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Helping others dampens the effects of stress

We often turn to others for social support when we’re feeling stressed, but these new results suggest that proactively doing things for others may be another effective strategy for coping with everyday worries and strains.

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Stress increases risk for Alzheimer’s condition

Feeling stressed out increases the likelihood that elderly people will develop mild cognitive impairment, often a prelude to full-blown Alzheimer’s disease. In a new study, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System found that highly stressed participants were more than twice as likely to become impaired than those who were not. […]

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Adult coloring books in vogue, good stress reliever

Shansky, a graphic designer and freelance writer, wrote an article about adult coloring books, a rapidly growing phenomenon that has a dedicated section at Barnes & Noble and is gaining traction as a stress reliever for adults.

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More stressful to care for spouse than mom

“Your relationship changes. Life as you know it becomes different,” said Raymond Collins, 62, of Houston, who retired early in part to spend time with his wife, Karen.

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Caring for a spouse more stressful than parent care

For both men and women, caring for a sick or disabled spouse or child is more stressful than caring for a parent, according to a new study from Canada. Caregiving can be difficult, but little is known about whether it’s harder on women or men, or depends on the nature of the relationship between the […]

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Alzheimer’s creates strain on caregivers

David Hilfiker knows what’s coming. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s so early that he’s had time to tell his family what he wants to happen once forgetfulness turns incapacitating.

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