Emotional Health

#45 Healing Power of Song and Dance for Dementia

No disease of aging takes its toll on caregivers quite like dementia. This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise, Diane talks about the powers of music and dance to ease the symptoms of Dementia and deliver relief for both caregiver and sufferer. Links    Take

#44 Emotional Contagion

Have you ever noticed that you feel happy around happy people, sad around depressed people, or uneasy around anxious people? Research shows that if you spend enough time with people, their emotions will actually rub off on you. It’s called emotional contagion. And this week Diane shows how it affects caregivers and their

Diogenes Syndrome — Elder Hoarding

Diogenes Syndrome AKA: Elder Hoarding By Diane Berardi, Gerontologist Eldercare Expert   There’s something in our human nature that causes us to want to collect things. Some collect autographs, some collect coins, stamps or other memorabilia. Collecting can be fun. But as we grow older, there’s a chance our innocent pastime can turn into

#7- Can a person really die of loneliness?

Can a person really die of loneliness? This week Diane discusses new scientific research that reveals some startling discoveries. Plus, this week’s counterintuitive survival tip that could get you into hot water.

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