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Relief for Thousands Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Today, there are an estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. And while most people associate the disease with old age, the fact is there are 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 living with it today. As with all forms of the disease, early-onset Alzheimer’s is a progressive, terminal disease, which cannot be […]

Mental health expert Lynne Shine discusses getting rid of bad habits

Lynne Shine, mental health counselor at Audubon Counseling recently appeared on Wake Up! to discuss tips on replacing bad habits with good ones. For example, let’s say someone wants to spend less and focus on saving money. In terms of spending money, set realistic goals. Don’t set overall general goals (ie. “I’m going to save […]

How to win over a stubborn child

Having difficulties with a stubborn toddler?  Ages 3 through 6 can be a challenging time for many parents.  Here are some tips from Parenting.com. Chore wars The power struggle: Your toddler spends half the day pulling toys off the shelf and out of the box, then flits off to another activity when it’s time to […]

Dealing with the emotions of a cancer diagnosis

Shock, disbelief, fear, anxiety, guilt, sadness, grief, depression, anger. These are some of the common feelings the American Cancer Society says you may experience after you are diagnosed with cancer. The journey following a diagnosis can be a long struggle, but what about the rush of emotions upon initially learning the news?  In honor of […]

What are the warning signs of depression?

With the recent passing of comedian Robin Williams, we wanted to shed some light on the topic of depression. Although depression affects people in different ways, there are many common symptoms of this illness. It’s important to be able to distinguish depression from the normal ups and downs of everyday life. According to the National […]

Overcoming alcohol addiction

“The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” – Samuel Johnson Addiction can be devastating. One of the most common forms of addiction, alcohol dependence, causes an estimated 100,000 deaths annually.  Fortunately, there are a number of effective treatments for addiction, including self-help strategies, […]