Mental Health During the Holidays for the Elderly

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The holidays can be a challenging season for older individuals who feel alone and may be missing their own parents, siblings or friends who are either no longer living or do not live nearby anymore.  It is important for caregivers to be able to recognize the difference

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Sundowning and People with Alzheimer’s: A Challenge for Caregivers and Patients Alike

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People with Alzheimer’s disease may make a dramatic turn in the late afternoon or early evening. They may become more confused or agitated. They may pace or repeat behaviors. They may become confused about the time and place, or become more aggressive towards others. The Alzheimer’s and

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Haven Behavioral Hospital of Frisco Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Frisco recently celebrated their one year anniversary.  To honor this accomplishment of community service, a Tour & Taste event was held that offered tours of the facility, staff introductions and birthday cake. “For the past year, we have provided much needed behavioral health

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What is Lewy Body Dementia

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Everyone has heard of dementia.  But, until the recent diagnosis of Robin Williams following his death, the term Lewy Body Dementia or Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) was not commonly known. Dementia with Lewy Bodies is caused by abnormal microscopic deposits on the brain which cause damage

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Haven Behavioral Hospital Recognizes Veterans Day

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Veterans Day is a time to honor those who served our country.  Although it began on November 11, 1919 as Armistice Day to celebrate the first anniversary of the end of World War I, November 11 was deemed the official date to honor all American veterans in

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Meier Clinics Partners with Haven of Frisco


Meier Clinics and Haven Behavioral Hospital of Frisco are delighted to announce their partnership in offering a faith based program at Haven. The Meier Clinic, bringing almost 40 years of Christian outpatient behavioral healthcare experience will adapt their services to assist Haven with a Christian track for

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Pumpkin Seeds for Brain Food


Fall is in the air. Temperatures are dropping, leaves are falling and pumpkin-flavored items are abundant. While most people love the taste of pumpkin, there is now research that shows that pumpkin seeds not only taste good, but are also good for you. Pumpkin seeds are filled

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Related, But Not Interchangeable


Loss of short-term memory. Challenges with language. Impaired thinking. If these sound like symptoms of Alzheimer’s, you might be right—but not necessarily so. They’re symptoms of dementia, and Alzheimer’s is only one type of dementia. Alzheimer’s accounts for 60-70 percent of dementia cases, according to Mayo Clinic,

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

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Mental Illness Awareness and Flu Shots? October 4 through 10 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) and time to get your flu shot. How are the two related? According the National Institute for Health (NIH), one in four adults in the U.S. suffer from mental illness and about the

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National Psychotherapy Day

September 25th is a special day for the Behavioral Healthcare world; it is National Psychotherapy Day. Show your support by wearing turquoise! Psychotherapy is the common term focused on treating all mental health problems through talking with a psychiatrist, psychologist or other licensed mental health provider. Through

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