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Too much of anything is dangerous, and so is the same with Facebook. Yes, Facebook has become so popular that psychologists identified a new mental health disorder called “Facebook Addiction Disorder”. Yes, you heard it right!   “Facebook addiction according to psychologists, is a fine line between social networking and social dysfunction.” Infact – Facebook […]

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Is Parkinson’s a form of...

Yes, Parkinson’s disease is a type of Dementia. It is a progressive disorder that affects changes in the body movement. The average age of onset of Parkinson’s disease is 60 years and the longer somebody has it, the more likely they are to develop dementia. What causes the illness? What are the symptoms, risk factors […]

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Dementia Caregiver Stress

Frankly, caregiving is not an easy task to do. The role of a caregiver demands more patience, better understanding, self-discipline, above all a scads of responsibilities. If you are into this role, firstly, pat yourself on your back, you are doing a fabulous job! A recent study published by the National Academy of Science suggests […]

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Dementia Caregiver: Top Five T...

Are you a dementia caregiver? Reading this blog may assist you in caring for your family member or adored one suffering from dementia.   The fact is: caring for someone with dementia is not easy. At a point, it might make you feel quite exhausting. To subdue those situations, you need to learn more about […]

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Long Term Care for Dementia

If you have a loved one with dementia and you’re caring for them, it’s important for you to understand options for long term care for dementia. Remember that you also need to carefully evaluate the quality and service of care. Here’s help for you on how and what to know about long term dementia care. […]

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Seize the summer: Tips to keep your kids active for constant learning

summer tips1We all know that kids have a different attitude as soon as the final bell of the school year. While children deserve a long break from restless homework and tests, there will be no reason why they can’t stay engaged during the summer months. As parents, we expect our kids to be active, keep learning and exploring during holidays. So, planning the summer vacation in a way that yields the best to your kids is absolutely important. The following activities can keep your kids engaged.

Nature walk: A nature walk is a great way to help your children experience the beauty of the nature. You can plan a nature walk in areas near your home. Please be realistic about the distance they can walk without any trouble. The objective is to expose your children being close to the nature instead not doing a forced march with unhappy kids.

Your kitchen companion: Spending time with kids in the kitchen is a joyful experience for every family. You could prepare one or two dishes with them to keep them active or exposed to cooking. Kids will enjoy this, and at the same time, you can have the great companions too.

Plan play dates: The summer vacation shouldn’t make your kids home-bound with  limited family interactions. However, you can invite their friends to your house, schedule a game, and offer them a movie treat and good food. This makes them feel relaxed and happy and you can also have good time.

Craft together: Sit with your kids; gather random stuff from home and do some craft. Allow your kids to think creatively. You can find organizations that supply craft boxes on a monthly basis, and enroll your children for the same.

Create own games: Kids enjoy the most from a game, which they themselves can create. So, give them a platform. They might have unconventional rules and ideas, but they will learn and enjoy from the experience if you give them a chance.

Hobby classes/ summer camps: Enroll your budding kids to a summer camp that would keep their minds ignited and entertained. The goal may be educational or cultural development, but it helps children take healthy risks in a safe and nurturing environment.

Plan a trip: Busy parents, take heart! If you’ve kids, we know you’ve got better things to do with your time than spend hours planning a family vacation. Try spending quality time with the family by touring to favorite destinations.

“Let your children be happy and unstressed to take up new challenges of the next school year”.

 

Neha S Cadabam
Psychologist & Executive Director
Cadabam’s Group

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