Virtual Alzheimer's Community Forum

Virtual Alzheimer’s Community Forum

More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million. Education is a powerful tool in combatting Alzheimer’s disease, which is why Richmond Behavioral Associates and the Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter are hosting an educational Virtual Alzheimer’s Community Forum. Learn about Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and Memory …

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Managing Depression During the Holidays

The holidays are typically seen as a time of happiness and celebration. However, most individuals can attest to the stress associated with this time of year, both emotionally and financially. The holiday blues can get the best of anyone. It can be particularly difficult for those already dealing with a history of depression and other …

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Why Bipolar Relapse is Higher During the Holidays

The holidays are tricky for everyone. For those with bipolar disorder, mood instability is a unique challenge over and above what the average person faces. Here are some reasons why bipolar relapse is higher during the holidays for those with bipolar disorder. More than the Holiday Madness A bipolar disorder relapse is defined as the …

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Memory Loss During the Holidays

There’s a lot to think about during the holidays, and being a caregiver for a loved one with memory loss can seem daunting. In addition to the stress and emotional toll this time of year can take, keeping everyone safe during the pandemic is an added hurdle. Despite the challenges of memory loss during the …

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5 Things People with Bipolar Disorder Want You to Know

It’s common practice in today’s society to use the term bipolar to describe everything from when a person changes their mind to the weather. Sadly, this overuse perpetuates a lot of misconceptions about bipolar disorder and mental health issues in general. For the 2.6% of Americans dealing with this condition, their experiences are authentic. Here …

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PTSD: Some Wounds Aren’t Visible

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has many names. Though we often associate it with combat veterans, PTSD can occur in people of any age, ethnicity, gender, and background. A person can have profound, lasting emotional and physical scars after experiencing a traumatic event. While some wounds aren’t visible with PTSD, hope lies in treatment, support, and …

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What’s New in Alzheimer’s Research?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in Western societies. Approximately 24 million people worldwide have this condition. With the growing prevalence of Alzheimer’s, researchers continue conducting studies to find new interventions and treatments. Here’s what’s new in Alzheimer’s research. Current Treatments, Temporary Solution. Current Alzheimer’s treatments help to temporarily improve symptoms of …

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Discerning the Difference- Bipolar Disorder and Depression

Bipolar disorder is often confused with depression mainly because it includes depressive episodes. They have other similarities that can muddy the water and cause further confusion. Discerning the difference between bipolar disorder and depression starts with understanding each’s symptoms. Bipolar and Depression Symptoms The main difference between the two is that bipolar refers to opposite …

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Bust The Myths of Bipolar Disorder

1 in 5 Americans has a mental health condition, with approximately 2 million individuals affected by bipolar disorder. There’s a lot of misconceptions about mental health in general. This can cause a lot of treatment, social and emotional-related problems. One way to fight against the stigma of bipolar disorder is to bust some of the …

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Advocating for Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease

In the time it takes to complete a few of these sentences, someone will receive an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Over 50 million people around the world are living with a form of dementia. That number is expected to soar to over 82 million before this decade ends. Prioritizing awareness is no longer an option. Across the world this …

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