Disabilities & the Disabled
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: What Is It, History, Symptoms, Famous Cases & More
Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSbP) is a rare and serious disorder in which a caregiver, often a parent, fabricates or causes illness in a person under their care, typically a child, to draw attention to themselves or to gain a sense of power or control.
The Rise of Introverted Individuals in the Age of COVID-19
The rise in introverted individuals since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely due to a variety of factors, including the widespread adoption of remote work and virtual socializing, as well as increased social isolation and stress.
What are Learning Disabilities? 7 types of learning disabilities to look for in your kids.
It's critical to be aware of how your children learn. It is vital to be aware of learning differences, particularly learning difficulties. While this is especially true in an educational environment, it can be applied to any situation.
Explaining Dyslexia in Adults
Approximately 15% of the world's population is affected by dyslexia, but unfortunately, we don't know as much about it as we do about other disabilities and conditions. In this article, we'll explain more about dyslexia, it's causes, and how to cope with it as an adult.
How Do Mobility Scooters Provide More Independence to The Users?
The ability to climb higher, such as reaching an item on a higher shelf is among the most common issues wheelchair users might face. With the assistance of mobility scooters that can help to do your daily tasks effortlessly.
Adult Children: Can They Access Disability Benefits?
An adult child can receive disability benefits based on the income and earnings of their parents. The disability, however, must have occurred before age 22.
How Meniere's Disease Affects Everything You Do Everyday
Having Meniere's Disease can be mind-boggling at times. It affects your ability to work, stay focused on a task, and even remember things. The worst part is that there is no cure.
Nine Miracle Operations
Heavily exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam, I started having heart problems in the 1980s. The VA now recognizes ischemic heart disease as a known disease caused by AO exposure. Fifty-three years later, I have nine stents in my heart, but not one stitch in my chest. A modern-day mirical.
A Parents Guide to Popular Overnight Special Needs Summer Camps in the Northeast of the United States
Camp Akeela, Camp Fairlee, Camp Lee Mar, Camp Merry Heart, Camp Ramapo, Round Lake Camp, and Summit Camp & Travel are the seven most popular overnight summer camps for special needs children (and even adults) in the northeast of the United States.
How to Become an Amazing Caregiver and Support Worker
Every health worker deserves to know how best to care for their patient. This article talked about how carers, support workers, and caregivers can become the best among coworkers
The Health Benefits of Owning Dogs
It is beneficial to our health and wellbeing to own dogs. Hanging out and keeping up with our canine friends can be tasking but I don’t mean that in a bad way. As a dog owner or volunteer, you have to always be active because dogs love activity. From walking the dog to letting it out in the yard to
Facts - Intellectual Disabilities
Many types of mental disabilities are reviewed in this article along with their definitions. Causes of some common disabilities and problems associated with intellectual disabilities are also reviewed, along with possible treatments.
Where Can I Find Respite Care for My Disabled Child?
If you are caring for someone who is disabled or has special needs, you know how difficult it is. The stress and energy will eventually take its toll on you both physically and mentally. You need a break. But how do you find respite care so you can get it?
Importance of Dopamine And Methods to Improve Dopamine Naturally
Dopamine is a powerful neurotransmitter in the brain which is responsible for motivation and focus. Deficiency of dopamine can lead to debilitating disorders like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and dementia. The good news is that dopamine can be increased naturally, thereby improving focus and motivation.
Living With a Hearing Disability
Millions of people like me suffer from a hearing disability which alters the way we live. Our world is shaped differently in how we interact in a society filled with social events, education and family living. We live in a silent or quieter world than most.
Social Security Disability Claim Denied? How I Got Approved
I applied for Social Security Disability nearly two years ago and got approved for a court date. However, I was determined to continue pursuing it with the support of my husband, my prayer group, and, of course, God.
6 Things to Remember When Being a Caregiver Takes Over Your Life
When I was unexpectedly thrust into the world of caregiving, these are some things I learned that I wish I knew beforehand.
At a Loss for Words: Aphasia
The undeniable importance of language was not lost on philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, who stated: “The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” Language is a cornerstorn of cutlure. It is essential in communicating complex thoughts, ideas, intentions, motivations, and desires.
The Struggles of Low-Income, Disabled People
This article is a glimpse into the realities of being disabled and having low-to-no income in modern society. Outlined are many of the struggles experienced by those who cannot afford to support themselves throughout disability.
How to Actually Be Supportive When Someone You Care for Is Chronically Ill
There are helpful things you can do to support your loved one when they have a chronic condition. And, there are things that really, really aren't helpful. This guide helps you tell the difference!
Why People With Disabilities Do Not Want to Be “Inspirational”
Why many people with chronic illness and disabilities do not want to be told that they are “inspiring,” or that their lives are an “inspiration.”
Lateral Epicondylitis: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Options
Lateral epicondylitis, also referred to as Tennis Elbow, is a common cause of elbow pain. There are many options for non-operative treatment for this condition.
How to Care for Yourself When Your Job Is Caring for Others
"Sandwiched" between caring for aging parents and a chronically ill child can wear anyone down. Staying positive and avoiding caregiver burnout requires conscious effort, but it can be done.
Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) - It's Not Just About Getting Older
A disease that struck millions of children and adults decades ago, still isn't eradicated, but has come back to haunt many that suffered at that time. And the medical profession isn't helping them!