Tag: Mental Disorders

My 84-year-old mother forgot to pay her taxes and has some questionable credit-card charges; should I be worried?

Dear Ms. MoneyPeace, My sister has expressed concerns about our 84-year-old mother’s memory and her ability to make reasonable financial decisions. I think my mother...

How to protect your mental health and fight ‘COVID fatigue’ this winter

As a third surge of COVID-19 cases lurches through the United States, public-health experts warn that the pandemic is only likely to worsen as chilly...

The share of kids visiting the emergency department for mental-health concerns has increased during the pandemic

Many Americans steered clear of hospitals early in the pandemic for fear of contracting the coronavirus. Chandan Khanna/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Amid shelter-in-place orders and school...

How mental-health professionals are spending election week: ‘I don’t have the emotional space to go down a rabbit hole’

Mental-health professionals are trying to practice what they preach while they await results in one of the most emotionally fraught elections in recent history. Election...

Deaths from dementia are up 20% this summer — here’s what you can do to help a loved one

iStockphoto Deaths from dementia during the summer of 2020 are nearly 20% higher than the number of dementia-related deaths during that time in previous years, and experts don’t...

What millions of Americans have in common with Seth Rogen and his wife: Caregiving

A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Lauren Miller Rogen’s father as also having Alzheimer’s. Her mother’s parents and her mother had Alzheimer’s. When...