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Late-Life Depression

Despite depression being one of the most common emotional challenges for older adults, it is not a normal part of aging.  Rather it presents within the context of events and conditions that increase the risk of depression, and these of

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Fatigue- what is it

Fatigue has a few definitions. It is the awareness of reduced capacity to do a physical or mental activity OR the subjective sense of reduced or lack of energy (i.e. lassitude). Either way, fatigue is considered a subjective experience. As

Healthy versus Pathological Aging- what’s the difference?

“Pathological” refers to a disease process. Pathological aging is thus not inevitable. But how do we actually contrast healthy versus pathological aging? You can learn about the differences including different types of dementias in an overview provided here.

Emotions- why do we need them, and what when things go wrong

People likely already know, we can experience positive and negative emotions, and what and how we experience these emotions will fluctuate throughout the day, week, and so on- this is part of our normal functioning. Emotions are a barometer of

Emotional Distress and Symptom Management following Injury and Disease

What is this blog about? Our emotional well-being and quality of life depends on how well we can function in our world.   When our daily life is disrupted by a major injury like a brain injury, or disease, recovery can

What is Dementia?

Dementia a summary term for disease related processes that interfere with normal brain functioning. Dementia is a progressive disease that causes irreversible damage to brain cells and function- it presently is incurable. Notwithstanding, treatment is available, and therefore it is

Healthy Cognitive Aging in the 21st Century: The 2nd puzzle piece to the Successful Aging Concept

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Given the fact that our aging population increases as we speak, the concept of successful aging has been a topic of interest not only to researchers but also to society at large.   According to the World Health Organization (2012), the

What happens when a spouse or partner suffers a brain injury?

There are many different types of brain injury.  They include for example concussions, stroke, brain infections, and chemo-brain. Whichever way a brain injury is sustained, it is a painful experience  –  not only for the injured person but also for

Supporting your Cognitive and Brain Health

There is in the meantime plenty of research evidence showing the benefits of physical exercise and activity.  In fact, the latter probably is stating the obvious given how mainstream and socially acceptable physical exercise has become in society.   The benefits

What is a concussion?

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Explaining “concussion” Concussion is a type of acquired brain injury. An acquired brain injury is any injury to the brain that occurs after birth, and causes can be traumatic (brain injury due to external trauma: hit to the head) or