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Anxiety and Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer's DiseaseFor many older adults, the reality of developing Alzheimer’s Disease in their lifetime is growing, which means for many grown children, so are the chances of them having to care for a parent with Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and roughly one out of ten people over the age of 65 are diagnosed with it each year.

About five million people in the U.S. currently live with Alzheimer’s, with that number expected to rise to sixteen million people in the next 25 years. An estimated two-thirds of people with Alzheimer’s are women.

Even though more and more research is done every year to track down the causes of Alzheimer’s and work towards a cure, the conversation around Alzheimer’s is often hushed or is drowned out by the noise of so many other diseases and conditions seeking their own support for research and treatment.

When it comes to topic of anxiety, talking about Alzheimer’s is a must.
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Turmeric Health Properties: The New Anti-Depressant?

4 Comments – Posted in: Anxiety, Medications, Stress

TurmericMany people are suffering from anxiety and depression all over the world. Some of them don’t even have the means to get the therapy and the medication they need.

But what if there were a common spice that can be as effective as the usual prescription drugs prescribed for anxiety – without the side effects and the overwhelming cost?

A recent study has found that turmeric curcumin can possibly be as effective as Prozac.

Because there are so many studies being carried out on turmeric’s potency in treating a huge host of health issues, turmeric’s new found anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties might become an effective substitute to strong antidepressant drugs.

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Anxiety and Insomnia: 8 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

5 Comments – Posted in: Anxiety, Stress

InsomniaIf sleepless nights are your main complaint, then you are not alone.

Insomnia is cited as being the cause of at least $63 billion in lost productivity from the American workforce on an annual basis due to lowered productivity from fatigue.

It has been reported that between 30 – 35% of adults express symptoms of insomnia at some point in their lifetimes.
The symptoms of insomnia include:

  • Exhaustion
  • A reduced attention span
  • A higher likelihood of making mistakes
  • Changes in emotional well being
  • An urge to sleep during daytime hours

When coupled with anxiety, insomnia can have even more devastating effects, as those who live with anxiety already spend much of their waking hours dealing with mental and physical stressors.
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Physiotherapy, Anxiety and Mental Illness

3 Comments – Posted in: Anxiety, Mental Health

Physical Therapy for Mental HealthGood mental health is extremely important for your well-being and for the well-being of your loved ones. If you don’t have good mental health you won’t be able to enjoy a healthy and happy life.

Individuals who suffer from mental illnesses like anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder etc., live a diminished quality of life. They also face huge productivity issues, because their illness prevents them from concentrating on their work.

Because of their disturbing and problematic thoughts, they often feel stressed and sick which makes their lives totally miserable.

Mental illnesses like anxiety disorders, depression and eating disorders etc., are closely associated with suicidal ideation. In addition to that such mental illnesses may also lead to drug and alcohol addictions.

It’s completely true that people who suffer from such diseases are most likely to have poor physical health. In addition to that, such individuals also face social as well as cognitive impairments.

However, if you carry out effective physical activities, you can experience a huge change in your condition in no time.
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The Un-anxious Traveller: 5 Tips to Make Planes and Trains a Breeze

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Travel – the very word either conjures up feelings of joy or dread, depending on what kind of responses it evokes in the mind when you picture planes, trains, beaches, cities, crowds of people and so on.

For those who have had bad experiences on vacation, the idea of a week or two away can be something that is approached with caution, or even avoided completely.

It’s a shame when the latter is true, because travel is a great way to experience the world first-hand, see how different cultures do things and enrich your own life.

Working as a hypnotherapist in London, I see people who are travel-shy quite regularly. The most common reason why is that they have a fear of flying, but other modes of transport – including trains, boats and even cars – can all cause people to start wondering if going away is worth the effort.
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