So THAT’S The Difference Between Alzheimer’s And Dementia

Seeing someone you love like a parent or grandparent experience memory loss can be crushing. However, just because someone starts having slip-ups doesn’t automatically mean they’re showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease. It could, of course, be nothing. Or cognitive confusion or decline could be more of a sign of dementia ― which isn’t the same thing as Alzheimer’s, despite what many people might think. Although there’s an overlap between the two, there are some important differences to note. Below is information on how dementia and Alzheimer’s vary, so you can…

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Can CBD Really Help You Sleep Better?

Nothing makes me more jealous than hearing people talk about sleep. I’ve struggled with sleep for as long as I can remember, and I’ve tried just about everything to get more of it: Regular exercise, meditation, solid sleep hygiene, melatonin and magnesium, to name a few. Some of it has certainly helped, but only for certain periods of time when I didn’t have much on my mind. As soon as I found something to worry about, all hope was lost. That no-tech-before-bedtime rule plus a melatonin tablet didn’t get me…

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Jon Hamm Nails Why It’s So Hypocritical To Shame Therapy

Jon Hamm is calling B.S. on the negative attitudes associated with seeking mental health help. In a new interview on the show “In Depth With Graham Bensinger,” the actor talked about going to therapy and taking medication for depression and why he thinks it should be normalized. “I mean, sometimes that’s what you need,” he said. “It’s got the most interesting stigma. People think if you break your ankle, you’re not expected to just walk it off. But if your brain chemistry is somehow a little tweaked, you’re somehow expected…

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11 Effective Amazon Products For Anxiety, According To Reviewers

More than 18 percent of Americans live with stress and anxiety. That’s a whole lot of people who are dealing with symptoms like insomnia, chronic pain, restlessness and depression every day. Though we know there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to anxiety, there are solutions that can help manage the symptoms. From CBD oil for pain and wellness, to weighted blankets for better sleep, there are so many innovative ways to deal with anxiety today. We believe that those 40 million Americans deserve better. That’s why we’ve found what we believe are some…

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7 Questions You Should Ask Your Mom About Her Health ASAP

When it comes to assessing your risk for a variety of health conditions and diseases, your parents can provide a wealth of information that can help doctors to treat you correctly. This is especially true for your mom and her side of the family tree. Not all health problems have a genetic component, but understanding more about your maternal health history can help you to understand your own body better and make predictions for the future. But first, you need to ask the right questions. Below are the inquiries health…

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Netflix’s ‘Afflicted’ And The Constant Misunderstanding Around Chronic Illness

“Afflicted,” a Netflix docuseries aimed at highlighting rare chronic illnesses, received backlash after its debut on the streaming service last month. Some of those loudest in their criticism? The people living with illnesses who were profiled on the show. The cast members of “Afflicted” said they were asked to participate in a show that would highlight rare chronic diseases through a “compassionate lens.” However, several of the show’s subjects said they were misled by filmmakers. In essays collected by Medium, those members of the cast take issue with how their conditions were…

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Think You’ve Got Food Poisoning? Here’s How To Really Tell

Fighting off food poisoning is bad enough, but believing mistruths about it can make your sickness go from bad to worse. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control And Prevention, an estimated 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die each year from foodborne illnesses. If food is not washed or cooked thoroughly, certain germs that live in or on it can cause sickness, explained Maryam Mahmood, assistant professor of medicine and infectious disease consultant at Mayo Clinic. “These germs can also be transferred from one…

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To Prevent Suicide, We Need To Do More Than Just Share A Hotline Number

I couldn’t begin tell you what my old home phone number was before I moved. It takes me a moment to recall my mom’s cell on the rare occasion I have to dial it. But I can easily recite the suicide hotline number on command. Part of this, of course, is because I’ve been a mental health reporter for five years, so it’s embedded into my memory. Lately, however, the reason why it’s so ingrained in my brain is because of the tragic suicides of prominent figures like Anthony Bourdain and…

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Adult Shamed For Living With His Parents Has Epic Clapback

Sure, millennials have it easier than Generation X in many ways, but there’s one aspect no one can deny it getting harder for the younger generation: housing. A recent two-year investigation into intergenerational fairness in Britain, showed that the amount of 25 to 34-year-olds that own their own home has more than halved in some regions over the last 35 years, The Guardian report. Millennials – that’s those born between 1981 and 2000 – are half as likely to own a home at the age of 30 as baby boomers – those…

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After Struggling To Find Work, Woman With A Rare Genetic Syndrome Opens Bakery For Dogs

The doors of Yadi’s Yummies, a store that serves treats for dogs (and their humans), officially opened in Saint Peters, Mo., on Saturday, and the story behind the new go-to stop for dog lovers is incredibly inspirational. Jessica Eisenbeis was having a tough time trying to find employment after she finished school because of a rare genetic condition called Rubinstein Taybi syndrome. According to her “About Our Chef” page, the syndrome affects the way she learns. So Eisenbeis, who was considered unemployable by other businesses because of her special needs, decided to open…

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