With summer in nearly full force and increasing temperatures on the way, it’s important to be reminded of the dangers that these fun-filled summer months can bring. Whether you are a senior or are caring for an aging family member, it is vital to be aware of the dangers that can occur and make sure that proper precautions are taken to protect your loved one.
Are you a caregiver to a loved one? Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed, under appreciated and unnoticed? GT Independence wants to take a moment to not only inform you that what you do is important but that we see you.
As we enter the New Year you may have already decided on your resolutions for self-improvement, but have you considered an action plan to help your role as a caregiver?
As the holiday season approaches it is common to expect a feeling of joy to erupt among your loved ones. However for some, the holidays bring a sense of loneliness and depression, better yet known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Sensory Processing Disorder is a condition where one’s brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes through their senses. This could include hypersensitivity to light, sound, even certain smells and the way things feel. Although many SPD cases are in connection with other disorders such as ADHD or Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders can be diagnosed on its own making it an invisible disability many can’t see.
As a caretaker or loved one of someone with a speech impairment, you know how hard it can be to communicate with one another. Well Talkitt heard your voice and has created a technology that will now help you hear theirs.
According to recent studies, in today’s world those with disabilities tend to take the more traditional route of therapies and treatments specially designed for their specific diagnoses. This could include physical, occupational even speech and language therapy depending on the clients disability. However there is one unconventional equine therapy that ties all of these treatments into one that someone with a disability, cognitive or physical, could use to help improve their way of life. That treatment is called Hippotherapy.
“Life-changing” and a “miracle” are what some parents are calling the new mobile application, Pokémon go. Although the effects have yet to be studied, some are finding this virtual reality one that is changing the lives of their children forever by encouraging those with autism to socialize and interact with others.
It can be difficult to enjoy the holidays when a family member is elderly or disabled. What is deemed the “happiest time of the year” by many can bring extra stress to parents of disabled children and adults, along with adult children of elderly. Here are 7 tips to keep the holidays happy for everyone in your family.
You’re worried about an elderly loved one. Your dad hasn’t seemed himself lately, and you’re afraid he could be neglecting himself. If you know a senior or disabled adult who is experiencing abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or exploitation, adult protective services can help.