types of […]

9 Ways to Focus Right Now: Harness the Power of ADHD Fidgeting

Doing two things at once, can actually help focus the ADHD brain on a primary task. Experts believe that engaging in an activity that uses a sense other than what’s required for your primary task can enhance focus and improve performance in children with attention deficit disorder. These secondary tasks are called fidgets, mindless activities […]

5 Myths About ADHD

There are many misconceptions about ADHD. Here are some of the most common: 1. Consuming too much sugar causes ADHD. There have been an abundance of articles about the correlation of ADHD and food. Sugar and food additives have been the primary food types implicated in the cause of ADHD. It is important to know […]