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caregiver grief and loss

Living with Dementia: Caregiver Grief and Loss

Living with Dementia: Caregiver Grief and Loss From the time a person is diagnosed with dementia, their loved ones are thrust into an unknown and uncertain space where they are no longer sure what the future holds. This uncertainty creates a unique type of loss, known as ambiguous loss. Ambiguous loss is difficult for caregivers

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childhood eating disorder

Knowing the Facts: Eating Disorders in Young Children

Knowing the Facts: Eating Disorders in Young Children Though eating disorders have long been perceived as illnesses affecting only adults, they are becoming increasingly prevalent in young children.  According to the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), one in four people battling an eating disorder is under the age of 18. Among young people, eating disorders

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Family Therapy

Therapy as a Family: What is Family Therapy All About?

Therapy as a Family: What is Family Therapy All About? Families are one of the most important aspects of our lives, but they can also be one of the most complicated. When issues arise and dynamics shift in the inner workings and culture of a family, it can be difficult to conceptualize what the problem

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disgust and complex trauma

Understanding the Role of Disgust in Complex Trauma: Part II

Understanding the Role of Disgust in Complex Trauma: Part II As explored in a previous blog post, disgust is a core emotion that functions to promote survival and prevent contamination with a harmful source.  There is a significant amount of research that has been conducted on the relationship between disgust and complex trauma. Interestingly, there

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5 daily mindfulness

5 Mindfulness Activities to Incorporate into Your Daily Routine

5 Mindfulness Activities to Incorporate into Your Daily Routine Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment, accepting and observing thoughts and feelings without judgment. It has been shown to improve mental well-being, stress levels, sleep quality and even attention span.  Mindfulness has also been shown to have a lot

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resources for caregivers

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia: Resources for Caregivers in NJ

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia: Resources for Caregivers in NJ Dementia affects people in different ways. For some, it means gradually losing the ability to think and reason. For others, it means personality changes, problems with movement and balance, and changes in mood and behavior. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) estimates that

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