Walking with Parkinson’s: Freezing, Balance and Falls


Parkinson’s disease (PD) can change the way a person walks. Movement Symptoms like stiff muscles, rigidity and slow movement make it harder to take normal steps. In fact, short, shuffling steps are a common sign of PD, as is freezing, the feeling that your feet are stuck to the floor, for people with mid-stage to advanced PD.

On their own, these changes are distressing enough. But add the fact that Parkinson’s affects balance and they also become dangerous, putting people with PD at risk of falling. The good news is that with exercise and physical therapy, people with PD can improve their balance. What you can do to minimize freezing and avoid falls? Read on to find out.

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What is Elder Law?


So often people will say that they did not know they needed an attorney who practices Elder Law, or even that such an area of the law exists. Elder Law is not a new type of law, but it is a relatively new way to bring several areas of the law together to benefit a...

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Hearing Loss as a Risk Factors for Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease


Detection of dementia at the earliest stages has become a worldwide scientific priority because drug treatments, prevention strategies and other interventions will likely be more effective very early in the disease process, before extensive brain damage has occurred. Research results reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017 provide clues about associations between cognitive...

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How Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Affects You


You remember seeing the signs. But soon, the little things progressively became undeniable. When the doctor’s diagnosis came back as Alzheimer’s disease, you were stunned. The task now is caring for your loved one. Specialists and caregivers will tell you, this is not easy. Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss affect not only the person diagnosed;...

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How To Help An Adult Who Is Living With Bipolar Disorder


Bipolar disorder affects millions of Americans, and while it is often associated with young people, it can be found in adults as well. Sometimes called manic depression, bipolar disorder affects emotions and behavior and can lead to manic states, during which behavior is unpredictable and can include recklessness, outbursts or periods of rage, outrageous demands, substance abuse, and...

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