Dementia can be a horrifying condition that undermines the well being of sufferers and loved ones alike. It often appears as if there is nothing that can be done to help people afflicted with dementia which generates feelings of hopelessness and helplessness among sufferers of the condition and caregivers. New research which shows that holistic exercise may help people with dementia offers a more positive assessment of the possibilities in dealing with this condition.
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Stress Management and Relief
Analysis of a scientifically-based health risk assessment tool referred to as the “RealAge Test” by the online health and wellness engagement platform―Sharecare―created by Dr. Mehmet Oz and WebMD founder Jeff Arnold, has recently identified America’s top 10 most stressed out cities.
Stress early in life not only causes uncomfortable feelings for kids, it may also lead to problems later in life. Kids often share their negative feelings about being stressed too much by acting up. It is always a relief to see a kid smiling and playing when that stress is lifted. New research shows by keeping life as stress free as possible for kids you are probably also helping them achieve better mental health later in life.
Couples trying to conceive a child are often told “Relax, it will happen when you aren’t expecting it.” There is some truth to those words. A study finds that women with high stress levels may be up to twice as likely to experience long-term infertility.
The technology revolution clearly has a lot to offer to benefit mental health. There are of course a myriad of mental health professionals online who can offer immediate support for people in mental distress. And the wide availability of mental health information online can have a great impact for those interested in self-help with their emotional well being. There is also a consideration that socializing and working online has the potential to open up brain circuits which can promote mental health.
Researchers have long known that when people endure long periods of chronic stress, their risk for developing future mental health problems increases. Prior studies have shown abnormalities in the brains of people suffering from stress-related conditions, such as chronic anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – and a new study now tells us why.