Eric Patterson

Eric Patterson, Author at New Life Outlook

About Eric

Eric L. Patterson, LPC, is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania, who has been working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers.

Recently, Eric’s writing has expanded to a lighter side with Consume Review Repeat. Whether the topic is as serious as the impacts of anxiety or as silly as the best iced coffees around, Eric strives to keep his writing sharp, engaging and enlightening.

Eric loves his daughters, indie rock music and all things zombies. Read more about Eric and his writing on his website.

Eric's Work

Dementia vs Depression

Knowing the Difference Between Depression and Dementia

How common is misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's? Dementia and depression can share many symptoms that distort one’s perception and confuse the diagnosis.
by Eric Patterson on October 11, 2016
Will I Get Alzheimer's? Managing Alzheimer's Anxiety

Will I Get Alzheimer’s? Managing Alzheimer’s Anxiety

If you have a loved one with Alzheimer's and are constantly wondering, "Will I get Alzheimer's too?" you must manage the anxiety before it consumes you.
by Eric Patterson on June 21, 2016
Dementia and Anger

The Link Between Dementia and Aggression

By learning more about the connection between dementia and anger/aggression, you’ll be better equipped to help your loved one cope.
by Eric Patterson on April 18, 2016
Grieving a Loved One With Alzheimer's

Grieving a Loved One With Alzheimer’s

Though your loved one is still actively in your life, the way that you view them is changed. It is healthy and normal to experience grieving a loved one.
by Eric Patterson on January 28, 2015
Coping With an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Coping With an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Shock, anger, anxiety, and despair are only a small sample of the feelings you are likely to experience when your doctor gives you an Alzheimer's diagnosis.
by Eric Patterson on December 2, 2014
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Burnout

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout will cause feelings of detachment and frustration within the caregiver, and will likely impact their ability to care for their loved one.
by Eric Patterson on September 22, 2014