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5 Things Alzheimer's Caregivers Should Never Do

Marie Marley | Posted 06.02.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Let's face it. Caring for a person with Alzheimer's is hard work. You may have to deal with personality changes and difficult behaviors. What I want to achieve in this article is to offer some ideas about five things Alzheimer's caregivers should never do.

8 Ways to Tell if You Are Still in a Relationship With Your Deceased Loved One

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

When you lose your loved one, you must break apart and individuate again. That process can be extremely difficult if the bonding has been strong and enduring.

How I Accidentally Wrote a Book on Alzheimer's Caregiving

Marie Marley | Posted 04.27.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I wrote Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer's and Joy as a love story. It's about the powerful 30-year relationship I had with Edward Theodoru, a delightfully colorful, wickedly eccentric Romanian gentleman and scholar.

Denial in Addicted Family Systems

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

When a family is steeped in denial, the person who is trying to say that "the emperor has no clothes on" is generally viewed negatively by those who are not willing to see what's really going on.

8 Ways to Spot Your Denial About Dementia

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

At first, denial can be a healthy defense against admitting that your loved one has dementia. Denial helps you block the more painful aspects of reality. However, if denial continues too long, then it can be life-threatening to you and your loved one.

RG3 and 'The Big D'

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 03.12.2013 | Sports
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

RG3 wasn't taken out by a rabid, rushing Seattle defense. RG3 was taken out by a different kind of "D," one I see in my counseling practice all the time.

Why Are We Surprised By The Newtown Murders?

Catharine Stimpson | Posted 02.24.2013 | Religion
Catharine Stimpson

Shock, sorrow, surprise. Since the Newtown murders on Friday, Dec. 15, this trinity of responses has reverberated in the media and public and private exchanges among observers to the slaughter. But how can any observer be surprised?

Hearing Loss and Denial

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 02.04.2013 | Fifty
Ruth Neubauer

I've never been vain. I haven't "done anything" to my face or neck. I'm not happy about it, but I see the changes. That's really all I need to say about it. But a hearing aid? Are you kidding me?

Why Your Heart Is Not Always 'Deceitful Above All Else'

The Good Women Project | Posted 10.03.2012 | Religion
The Good Women Project

This idea is fed by the commonly held and taught mantra that Christians often repeat. "Your emotions will lie to you!" we warn one another. And with these two ideas, we retreat to one of the most deadly places we can: denial.

Make Peace With Alzheimer's and Learn to Love Again

Marie Marley | Posted 08.27.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

It's one thing to finally overcome denial and realize someone close to you has Alzheimer's. It's a completely different thing to accept it.

Dottie Sandusky: Why Didn't You Know?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 08.26.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

What causes denial and why do we choose not to face reality?

Alzheimer's and the Devil Called Denial

Marie Marley | Posted 08.20.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Oftentimes with Alzheimer's there is a 'defining incident,' something so bizarre that not even the spouse, child or other loved one can deny it or explain it away.

Redefining the 5 Stages of Grief

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Claire Bidwell Smith

Only you know what path you need to take toward healing, and whether you accomplish this using every one of the five stages, shunning books about grief or never missing a session of your bereavement group, the key will consistently be to listen to yourself.

'Not My Kid': When Parents are in Denial

Linda Durnell | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Linda Durnell

Families struggling with addictions are part of our community. We should strive to help, support and understand that which threatens any and all of our families.

Why Does the Family Have Such Difficulty Accepting Their Loved One's Addiction Issues?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

The most irresponsible families have children that are not caught up in addiction, and just the opposite is also true. This is a worldwide epidemic, and sadly everyone might be a member of this club.

Why I Married My Lying Ex

Debbi Dickinson | Posted 06.14.2012 | Divorce
Debbi Dickinson

By the time an engagement is announced, most women feel that they are at a point of no return and continue with their wedding plans even if they have doubts about their soon-to-be husband.

The 5 Stages of Household-Repair Acceptance

Deborah Gaines | Posted 06.13.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

There went the money I was putting aside for a family vacation. And what about retirement? That $1,000 was the only thing keeping me from a lonely, penurious old age.

New 'Monkey Law' Imperils Science In Tennessee

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.23.2012 | Science
Cara Santa Maria

We live in the 21st century, the century of biotechnology. Without an appropriate understanding of evolution, students will be at a disadvantage in the workforce. And without an understanding of anthropogenic climate change, how can we expect Tennessee children to grow up to become members of an informed electorate?

Million Mamas Movement: Every Child Safe

Wendy Silvers | Posted 06.09.2012 | Parents
Wendy Silvers

If we each take responsibility for the fear within our own minds, we can truly relate to each other as part of the same human family, with the same innate desires for a happy, harmonious life.

What If It's Alzheimer's?

Marie Marley | Posted 05.19.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

No one wants to have a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's. There's nothing more painful and chilling than learning your loved one has dementia, but when the person is exhibiting symptoms of the illness, an evaluation has to be conducted -- and the sooner the better.

Three Ways the 'Decision to Quit' Can Help You Through the Holidays

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 02.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

A genuine decision to quit calls for a shift into a new relationship with the hard-edged reality of smoking. At this time of year winter blues and holiday stress, as well as holiday hype and disappointments, provide plenty of triggers for smoking addiction to feed upon.

Tweet This, Deny That: Social Media and the End of Denial

Michele Weldon | Posted 02.07.2012 | Media
Michele Weldon

Digital shaming has become the newest form of public stocks, ensuring the wrongdoings of individuals are widely known and impossible to erase.

Stop Denying the Power of Denial

Vicky Alvear Shecter | Posted 02.01.2012 | Sports
Vicky Alvear Shecter

On some levels, we all want to erase the Jerry Sanduskys and Bernie Fines of the world from our collective memories. Their alleged crimes are simply too horrible. But denial never works.

The Fraud of Authentic Leadership

Elise Lelon | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
Elise Lelon

Leaders who describe themselves as "authentic" are like sentences that start with, "To be honest." Whenever big cheeses proclaim "authentic leadership" as their effective guiding principle, chances are they're not so authentic, and they may not be effective or principled either.

Sleepless From the Stock Market

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Security and comfort are difficult to find these days, and the stock market often moves "contrary to fact."