- Parkinson's Disease and Caregiving
September 27 2012 by Julie Ely
If you are like me and love photography and Life Magazine, the name Margaret Bourke-White might mean something to you. Margaret Bourke-White was my first contact with a disease called Parkinson's, and I have been fascinated by this disease ever since. I was about 12 years old when I read an article in Life Magazine about one of its staff photographers and her battle to continue taking pictures in spite of the difficulties caused by Parkinson's disease. Even with balance problems and fine motor control deficits, Ms. Bourke-White continued with her award-winning, internationally-acclaimed photography from the time of her diagnosis in 1952 until about 1959. After that, she went on to write several books.
- Why Adult Day Health is Great for Caregivers and People Receiving Full Time Care
September 25 2012 by Tracy Carroll
There is a program available during the day for adults who live in the community who need supervision and assistance because they have dementia, physical disabilities, cognitive impairment, mental illness and/or developmental disabilities. The type of program is called Adult ...
- What Parents Can Expect when Helping Children with Disabilities Transitioning to Adult Life
September 18 2012 by Shannon Bettencourt, BSW/M.ED/BCBA (eligible)
Many parents caring for a child with a disability ask us, “What happens when my child turns 22?” The President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education reported: “Students with disabilities are significantly unemployed and underemployed upon leaving school compared to their ...
- How Caregivers Can Manage Challenging Behaviors through Communication
September 18 2012 by Shannon Restaino, BSW/M.ED/BCBA (eligible)
Caring for a loved one is one of the most challenging jobs. One of the most difficult challenges occcurs when your loved one is unable to express what it is that is bothering them. This often results in challenging ...