Understanding Early-Onset Dementia

Women’s basketball coach Pat Summit recently announced she had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, at the age of 59. She is a legend at the University of Tennessee where she has coached for the last 37 seasons and has amassed more wins than anyone else in college basketball history. For many, Summit’s announcement …[Read More]

9/11 Anniversary Reactions: What Can We Do With Our Grief?

This Sunday is the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, a day forever associated with feelings of shock and horror, anguish over missing people and fears of additional terrorism. For many (if not most of us), the day was a profound reminder of life’s fragility.
Ten years later, for most of us, life has moved on. We’ve experienced …[Read More]

Honoring Those Who Serve On 9/11

(Guest post by Barbara Van Dahlen, PhD, psychologist, founder and president of Give an Hour)
Every American adult can pinpoint exactly where they were on Sept. 11, 2001, when they heard the news that we were under attack, and most of us can recall exactly how we spent that day and the next several.  That day changed so much. …[Read More]

Talking With Your Child About 9/11

(Guest post by Ron Palomares, PhD, psychologist.)
“Daddy, why is everyone talking about ‘9/11’ and seeming so sad?”
How do you answer a question like that, when your child was not alive or too young to remember that day you and I could never forget?
As the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nears, there may …[Read More]