Tag Archives: Parkinson’s

EZ Mornings Tool Pak, Only $38.95

Making Mornings Easier with the Tool Pak!

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Getting dressed is a routine task – until it takes too long to button a shirt or it’s too painful to put on a shoe. Getting dressed in the morning can become more of a challenge due to a health condition, like arthritis or Parkinsons.  The dexterity of our fingers and extremities lessons as we age or [...]

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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 [...]

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Adapting a Bathroom: Giving the Toilet a Boost

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Aging brings new challenges. These challenges can often present themselves in the form of aches and pains. Bending down, walking up stairs, sitting in a car or even getting dressed can be harder and harder as our bones and joints become less willing to do what we ask them too. The hips and knee joints, [...]

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Caffeine and Parkinson’s Disease

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Previous studies have shown that avid coffee drinkers are at a lower risk to get Parkinson’s disease  than non-coffee drinkers.  A new study, similarly, shows that those who already have Parkinson’s can also greatly benefit from drinking caffeine.  The study, conducted by McGill University, shows that caffeine could have positive effects on movement control for [...]

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Making a Home Accesible: Start with the Doorknobs

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Traditionally, homes are equipped with round doorknobs on almost every door.  Loved ones with limited use of their hands, due to arthritis, Parkinson’s or stroke, will become increasingly aware of the difficulty presented by round doorknobs. Updating a round doorknob to a lever style will greatly increase your loved one’s independence.  Opening doors will be [...]

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Prepare for Care: Parkinson’s Stages Three & Four

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Now that you and your loved one have been through transitioning into understanding and managing Parkinson’s, you can focus more on how to adapt to changes in daily life. Don’t get discouraged by new challenges. There are ways to address your needs and the needs of the person in your care that will help you [...]

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12 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Parkinson’s Disease

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Finding out that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal disease like Parkinson’s can require tremendous adjustment. There are few things that can prepare you for such news, but having all of the right information and knowing what questions to ask can help ease you into your new life. Taking advantage [...]

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Our TeamFox Wordle!

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Today, TeamFox for Parkinson’s Research tweeted out this great link to Wordle, an online application that allows you to input text or a website or even a Del.icio.us feed and get a creative, modern word cloud!  We did it three times!! This is the one that we have put together, and are submitting to the [...]

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Pros and Cons of that Mornin’ Cup o’ Joe

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I watched my morning cup of Joe drip into my mug this morning and a thought crossed my mind: I’ve never really questioned the effects of coffee on my body. Forty-three percent of Americans are “very likely” to consume caffeine to stay alert during the day. Several of us have had the habit since we [...]