Advance Directives for Dementia vs Standard Advance Directives: What’s the difference?

Advance directives for dementia have arrived on the scene—as I highlighted in a link to a Kaiser Health News (KHN) article in the February 1st edition of my newsletter. Dementia is a serious and growing concern in our country and around the world. According to the World Alzheimer Report 2015: The Global Impact of Dementia: An Analysis of Prevalence, Incidence, […]

Burdens vs Blessings

On Twitter recently, I saw a post regarding an article by caregiving expert Debra Hallisey in which she described a phrase in the context of family caregiving that makes her cringe: “Parenting Your Parents.” Ugh. That one’s like fingernails on a chalkboard for me, too. Over the years of my clinical career, I’ve watched way […]

Living with chronic illness: Why some cope and others don’t

Q&A – Psychologist Vicki Helgeson Living with chronic illness: Why some cope and others don’t What helps some people diagnosed with cancer, heart disease or diabetes stay relatively happy and healthy, while others are devastated? Psychologist Vicki Helgeson explains the traits and mindsets that can make the difference. By Katherine Ellison 11.19.2019 People everywhere are living […]

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