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    West Central Family and Counseling Awarded BSAS Licensure

    On May 30th, 2018, the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services awarded West Central Family and Counseling its two year BSAS License.  This license allows West Central Family and Counseling to service adult clients with substance use diagnosis, as well as dual diagnosis.

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    Topics: WCFC

    West Central Family and Counseling Announces Substance Use Disorder Counseling Program

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    West Central Family and Counseling(WCFC) has launched a new interdisciplinary substance use disorder counseling program.

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    Topics: Mental Health, WCFC, Therapy, substance abuse

    New England Geriatrics Announces Expansion Into Connecticut

    Topics: Mental Health, Geriatrics, New England Geriatrics, Connecticut, Masonicare, psychiatry, ECHN

    West Central Family and Counseling Announces New Clinical Leadership

    Topics: WCFC

    West Central Family and Counseling Launches Cancer Informed Therapy Program

    Topics: Mental Health, Group Therapy, Oncology, Social Work, Therapy, Cancer, Cancer Treatment, Western Massachusetts

    West Central Family and Counseling Awarded CARF Accreditation

    Topics: Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Healthcare, CARF

    Fun Summer Activities To Do With Your Elderly Patient

    Topics: Caregivers, Staying Active, Elderly Care

    NEG's 2016 Conference Highlights

    Topics: Mental Health, Healthcare, NEG, WCFC

    NEG Attends The AAGP

    Topics: Mental Health

    What Should Be On A Social Worker's Resume?

    Topics: New England Geriatrics

    Does Stress Affect Memory in the Elderly?

    Topics: Mental Health

    Meet New England Geriatrics Vice President of Operations Karen Mozzer

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    Gratitude, It's Not Just for Thanksgiving Any More

    Topics: Gratitude

    How To Get Through The Holiday Season Without Gaining Weight

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    How to get involved with Alzheimer's Awareness Month

    Topics: Alzheimer's

    Meet Melissa Murphy: Medical Records Director/Hospitalizations

    Topics: Mental Health, NEG, medical careers

    How Can Physicians Impress During a Career Fair?

    Topics: Healthcare, physicians

    How to better care for your aging loved one

    Topics: Caregivers, Mental Health, Alzheimer's, Parents Aging, Aging, Geriatrics

    How to cope with a loved one struggling with late-life depression

    Topics: Mental Health, Depression, Aging, Geriatrics

    How Does Art Therapy Benefit Alzheimer's Patients?

    Topics: Alzheimer's, Aging

    Veterans and Mental Health: What Obstacles Do They Face?

    Topics: Depression, Behavioral Health, NEG, veterans

    Living With A Spouse With Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease

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    How Do Mental Health Services Benefit Nursing Homes?

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    The Benefits Of Pet Therapy At Assisted Living Facilities

    Topics: Caregivers, Mental Health, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Parents Aging, Healthcare, Aging, nursing homes

    Senior Living: 5 Ways to Improve Body and Mind

    Topics: Mental Health, Staying Active, Elderly Care, Aging, managing stress

    Fun Summer Activities To Do With Your Elderly Patient

    Topics: Caregivers, Staying Active, Elderly Care

    How to Deal With a Bitter Aging Parent

    Topics: Caregivers, Parents Aging, Elderly Care, Aging

    Meet Stacey Rossano; NEG Program Director

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    Living in Control with Anxiety

    Topics: Mental Health, managing stress, coping with anxiety

    How to Best Communicate with an Alzheimer's Patient

    Topics: Long-term Care, Caregivers, Mental Health, Alzheimer's

    3 Tips For Providing In-Home Care

    Topics: Caregivers, Elderly Care

    How a Well-Designed Environment Can Help Dementia Patients

    Topics: Dementia, Mental Health, Nursing Home Providers, Healthcare, nursing homes

    How to Care for Someone with Dementia

    Topics: Caregivers, Dementia, Mental Health, Elderly Care

    Three Tips to Help an Elderly Loved One Transition to a Nursing Home

    Topics: Long-term Care, Parents Aging, Elderly Care, nursing homes

    Getting Quality Support and Care for your Elderly Loved One

    Topics: Long-term Care, Mental Health, Around New England Geriatrics, Nursing Home Providers, Elderly Care, Group Therapy

    Summer Safety Tips For The Elderly

    Topics: Caregivers, Parents Aging, Elderly Care, Aging, managing stress

    Top Causes of Depression in the Elderly

    Topics: Depression, Parents Aging, Elderly Care

    4 Tips To Rejuvenate Your Elderly Resident with Depression

    Topics: Depression, Elderly Care, Group Therapy

    What Are the Differences Between Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer's?

    Topics: Dementia, Alzheimer's, Vascular Dementia

    7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Long-term Care Community For Your Loved One

    Topics: Long-term Care, Elderly Care

    Finding Affordable Homecare Services Before The Nursing Home

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    What are the Stages of Vascular Dementia?

    Topics: Dementia, Mental Health

    Depression in Seniors: Knowing the Signs

    Topics: Mental Health, Depression

    The Behavior Treatment Plan Is Like A Psychological MRI

    Topics: Caregivers, Behavioral Health, Around New England Geriatrics

    Addressing Mental Health Before Stage 4 (#B4Stage4)

    Topics: Mental Health

    Tips on Providing Seniors In-Home Health Care

    Topics: Caregivers, Healthcare, Elderly Care

    The Power of Positive Attitudes when Coping With Elderly Stress

    Topics: Caregivers, Mental Health, Elderly Care, managing stress

    5 Gift Ideas for Moms With Alzheimer's Disease

    Topics: Caregivers, Alzheimer's

    Senior Health Care and Safety Advice for Baby Boomers

    Topics: Elderly Care, Aging

    Signs & Symptoms of Frontotemporal Dementia

    Topics: Dementia, Mental Health, Behavioral Health

    How to Tell Your Aging Parents They Need Care

    Topics: Long-term Care, Parents Aging, Elderly Care

    How to Stay Composed While Caring for an Alzheimer's Patient

    Topics: Caregivers, Alzheimer's, Staying Active

    Springtime fun for Senior Residents

    Topics: Long-term Care, Nursing Home Providers, Staying Active, Elderly Care

    Are You Concerned About an Aging Parent?

    Topics: Alzheimer's, Parents Aging

    4 Important Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

    Topics: Alzheimer's

    The Importance of Seniors Staying Fit and Active

    Topics: Depression, Staying Active

    How to Know if It's Depression or Dementia

    Topics: Dementia, Depression

    What Should A Care Plan for a Dementia Patient Include?

    Topics: Dementia, Alzheimer's

    Simple Tests for Early Alzheimers Symptoms

    Topics: Alzheimer's

    Five Symptoms of Advanced Alzheimers

    Topics: Alzheimer's

    Enjoyable Games for Dementia & Alzheimers Patients

    Topics: Caregivers, Dementia, Alzheimer's

    Understanding Elderly Depression

    Topics: Depression

    How to Successfully Communicate with Dementia Patients

    Topics: Caregivers, Dementia

    Does Stress Affect Memory in the Elderly?

    Topics: Mental Health

    What to expect as a clinician at New England Geriatrics

    Topics: Mental Health, Around New England Geriatrics, Elderly Care

    Gait Disturbances May Predict Dementia in Older Adults

    Topics: Dementia

    Physical Activity Prevents Cognitive Issues in the Elderly

    Topics: Mental Health, Staying Active

    Why Group Therapy Is Rewarding For All Involved?

    Topics: Mental Health, Group Therapy

    Exercise Is Important to Limit Depression in Elderly People

    Topics: Depression

    10 Signs of a Geriatric Mental Health Problem

    Topics: Mental Health

    Early Detection of Alzheimer's May Prevent It Getting Worse

    Topics: Caregivers, Alzheimer's

    The Benefits of Smart Phones for the Elderly

    Topics: Caregivers, Elderly Care

    Why Apply As A Nurse Practitioner At New England Geriatrics?

    Topics: Mental Health, Around New England Geriatrics, Elderly Care

    Recognizing and Treating Types of Depression in Geriatric Patients

    Topics: Depression

    The Growing Importance of Geriatric Mental Health Care

    Topics: Mental Health, Depression, Geriatric Psychiatrist

    Depression in Older Americans Expected to Double in Next 15 Years: Will We Be Ready?

    Topics: Mental Health, Depression

    How to Assess When It's Time to Move Your Loved One Into Assisted Living

    Topics: Caregivers, Dementia, Mental Health

    In the Elderly, Good Mental Health Helps Good Physical Health

    Topics: Mental Health

    New Research Indicates Social Media Benefitting the Elderly

    Topics: Caregivers, Mental Health, Staying Active, Elderly Care

    Ideas for Holiday Gifts For Seniors

    Topics: Caregivers, Parents Aging, Elderly Care

    Creating An Impact As A Geriatric Social Worker Is The Best Reward

    Topics: Behavioral Health, Alzheimer's, Around New England Geriatrics

    Holiday Activities for the Elderly

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    Is Compliance With HIPAA Enough To Keep Your Data Safe?

    Topics: Healthcare

    How Seniors Can Benefit From Mental Health Services

    Topics: Mental Health

    Welcome, Jo-Anne Gaughan-Cabral, MSW, LICSW, As The Regional Program Director

    Topics: Around New England Geriatrics

    Tips for Keeping the Elderly Mind Active

    Topics: Mental Health, Nursing Home Providers

    How to Keep From Taking Dementia Personally

    Topics: Dementia

    Meet Our Program Director At Baystate Wing Hospital Geriatric Unit

    Topics: Around New England Geriatrics

    Home for the Holidays: Helping Seniors Celebrate in Assisted Living

    Topics: Long-term Care, Depression, Nursing Home Providers

    Watching Out For Depression in Older Adults

    Topics: Depression

    Tips for Coping with Caregiver Stress

    Topics: Caregivers

    Announcing: Saint Anne's Hospital Geriatric Psychiatry Unit At New England Sinai Hospital

    Topics: Around New England Geriatrics

    How Socialization Can Benefit the Elderly

    Topics: Depression, Staying Active

    Tips for Managing the Side Effects of Medications Used for Geriatric Mental Health Treatment

    Topics: Mental Health

    Common Mental Illnesses Affect Many Seniors

    Topics: Dementia, Mental Health, Depression

    Effective Treatments for Depression in Elderly Care Settings

    Topics: Depression

    Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

    Topics: Dementia, Alzheimer's

    The Importance Of Geriatric Psychiatry Services At Nursing Homes

    Topics: Long-term Care, Nursing Home Providers, Geriatric Psychiatrist

    Dealing with the Stress of A Resident Accepting a New Caregiver

    Topics: Long-term Care, Caregivers, Depression

    What is a Geriatric Psychiatrist?

    Topics: Geriatric Psychiatrist

    Parents and Adult Children: Coping With the Role Reversal

    Topics: Caregivers, Mental Health, Parents Aging

    Alzheimer's: 3 Key Ways Stay Active to Keep Your Brain Active

    Topics: Dementia, Alzheimer's

    Caring for the Alzheimer's Patient

    Topics: Caregivers, Alzheimer's, Nursing Home Providers

    Facts about Dementia and the Elderly

    Topics: Dementia

    Geriatrics and Mental Health

    Topics: Mental Health

    Loneliness in the Elderly

    Topics: Depression

    How to Help a Family Cope with Their Loved One's Alzheimer's

    Topics: Alzheimer's

    Scientists Put a FINGER on Dementia Protection

    Topics: Dementia

    The Geriatric Depression Scale

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    What You Need to Know about Vascular Dementia

    Topics: Dementia, Behavioral Health

    Activities for People with Alzheimer's Disease

    Topics: Alzheimer's

    How to Recognize Depression in a Senior

    Topics: Depression

    Top 3 Tips for Preventing Depression in Seniors

    Topics: Depression

    Dementia: 10 tips for keeping an active mind

    Topics: Dementia

    How Caregivers Can Respond to Dementia

    Topics: Long-term Care, Dementia, Alzheimer's

    5 Tips for Memory Stimulation in Long-Term Care Facilities

    Topics: Long-term Care, Caregivers

    Understanding the Progression of Frontotemporal Dementia

    Topics: Dementia

    Alzheimer's Disease Does Not Pass the Smell Test

    Topics: Alzheimer's

    The Role of Geriatric Psychiatrists

    Topics: Mental Health, Around New England Geriatrics

    Under the Dove, the Heart, and the Olive Branch

    Topics: Around New England Geriatrics

    Helping Family Members Cope With an Alzheimer's Patient

    Topics: Alzheimer's

    The Benefits of Receiving Professional Healthcare

    Topics: Mental Health

    The Caregiver's Role in Later Age Mental Health

    Topics: Mental Health

    Welcome Dr. Mirot to our Team

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    Overcoming Late Life Depression

    Topics: Depression

    How Stress Can Affect the Health of Caregivers

    Topics: Caregivers

    Geriatric Mental Fitness: Ways to Stay Sharp

    Topics: Mental Health

    How to Help an Elderly Parent with Geriatric Depression

    Topics: Depression

    Alzheimer's Breakthrough Milestones

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    What is Geriatric Behavioral Health?

    Topics: Behavioral Health

    10 Warning Signs of Dementia

    Topics: Dementia

    Benefits of Dance for Patients in Long-Term Care

    Topics: Long-term Care

    Stress-Relieving Ideas for Dementia Patient Caregivers

    Topics: Caregivers, Dementia

    Suicide in Older Adults

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    May is Mental Health Month and Older Americans Month

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    Depression in the Elderly is Often Mistaken for Dementia

    Topics: Dementia, Depression

    Recognizing Signs & Caring for a Patient with Frontotemporal Dementia

    Topics: Dementia

    Avoiding a Healthcare Data Breach: The Titanic Effect

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    Maintaining a Healthy Environment in Long-Term Care

    Topics: Long-term Care

    Common Mental Health Disorders Seen in the Elderly

    Topics: Mental Health

    Importance of Mental Health Exams for the Elderly

    Topics: Mental Health

    Tips for Helping the Elderly Who Suffer from Mental Health Disorders

    Topics: Mental Health

    Are Your Elderly Residents Stubborn, Tired, or Something More

    Topics: Long-term Care, Depression

    Keeping Seniors Social

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    Welcome Two New Directors to the New England Geriatrics Team

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    Five Tips for Dementia Caregivers

    Topics: Caregivers, Dementia

    Creating a Supportive and Healing Environment in Long-term Care

    Topics: Long-term Care