Author Archives: Marilyn Langeman

Prescribing nature: Research suggests the outdoors are good for your mental health

A growing body of research suggests that being outdoors can benefit mental health and boost memory, improve cardiovascular health and help us live longer. Additional studies find that nature lowers cortisol, the body’s stress hormone. With that research in hand, doctors in parts of Canada have … Continue reading

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Temple Grandin Wants Us to Think Differently About Kids Who Think Differently

“Don’t put me on the McDonald’s takeout window,” Temple Grandin said over Zoom from her home in Fort Collins, Colo. “Not going to do very well there — can’t multitask, cannot follow long strings of verbal instruction.” It’s a little … Continue reading

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‘Schizophrenia’ Still Carries a Stigma. Will Changing the Name Help?

Many people with or connected to the mental illness approve of updating the name, a new survey shows. But some experts are not convinced it’s the answer. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/20/health/schizophrenia-name-change.html?action=click&algo=bandit-all-surfaces_impression_cut_3&block=more_in_recirc&fellback=false&imp_id=792046790&impression_id=b2c3e361-62a9-11ec-94c1-ed6a591c6e85&index=1&pgtype=Article&pool=more_in_pools%2Fhealth&region=footer&req_id=796525500&surface=eos-more-in&variant=0_bandit-all-surfaces_impression_cut_3

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New treatment for depression without drugs

A promising new treatment for depression Depression remains the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting almost 300 million people, half of whom can’t find lasting relief from drugs or therapy. But a new experimental treatment using a fast-acting approach with … Continue reading

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Tony Bennett’s last concert

Despite his Alzheimer’s Tony Bennett prepares to perform with Lady Gaga.

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People With Anxiety Perceive The World In A Fundamentally Different Way

People who still believe the outdated notion that mental health conditions are “all in a person’s head” have yet another reason to stop believing the myth: According to a new study in the journal Current Biology, those with anxiety perceive the … Continue reading

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A Place Called Pluto – life with Alzheimer’s

The author of the book “On Pluto” is written by Greg O’Brien about his experience living with Alzheimer’s. The 10-minute video illustrates the effects on his whole family.

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7 Early Warning Signs of Dementia You Shouldn’t Ignore

What to watch for • Difficulty with everyday tasks. • Repetition. • Communication problems. • Getting lost. • Personality changes. • Confusion about time and place. • Troubling behavior.

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What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an … Continue reading

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How your memory works — and why forgetting is totally OK

Lisa Genova, author of Remember and Still Alice does a TED talk and answers questions in this 23-minute utube video.  

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