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    Stroke Awareness Month: Types of Stokes and How to Recognize the Signs

    A stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate attention. According to the CDC, a stroke occurs when there is a disruption in blood flow to the brain, leading to brain damage and sometimes death. The longer it takes to receive treatment, the more severe the damage can be. Therefore, recognizing the signs of a stroke and seeking medical intervention immediately can be critical in preventing further damage.

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    What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? ASD is a neurological disorder that impacts how people behave, communicate, interact, process sensory information, and learn. While there is no cure for autism, early diagnosis and treatment can help individuals with autism lead fulfilling lives. 
    Occupational therapy is a type of healthcare that focuses on cognitive, physical, social, and motor skills. The goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to overcome physical, mental, or emotional challenges that may be interfering with their ability to carry out everyday tasks and to improve their overall quality of life.

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    April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

    April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. Parkinson’s disease is one of the most debilitating diseases and one that many of its victims don’t understand. It is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s, affecting more than a million Americans, most over 60. Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include muscle rigidity, tremors, and changes in speech and gait. Parkinson’s causes are unknown but genetics, aging, and toxins are being researched. After a Parkinson’s diagnosis, Parkinson’s disease treatments are given to help relieve symptoms.

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    7 Tips for Improving the Quality of Life of MS Patients

    A chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, multiple sclerosis (MS) attacks the brain and spinal cord. Other basic body functions can also be affected, including vision, balance, and muscle control. Caregivers need to understand how to improve the quality of life for their loved ones with MS. We will discuss seven great tips for improving the quality of life of MS patients in this blog post!

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    Understanding Late Onset Multiple Sclerosis

    Having a loved one diagnosed with late-onset multiple sclerosis can leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused. It may be difficult for you to know what to expect or how to best care for your loved one. Our blog post will cover everything you need to know about late-onset multiple sclerosis. We will talk about the symptoms, treatment options, and ways that you can help your loved one manage the disease.

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    Interventions for Parkinson's Disease: A Caregiver's Perspective

    Parkinson's Disease affects movement and can lead to problems with balance, coordination, and speech. The disease most commonly affects people over 50 but can affect anyone. Parkinson's Disease has no known cure, but treatments are available to manage symptoms. When caring for a loved one with Parkinson's, it is essential that you understand the disease and how best to support them. To help patients with Parkinson's Disease live a fuller life, caregivers use a variety of interventions.

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    Taking Care of an Elderly Person with Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects one in every five hundred people, making it relatively rare. When a loved one suffers from MS, the experience can be life-altering. The brain and spinal cord are affected by MS, a progressive neurological disease. The severity of the symptoms can differ from person to person. Developing a care plan that meets the specific needs of an elderly loved one with multiple sclerosis is important if you are caring for them. We will discuss some tips for providing care to an elderly loved one who has multiple sclerosis in this blog post.