Assisted Living: Dealing With Everyone's Emotions

Assisted Living: Dealing With Everyone's Emotions

  • Two Non-Medical Ways To Help Guard Against Postpartum Depression

    If you're an expecting mother, or if you're hoping to become pregnant in the coming months, you've probably heard of postpartum depression. This condition affects many new mothers, leading to mood swings, depressive thoughts, anxiety, and irritability. Most doctors believe that it's brought on by a combination of changing brain chemistry after giving birth and the various societal pressures put on new moms. While there's nothing you can do that will 100% guarantee you won't develop postpartum depression, there are a few steps you can take to decrease your risk.

  • How To Overcome Heroin Addiction With Relapse Prevention Groups

    Heroin is one of the most powerful drugs on the streets. Addicts abuse this drug by smoking it, snorting it, and injecting it. IV injection is one of the most damaging ways to abuse heroin. This drug can destroy your relationships, your reputation, and your ability to hold down a job. It also hurts you emotionally and physically. For these reasons, heroin is very hard to overcome without help. Over 90 percent of addicts in recovery are going to relapse at some point.

  • Urgent Versus Emergency Care: A Guide to Knowing Where to Go When a Migraine Occurs

    When you are in sudden pain, it is not always easy to know where you should seek medical care on the weekends when you cannot see your regular doctor. For instance, a sudden headache may be symptomatic of a migraine, but when this type of headache is new to you, you could easil​y worry that you are having a more serious probl​em, such as a stroke or aneurysm. If you need to be sure that you are getting the most appropriate care for a migraine headache, especially if your current headache seems like the worst one you have ever had, the following information will be quite helpful.

  • Research Finds That Cats Cause More Allergies Than Dogs

    Bringing a dog or cat into your family can be an extremely rewarding experience. Cats and dogs account for over 161 million pets in American homes, according to the American Academy of Allergy and Asthma Immunology. Unfortunately, millions of pet caregivers are allergic to their pets. What's more, research has found that cats cause more allergies than dogs. What Causes Allergies to Pets The allergen that causes a reaction in susceptible people is found in the saliva, sweat, and urine of the pet.

  • Tis The Season For Dental Problems: 3 Ways Your Dentist Can Help With Holiday Tooth Woes

    If the holiday weekend left you with serious dental problems, it's time to talk to your cosmetic dentist. Your dentist will be able to repair a myriad of dental problems that you and your family might have experienced while you were busy having fun with friends and family. If you, or your family, have suffered any of the following dental troubles during the holidays, contact a cosmetic dentist as soon as possible.

  • About Me

    Assisted Living: Dealing With Everyone's Emotions

    The decision to move one of my parents into assisted living was one of the most difficult I have ever made. I had extreme feelings of guilt that led to me being at the facility with my parent practically around the clock. It took a few months before I realized that I could not let my own life fall apart from the guilt I was feeling. I also learned that my parent was fine without me constantly hovering around. Since that time, I have had several friends express similar feelings of guilt. I started this blog to help others in the same situation understand not only their feelings about assisted living, but those of their parents.