Elderly and Mobility: What are the Options?

Whether you are researching for yourself or a loved one, today’s advancements in technology mean that there are various options available for aiding mobility. If you and your loved one’s mobility is deteriorating with age, it can often be frustrating and terrifying. But finding the right help will improve quality of life as well as helping to regain that feeling of independence.

If you are looking for ways to help with your mobility, here are the different options available today. Most mobility experts are able to help you find the most suitable aids for your situation.

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How to Make Driving Accessible to Everyone

As technology advances, the ability to drive expands to more and more people, who might not have been able to before. And while disability cars have been around for years, only now are they becoming stylish and more desirable. If you have a disability and you wish to drive, then there are a wide variety of options available to you.

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Amnesia – An overview

AmnesiaMany people are familiar with amnesia from the images portrayed by actors on television and movies. Despite the romanticized portrayal of the disease, millions of people around the world suffer for some form of amnesia. This condition is usually temporary, but can last for long periods of time. Dictionary.com defines amnesia as the loss of a large block of interrelated memories; complete or partial loss of memory caused by brain injury, and shock.

The causes of amnesia can either be a head injury, prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals, or it can be brought on by traumatic events. In the latter case the body tries to keep the patient from recalling the blocked out memories until the patient is ready to do so. Drug addicts may experience similar memory loss similar to amnesia, but the cause is chemical in nature. Events that happened during blackouts caused by drugs will not return to a person’s memory when the toxic chemicals are removed from this system.

Amnesia affects different people in a different ways. Some victims will not be able to remember the previous day, while others will be unable to access huge portions of their memory. Currently, no cure exists for the condition. The best strategy is waiting until the memories of the stricken person return on their own. Amnesia strikes both genders and does not discriminate on basis of a person’s age.

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