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Caring for Someone With Dementia During Coronavirus

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Arizona currently has 140,000 cases of dementia and we also have the nation’s highest growth rate. Living with dementia at any time brings everyday challenges for that person and those around them. Coronavirus is making daily life much harder which may cause them to feel anxious, scared or lonely. Senior Helpers, a national leader in professional...

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Parenting During a Pandemic: Tending to a Child's Mental Health

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Assessing and supporting a child’s well-being can be challenging, even under the most ideal circumstances. It can become even more challenging – and even more important  – given the fear and feelings of isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic. Understanding how to encourage and support healthy emotional and behavioral habits in your children can help them establish sound mental health now and for the future.  

Assessing Behavior:

The first step in spotting and understanding emotional needs in your child is assessing their wellbeing. These tips can help guide how you perceive and evaluate their...

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COVID-19 in AZ: a Q&A with Dr. James Loo

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We all have questions about COVID-19. But more specifically, we want to read about COVID within the context of where we live. We went ahead and asked one of our favorite local docs, Dr. James Loo, what he is seeing, what he thinks about testing in the Valley, and what he feels optimistic about.

Are you seeing cases of COVID personally?

Yes, we have had three patients test positive in our practice and we...

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Managing Stress and Anxiety While Working From Home With a Partner

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Due to the spread of COVID-19, your home has likely become your office. And if you are living with your significant other, it is likely becoming theirs as well. While couples spend a lot of time together, they normally don’t work together, and the sudden change may put strains on your relationship. However, try these methods to keep the peace.

Maintain your routine. Most of the time, our and our partner’s work and life are separated, but being forced to work from home mixes the two and will cause you to see much more of each other. This is never a bad thing, but too many changes at once can overwhelm us. Try to keep your routine...

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COVID-19: Surviving and Moving Forward

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Narrative medicine, a medical approach taught by award-winning local expert, teacher, author and cancer survivor Sandra Marinella, focuses on writing to heal from illness, trauma or loss. Marinella currently teaches at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, where her story-sharing and writing methods have been shown to dramatically improve moods, reduce stress, increase well-being and decrease pain...

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