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Any tips for living with a narcissist?

Resoluteness: There is a iching #43 means resoluteness - I use this for difficult situations - means learn what is legally right - judgement is severe so balance with morally fair that is resoluteness - read my book "boring way to be happy with a dysfunctional family". Do not be a victim - make conscious choice every moment of this life. Otherwise we loose power. Learn how to create healthy boundaries. ...Read more

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Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with a drought.

Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with a drought.

Cope with Disaster: It is not uncommon to experience mental and physical fatigue as well as feelings of stress, anxiety, fearfulness and even low mood after exposure to any traumatic event. Do stay connected with others for support. If these feelings persist or prevent you from getting back to activities of daily living, seek support, guidance and assistance from a mental health or medical professional. ...Read more

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Any tips for someone with adhd?

Any tips for someone with adhd?

Here are some: Life organization tips for adhd adults | additude - attention ... www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/5925.html 16+ life organization tips for adhd adults adults with attention deficit disorder tend to take on so many projects and commitments that they can't keep them all straight. ...Read more

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WHat are good tips for living with dementia?

WHat are good tips for living with dementia?

At your age, I assum: you are the caretaker. Learn to be patient. Take breaks from your responsibility. Join a support group. Lean about this disease. Learn and practice patience. ...Read more

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How do I provide a safe and comfortable living environment for patient with huntington's disease?

How do I provide a safe and comfortable living environment for patient with huntington's disease?

Tough: The unfortunate patient may have confusion, depression, and the wild choreic movements. Risk of injury is a constant, and multiple medications may only provide minimal help. Some home supervision and essential services will be needed. Best to avoid stairs, have available grab bars, have a consistent stereotyped schedule. The specialty associations can help. Contact the national huntington's. ...Read more

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What are some tips for flying with a preschooler?

What are some tips for flying with a preschooler?

Bring activities: Airplane flights can be a great time to work on crafts and practice writing numbers and letters. Make sure you bring along plenty of activities (remember the attention span of a preschooler is about 15-20min!). Also bring their favorite blanket or stuffed animal to help them take a nap. Bring some easy to eat finger food snacks such as cheerios, dried fruit, cut up veggies, etc. Make it fun! ...Read more

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What are the coping strategies for living with illness or disability?

What are the coping strategies for living with illness or disability?

Remember Humanity: As difficult as it is to live with a recognized illness or disability, the invisible ones (like vision loss, mental illness, etc.) pose the additional challenge of being dismissed by able-bodied folks as minimal. Do not "become" your disability, but rather, seek to find meaning in the ways that you still can heal others, and in so doing, you heal yourself. ...Read more

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Where do I find help for living with a sociopath?

Where do I find help for living with a sociopath?

Not much you can do: There isn't much you can do in true cases of sociopathy (AKA antisocial personality disorder). These people have no conscience or sense of right and wrong, cannot empathize with others and use people. True sociopaths do poorly in therapy and should be avoided if at all possible. ...Read more

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Is there a website with tips and things to do everyday when living with cancer?

Is there a website with tips and things to do everyday when living with cancer?

Many sites: Useful sites include cancer.Org; webmd; cancer.Net; cancer.Gov. Also there are specific sites for most cancers. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that playing with or caring for a dog can help relieve general, daily life stress?

Is there any evidence that playing with or caring for a dog can help relieve general, daily life stress?

Stress relief: Yes, it helps to take ones mind off his immediate problems.This is especially true in children who have chronic illnesses. ...Read more

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Any helpful resources/books for family/spouse living with a bipolar person?

Any helpful resources/books for family/spouse living with a bipolar person?

Several: In addition to "an unquiet mind" by jamison, "when someone you love is bipolar: help and support for you and your partner " by last; "loving someone with bipolar disorder: understanding and helping your partner" by julie fast; and "bipolar disorder: a guide for patients and families (2nd edition)" by mondimore. ...Read more

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Please recommend some tips for dealing with a cold?

Please recommend some tips for dealing with a cold?

Common cold: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for a good book to read (or any info) when you are the family/spouse of a bipolar person?

Any suggestions for a good book to read  (or any info) when you are the family/spouse of a bipolar person?

One idea: Here's an idea: an unquiet mind: a memoir of moods and madness, by kay redfield jamison (author). ...Read more

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What are some practical tips or recommendations for coping with fecal incontinence?

What are some practical tips or recommendations for coping with fecal incontinence?

Firm it up: In early incontinence, making the stool firmer can decrease leakage. Increase fiber or even add imodium (loperamide). Avoid drinking with your meals, which can make stool looser. Be careful not to get too constipated, however. We do have a lot more options for incontinence, so consider seeing a colorectal surgeon for treatment options. ...Read more

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Any basic tips or website to refer to for strategies dealing with OCD about everything and anything. Perfectionist disorder. Desire no meds, thanks!

Any basic tips or website to refer to for strategies dealing with OCD about everything and anything. Perfectionist disorder. Desire no meds, thanks!

The Perfect Problem: Ready 2 say goodbye 2 your inner critical slave master? But s/he's been around a long while, i'd imagine, so i'd expect it 2 take some time 2 get her/him out the door so 2 speak. Read: http://www.anxietybc.com/sites/default/files/Perfectionism.pdf. I suspect a careful psychological assessment 4 anxiety problems & associated conditions could be very big help. Expert coaching, too. ANXIETYBC.ORG ...Read more

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Is there any hope for a person with schizoid personality disorder? Or is there prognosis to just live like a hermit?

Is there any hope for a person with schizoid personality disorder? Or is there prognosis to just live like a hermit?

Hope for help?: Schizoid personality disorder can be difficult, but not impossible to help with ongoing psychotherapy. If the person is truly willing to try new behaviors which may not feel natural at first, some progress can be made. Some do prefer solitude to interactions with others, though. It depends on what you really want for yourself, and how committed you are to change. ...Read more

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What are some tips for providing care to a child with autism?

What are some tips for providing care to a child with autism?

1st have evaluations: by a developmental/behavioral pediatrician for genetic & other medical causes & a child neuropsychologist to determine strengths & weaknesses. Educational/ behavioral therapy is needed 25-40 hrs./week. Parent & caretaker training & follow-through is vital. Add social skills group therapy at 6 & >.Find a DBPede, child psychiatrist or neurologist adept at medication doses for kids with ASD & ADHD. ...Read more

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What's the financial burden for adopting a child with aids/hiv?

What's the financial burden for adopting a child with aids/hiv?

Varies: Some states offer benefits to parents who adopt special needs children. This may include health insurance like title 19. Check with an adoption specialist in your state. ...Read more

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