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Dear Evan Hansen: The Broadway Musical That Connects Us All

Congratulations to Dear Evan Hansen for its Tony Award nominations!  From the time I first heard Ben Platt sing “Waving Through A Window” weeks before the show even hit Broadway, I decided I had to see the show as soon as it came out.  So see it I did during previews in November 2016.  AND […]

Dementia Care, A Colorful Character with a Lot of Talent

His family noticed a change when he made a Christmas card one year the attention to detail, the colors. So we started getting him coloring books with these different kinds of prints, and he would work on it for hours and hours. Alzheimer's Reading Room Ted Polzin lives with dementia. Show More Summary

Why We Suffer | Diggin’ Deep in the Psyche with Psychotherapist Peter Michaelson

Suffering gets old, doesn't it? Still, most days we somehow muster the inspiration and drive to grab us some more. And then there's the rut-factor, stripping us of the will to creatively challenge our demons. If you've had enough, you need hope. Perhaps you'll find it in "Why We Suffer"...

Loving Town Makes Dementia Movie "His Neighbor Phil" Possible

"I couldn't help wondering what would happen if everyone opened their hearts and minds and really came to understand the trials of tribulations that come with Alzheimer's." The article below was written by Mara Botonis. Teepa Snow aShow More Summary

How Does Porn Addiction Work?

ADHD Marriage: Melissa's Favorite Posts "Of all the activities on the internet, porn has the most potential to become addictive," reports Gary Wilson, quoting a Dutch Study on the topic.  And, do you know why it's so hard to do research...Show More Summary

Psych Central ADHD Webinar Roundup

I’ve been hosting webinars for Psych Central for a while now. Did you know we have a growing library of archived webinars? A number of experts, both in-house and special guest experts have covered a wide variety of topics in addition to ADHD, such as codependency, narcissism, the psychology of success, mindfulness and more – […]

Exercise is Great Treatment for ADHD

ADHD Marriage: Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD A recent article at reviews some of the research on exercise as a treatment for ADHD.  The studies mentioned were done with children, as most ADHD research is, but the evidence...Show More Summary

ADHD Awareness Month Road Trip

Sometimes I feel like I don’t have to explain ADHD at all. Just watch me live my life, and you’ll pretty much have it. I don’t mean “have it” as in have it. ADHD, thank goodness, is not contagious (as far as we know, but to watch some people’s reactions when I tell them I’ve […]

Recording the Life of Person Living with Dementia

My grandmother’s voice and lively mind, which I recorded, still survive and can be shared with all her descendants around the world. Alzheimer's Reading Room I read a really wonderful story in the Boston Globe today - Oral history: A palliative for Alzheimer’s afflicted minds - by Alex Kingsbury. Show More Summary

The Couple’s Guide to Thriving with ADHD: A Conversation with Melissa Orlov

Last Monday I had the pleasure of speaking with author Melissa Orlov about her latest book, The Couple’s Guide to Thriving with ADHD, co-authored with Nancie Kohlenberger. If you missed the webinar, here’s a truncated version of our conversation. To hear our conversation in its entirety, check out Psych Central’s Youtube Channel. Zoë: You talk […]

3 Secrets About Alzheimer's That Everyone Should Know #1 More There

The tendency is to focus in on what Alzheimer's patients can't do. This focus brings on feelings of hopelessness. Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading RoomLet me make this simple - Alzheimer's and dementia patients are capable of More Than We Can Imagine When you ask someone, What is Alzheimer's, they will usually use the word memory. Show More Summary

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life with ADHD

woodleywonderworks via Compfight When I was little, asking questions often got me into trouble. I had questions about everything. Apparently this was annoying to teachers, parents, and random strangers. I still want to know everything about everything, but I’m learning to make that work for me in a practical sense. Ironically, asking questions has also […]

Is Your Brain Holding You Back?

You Cannot Change the Past But, You Can Change the Future. Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room Many Alzheimer's Care Partners comment about how they wish the person they are caring for would go back to the way they were. I think most...Show More Summary

You Were Always on My Mind

When I woke up this morning you were on my mind. Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading Room Dotty, March 26, 2012, 95 Years Old.Alzheimer's Survivor The instant I woke up this morning a song started playing in my head. Over and over.The title...Show More Summary

Things You Know and Might Not Know About ADHD

Milos Milosevic via Compfight Sure, you’ve been reading ADHD blogs, and you’ve got your subscription to ADDitude Magazine. You’re a webinar junkie and you’ve been using ADD Crusher’s instructional videos to crush your ADHD. You’ve read the ADHD classics and all the latest, including ADHD According to Zoë – The Real Deal on Relationships, Finding […]

Opening Doors to Recovery Program in Georgia

At our previous National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) meeting in Crawfordsville, IN, a couple participants mentioned that the state of Georgia provides a good model for how mental illness should be managed. In Indiana, we don’t have a well-coordinated system in place to help people with mental illness find their way back into society […]

ADHD: What Are We Good At? 5 Steps to Find Out

Andrew Mitchell via Compfight Recently, a woman we’ll call Jane asked me some questions that I think we’ve all asked at one time or another, so I’d like to share my response with all of you. Jane wrote: “I was only diagnosed with ADHD at 25. Trying to be something I’m not is the story […]

Can a Person Living with Dementia Become Happier and More Aware ?

It is not unusual for persons living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia to look different as the disease progresses. Sometimes they start to look dull, unaware, and sometimes mean. Dotty in 2005, I often thought,I know you are in there, and I am going to find you. Show More Summary

The Year in Review: An ADHD Balance Sheet for 2013

Using my relatively new-found skills of planning ahead, I’m reviewing 2013 to get a feel for what still needs to be done to educate others about ADHD (and improve my own management of it). I want to know what to focus on in 2014 (if, that is, I manage to focus on anything; it’s been […]

Am I Ready for My Closeup, Mr. DeMille? ADHD and Fame

It’s often said that acting is a great career for people with ADHD. After all, it’s a job with constant change: costumes, locations, and roles. Anything but boring, right? (and we all know that people with ADHD actually can die from boredom). I too assumed it was the highly stimulating nature of the work that […]

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