Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

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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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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Charities and Non-Profit Organizations That Support Seniors

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September 5th marks International Day of Charity by the UN, to celebrate we are sharing some incredible organizations that we would encourage you and your community to support and donate to. All organizations mentioned support the wellbeing, health, justice and safety of the elderly. We

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Conversation Starters To Connect With Your Elderly Loved Ones

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Photo by Dennis Brendel on Unsplash As humans, we cherish moments of connection. A meaningful conversation has the power to subvert time by ingraining itself in our minds forever. While small talk possesses the ability to relieve awkward silence, your mind rarely holds on to it.

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How Sleep Affects Health and Changes With Aging

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Sleeping. Everybody needs it. Many of us don’t get enough of it. These are common truths that almost everyone knows. But recently, I had the opportunity to learn quite a bit more about sleep, and how it affects health. I came away convinced that sleep is a

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Living and Thriving with Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. In other words, it is a chronic condition that largely affects the brain and spinal cord. It is also frustratingly mysterious, with no clear cause or cure. Though its symptoms and their

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Getting Dressed in All Stages of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by toxic changes in the brain. Therefore, it largely impairs memory and judgment, although motor skills may also be affected when brain signals meant to control muscles are damaged. Getting dressed can become a struggle for both patients and their caregivers. With

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