Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Biting the bullet: Firearm ownership in persons with dementia

In Sweden, there are over 2 million legally owned firearms. At the same time, up to 150,000 people live with a diagnosis of dementia. In an aging society such as Sweden, legislators will face challenges in gun ownership. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Q&A: How owning pets can lead to a healthier lifestyle

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been working from home as a result of COVID-19. The adjustment has been difficult, and created a lot of stress and strain on my mental and physical health. I find that I spend much of my time in front ...

Health

Many older gun owners fail to consider future ownership transfer

(HealthDay)—Half of older gun owners have a plan for transferring gun ownership after death and even fewer have a plan for transferring ownership in the case of impairment, according to a research letter published online ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Stress in parents of children with autism: Pets may help

While current events have increased stress for all families, parents of children with autism report higher levels of stress on average than parents of typically developing kids. Feeling overwhelmed and overburdened by various ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Whole body ownership is not just the sum of each part of the body

A research team recently investigated the difference between the sense of ownership of the whole body and the sense of ownership of body parts using scrambled body stimulation. Only the observer's hands and feet were presented, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Gun owners aren't happier, don't sleep better at night

Despite claims that owning a gun makes a person feel safer and sleep easier, gun owners don't actually sleep any better than non-gun owners, according to a new study by University of Arizona researcher Terrence Hill.

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