Dear Doc Column 1-27-18 Dear Doc, I’ve just turned 75 and the old brain isn’t like it used to be. I keep forgetting where I’ve parked. I forget names, lose things, forget to take my pills, and have been re-watching movies, forgetting I’ve already seen them. Any recommendations to keep me going? Hello, and thanks […]
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“This made no sense to me, probably because I speak English and [had] never had a brain injury [before].” — Tiny Fey You’ve just spent the night in the emergency room. Perhaps you’re the patient, or maybe the patient is someone you love, but it doesn’t matter. The night is a whirlwind of memories, and […]
Maybe it’s your mother who has Alzheimer’s, or it’s your husband who had a stroke and needs extra care. Their memory is failing. They repeat themselves in conversations, get lost when they leave the house, can’t hold onto new information or memories, won’t shower without a lot of convincing, and at times (and this is […]
Dear Doc Column 1-23-18. Dear Doc, they talk about insomnia all the time, but I have the opposite problem: I sleep too much. I need 14 hours a night minimum just to function during the day, and even then I end up taking at least two naps/day. What’s wrong with me? Sounds like you’re struggling […]
Do you ever race through life struggling to keep up? It’s about that alarm clock going off in the mornings, a quick jump in the shower, an even quicker rush through breakfast, and the oh-so-disturbing traffic on your way to work when you’re running late. It’s that busy “busy-ness” that pushes you through the day, […]
People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often suffer from debilitating nightmares. The dreams can be so terrifying the person is afraid to sleep. If this sounds familiar, here are six nightmare-busting methods that might help you conquer those bad dreams. (1) Talk about the nightmares. Share your dreams with someone you trust, ideally a therapist […]
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