For a loved one to live within a memory care community typically means the married couple must be apart. However, there are instances in which loved ones may live within the memory care unit with their loved one. While it may seem like a great alternative there are definitely pros and cons. Pros to Living […]
A Parkinson’s diagnosis is life changing for many families. However, there is no need to hit the panic button right away. Initial Diagnosis In order to be diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a visit with a neurologist is needed. Neurologists specialize in treating diseases and disorder associated with the brain and nervous system. With that being […]
The stages of Parkinson’s disease will vary from person to person. Although various tables and charts exist, it’s important to keep in mind a progressive disease like Parkinson’s will be unique to the individual. With that being said, before an individual is diagnosed with Parkinson’s and begins stage one, it’s important to know the early […]
Various support options exist for those living with Parkinson’s disease and the family members who are involved in the care process. Asking for help along the way creates a sense of guilt, especially for those who are caring for a loved one for the first time. However, bringing in the added help will only allow […]
Our case study here provides an example of creating your own future, no matter the cards that have been dealt. Our client, diagnosed with post-polio syndrome, as well as Parkinson’s disease had been discharged from physical therapy when our work began on building functional strength. Although hindered by chronic conditions, this 80-year old gentleman built […]
Parkinson’s disease is a neurological and movement disorder that involves the nervous system, which causes impairment in motor function. For many years researchers, exercise physiologists, medical doctors, physical therapists, you name it, have been attempting to understand and help to combat this disease. LSVT BIG , an evidence-based program designed at helping individuals move more […]
Improvements in sleep duration, and sleep quality are directly correlated towards greater quality of life for individuals of all ages. Greater quality sleep leads to greater quality of life, sounds simple, right? A number of discussion topics arise when discussing sleep. How much is needed? How much does it change as one ages? Does everyone […]
With assisted living costs on the rise, Family Caregivers has become a necessity. Learn what to expect.