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Understanding and preventing dementia

The World Health Organization (WHO) designated October 10 as Mental Health Day in 1992 to highlight mental illness and its impact on lives internationally. Some of the 196 countries that are members of the WHO celebrate the week of October 6-13 to provide mental health education, awareness and advocacy globally. This year’s theme is “Mental Health and Older Adults.” Older adults are at risk for increased isolation and financial difficulty, and this may have a negative effect on physical as well as mental health. Many medical conditions such as stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure, to name a few, are all risk factors for depression. Older people may be reluctant to seek mental health services due to stigma, financial concerns, or fear of loss of independence. Continue Reading →

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August is Emotional Wellbeing Month

The United States Department of Health and Human Services has created many national programs to improve the health and wellness of employees and has designated August as Emotional Wellbeing Month. Feeling a sense of contentment, having a purpose, and being able to laugh and have fun are all characteristics of emotional wellbeing. Being emotionally healthy is more than the lack of depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues. The ability to work through life’s challenges and adapt are key components of feeling emotionally healthy and balanced. Our bodies and brains are connected, and our emotional and mental health has a strong impact on physical health. Continue Reading →

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