Mental health problems originate in your brain and can affect your whole body. For mental health awareness week, from October 1-7, we want to raise awareness that your doctor can be your first resource when you think you’re facing a mental illness. And if you are, home care in Oakville can support you while you learn to cope and recover. Here are some of the symptoms you should talk to your doctor about. Read More »
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) reports that “By age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness.” The most common mental illnesses in seniors are dementia, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, and depression. In most cases, an older adult loved one can confuse the signs of mental illness as normal symptoms of old age, resulting in a lack of treatment.
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Anger management services are an increasingly in-demand form of therapy, especially for parents dealing with children struggling to develop healthy communication skills. These services can be provided in-office by an experienced anger management therapist, or conveniently at-home. If you’re considering at-home anger management services for your loved one, consider these six benefits the therapy can provide: Read More »
Over the last decade, mental health has become a much bigger part of the conversation when it comes to an individual’s overall health and wellness. This positive recognition has allowed mental health diagnosis, treatments, and therapies to become more accepted and accessible. While this change is important for people of all ages, caregivers need to be particularly diligent when watching for mental health changes in senior loved ones. Read More »
Sometimes all it takes is a few minutes. That’s all you need every day. Just a few minutes to help improve your mental health. It’s amazing how little time we need for self-care but how so few of us actually do it. Some people don’t bother with self-care because they feel that they do not need it; in their minds, they are completely healthy and self-care would be an indulgent waste of time. Read More »
“Don’t pay attention when Nana talks like that; she is just a little funny in the head; she is old”- Since time immemorial, this is how people would speak of those living with mental health issues. The lucky ones with loving families were treated with mild amusement and reluctant tolerance; the unlucky ones were ignored, marginalized, or institutionalized. Thankfully, society’s view of mental health alzheimer’s and dementia have progressed by leaps and bounds, particularly in the last decade. Public awareness and education has made it easier for people to open about their condition and to seek help. But, work still needs to be done as many still suffer in silence. Read More »