Disabilities & the Disabled
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.
Living and Working With a Chronic Psychological Disability
In this article, I discuss what it means to live a seemingly normal life with multiple mental disorders. Even in darkness, there is always hope.
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.
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.
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!
How to Complete Chores When in a Wheelchair
Whether you need to use a wheelchair temporarily or permanently, it’s a new challenge that will have to be faced and dealt with sooner or later. The first reality will be an almost immediate realization of your inability to accomplish certain tasks in the same manner. Here's how to manage.
Unlocking a Joy Stick For a Drive Power Wheelchair
The Drive power wheelchair line is great but sometimes the joystick will lock up on you. I explain how to unlock the joystick in a few simple steps that will end up saving you time and possibly money.
Phantom Pain: What it means to hurt in an invisible space.
Phantom pain affects between 40% to 80% of amputee patients. This article will inform the reader by defining phantom pain, identifying the causes of phantom pain, and exploring treatment options.
The Dialysis Diet: What It Is & Why It's Necessary
A dialysis (or renal) diet is one that is prescribed for people who have chronic renal failure and are on dialysis. Diet and nutrition are a vital part of living well with kidney disease/failure.
Learning to Take Pride in My Disability (and How You Can, Too)
An explanation of what disability pride is and how people with disabilities can be proud of their disability, use it to their advantage, and help others through their difference.
Practical Ways for People with Disabilities to Become Self-Advocates
Practical ways and tips for how people with disabilities can become their own self-advocates, including establishing expectations, asking for help, becoming educated, and raising awareness.
Adaptive Vehicle Options for People with Disabilities
Vehicle options for people with disabilities and people who use wheelchairs. Ideas for adapting cars, trucks, SUVs and other vehicles for wheelchair users and best adaptive vehicle options.