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Brain Therapy and Care

Closing the Gap between psychological and medical Care What do people do when they experience any condition that impacts their brain health and function? Such conditions can arise from neurological disease, injury, stress, or life-saving medical treatment. And can we

How and why to address emotional distress

Jane came to see me because she was worried that the intensity of her negative emotions was starting to interfere with her daily life.   She was about to enter a Ph.D. program and worried that she would not be able

Is dementia a normal part of aging?

Have you ever wondered whether your memory is normal, what is the difference between a normally aging brain and a brain that develops dementia? Am I at risk of developing dementia or is dementia inevitable? Let’s look at the easy

The best treatment for post-concussion syndrome- Meet Mary

Mary contacted me because of the unabating symptoms of concussion.  Her injury was not a serious one, and she had not suffered any loss of consciousness but certainly felt dazed and disoriented for some time after hitting her head. As these

Is depression a normal part of aging?

Many people believe that depression is a natural part of normal aging.  You are not alone if you worry about this. But, the short answer is: NO. Rather, challenging life events can increase the risk of developing depression. And these

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What is Fatigue?

Fatigue has a few definitions. It is the awareness of reduced capacity to do a physical or mental activity OR the subjective sense of reduced or lack of energy (i.e. lassitude). Either way, fatigue is considered a subjective experience. As

Healthy versus secondary Ageing: What’s the difference?

Ageing happens to all organisms, and to all body parts, including the brain. How we age can have an impact on a person’s quality of life. Whenever aging process includes disease processes, we call it secondary or pathological ageing. “Pathological”

Emotions- why do we need them, and what when things go wrong

People likely already know, we can experience positive and negative emotions, and what and how we experience these emotions will fluctuate throughout the day, week, and over time- this is part of our normal functioning. Emotions are a barometer of

Emotional Distress and Symptom Management following Injury and Disease

Our emotional well-being and quality of life depend on how well we can function in our world.   When our daily life is disrupted by a major injury like a brain injury, or disease, recovery can be a challenging road ahead,

What is Dementia?

Dementia is a summary term for disease-related processes that interfere with normal brain functioning via decreasing a person’s capacity for cognitive processing (decreasing, for example, memory, and reasoning). There are different types of dementia, the most common of which is