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  1. EMDR Therapy Can Reduce the Trauma of Bad Memories

    Category: Ask the Experts/All Ages

    ... many different treatment approaches, EMDR addresses the area of the brain responsible for protecting us. When a disturbing or traumatic event takes place, our brains lock the memory in place as a safeguard. ... Thursday, June 22, 2017
  2. Anxiety – normal or not?

    Category: Ask the Experts/All Ages

    ... strategies, medication and therapy. A combination of medication and therapy may be most beneficial and have a longer lasting effect. Medications that act on brain chemicals serotonin and norepinephrine ... Tuesday, June 20, 2017
  3. Time Mastery for Moms

    Category: Ask the Experts/All Ages

    ... yourself Reduce your distractions by brainstorming what activities are nonessential to your day and reduce or eliminate them Redefine your task list. Each day you should have no more than 5 items ... Sunday, March 05, 2017
  4. Living a Healthier, Happier, More Empowered Life

    Category: Ask the Experts/All Ages

    ... does not happen overnight. Start with a solid base (even if it seems small), and build from there. Our brains pick up on these new habits, take notes and start working with us rather than against us. From ... Friday, February 24, 2017
  5. A Healthy Brain for the Ages Video

    Category: Presentations/Videos

    ... and cognitive well being. We will take a look at memory, how to recognize signs of cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety, and dementia. We will provide tips to promote brain health, and help sustain ... Monday, January 30, 2017
  6. A Healthy Brain for the Ages

    Category: Ask the Experts/All Ages

    Ask The Experts by Christine Chelladurai, MD and Jennifer Lacasse, RN Q: Are there things I can do to keep my brain healthy as I age? A: Today, there is a growing concern of development of cognitive ... Wednesday, September 21, 2016
  7. Depression and Anxiety in Screenagers

    Category: Ask the Experts/Middle Years 6-12

    ... from the screen and in order to maintain that happiness they have a more difficult time putting it down. Studies show that the same brain circuits that are activated by eating chocolate and winning money ... Thursday, September 08, 2016
  8. Recognizing and Preventing Delirium in People with Dementia

    Category: Ask the Experts/All Ages

    ... What is it and what should I know to look for? A: Delirium is a brain disorder that causes a worsening state of confusion usually due to one or more inciting factors.  People who have delirium ... Friday, July 22, 2016
  9. Avoiding "Brain Drain" on Summer Vacation

    Category: Ask the Experts/All Ages

    Ask the Experts by Angelina Spiteri Q: Now that my children are on summer break, how do we best avoid the "brain drain" and encourage them to keep learning throughout the vacation? A: We never want ... Wednesday, June 22, 2016
  10. Support our 15th Spring Appeal

    Category: Donate/Donate

    ... address a number of different life issues. Our Building Better Brains - Teaching Strategies that Work for Dyslexic and ADD Students video has had 15,428 views on our YouTube channel. The Grosse Pointe ... Wednesday, May 04, 2016
  11. Drug Use Trends in Middle and High School Age Children

    Category: Ask the Experts/All Ages

    ... produced with above 90% THC. The unknown impact of these levels on the human brain signifies an era not yet seen. There is a lack of research related to the potential side effects as well. For the first ... Wednesday, March 30, 2016
  12. Talking About Marijuana with Adolescents

    Category: Ask the Experts/Teen Years 13-18

    ... teen shuts you down? How can you be supportive while addressing your concerns? All substances including marijuana are harmful to the still developing adolescent brain. Your teens remote control, also ... Wednesday, March 30, 2016
  13. Phonological Awareness, the Foundation to Reading Success

    Category: Ask the Experts/Early Years 0-6

    ... website, www.rlac.com. Reading and Language Arts Centers (RLAC) is a member of The Family Center's Association of Professionals. RLAC will soon become Brainspring - stay tuned. SAVE THE DATE Kindergarten ... Thursday, March 24, 2016
  14. About 'Cough CPR'

    Category: Ask the Experts/All Ages

    ... to cough forcefully and repeatedly to maintain enough blood flow to the brain to remain conscious for a few seconds until the arrhythmia is treated. This has been mislabeled cough CPR.  If you are ... Thursday, March 10, 2016
  15. 4 Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep All night

    Category: Ask the Experts/Early Years 0-6

    ... baby's brain chemistry. Recent studies link this brain alteration to adult addiction. The healthier choice is to support your baby through the process of learning how to sleep independently, thus avoiding ... Wednesday, September 16, 2015
  16. What's So Special About a Special Needs Trust?

    Category: Ask the Experts/All Ages

    ... for my youngest son, Adam, who suffered a brain injury. I needed answers to the question of what was so special about a special needs trust and, more importantly, did we need one for Adam? I learned there ... Thursday, June 25, 2015
  17. Share the Caregiving Responsibilities

    Category: Ask the Experts/All Ages

    ... "do it all," but the truth is, we'd be better off asking for help - so ask! Let them know you "need" them. People at all ages want to be needed. Assign tasks they might enjoy, and maybe brainstorm with ... Wednesday, June 17, 2015
  18. Self-care: Everyday Mindfulness

    Category: Ask the Experts/All Ages

    ... Taking stock of what is working and what isn't, acknowledging difficulties, brainstorming. To Practice: Write down obstacles holding you back or blocking you from your current goal. For each obstacle list ... Thursday, April 16, 2015
  19. Attention Deficit and Sleep Apnea - What Can We do?

    Category: Ask the Experts/All Ages

    ... is only two years away - how can we help her? A. She may very well have attention deficit (ADD/ADHD,) a brain disorder that begins in childhood. Left untreated it can cause poor performance in school. ... Thursday, March 19, 2015
  20. Alzheimer's - Know the 10 Signs - Early Detection Matters

    Category: Ask the Experts/All Ages

    ... radiation, brain trauma, or stroke. Even urinary tract infections and depression can contribute to dementia. Physical, neurologic, and psychiatric assessments are essential parts in evaluating dementia. ... Thursday, March 19, 2015

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