Posts Tagged 'family'

Caretaker Appreciation

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Caregivers play an important role in maintaining the health and well-being of our loved ones. As people age, more family members have assumed the role of caretaker so that they don’t have to resort to placing their loved one in a long-term care facility. When this is possible, it helps to maintain the quality of life of the aging individual or person with a disability.

Posted by Christinne Rudd Nov 18, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Staying on the Positive Tip

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The aim of this article is to teach readers on how they can lead a positive life despite the harshness that life comes along with. In this article I intend to highlight some tips on how to be positive during life’s difficult moments.  

Posted by Olivia Richards Nov 14, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Helping family member’s with diabetes

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Diabetes is an increasingly common illness and one that impacts not only on the individual with the condition, but also on their family. People with a family member who has diabetes find themselves faced with a series of challenges, not only about how they cope with the situation from a personal point of view but, more importantly, how they help their loved one cope with it, physically, emotionally and psychologically.

Posted by Luke Sprocket Oct 28, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Essential advice for creating a disability friendly home

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While a person with a disability may find life difficult when looking for a neighborhood that is accessible to their specific health condition, an individual can first start to simply their life by rethinking the way they design their home. A disability friendly home is the next best step for a person with a disability to continue on leading an independent lifestyle.

Posted by Luke Sprocket Oct 21, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Obesity and it’s effect on children with disabilities

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After decades of advancements in modern day medicine, why are mortality rates increasing in 2014? Regrettably, today’s parents can expect to live longer lives than their children, a sad commentary on today’s lifestyle. Bottom line . . . the obesity epidemic amongst the children of America is shortening their lifespan, causing mortality rates to head in the wrong direction.

Posted by Allan Checkoway Oct 09, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 1 Comment

Family Fitness for people with a disability

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When a family member has a disability, the need for medical support is met within the medical community through individual practitioners as well as the medical team. Therapeutic treatment is an ongoing process whether the person with a disability is experiencing a life-long condition or has suffered an injury or illness from which there is hope of partial or even full recovery. Please seek to find programs and organizations that can advocate for emotional support by accessing an online community of individuals and families who share the experience of a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Posted by Shelly Duell Sep 30, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Accessible Playgrounds and Fitness Areas

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When I was a little girl, I didn’t get to play outside much, mostly because I needed my wheelchair to get around. I do remember when I was about 7 years old, getting a swing set that was pretty cool. That gave me more time to play outside since it was in my front yard and didn’t require much travel. We did go to parks once in a while, but, as a general rule, most of my playtime was spent at home, with my own mini-Toys-R-Us, and that was just fine with me.

Posted by Christinne Rudd Sep 26, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Exercises Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

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Recovering from a traumatic brain injury is a long and arduous process during which the patient’s mobility and independence are in recovery. There’s the psychological aspect too. A healthy recovery therefore requires patients to conquer their negativity, combat their sedentary lifestyle, and incorporate a certain amount of exercise into their routine every day.

Posted by Michael Georgiou Sep 22, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Married to the Chair – In Summer

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After my last blog I thought that summer meant things would slow down but as I type this I am on a plane headed to work at a military camp for a week after just getting back last night from Junior Nationals all week. Apparently there’s no rest for the weary but it hasn’t been all work and no play ALL summer. In fact, we kicked off summer with family vacation at my favorite place on earth – no, not Disney world – that’s the happiest place on earth – this is small town North Carolina. Population 25!

Posted by Kelly Bonner Jul 22, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

The fault in this movie

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This past weekend I went to see the movie, “The fault in our stars”. I was very impressed with the whole concept of this movie from its writing, acting and overall presentation of people with disabilities. It had the perspective of a movie that went beyond the scope of disability, while maintaining its integrity. Most importantly, it went beyond the portrayal of people with cancer or disability as people who are disinterested, angry, and lifeless victims.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jun 16, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments