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Effective Communication - HelpGuide.org
Posted: (53 years ago) Effective communication skill 1: Become an engaged listener. When communicating with others, we often focus on what we should say. However, effective communication is less about talking and more about listening. Listening well means not just understanding the words or the information being communicated, but also understanding the emotions the ...
Mental Health in the Workplace - HelpGuide.org
Posted: (53 years ago) Workplace risk factors for mental health. Common work-related challenges that can negatively impact your mental health include: Long, inflexible hours, short-staffing due to cutbacks or unfilled vacancies, or an ever-increasing workload. Working remotely with no clear separation between work and personal time.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Behavior Management
Posted: (53 years ago) This is called “sundowning.”. There are two aspects to sundowning. First, confusion, over-stimulation, and fatigue during the day may result in restlessness at night. And second, some Alzheimer’s patients develop a fear of the dark, perhaps because of the lack of familiar daytime noises and activity.
Long COVID: Symptoms and Help for COVID Long Haulers
Posted: (53 years ago) Difficulty thinking straight (brain or COVID “fog”) Sleep disruption —ranging from sleeping too much to insomnia. Depression. Anxiety. PTSD. Changes in mood, extreme emotions. Altered smell and taste. The nature and extent of symptoms can vary greatly from one person to another.
Elder Scams and Senior Fraud Abuse - HelpGuide.org
Posted: (53 years ago) Elder fraud cost Americans over the age of 60 more than $966 million in 2020, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Here and in other countries, it’s a growing problem as criminals increasingly use online scams to target older adults, especially those who are living alone. Scams and fraud can have an obvious effect ...
Helping Someone with Depression - HelpGuide.org
Posted: (53 years ago) Having patience is important. Even with optimal treatment, recovery from depression doesn’t happen overnight. Lead by example. Encourage the person to lead a healthier, mood-boosting lifestyle by doing it yourself: maintain a positive outlook, eat better, avoid alcohol and drugs, exercise, and lean on others for support.
Helping Someone with PTSD - HelpGuide.org
Posted: (53 years ago) Tip 5: Deal with volatility and anger. PTSD can lead to difficulties managing emotions and impulses. In your loved one, this may manifest as extreme irritability, moodiness, or explosions of rage. People suffering from PTSD live in a constant state of physical and emotional stress.
Support Groups: Types, Benefits, and What to Expect
Posted: (53 years ago) At a support group, you’ll learn coping skills from people who’ve found success using them first-hand. You might learn tips on meditating, journaling, or things you wouldn’t have otherwise considered. You might also pick up new ways to set healthy boundaries and function better. Grow through shared experiences.
Autism at Work - HelpGuide.org
Posted: (53 years ago) How to File a Charge of Employment Discrimination. In the U.S.: Autism Society National Helpline at 1-800-328-8476 or find support groups at the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE). UK: Find help and support at The National Autistic Society. Canada: Find support and programs at Autism Canada or call 1-800-983-1795.
How to Get Out of an Abusive Relationship - HelpGuide.org
Posted: (53 years ago) Identify safe areas of the house. Know where to go if your abuser attacks or an argument starts. Avoid small, enclosed spaces without exits (such as closets or bathrooms) or rooms with weapons (such as the kitchen). If possible, head for a room with a phone and an outside door or window. Come up with a code word.
Teaching Students with ADHD - HelpGuide.org
Posted: (53 years ago) Listen quietly. Pay attention. Follow instructions. Concentrate. These are the very things kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) have a hard time doing—not because they aren’t willing, but because their brains won’t let them. That doesn’t make teaching them any easier, of course.
Helping Someone with an Eating Disorder - HelpGuide.org
Posted: (53 years ago) Showering, bathing, or running water after eating to hide the sound of purging. Using excessive amounts of mouthwash, breath mints, or perfume to disguise the smell of vomiting. Taking laxatives, diuretics, or enemas. Periods of fasting or compulsive, intense exercising, especially after …
Stress Management - HelpGuide.org
Posted: (53 years ago) Effective stress management helps you break the hold stress has on your life, so you can be happier, healthier, and more productive. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun—and the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on.
Tips for Managing Adult ADHD - HelpGuide.org
Posted: (53 years ago) Sleep deprivation can increase symptoms of adult ADHD, reducing your ability to cope with stress and maintain focus during the day. Simple changes to daytime habits go a long way toward ensuring solid nightly sleep. Avoid caffeine late in the day. Exercise vigorously and regularly, but not within an hour of bedtime.
Sleep Tips for Older Adults - HelpGuide.org
Posted: (53 years ago) Have a light snack such as low-sugar cereal, yogurt, or warm milk. Cut down on sugary foods. Eating a diet high in sugar and refined carbs such as white bread, white rice, pasta, and French fries can cause wakefulness at night and pull you out of the deep, restorative stages of sleep.
Independent Living for Seniors - HelpGuide.org
Posted: (53 years ago) Independent living is simply any housing arrangement designed exclusively for older adults, generally those aged 55 and over. Housing varies widely, from apartment-style living to single-family detached homes. In general, the housing is friendlier to aging adults, often being more compact, with easier navigation and no maintenance or yard work ...
Helping Someone with Schizophrenia - HelpGuide.org
Posted: (53 years ago) Helping someone with schizophrenia tip 1: Encourage treatment and self-help. Encouraging treatment and self-help is a cornerstone of helping a loved one with schizophrenia. While medication is an important element of schizophrenia treatment, your loved one’s recovery depends on other factors as well. Self-help strategies such as changing to a ...
Helping Someone with a Drug Addiction - HelpGuide.org
Posted: (53 years ago) Offer to sit with your loved one while they call a helpline or accompany them to a doctor’s appointment, counseling session, or peer support group meeting. Ensure they address any co-occurring issues. The problems that triggered your loved one’s drug use in the first place will still be there once they get sober.