Items Tagged ‘support groups’

Art Therapy for Adults

December 12, 2018

Art Therapy for Adults

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“I’m a big believer in bringing creativity to the medical setting,” says Sydney Siegel, a clinical oncology social worker at the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology who helped patients create Jackson Pollock inspired art. “I think art therapy workshops, as an alternative to support groups, can help patients cope in different ways to process […]

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Tags: art therapy, Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, social worker, support groups


New center provides multidisciplinary care to adolescents with epilepsy

May 8, 2018

New center provides multidisciplinary care to adolescents with epilepsy

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The Adolescent Epilepsy Center at UCLA will open its doors in June at 300 UCLA Medical Plaza. The unique, multidisciplinary center will offer a holistic treatment approach for teenagers with epilepsy and their parents. “We frequently diagnose epilepsy during the teen years, and the condition can have a significant, often negative, impact on a child’s […]

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Tags: adhd, Adolescent Epilepsy Center, adult epilepsy care, Anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, dietary changes, Dr. Jason Lerner, epilepsy, epileptologists, holistic treatment, learning disabilities


Self-care for the caregiver

August 16, 2017

Self-care for the caregiver

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If you’re caring for a family member with a life-threatening illness such as cancer, you know the demands can be emotionally and physically overwhelming. Taking time to care for yourself is critical. The effects of caregiving on your health Going to your loved one’s doctor appointments, managing medications, running errands, and helping with bathing, dressing […]

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Tags: caregiver health, caregiver stress, caregivers, emotional support, self-care for U, support groups


The hardest job: Helpful tips for dementia caregivers

November 8, 2016

The hardest job: Helpful tips for dementia caregivers

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Caring for a loved one with dementia is a job nobody would choose. But with more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s a reality for many families. In honor of Family Caregiving Month, Zaldy S. Tan, MD, the medical director of the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program and assistant dean for […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, caregivers, dementia, dementia caregivers, Dr. Zaldy S. Tan, emotional needs, healthcare professionals, memory, support groups, UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program