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Archive for June, 2013


Do You Experience One or More of These Daily Pains?

Being mindful of your health on a day-to-day basis can minimize pain and save you money. Eating healthy, partaking in physical activity, and knowing about natural remedies may help you lower medical bills and prescription costs. This week, Disability Living

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Clothes and Accessories for Children with Disabilities

When it comes to adaptive clothing and household accessories, there may be some things that you or your child need but cannot find in local stores. It is important for people with disabilities to own clothes that fit properly and are

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Nightly Routine Leads to a Good Morning for Children with Disabilities

Parenthood is not supposed to be easy. This is especially true when raising a disabled child. Thankfully, there are many parenting tips that may help to simplify your life. One of the most acclaimed pieces of advice, (but a hard

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Financial Issues for Grandparents Raising Disabled Grandchildren

One of the most stressful issues for a grandparent raising a disabled child is financial assistance. On the popular, author Karen Best Wright reports, “According to my survey, of the 2919 people who answered a question about their biggest

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Custody Concerns when Raising Grandchildren with Disabilities

Raising grandchildren with disabilities is a challenge. This type of caregiving relationship requires a lot of patience, perseverance, and continued learning. In addition, a number of grandparents in this situation find themselves in the throes of custody battles with their

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Parenting Grandparents Find Support

The reality of grandparents raising grandchildren with disabilities is a prevalent, but silent battle. Little information and support exists for this demographic, even though the number of households where this occurs grows annually. Why Grandparents Raise Grandchildren There are a

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Raising Grandchildren with Disabilities

Did you know over 60 percent of people with disabilities are cared for by family members? This statistic includes grandparents who serve as primary caregivers for their grandchildren. All too often, grandparents in these positions are overlooked. As a result,

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Schizoaffective Disorder and Companion Animals

A person can increase his or her quality of life by knowing and applying coping techniques. This is true of people who have schizoaffective disorder too. Because this diagnosis means different things to different people, there is no way of

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Schizoaffective Disorder and Work — a Good Combination

When dealing with disability, it is important to not let the diagnosis define the person. There are numerous people who, with self-care and outside support, overcome their limitations. By recognizing triggers and having coping techniques in place, people with mental

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Schizoaffective Disorder and Substance Abuse

People who suffer from mental illnesses and mood disorders may also struggle with substance abuse. Alcohol and other substances are known to destabilize someone with schizoaffective disorder. Not to mention, a treatment plan loses its effectiveness when an individual is

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