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How to Dress After Shoulder Surgery

a man at a Rheumatology consultation with a doctor

By Image Point Fr / Shutterstock.com Getting dressed after a shoulder surgery, or any kind of surgery that immobilizes your arm, can be a real challenge. In this quick guide, we offer six essential tips for getting dressed after shoulder surgery — from a one-handed dressing

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Mother’s Day: A Gift Guide

Mother's Day is a time to celebrate the women in your life that are always there for you, in mind, spirit and soul. But what do you get the one that gave you everything? As a woman gets older, shopping on her own can be

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32 Things That Are Useful for the Elderly

32 Things That Are Useful for the Elderly

Modern life isn’t designed for the elderly, but thankfully there are many exciting hacks and devices that make it possible to navigate daily life independently. In this guide, we’ll cover 32 things that are useful for the elderly. While this list may seem comprehensive, there

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Best Adaptive Clothing for ALS Patients

Side view of man seated in wheelchair with open back pants being put on.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes voluntary muscle action to degenerate over time. ALS makes daily activities, including getting dressed, very difficult as the disease progresses. Thankfully, clothing specially designed for ALS patients can make this process

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Easy Access and Comfortable Clothes for Elderly Men

Older man standing in home front hall doing up jacket.

As you age, your mobility and needs change, necessitating wardrobe changes every so often. Indeed, many older adults find “regular” clothing uncomfortable to wear and difficult to get into. Thankfully, there is a lot of adaptive clothing for men out there that is designed specifically

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8 Must-Have Adaptive Clothing for Elderly Women

Unfortunately, regular clothing is not made with the needs of elderly people in mind. As you age, you will probably benefit from seeking adaptive clothing for women that is specifically designed around the needs of seniors, including limited range of motion and wheelchair use. Here

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Seniors 2022

Mother and daughter on Valentine's Day

Are You Looking for the Perfect Valentine's Day Gifts for the Senior in Your LIfe? Valentine’s Day is not just for couples, it’s for everyone! People celebrate Valentine’s Day to show affection for their loved ones and that could include your parents, grandparents, elderly relatives or

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How to Adapt Clothing for a Person with a Disability

a woman in a wheelchair using a laptop at a desk

By SeventyFour / Shutterstock.com For people with disabilities, wearing regular clothing can be difficult or even impossible. Adaptive clothing that is specifically designed to cater to their needs can be the difference between being able to get dressed in the morning or not, an activity many

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How to Measure Your Shoe Size and Width at Home

Online shopping is incredibly convenient and makes it easy to get exactly what you want delivered straight to your home. However, it can be difficult to shop online for clothing and shoes. Sizing charts aren’t standardized, and you simply won’t know for sure how something

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