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January 2017

Many people with a variety of disabilities must adapt their surroundings in order to comfortably carry out activities of daily living. We have covered adaptations for the bedroom and bathroom, and now let’s consider some techniques to use in the

We usually think of the bed as a safe place, but bed-related injuries to the skin are unfortunately common. These include bruises from bumping into bed posts and other furniture at night, and bed sores from the inability to change

The Alzheimer Society of Canada website states that in 2011, there were 747,000 people living with some form of cognitive impairment, including dementia. This number is expected to double to 1.4 million by 2031. This means that many of us

We all know that driving is directly tied to a person’s independence. Whether you’re a sixteen-year-old setting out on the road for the first time or a senior maintaining their daily routine through driving, access to a car can be

One of the basic needs of humans (other than food and shelter) is the need to feel loved and like we belong. Belonging in the sense that we feel connected and accepted by others. We all have a different level

In this guide, let's look at ways those with disabilities can stretch their dollars. The purpose here is not to portray anyone as “less than” or “needing special help.” For us, the bottom line is “If you can save money,

When eldercare comes knocking on the door, many people run in the opposite direction; but not you. Whether you assumed the job, sought it, or inherited the responsibility out of obligation, even guilt, chances are you accepted—willingly or otherwise—your role

It can be upsetting and frustrating when a loved one with dementia forgets who his/her family members are. Sometimes it’s a case of not being able to recognize faces. Many times I have heard family members say, “He thinks I