Monthly Archives: April 2015

Three common myths about impaired vision in the elderly

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an elderly womanGetting older is unavoidable. Aging brings on changes in our body and our eyes are not immune to change. According to recent findings by the World Health Organization (WHO), 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision. Remarkably, 80% of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured. Unfortunately myths around vision continue to thrive. Consider this: when you hear the term “vision impairment”, what comes to mind? Blindness? Do you have visions of guide dogs and people with white canes? There are many myths surrounding vision impairment, especially in the elderly, but three common ones continue to survive and thrive:

 

Myth 1: I can’t

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Closing the book on an open relationship

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couple sitting on a couchIt seemed like a good idea at the time.’

If that’s how you describe an open relationship, it may be time to shut it down.

Open relationships are considered by some to enhance a primary relationship. Couples agree to open up their relationship for various reasons, including differing sex drives, a desire to spice things up, or the belief they aren’t good at monogamy. However, an open relationship can also drive a couple to the brink of separation. Getting down to semantics, open relationships on the brink may have nothing to do with the open aspect, but everything to do with the couple’s …

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Nutty nutrition: what not to say to co-workers about their eating habits

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 employés mangent ensembleWhen it comes to socializing at work, there are some subjects that are best left off the table. And sometimes, commenting on what’s on the table – the lunch table that is – is what can really get you into hot water with your colleagues. Food is personal, and whether you perceive a co-worker’s eating habits to be virtuous or flawed, pointing out the particulars of someone else’s diet could make them uncomfortable. To take things from nutty to nice at work, we’ve created a cast of frequent food offenders that will help you steer clear of drama in the lunch room.

The Health Guru

While …

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Social media and mental health: the up side

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Woman pointing to social iconEvery day, Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) counsellors see clients who need help. Sometimes, clients take that very first step to get help because of what they see in the news and/or on social media. Though it’s possible to waste many hours on TV, the internet and multiple social media outlets, the bottom line is this: these are powerful tools that can encourage users to get the help they need to take care of their own mental health!

The triggering event

Some clients go through hard times and don’t get any help at the time of the event. This can be perfectly fine or …

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How to be an effective client when in counselling

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A man and women talkingWhat is being an “effective client” in a counselling experience, I wonder? As a counsellor and clinical manager, I find this to be a thought provoking question. When we use the word “effective”, we have to ask: “to what end or to whose purpose”?

It seems to me that an effective client is one that is good at making sure they get what they want from the counselling experience. After all, you are the customer, the receiver of the service. So, what can you do to ensure you get the most from your clinical experience? Let me offer you a number of thoughts for your consideration to …

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