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3 Tips on Helping a Loved One After a Loss

3 Tips on Helping a Loved One After a Loss

I got married on October 3, 1992, in almost pitch darkness. I had always wanted an evening wedding with candlelight. Aside from the romantic …

Dementia, Caring for You & Your Loved One

Dementia, Caring for You & Your Loved One

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be exhausting and frustrating.  Nancy’s House guests who have been taking care of parents or spouses with …

Tips on Enhancing Your Therapy

Tips on Enhancing Your Therapy

As many as 15 million people seek therapy every year.  Reasons may vary. Some have been through a traumatic experience that has left them unable to …

A GOOD Day in the Life of Alzheimer’s

A GOOD Day in the Life of Alzheimer’s

So after spending Sunday afternoon with my mother and my daughter, I realized that the October article was due to the publisher of FamilyAffaires.com …

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Early Signs of Shutting Down in School

Early Signs of Shutting Down in School

Shutting down in school is a real issue. Anxiety over a child’s school-based problems can start very early. When I wrote The Shut-Down Learner I was primarily envisioning a disconnected, turned-off teenager. …

How to Handle a Health Crisis with a Special Needs Child

How to Handle a Health Crisis with a Special Needs Child

Handling a health crisis with a special needs child can be extremely difficult and challenging.  There are so many things to think about and be sensitive to for our special needs children. FamilyAffaires.com …

Tips on Taking Your Special Needs Child to the Dentist

Tips on Taking Your Special Needs Child to the Dentist

Taking your special needs child to the dentist can be a traumatic experience both for you and your child.  With a little planning and research much of the unnecessary stress can melt away. Learn from …

Autism, The Seasons of Change

Autism, The Seasons of Change

As with the seasons, sometimes children with autism will change their directions.  This is totally normal.  Recently we posted a video blog about "Perseveration". The exact opposite of what FamilyAffaires.com …

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Tips on Enhancing Your Therapy

Tips on Enhancing Your Therapy

As many as 15 million people seek therapy every year.  Reasons may vary. Some have been through a traumatic experience that has left them unable to navigate through life. Some may be seeking for a clearer understanding …

Coping Post Transplant Surgery

Coping Post Transplant Surgery

My patient, 15 year old Alex had been waiting for his second liver transplant surgery for 14 months. Away from their home, family and routines, Alex and his single mother Michelle patiently waited at the Ronald McDonald …

Being a Woman: Reaching for My Authentic Self

Being a Woman: Reaching for My Authentic Self

My platform is about teaching women how to love themselves and how to reach their most authentic self.  At this year’s Pennsylvania’s Conference for Women I heard again that startlingly statistic of how many women …

Managing Holiday Stress

Managing Holiday Stress

We are just two weeks shy of our annual dosage of holiday stress.  Just the thought of it may make our pulses race, give us feelings of anxiety and make us short tempered. For so many the holidays are a season filled …

When’s The Best Time for a Flu Shot?

When’s The Best Time for a Flu Shot?

“Mid-September is usually the best time to get a flu shot, but it’s never too late,” says David Condoluci, DO, Chief Patient Safety & Quality Officer for Kennedy University Hospital, Stratford, NJ. “If you …

3 Tips to Help See Life’s Big Picture

3 Tips to Help See Life’s Big Picture

Imagine going on vacation to Hawaii and all you get to see is the pool area. While the pool area is quite nice, there is much more to Hawaii than just the pool outside of your hotel room. Knowing that there is much more …

A Guide to Medicare Basics- During Open Enrollment Season

A Guide to Medicare Basics- During Open Enrollment Season

Medicare’s many components may seem daunting to anyone approaching retirement age or even to those already enrolled in Medicare. Yet individuals need to educate themselves on their options since the program provides …

Helping the Homeless-Pathways to HousingPA

Helping the Homeless-Pathways to HousingPA

When looking at a homeless person in the street, what comes to mind is "oh my, that person must not want to work or must be lazy", when the reality is, that person is probably dealing with a mental illness that has …