Celebrating the Holidays with a Loved One with Dementia

Celebrating the Holidays with a Loved One with Dementia: A Guide for Family Caregivers

When you are a caregiver for a family member with dementia, the holidays are a mixture of many things: practical organizing and preparations, as well as a jumble of feelings and emotions. It is not uncommon for family caregivers to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or sad, as they look forward to …

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Do You Have the “Holiday Stress” Personality?

The holidays can be stressful for many people, but women tend to get the brunt of it. A 2013 study by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that women experienced a much more dramatic spike in stress levels over the holidays than men did. Researchers noted that women were much …

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Table Talk: 5 Strategies for Surviving Thanksgiving Get-Togethers

November has been a month of opposites. Many of us have been alternately pleased by the mild weather and consumed with the recent political election. No matter which side of the issues you find yourself on – there is one thing on which we can all agree – we can’t agree …

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12 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

With the holiday season starting to get in to full swing (don’t even get me started on Christmas music before Thanksgiving), we thought it would be good to kick off November with a good look at gratitude. Sure, you may say it’s not an original topic given the season and Thanksgiving …

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7 Steps For Managing Your Holiday Stress

From shopping and entertaining to budgeting and attending parties and celebrations, the holiday season is usually filled with stress and chaos.  You want everything to be perfect — and memorable — filled with comfort and joy.  But the truth is that your to-do list can seem never-ending, crowds and long …

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Healthy Living

Have a health nut on your holiday shopping list? Or do you just want to give gifts that encourage a more active and healthier lifestyle? Here are some suggestions to help you choose the perfect present, from eating right, to exercise… and even enhancing your mood!   ​Happylight Sunshine Supplement …

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Gift Guide for Fit Friends and Family

If you’re starting to put your holiday shopping list together, don’t forget to give your loved ones the gifts of health this holiday season. Not only can you give someone the encouragement to try something they’ve always talked about doing, but it’s a great start to all those New Year’s …

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4 Fall Treats That Will Wreck Your Diet

Halloween time is that magical prelude to the holidays where you can really start getting in the spirit of the season. However, with all those fuzzy fall feelings also comes a pretty evil menace to society and your waistline: Halloween and fall-themed treats. They can be found in the bowls …

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Why the Holidays Hurt Our Health

Can you believe it’s October? I feel like this happens every year, the spring and summer are a blur, then it comes time for the holiday season, and now I just so desperately want time to slow down. I want more time to enjoy the dramatic shift in seasons, to …

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Keeping the Flu Away from You

While it’s not quite the season, with kids headed back to school and fall weather starting to show its face (at least in some parts of the country), cold and flu season is soon to be upon us. Of course each year the flu season varies in length and severity, …

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