A Healthy Meal for the Mind
Laying the Foundation for Social and Emotional Awareness
Welcome to A Healthy Meal for the Mind, Golden Apple's ongoing blog designed to educate readers about social, emotional, and physical well-being.
Make a Difference to a Child
By Diane Cummins on July 3, 2023
Dementia: Not a Normal Part of Aging, Pt. 3
By Diane Cummins on June 1, 2023
Caregiving and the Sandwich Generation
By Diane Cummins on February 1, 2023
What is the "sandwich generation", and why are they so important?
The population trend in the United States can be described as a growing generation of elderly adults who need help with personal care juxtaposed against a generation of spirited, young adults who are struggling to obtain independence and financial security. Who is caught in the middle of these two seemingly opposite points on the generational spectrum? You guessed it - the sandwich generation.
Dementia: Not a Normal Part of Aging, Pt. 1
By Diane Cummins on January 3, 2023
I Never Thought She Would Quit, Butt She Did: My Mom's Story
By Diane Cummins on December 1, 2022
We live in an era where the dangers of smoking cigarettes are well-known and publicized. We should be thankful for that because, just a few short decades prior, it was not this way. My mom and dad grew up in the 1950s and 1960s, a time when many people - including doctors - did not believe that there was a link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer.
By Diane Cummins on November 3, 2022
Service dogs (SDs), emotional support animals (ESAs), and therapy animals play powerful roles in human health and welfare. What defines a service animal? What defines an emotional support animal? What about therapy animals? These questions will be answered in the following paragraphs.
Domestic Violence Awareness
By Diane Cummins on October 1, 2022
In 1989, October was first declared as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. October is a time to acknowledge those who have survived domestic abuse and ensure that they have a voice. As such, it would be remiss of me not to discuss this sensitive topic.