Healthy Living

Information on living healthy in Arkansas

New Year’s Resolutions at Mid-Month

PSYCHOLOGY and NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS By mid-January, people are often frustrated and discouraged with their follow-through on their New Year’s resolutions. The optimism of January 1st often gives way to the reality of the hard work of behavior change by January 15th. However, if you want to make changes in 2016, all is not lost. Psychologists have…

Concussion Facts vs Myths

Will Smith’s recent movie Concussion- about concussions and the more long-term, controversial idea of “chronic traumatic encephalopathy” (CTE)- has created a bit of a stir both in the media and scientific community, for different reasons. According to UAMS neuropsychologist Jennifer Gess, PhD, neuropsychology colleagues and other professionals have already started seeing a related increase in…

2 Rules to Use When Talking to Someone with Dementia

The Arkansas Psychological Association’s very own Public Education Committee Chairperson, Kristin Addison-Brown of NE Neuropsychology, PLLC, was recently asked by the folks at the APA’s Your Mind Your Body to write an article on working with dementia patients. It’s a great article. Here’s a sneak peak. As a geriatric specialist, I am often confronted with…

National Safety Month – Guest Contributor Gerald New

National Safety Month Guest Contributor: Gerald New Husband, Father & Textbook Seller June is National Safety Month and when the good people at the Arkansas Psychological Association asked me to write a column on the subject, I jumped at the chance to bring my patented brand of wit and sarcasm to a fairly serious subject…