Actor Seth Rogen is known for his comedic timing, but his moving, personal testimony during a Congressional hearing on Alzheimer’s disease proves that the condition is no joke.
Caring for an ailing loved one at home is a challenge under any circumstances. But those who care for individuals with mental illness often bear a particularly heavy burden.
A stroke occurs when the blood flow in a patient’s brain is disrupted because of a blood clot or broken blood vessel. Depending on the location of the clot or bleed in the brain, the effects can range from slight vision loss to total paralysis.
An elderly family member or neighbor seems different lately. Is she just having a bad day, or is it something more? Amy Silbaugh, Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio’s manager of mental health services, said there are several warning signs that a senior might be at risk and in need of help.
Many of the exercises we do to keep ourselves physically healthy also factor into our mental health and well-being. Keeping both our bodies and minds healthy go hand-in-hand to avoiding illness and/or disability while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.