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Dressing Solutions for Parkinson’s Patients

Dressing Solutions for Parkinson's Patients

Dressing Solutions for Parkinson’s Patients  Some of the most common problems experienced by a Parkinson patient include issues with balance, tremors, and finger dexterity. The inability to stand steadily while stepping into clothes is another issue. It is difficult for a Parkinson’s patient to button their

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Taking Care of Dementia Naturally

Caring for a dementia patient

What is dementia? "Dementia," is a progressive loss of mental function due to a certain illness that affects the brain. According to the research, 80% of U.S dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Sometimes, it becomes hard to handle because caring for someone suffering

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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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Top Ten Activities for People Living with Alzheimer’s

Living with Alzheimer's can cause confusion, stress and embarrassment when trying to interact in larger groups. It’s important to understand that Alzheimer's is a chronic, progressive degenerative disease. Over time, patients can have a hard communicating with others. This doesn’t mean that an Alzheimer's sufferer

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Senior Suicide: Elderly Loved Ones are at Risk

Every 1.5 hours, an American adult over the age of 65 commits suicide. This is the unfortunate and dark reality that should be acknowledged and addressed. Why do Seniors Struggle with Suicidal Thoughts? As many people enter their 60s and 70s, they tend to look back on

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Early Signs of Dementia

What is Dementia? Dementia is a broad term to describe the impairment of memory, communication and thinking. As we age, our cognitive abilities lower and memory loss becomes common with old age. Dementia is more extreme where that decline can greatly affect one’s ability to function

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