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Aged disabilities - Coping with disability
Coping With Disability

Articles helping elderly people deal with disability
Aged disabilities - Caring for the disabled
Caring For The Disabled

Information on caring for elderly with disabilities

advanced care directives
- Advanced Care Directives provide directions regarding future medical care. The directives are necessary in case an individual becomes unable to make decisions or communicate decisions about his or her care due to severe or terminal illness, injury, loss of consciousness or other medical conditions.
cognitive testing
- Cognitive testing can detect changes in the way the brain functions. It can also determine whether the changes have occurred as a result of brain injury, illness or disease. Cognitive testing looks at a person's thinking skills. It also explores whether emotional or physical problems are interfering with those thinking skills. Specific areas examined during cognitive testing include: attention concentration memory abstract thinking problem solving judgment language skills ability to interpret information from senses (such as hearing, vision, touch) ability to control fine motor skills in the hands intelligence academic skills emotional functioningWho is a candidate for the test?
difficulty swallowing
- Difficult swallowing describes any type of trouble a person may have when trying to swallow food or liquids.
occupational therapy
- Occupational therapy (OT) helps people learn to take care of themselves when a health problem limits normal activity. Bathing, dressing, eating, fixing meals, doing housework, and managing personal business are taken for granted by most people. These tasks are called activities of daily living (ADLs). OT teaches a person how to do these tasks alone or with the help of special devices or other people.
mental retardation
multiple sclerosis
respite care
- Respite care is short-term, temporary care provided to people with severe disabilities, chronic illnesses, or terminal illnesses. It is designed to give families a break from the stress of daily caregiving. Respite care can be for a few hours, overnight, or for days. The amount of care can change with the needs of the family and/or the ill or disabled person.
Useful Links
Alzheimer's Association of Australia Inc - Helpline: 1800 639 331 - Council on the Ageing (COTA) - Independent consumer organisation to protect and promote the well-being of all older people. - AdvoCare - Promoting the rights of people...
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