When It’s Not Dementia

Family members are understandably concerned when their aging parent begins experiencing memory loss or confusion. Their first thought may be that their parent has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Is it Dementia? There are several physical conditions that could be associated with the same symptoms. These include thyroid disease, nutritional deficiencies, adverse reactions to … Continued

Mindful Meditation Reduces Loneliness in Older Adults

PITTSBURGH—For older adults, loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems — such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s — and death. Attempts to diminish loneliness with social networking programs like creating community centers to encourage new relationships have not been effective. However, a new study led by Carnegie Mellon University’s J. David Creswell offers the first … Continued

Exploring Past Lives Using Shamanic Techniques Workshop

Workshop Announcement!  Exploring Past Lives Using Shamanic Techniques Workshop will be held on Sunday, April 3rd, from 1 – 5 PM.   Rebekah Gamble, HP, has studied shamanic practice, meditative therapies including past life regression, and many similar practices for many years. One day, a mentor of hers made a comment that in a way, … Continued

The Science of Aromatherapy – for the Healthcare Professional

The Science of Aromatherapy By Barbara (Bobbi) Kolonay RN MS CCM Clinical Aromatherapist  What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the use of therapeutic oils extracted from trees, bushes, flowers and shrubs from all over the world, recognizing each oil has its own unique chemical make-up. Recently, aromatherapy tended to be viewed as an art rather than … Continued