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Holiday Depression: 6 Strategies for Battling the Blues

Holiday Depression: 6 Strategies for Battling the Blues

Do you watch the holidays approach with a creeping sense of dread? Maybe you don’t get along with family members, or maybe you don’t have any family at all. Perhaps death, divorce, and disagreements made past get-togethers with loved ones a living hell. Or maybe you simply cannot tolerate the

Seeing Better Despite Compromised Vision

If you’ve tried store magnifiers, reading glasses, and perhaps have had eye surgery, yet you still struggle with seeing well, you might be among the millions of American who have what’s called “low vision.”

Low vision is permanent vision loss. Problems can include trouble with contrast sensitivity, which is the ability

Is It Time to Think About Therapy?

You may notice that you feel blue more often than you did when you were younger. Maybe you find yourself feeling more anxious. Perhaps you never really got over your divorce, or you’re uncomfortable in retirement. There could be a relationship in your life that you’d like to patch up

4 Benefits of a Healthy Relationship

When Valentine’s Day arrives on Feb. 14, it’s the romantic side of a loving relationship that gets all the attention. And for good reason. Intimacy, companionship, and sharing good times with someone you love are some of life’s great joys.

But there are some deeper mental, emotional, and physical health benefits

From the Editor

Depression is one of the most common disorders of the human condition. It is a mental illness that lowers your mood and takes away the experience of interest and joy. Although it is an extremely common condition, it is often overlooked and still poorly understood. For many diseases and conditions,

Enrich Your Life With Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Accepting things you cannot control is among life’s greatest challenges. The primary goal of acceptance and commitment therapy, ACT, is to help you do just that—accept what is out of your personal control and commit to actions that can improve and enrich your life.

“This approach draws on the fundamental idea

Dementia Causes: Can Depression Play a Role?

Dementia Causes: Can Depression Play a Role?

Dementia causes can be a mystery, but there’s no doubt the condition is too prevalent. About 5.4 million Americans are thought to have some degree of dementia, and its destructive effects on our cognitive abilities come at huge cost to our overall wellbeing—and that of our loved ones.

“The decline

Depression and Dementia: A Tangled Web

About 5.4 million Americans are thought to have some degree of dementia, and its destructive effects on our cognitive abilities come at huge cost to our overall wellbeing, and that of our loved ones. “The decline in reasoning and memory that accompanies dementia impairs our ability to carry out everyday

Worred About “Senior Moments”?

Chances are you’ve walked into a room and suddenly forgotten what you were looking for. Or perhaps during a conversation, a certain word eluded you. Those episodes, often dubbed “senior moments,” are generally just temporary lapses in memory.

“If we compare people in their 20s with older people, the younger people

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