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Fun Activities for Older Adults with Dementia

Fun Activities for Older Adults with Dementia

Over 55 million people worldwide have dementia, so the odds are very high that you already know someone who has it or is going to develop it sooner or later. Even if your elderly loved ones never fully develop dementia, some level of memory loss

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How to Care for Parkinson’s Patients at Home

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By ESB Professional / Shutterstock.com Many people care for loved ones with Parkinson’s at home, especially in the early stages of the disease. If your loved one has recently received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s, you might be overwhelmed and uncertain how to get started with caring

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How to Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease

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By Chinnapong / Shutterstock.com Nearly one million people in the United States alone are currently living with Parkinson’s disease, and about 60,000 people are newly diagnosed each year. Many signs of Parkinson’s start out mild and often go ignored until the disease has progressed. Some symptoms,

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Adaptive Living for Patients with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a complex, progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement and cognitive ability over time. The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can be mild at first, but they can quickly change to make even the simplest of daily tasks difficult and sometimes dangerous. From

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What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Parkinson’s?

More than 60,000 people are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s each year, so if you are in middle or late age, it’s natural to wonder if that tremor in your hand could be a sign of Parkinson’s. Today, we’re diving into the most common symptoms of

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Best Adaptive Clothing for ALS Patients

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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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How to Make Life Easier with One Arm

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By photoshooter2015 / Shutterstock.com Living with one arm in a world built for people with two arms and hands is not easy. Thankfully, there are tricks you can do and devices you can buy to make things a little less difficult. Here are seven tips for

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Do You Need Wide Shoes? Here’s How to Tell

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By popartproduction / Shutterstock.com When it comes to choosing the right size shoes, length is only part of the equation. If your shoes are too tight or too loose across the top of the foot, that can cause chafing and other issues, just like shoes that

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Seniors 2022

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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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