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Green Kitchen Offers Made-From-Scratch Meals at Haven Behavioral Hospital of Frisco

Who doesn’t like their meals made from scratch? Not only does homemade cooking remind us of home, but it is much healthier, better tasting and more cost effective to prepare. And, it is better for the environment! As patients in a hospital, we do not typically expect

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What are the Different Types of Dementia?

As we age and see ourselves or loved ones beginning to struggle with recalling either important or basic items of information, concern grows regarding the onset of dementia.  How do you know what type of dementia you or you loved one might be experiencing? The good news

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Haven Recognizes March as National Social Work Month

March was deemed National Social Work Month by the White House in 1984. Since then, each March the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) uses this as an opportunity to provide education about social issues, what social workers do and how they benefit society. In 2015, the

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Suicidality in Older Adults

The topic of suicidality causes discomfort for most individuals, but it is an especially important topic to consider in context with older adults. Suicide, typically as a result of depression, is a significant public health issue for older adults. Although depression is one of the most common

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The Winter Blues

Have you ever had a feeling of sadness during the long, cold days of winter? Were you sluggish and lethargic? If so, you could have been experiencing “the winter blues” or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a form of depression that usually diminishes in the spring

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Drink More Water – A Simple Resolution

Although the resolution to drink more water sounds simple enough, for most individuals drinking enough water each day can be a challenge. As senior citizens, the need to drink adequate amounts of water each day increases in multiple areas. In addition, many of us realize that water

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Tips to Recover from Holiday Spending

Whether you’re an AARP member or not, the holiday season brings spending temptations to the majority of Americans and, if you are like most people, you dread post-holiday bills.  Unchecked holiday spending can wreak havoc on finances, and January is the time to begin the recovery process. 

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Family Caregivers – Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays

Taking care of yourself during the holidays can seem overwhelming in addition to all of your other responsibilities.  Whether you have aging parents, family members who need regular extra attention, or have an autistic child, you need to carve time out for yourself, at all times, but

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10 Tips to Keep Your Holidays Special and NOT Stressful

It’s that time again! If you are like me, holidays can be both joyful and awful.  The idea of peace on earth, celebration, cheer, family, friends and nostalgia is joyous. However, the idea of crowds, commercialism, my empty wallet, putting up Christmas lights, cleaning my house to

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Haven Behavioral and Vericare – Collaboration for Improving Continuity of Care

Haven Behavioral Hospital and Vericare have collaborated to provide a continuum of care when older patients require a higher level of mental health treatment. Vericare, a leader in gero-psychology and gero-psychiatry, aligns with respected, long-term care facilities nationwide to provide compassionate care and multidisciplinary behavioral interventions to

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