By Lynn Keehan, Ph.D
Diagnoses of ADD/ADHD has dramatically increased in recent years, and now many doctors are not only prescribing the usual drugs (Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin, Strattera), but have added powerful antipsychotic medications to their pharmaceutical arsenal to try to combat the symptoms of ADD/ADHD and other behavioral problems in children and teens. “Off [...]
If you have a grandchild who is overweight or is struggling with obesity, you don’t have to be a nutritionist to be part of the solution. Overweight children are prone to low self-esteem, negative body image, depression and anxiety. They tend to withdraw from the world and eat more when they feel bad about themselves. [...]
Just as many of us start to enjoy our empty nests, we’re faced with a new dilemma: the possibility of moving an older parent into our homes. When a loved one can no longer live independently, there are a number of options available, ranging from in-home care to nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
The holidays are over, so now is the time to cash in those gift certificates. There are some fine selections of books and DVDs for all ages and interests listed here as well as inventive little gizmos to make life easier. Time to go shopping!
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What do you think when you hear the word caregiver? If your first thought is “not me,” you’re not alone. But as our population gets older and lives longer than ever before, caregiving will affect more and more people-from the baby boomers to Generation X. The need to provide care for our parents or loved [...]