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Depression in the Elderly   Leave a comment

Depression in the Elderly

Depression in the elderly is a widespread problem that is often not diagnosed and frequently under-treated. Many people will not admit to the signs and symptoms of depression, for fear that they will be labeled as being mentally unstable, weak or crazy. Some people may be aware of their depression, but believe that nothing can be done about it.

Friends and family can help the depressed elderly person by spending time with them. Spending time with grandchildren is a way for the elderly to stay active. Sometimes the young adults need to be reminded to spend some time with their grandparents.

When Depression is Due to Loss

Each individual has to find the courage and strength to continue to live their life at their own pace. Not everyone deal with tragedies and losses the same as others. Some people need a longer time and a slower pace to return to living a normal life after losing someone.

By: Ellen J. Barrier

The signs of depression and anxiety  @ http://barriersbooks.com/

 

Controlling Stress   Leave a comment

How to Trust God When all Other Resources Have Failed - Book

Many people encounter stress, due to lack of scheduling their daily tasks. Some wait, until the very last minute, before doing anything. Scheduling, my tasks a day ahead, make them easier for me, the next day.

Before I started scheduling, my tasks were overwhelming! Trying to get too many things accomplished – caused difficulty in sleeping. This brought on sleep apnea attacks. Working outside of the home, being a parent, and spouse – and having to attend events, can be very stressful!  And increasingly stressful, if you are a student or a career parent.
I can relate to all of the above.

Scheduling Tasks:

Never schedule more than you know, you can do. Start with a few tasks for each day. Make a six-day schedule. Make a shopping list. Plan the shopping list, on the day, that is not your shopping day. This allows to carefully list all of the things you will need, until you need to visit the store again. Never wait until you run out of food, before you go shopping. When I shop, I buy enough food to last for two weeks. But, I will visit the store two days, before I run out of food.

*Laundry should never be done while other tasks are being performed.
*Plan your menu for the next day, and don’t alter your plan.

Holiday preparation:

1.Start shopping several days ahead of the holiday:
2.House cleaning and shopping, shouldn’t be done on the same day
3.purchase foods that you know your family will eat
4.Shop when you aren’t rushed for time
5.Shopping for food and gifts for the holidays, aren’t stressful when done on
separates days
6. Shop for gifts on the days  you have more time to spend in the store.
7. Pick a time of the day or night, that you feel the stores in your community
are less crowded.

Allowing Time for Yourself:

This is very difficult to do. But when it is done, it relieves tension, that causes stress.
Before going to bed, take time to unwind. Find something that helps you to relax. Never schedule any tasks for all 7 days of  the week. Use one day to have some freedom.

I found that sitting on the floor and stretching, along with taking deep breaths and some other forms, of exercises – I came up with, help me to relax, and sleep more comfortably. Since these exercises, have greatly helped me, I want to share them with others.
Illustrations, and information, for exercising – and stress related illnesses, are listed in the book above.

Chapter 8:         Exercises to Relieve Tension and Tone Muscles
Chapter 14:       How to Deal with Stress

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Avoid Living in The Past   1 comment

Avoid Living in The Past

Strive for a Better Future and To Become a Better Person

__ Ellen J. Barrier

Avoid living in the past. Accept God’s forgiveness for your wrongdoings, and strive for a better future, and to become a better person.  Otherwise, you will become a prisoner locked behind the corridors of your past.

 

You Must Release the Past from Your Mind

“But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”  Apostle Paul

Living in the Past by Choice

For the individual who are able to make choices, but due to anger and grudges, refuses to let go of the past, he or she made the choice to become a prisoner of their past.  Such individuals are mean spirited people.  Living in their past, only makes them bitter, unkind and unhappy, because they refuge to forget what someone may have said or done to them, that they didn’t like,  and they aren’t about to forget, and in their mind, they are never going to forgive.

The Helpless Prisoner

Some people are afraid to move on.  Therefore, they are living in the past.  There are different reasons for which people are imprisoned in their past.  Fear and unhappiness can hold a person as a prisoner. They  prevent that person from making changes in their lives. They aren’t able to set goals because of the fear and unhappiness they are shackled to. They can’t release themselves from their prison.

The cause of fear and unhappiness is oftentimes due to a bad relationship or abuse that such an individual experienced.  Therefore, they would need someone to help them by working patiently with them.  Otherwise, they will remain a prisoner in their past (psychologically). This is a helpless prisoner.

Source for quote: Philippians 3:13-14 King James Version Bible

Anorexia Nervosa: the Effects   1 comment

The Effects of Anorexia Nervosa, is done by the interference of starvation that disrupts the biochemistry makeup of the body’s systems.

                         The Effects of Anorexia Nervosa:

Hair loss, dull looking hair                                                     Constipation

Depression                                                                            Halitosis

Emaciation                                                                            Corroded teeth

Excessive fatigue                                                                  Slow pulse

Sleep disturbance                                                                 Brittle fingernails

Hormone imbalance                                                              Low blood pressure upon standing

Amenorrhea (lack of monthly cycles)                                    May have difficulty sleeping

Behavior of the Anorexia Nervosa  Individual

The characteristic behavior of Anorexia Nervosa is secretive and defensive. The individual is preoccupied with food and weight gain, that dominates their thought process. They often feels hungry but denies they are. They will normally wear larger clothes to conceal their body shape and weight loss.

The person suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, may resort to drugs and alcohol, to alleviate the feeling of hunger and depression. Having a relationship with someone is very difficult for this individual to do, because of the psychological state of their mind. Therefore, they are often in an isolated position, due to one or more failed relationships.

 

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Depression and Distress   1 comment

Depression and Distress

My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread. By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin. I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert. I watch, and am like a sparrow alone upon the house top.

But thou, LORD, shall endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.

When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory. He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

This shall be written for all generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.

For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth: to hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;

Note: When people are experiencing overwhelming pangs of despair from the loss of a loved one or loved ones, terminal illness, health problems, loss of income, personal property, (one of both home or vehicle), and other personal losses; when there is no place to go for help, or when help comes too slow;

stress becomes unbearable and if not controlled, the individual will lapse into stages of depression. When a person becomes distressed, the mind looks for a way to escape from the prison that individual feels they are in. There are different methods people seek that they feel will best help them. During these times sleep is most affected. Some people experience panic attacks.

The writer of this information shared his experience with us. He turned to Spiritual intervention for deliverance and help, to rebuild his life.

Source of information: Psalm 102:4-7 & 12-19 (K.J.V)

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