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Bethany D. Last, LCSW, ACM Joins Haven Behavioral Hospital’s Intake Department

Haven Behavioral Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Bethany D. Last, LCSW, ACM, to the Intake Department. Last received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a master of social work from Texas State University in San Marcos. She

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Immune System and Alzheimer’s

A recent study from Stanford’s School of Medicine found that Alzheimer’s disease could be prevented and/or reversed by paying attention to a single cell in the brain called microglia. This study was published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation and examined the effects of boosting brain immunity

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June: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

The Alzheimer’s Association has declared the month of June to be Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and has invited us to go purple. The goal is to create insight about the brain, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Alzheimer’s disease is a depressive disorder that attacks the brain’s

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Karla Felter, RN, Named Clinical Liaison for Haven of Frisco

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Frisco is pleased to announce the addition of Karla Felter, RN, as Clinical Liaison. Felter is a highly skilled psychiatric nurse with 18 years of inpatient behavioral health experience. Felter spent 10 years as Nurse Manager for the acute psychiatric adult population at

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New Stats in Alzheimer’s Disease

The Alzheimer’s Association recently released new facts and figures regarding the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States population. According to a recent study by the Chicago Health and Aging Project that focused on chronic health diseases in older people, approximately 5.3 million Americans of varying

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Personality Disorders

As the American population ages, the need for mental and behavioral care increases and awareness of psychological needs is as important as attention to physical changes. Psychological needs often reflect personality issues in the form of a disorder.  According to the Mayo Clinic, a personality disorder is

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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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