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Making dementia a political weapon has far-reaching, stigmatizing effects.
Experts share what’s normal and when you should be concerned.
Many Nevadans are struggling when it comes to mental health. Death by suicide rates are up for ages 18-24, and for those over 65. The 988 system is designed as a lifeline for people in crisis, and it has been in place for nearly a year.
Alzheimer's disease—the most common type of dementia—affects roughly one in nine people age 65 and older in the U.S., the Alzheimer's Association reports. And many people experience mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as they age, which can be "a midway point between normal cognitive aging and dementia," Brenna Renn, PhD and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, tells Best Life.
Alma is an online directory platform that streamlines the process of finding licensed mental health providers in your area who are accepting patients and insurance for in-person or virtual therapy.
The antidote to doom-scrolling yourself into oblivion? Senior living TikTok. Senior living accounts on TikTok allow people who live in assisted living facilities to share their knowledge, experience, and humor with the world. While it's unclear just how many of these accounts exist, the hashtag #seniorliving has been used 103.6 million times, and the hashtag #seniorlivingcommunity has been used 8.9 million times.
If your loved one is having a tough time with their finances, these expert tips can help you manage the situation — and your stress.
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