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Four Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Four Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise; as of 2016, it is believed that roughly 5.4 million Americans have this condition. Many Alzheimer’s sufferers need the help of a caregiver to perform daily tasks. While caregivers certainly ...

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What a Shock! Sharpening the Mind with Electricity

What a Shock! Sharpening the Mind with Electricity

Learning and retaining new information is one of the most crucial tasks the brain must perform. Unfortunately, such actions are often easier said than done, especially among those who are in the grip of cognitive decline. A recent report indicates ...

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A Common Concern: ADHD and Children

A Common Concern: ADHD and Children

The term “ADHD” has long been part of the national lexicon, and for good reason; a 2012 Northwestern University study found that, from 2000 to 2010 alone, the ADHD diagnosis rate among children rose by 66 percent. Though this widespread ...

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Surprise! Why the Element of Surprise Could Help Kids Learn

Surprise! Why the Element of Surprise Could Help Kids Learn

Some people like surprises, while others could most certainly do without them. For infants, surprises could yield a very unexpected benefit. Specifically, surprised infants may have a better chance of picking up new information. Subverting Expectations Researchers at Johns Hopkins ...

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The Health Threats Faced by Veteran Caregivers

The Health Threats Faced by Veteran Caregivers

Caring for a veteran living with the after effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is obviously a demanding task. In fact, this responsibility could be so stressful that it may leave a lasting mark on the body’s health. Studying ...

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Overcoming Social Anxiety

Overcoming Social Anxiety

Do you occasionally feel shy or nervous in social environments? Research suggests that you are not alone: A 2011 study by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that over 12 percent of “somewhat or very” shy teens met ...

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