Month: April 2021

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  • Holidays & Events ·

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative brain disorder for which there is currently no cure. However, there are many different treatment options to manage symptoms of the disease. Symptoms Symptoms typically develop slowly over the years, but this can vary from patient to patient. While one of these symptoms on their own is not cause for concern, you should contact your doctor if you are experiencing more than one. Tremor Small handwriting Loss of smell Trouble sleeping Trouble moving or walking Constipation A soft or low voice Masked face Dizziness or fainting Stooping or hunching over Living with Parkinson’s It can be challenging…
  • Caregivers ·

Take Care of Yourself, Too

Dear Caregiver, We celebrate you for your dedication to taking care of your loved one. You work tirelessly to ensure they have all they need, often after coming home from full-time jobs and hectic schedules of your own. But in all of your daily appointments and to-do lists, does it say ‘self-care’ anywhere? While we recognize the importance of taking care of your loved one, we also want to remind you of how imperative it is that you also take care of yourself. Stop Feeling Guilty We know you have grown accustomed to putting everyone else’s needs before your own. And…
  • Education & Resources ·

Stress Management

By: Patricia Hudak, RN and Chelsea Cassidy, LCSW Stress Management Most individuals can relate to the feelings of stress even if they are not able to relate to the specific circumstance you may be experiencing.  There are different responses to feelings of stress, depending on your own coping techniques and how you address the stressor in your own life.  Stress depends on the duration of the stressor, intensity of the stressor and capacity of the individual to withstand the stress. What is Stress? Stress is primarily a physical response. When stressed, the body thinks it is under attack and switches…
  • Holidays & Events ·

National Healthcare Decisions Day

In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day today, we invite you to take a moment to think about what your wishes are in the event of a medical crisis. This past year, COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of discussing your wishes with your loved ones and documenting these wishes in the form of an advance directive. Far too often, this conversation gets put on the back burner and people find themselves in a medical crisis with no plan. When this happens, it may be too late to receive the care you wanted. So what is advance care planning? It includes completing an…