- Mental Health

10 of 26      1 2 3 »

Alzheimer’s Awareness: Are You Aware?


Not as many people are aware, but every one of us is impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Maybe the disease affects somebody we know - we’re all just a few degrees of separation away from someone suffering from the disease. We are all indirectly paying the bill as Alzheimer’s will cost our government...


Conflict & Family Caregivers – What You Need to Know


Conflict is a normal, natural part of everyone’s life. Factors that can exacerbate conflict include the well-known things to avoid in polite conversation: religion, politics and money. For families, these big three topics quickly trigger emotions that can be difficult to defuse and when things go awry...


Your Brain and Hearing Loss


Hearing loss – the subject can invoke a wide spectrum of reactions. From “selective hearing” jokes to a real burden on relationships, working in the Hearing Healthcare field exposes you to them all. But how serious is hearing loss and how important is the need to treat it? There is more and more research...


What Are You Doing For Your Stress?


Oh we’ve all heard it, STRESS can kill. It can also create or contribute to health concerns everything from high blood pressure, digestive issues, migraines, skin irritations, depression, weight, sleep disorders, food and environmental allergies, and much more.  Some stress can be good stress: weddings,...


Dealing with Depression


According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, more than 6.5 million Americans aged 65 or older are affected by depression. While some adults with depression may have been managing the disease for a number of years, others experience depression for the first time later in life. Symptoms of depression...


Valley-Wide Health Systems – Looking Back, Moving Forward


We aim to keep our communities healthy and provide family medicine services at clinics across the San Luis Valley, Arkansas Valley, and Cañon City. Primary Care Services Our clinics provide services for all, treating both acute and chronic conditions. Dental Services Spread across eight clinics...


What is a Senior Behavioral Health Unit?


A Senior Behavioral Health is a psychiatric unit designed specifically in mind for the geriatric population. It addresses common mental health issues facing the elderly such as: depression, grief, anxiety, dementia related issues, and other mental health diagnoses. The age requirement on most units is...


Why Would You Want to Learn to Tap?


Traumas and events can create illness.  How can that be? When we become distressed we can constrict good blood flow, we may choose to lie in bed, not eat nutritionally and the end result is poor health mentally as well as physically. What can we do about it?  In the last edition I mentioned some...


Memory Loss: My Parent is Forgetful – Is it Serious?


Caregivers wonder about signs indicating a loved one may have Alzheimer’s or dementia. Is simple forgetfulness an indicator? Is the type of forgetfulness a factor? How complicated is memory loss to diagnose? How might I notice true forgetfulness in a loved one? Isn’t becoming forgetful as we age normal?...

10 of 26      1 2 3 »