Help for Individuals with Parents in a Nursing Home

As your parents get up in years, they will face a variety of challenges that will be difficult for them and for you. Many have gone the route of finding a nursing home where their parents will be able to get the care that is needed as they age and as they face new challenges.

 

It is important for you to be as involved as possible in the care that your parents are receiving in the nursing home. You may not be able to spend all of your time there, but make sure that you are visiting often and that the doctors and caretakers know who you are. The more often they see you, the more likely they are to tell you things that are going on with your parents. If you can establish a good relationship with the caretakers and medical professionals who work in the facility, your parents are likely to get the best care possible.

You want to be fully aware of the medication and medical treatments that your parents receive. There is usually a nursing home MAR that contains information about the type of medication your parents have been prescribed and have taken. Make sure that you fully understand the type of medication they are taking and make sure your questions get answered. Take time to find out more about the conditions that your parents may have and learn about the variety of treatments that are available. It is extremely important to be proactive when it comes to the medical care they receive.

It is good to remember that emotional and mental health is just as important as physical health. This may require that you take your parents on outings if it is possible and provide them with friendship and entertainment. Of course, the type of activities your parents will be able to engage in will depend on their circumstances. Also, the amount of time that you have to dedicate to their care will depend on your circumstances. However, do the best you can to give them the emotional and mental support they need.

Easy Ways to Beat Depression

Depression is a common symptom that affects people who have various medical problems. If you’re suffering from depression that’s caused by psychiatry problems, there are easy ways to beat the behavior patterns. A practical defensive strategy for depression should involve proper daily routines, efficient exercise, and many hours of sleep.

Design Practical Routines

Because breakfast is a very important meal, it can help patients who are dealing with depression. In order to use breakfast to resolve depression symptoms, you must select food items that provide proper nutrition. This strategy is effective, as proper nutrition can enhance mood patterns throughout the day. If you need help picking suitable breakfast items, consider anything that has fiber or grains, and you can wash these products down with a cold glass of milk or a delicious cup of juice.

Exercise

By exercising on a regular basis, you can maintain general mood swings. In order to implement exercise procedures, you’ll have to focus, and this process will help you avoid typical behavior patterns that cause severe levels of depression.

The process of designing an easy exercise routine is simple because there are many practical options for patients who enjoy indoor and outdoor activities. Yoga equipment, bar bells, and exercise balls can help you workout in a residential environment, and you can burn calories outdoors by jogging around your neighborhood or by trying various sports.

Sleep

Proper sleep can enhance your mood so that you can avoid many minor problems that can lead to dramatic depression symptoms throughout the day. In order to get enough sleep, you must manage your mood by following a practical routine that involves healthy food and strategic exercise.

If you need more strategies for depression, consider pursuing psychiatry resource information. In many cases, you could also gather information about depression by consulting a doctor.

Technology Takes Another Leap.. Way Forward..An Emotional Wellness App To Fight Stress Makes Its Way In Our Lives

A really welcome launch of an emotional wellness app which I feel is the need of the hour.
The really hectic way of lifestyle and the ever increasing competition at work place is taking its toll on most of us. In India and I believe in certain other parts of the world too emotional distress is immediately linked to mental illness and hence a very big stigma is attached to it. Most people go in a denial mode that all is fine till a stage reaches where things worsen and then they reluctantly go for consultation.

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This App allows you to seek help at a click.There are some basic self help measures by which you can monitor your stress levels.

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Emotional distress covers a wide range like anxiety, work stress, work-life balance, conflicts or fights at work.
Then there is performance anxiety, public speaking, exam and interview anxiety.
Also very prevalent these days are marriage related problems, divorce and break up, family problems and issues related to children.

Very much on the rise are cases of depression and sadness, dealing with grief and loss, financial worries and sleep issues and many many more.
The app helps you deal with all of these with some simple do it yourself measures and also gives you the luxury to connect with eminent experts with whom you can connect 24×7 without having to actually go to them. They monitor your progress all along as they guide you with their expert advice. So the app helps you overcome your problems in complete secrecy.
The founder of WayForward is Dr Navya Singh, award winning clinical psychologist and researcher at Columbia University, New York.The other eminent experts on the panel are Prof.Lata McGinnis, Global CBT expert, past president of International association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Chair Indian CBT Association, Dr A K Singh, Director,Reknowned Neurosurgeon, Max Health Care, Angeleena Kaur,Psychologist, Dr Lisa Napolitano,Clinical Psychologist, International mind fullness and CBT expert and Ms Devika Venkatachalam, Psychologist, speciality Children and Adolescents. They are ably assisted by a team of other experts who are with you 24×7.
I think it is a wonderful concept to be able to overcome your emotional problems without getting a stigma attached to it in the privacy of your own.

You can visit their website and download the app and I am sure you and your near ones will benefit from the same.

 

Self Healing Workshop by Dr. Rangana Choudhuri

If we look around us closely, we would find a lot of people who are true living inspirations, there is a lot to learn from their lives, their journey and their experiences. I recently had an opportunity to meet one such lady, Dr Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri. She is the founder of Vitality Living College, Vitality Leadership and Vitality Living, transforms lives through emotional well-being, personal development and spiritual growth seminars and trainings with international certification as well as one to one sessions.

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Self healed from cancer, dys-functional reproductive system and chronic pain using alternate therapy and then left her highly paid career to develop a 7 step coaching system and created the life she wanted and now travels around them world-wide helping others to heal and transform from within and create the life, health, relationships and wealth they desire. According to her poor health is related to emotional stress and trauma, suppressing emotions can lead to diseases and hence she insists on healing oneself by controlling emotions and stress. She teaches EFT(Emotional Freedom Techniques) for the same. EFT is now used worldwide by millions and clears emotional stress and upsets. The technique has been clinically shown to reduce depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, phobias, pain, cravings, grief, fear, hurt, guilt as well as negative memories. Once negativity is cleared it creates a feeling of well being and calmness.

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EFT combines tapping on acupressure points while repeating specific phrases relating to stress and emotional traumas. The technique integrates ancient wisdom and the science of acupuncture with modern day psychology without the need of needles.

Negative emotions cause a disruption of the body’s energy system. By tapping on the acupuncture points and saying phrases out loud EFT re-wires the energy system creating a feeling of peace, calm and letting go. In many cases after EFT, people experience a shift in thinking that is more empowering.

While attending her workshop, I saw many live examples where in people shared their issues and Dr. Rangana instantly guided them through the process of EFT. I myself have been practicing EFT ever since I attended her workshop and I recommend this strongly. Dr. Rangana keeps conducting these workshops worldwide and the information for the same can be found on their website www.vitalitylivingcollege.info. Make sure you attend her workshop next time and benefit from her healings like many others.

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For me, meeting her and attending the workshop has been a life changing experience and I look forward to many more. I truly believe that no one but we ourselves can heal us from inside and that is what matters the most, but people like Dr. Choudhury act as catalyst in making us understand the importance of self healing and also the processes for the same. In the end I leave you all with a quote “I suggest that the body and soul react to each other in sympathy. A change in the state of the soul would necessarily have an effect on the body and vice versa.” – Aristotle, 400BC

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