One of every three adults over the age 65 falls each year. Parkinson’s Disease, which typically strikes after the age of 60, doubles the risk of falling. Parkinson’s disease interferes with the nerve cells that make dopamine, a brain chemical necessary for controlling movement. Without enough dopamine, the body stiffens, posture sags, and overall movement [...]
Caring for someone with Parkinson’s Disease long-term is an enormous stressor. That’s true even if you’ve taken on the caregiver role, knowing what to expect. Mental health experts say burnout — physical and mental exhaustion — occurs when a person’s needs go unmet for an extended period of time. Burnout, they say, is primarily an [...]
As surprising as it probably sounds, conventional advice for a person with Parkinson’s disease wanting to start an exercise program is not radically different from someone living without the disease. Getting a doctor’s approval before starting a new program. Warming up — 5 to 10 minutes of light stretching — before more strenuous activity. Dressing [...]
When caring for a parent with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), it might be tempting to try to single out root causes for all that you see happening. However, because MS progression mimics the most obvious signs of aging — fatigue, memory loss, incontinence, muscle weakness — you’ll never fully know what’s causing each symptom. By accepting a certain [...]
People living with Multiple Sclerosis often use cold therapy products to help limit their symptoms that are worsened from heat. EasierLiving added GlacierTek RPCM® Cool Vests to our product line to help people who have to deal with heat-related flare ups from Multiple Sclerosis. We chose to add this brand because it is the safest [...]
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition whose symptoms can fluctuate wildly. Even the most knowledgable caretakers will sometimes find themselves stumped by the “randomness” of MS. A simple check list is a great tool for preparing yourself of the disease’s complexity. Your checklist should include: Medication – What medications is your loved one taking? Why? [...]
Living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can be demoralizing — especially when the disease interferes with your everyday tasks and chores. Fatigue, in all its forms, affects 80 to 90% of all MS patients. In the not-too-distant past, doctors would simply tell patients complaining of fatigue to rest and stay cool. That advice was sincere but [...]
MagnaReady was designed so that anyone can wear a button up shirt. It used to be difficult for people to find clothing for limited dexterity, but now, EasierLiving is selling this magnificent line of shirts. When you wear one of these shirts, nobody will be able to tell your shirt is different from any other [...]
A newer form of pain relief may support recovery from knee replacement surgery.
Nonmotor symptoms, such as hallucinations and depression, can contribute to unplanned weight loss among Parkinson’s patients.