Monthly Archives: May 2013

Stroke Rehab Tool: Grip Splint

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After suffering a stroke, your loved one’s hand and wrist muscles may be rigid and resting in a non-useful position. The AliMed® Grip Splint therapeutically positions the wrist, hand and fingers to retrain the muscles. The splint wraps around the wrist allowing your loved one to grip the hand tool. To help rehabilitation stay steady at home, [...]

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Stroke: Not Just a Fear for Adults

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To close out National Stroke Awareness Month, we wanted to focus on a lesser known stroke fact: children suffer strokes. While people over the age of 65 suffer strokes above all other age groups, a person at any age can suffer a stroke – including teenagers, children, infants and unborn children. Estimates do vary, but [...]

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Depression After Stroke

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Life after stroke can be difficult for everyone touched, but especially for the victim of stroke.  Depression is very common for someone who is rehabilitating from stroke, and even more commonly it goes untreated. While caring for someone who has suffered a stroke, it’s important to pay attention to behavior and mood changes. Here are [...]

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Relieve Discomfort Caused By Carpal Tunnel

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Carpal tunnel syndrom is caused by pressure on the median nerve and several tendons that run through the forearm and the wrist.  It can cause tingling, pain, numbness or weakness in the fingers or hand.  Massaging the nerves and tendons in the wrist and forearm will release some of the pressure and relieve the discomfort. [...]

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Clear Speech and Cognition with ColorCards

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When speech or cognition is a challenge for a loved one, it can also be a challenge for the caregiver.  Not understanding what the loved one needs, wants, feels or knows can put physical and emotion strain on a care relationship.  Whether navigating the slow road through rehabilitation from a stroke or traumatic brain injury or repetitiously [...]

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4 Products to Assist With Arthritis

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  Living with arthritis can make daily tasks that once seemed so simple, such as getting dressed, extremely difficult and time consuming.  Here at Easierliving we strive to make those day-to-day tasks easier for you, while making you feel more comfortable doing them.  Here are some top products for reducing difficulty throughout the day, thus reducing [...]

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Stay In The Know: Reduce Risk Of Recurrent Stroke

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Each year approximately 795,000 Americans suffer from a stroke– of those, approximately 185,000 are recurrent.  Within five years of a stroke, the risk of having another can increase to more than 40%.  24% of women and 42% of men who have had a stroke will experience another one within their lifetime.  Recurrent strokes often have [...]

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Dining After Stroke: EZ Mealtime Starter Pak

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As we age or become ill, mealtime independence is a challenge. Conditions like arthritis weaken the ability to grip utensils, and muscle tremors make it difficult to pick up food plates. When faced with these afflictions, the EZ Mealtime Starter Pak is just the help you need. We bundled together our best tools to conquer mealtime frustrations [...]

The Sudden Caregiver

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Becoming a caregiver is not always a smooth, slow transition.  In fact, it rarely is. Care often is needed immediately following a sudden event like  a stroke or a fall. When we find ourselves thrown into an important, unknown task or job, as caregiving is, it can be overwelming and frightening. Don’t lose hope or [...]

Keep Bones Strong As You Age!

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As we grow older we commonly lose bone density. This can cause osteoporosis, where bones are so thin that they break easily. You can work against this and as Kathleen Zelman, the director of nutrition for WebMD, says, It’s never too late to start.” Keep these things in mind and always consult a doctor before a [...]

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