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Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

…also suggests that ECT is equally or more effective than medication in treating bipolar disorder. Treatments that involve medication can result in mood instability. It’s possible for medication to induce…

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)

…for the disease at home, adjustments to your living space will likely be necessary. For example, you may want to: Install railing on stairways and remove trip hazards. Safety precautions…

Pick’s Disease

…form of dementia. Focusing on the positive aspects might seem like an exercise in futility, and yet, there can be unexpected bright spots for patients with Pick’s disease. For instance,…

Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD)

…them feel more secure and diffuse their anger and hostility. Don’t argue about their mistaken beliefs or instantly dismiss them. A person with PPD misinterprets events as threatening and trying…

Home Care Services for Seniors

…the use of stairs, or even installing a new bathroom on the ground floor. Personal care. Help with the activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing, or meal preparation,…

Managing Conflict with Humor

…afflict every relationship from time to time. Humor—free of hurtful sarcasm or ridicule—neutralizes conflict by helping you: Interrupt the power struggle, instantly easing tension and allowing you to reconnect and…

Nonverbal Communication and Body Language

instances, what comes out of your mouth and what you communicate through your body language may be two totally different things. If you say one thing, but your body language…

Preparing for a Medical Appointment

…am dizzy all the time.” Productive: “My dizziness made me fall in the shower, so my spouse had to install a seat and a safety handle for me to wash…

Age-Related Memory Loss

…to recall or describe specific instances where memory loss caused problems. May pause to remember directions, but don’t get lost in familiar places. Get lost or disoriented even in familiar…