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Category: Parkinson's Disease

LSVT® BIG & LOUD, a specialized therapy program that helps patients with neurological disorders walk and talk to their fullest potential

We’ve been told our whole lives to “think big,” but what if that simple statement was the key to treating neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. Often patients with these diseases struggle to use their bodies to…

Raise Awareness Because Anyone Can Get Parkinson’s Disease

According to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, one million people in the United States currently have Parkinson’s disease (PD) and there are between 50,000-60,000 newly diagnosed cases of PD each year. The Center for Disease Control rated complications from Parkinson’s disease as the…

Parkinson’s Disease Awareness in April!

Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that is chronic and progressive. Nearly one million Americans are living with Parkinson’s. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, and this number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected….

Movement Disorder Specialist: Beyond a General Neurologist

A neurologist with a movement-disorder specialty can improve your quality of life. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF): A movement disorder specialist is a doctor, a neurologist in fact, who is trained specifically to treat movement disorders.  Parkinson’s disease is a…

LSVT & Medication Reconciliation – One Patient’s Path to Enjoying Life Again

The emotional toll of a medical diagnosis can add another wrinkle to an already stressful circumstance. In particular, when declining health makes favorite or even routine activities seem out of reach, patients may spiral into depression. For family and caregivers doing their…

Health News Round-Up: Plan Ahead Before Driving Becomes Unwise

Making a ‘Retirement Plan’ for Driving A key component to aging in place is mobility — being able to get around independently. And in much of America, ‘mobility’ equals ‘driving.’ However, there may come a point when driving themselves is no longer…

Health News Round-Up: Cracking Down on Added Sugars

The Skinny on Limiting Sugar We’ve been warned about the dangers of consuming too much sugar, but now the FDA is making a proposal that could make excess sugar harder to overlook. The organization has suggested two changes to nutrition labels: first,…

To Have and to Hold On: Caregiver’s Memoir of Keeping Husband at Home

Book of the Month: June 2015 The majority of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but honoring this request can be difficult. Some progressive diseases require extraordinary amounts of hands-on care, which may grow to be more than a…

Celebrate Better Hearing & Speech Month with Clarity and Confidence

Better Hearing & Speech Month For Better Hearing & Speech Month this May, we honor the Residential Home Health clinicians who help our patients express themselves, louder and clearer. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), sometimes called ‘speech therapists,’ are trained to assist with a…

Patient’s Wise Emergency Preparedness Enables Safer Aging in Place

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue ‘Aging in place’ refers to living safely and independently at home, without being relocated due to health complications. But in order to avoid a bigger change, seniors who wish to age in place need to remain…

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