Disabilities & the Disabled
Living and Working With a Chronic Mental Disability
In this article, I discuss what it means to live a "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.
Statin Medications - Pros and Cons
Statin medications are prescribed for patients around the world. This article explains cholesterol blood work, the use of statins and possible side effects. Ways to prevent coronary artery disease is also discussed.
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.
Use of Risperdal in Behavior Management
Managing challenging behavior and irritability in children and adults with Austism (ASD), ADHD and/or intellectual disabilities often involves the use of Risperdal (Risperidone) which can have risky side effects
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Famous People with Mental Disabilities
Often people stigmatize people with mental illnesses, but once they discover that some of the people they idolize have struggled with a mental disability, their opinions change. Here are just a few...
Who Is Responsible for ADA Compliance for Websites?
As the Internet has become more a part of our lives and so much business and practical matters are conducted online, the issue of website compliance with the ADA has become important.
Characteristics of Effective Sign Language Interpreters
Some of the characteristics and skills needed to become an effective sign language interpreter may surprise you.
Free Resourses for Families with Autistic Children
Having a child with autism is daunting to say the least. With the first diagnosis your life will never be the same. There is so much information to help guide families with autistic children, and I hope to help you find your way to some of these resources.
The Role of Deaf Interpreters in the Interpreting Process
Deaf people who are fluent in sign language and English can help hearing interpreters understand the gestures and made up signs of deaf people who have limited or no sign language skills.
Social Security Disability Insurance: Eligibility and Benefits
When you get to the point that your doctor says you are disabled and can no longer work, the stress doesn't stop there. Filing for disability is a challenge. Luckily, today most can be done online.
How to Apply for Social Security Disablilty for Fibromyalgia
Individuals with fibromyalgia can now easily apply for disability.They do not have to wait 5 years just to get disapproved in the end.