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Essential Tremor Awareness

Posted by Matt on 3/17/2017 to Articles

Art thrives in the disability community

Posted by Matt on 10/14/2016 to Articles
Art thrives in the disability community

Painting and other arts are popular among people with disabilities. Find out more about what binds the worlds of disability and art.

Self Improvement is for Seniors Too: Self Improvement Month

Posted by Tanika on 9/21/2016 to Articles
Self Improvement is for Seniors Too:  Self Improvement Month

September is designated as Self-Improvement Month. It is the perfect time to reflect on necessary changes and set new goals.

Eyes Have It: National Eye Exam Month

Posted by Tanika on 8/25/2016 to Articles
Eyes Have It:  National Eye Exam Month

Sears Optical established August as National Eye Exam Month in 1989. Ophthalmologists promote eye health and safety, and in particular the importance of routine eye exams, during this month.

Lighting Up the Sky: Fireworks Safety Month

Posted by Tanika on 6/27/2016 to Articles
Fireworks can be beautiful to look at and a great source of entertainment for people of all ages, but they can also be dangerous. June is Fireworks Safety Month, a good time to take a few minutes to brush up on or learn fireworks safety.

Eye See You: Cataract Awareness Month

Posted by Tanika on 6/1/2016 to Articles
Eye See You:  Cataract Awareness Month
Cataracts affect more than 20 million people age 40 and older. Learn more about what they are, what causes them, the symptoms to look for, and their treatments, during Cataract Awareness Month.

Avoid bad luck on Friday the 13th

Posted by Matt on 5/13/2016 to Articles
Avoid bad luck on Friday the 13th

There's no need to fear slips and falls this Friday the 13th, so long as you have our non-slip socks on stand-by.

Ask the Arthritis Supplies Expert

Posted by Best Choice on 6/3/2015 to Articles

Arthritis Putting Damper on Couple's Social Life

Question:

"My husband suffers from arthritis so badly that almost everything he does causes him pain and discomfort. You can imagine what this has done to our social life! We hardly go out anymore. The thing of it is, I think he really does want to go out. It's just the arthritis that's holding him back."

Five Things You May Know Not Know About Arthritic Aids

Posted by Staff on 6/3/2015 to Articles

1. Arthritic Aids Are Not Just About Wheelchairs

In fact, arthritis is not just about discomfort associated with mobility. Persons with arthritis often have trouble with some daily tasks that seem commonplace:cooking and eating meals;bathing;grooming; and getting dressed. Arthritic aids not only ease the pain, but they allow persons with arthritis to join in with everyday activities enjoyed by other people who are not suffering from arthritis.

Fun and Games with Arthritic Aids?

Posted by Staff on 6/3/2015 to Articles
Too often, persons with arthritis view arthritic aids as being purely functional, practical, and--let's face it--boring. It's all well and good to have aids that help you easily turn on lights, move safely into the bathtub, and button a blouse. But what about fun and pleasure? Does arthritis mean sitting alone in a chair every night, reading old magazines?

Is the Garden Off-Limits for Arthritic Persons?

Posted by Best Choice on 6/3/2015 to Articles

Not With Arthritic Gardening Aids

There are a host of adapted aids to help arthritic persons around the house. Many are familiar—from special kitchen aids like lipped plates to grooming and bathing aids such as elevated toilet seats and hand grips for the bathtub.

Living With Arthritis

Posted by Best Choice on 6/3/2015 to Articles

Products and ideas to help make living with Arthritis a little easier…

Living with arthritis can present a wide array of challenges. Some of these challenges may be temporary, following surgery or during periods of flare-ups. Some of these challenges may be life long. Arthritis can create problems with mobility, range of motion, fine motor skills, and cause pain and fatigue that may affect the performance of daily tasks. While surgery, physical therapy and pain management may help some people with some of these issues, for the most part there is no way to remove the cause of the difficulty. Therefore, it is important for the person with arthritis to find solutions to some of these basic problems, and fortunately there are many products available that can help.

Mississippi Technology Awareness Conference

Posted by Best Choice on 6/3/2015 to Articles
The mission of Project START is to ensure the provision of appropriate Technology-Related services for Mississippians with disabilities by increasing the awareness of and access to Assistive Technology and by helping the existing service systems to become more consumer responsive so that all Mississippians with disabilities will receive appropriate Technology-Related services and devices.

A Well-Stocked Kitchen for Arthritic Cooks

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles

Most kitchens are packed with implements as big and weighty as cast-iron Dutch ovens and small appliances and as tiny as measuring spoons and grapefruit forks. Yet out of all of those hundreds of items, consider how few are appropriate for the arthritic cook.

Additional Dependa Bar Information

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
Pivoting & Locking Technology – Dependa-Bar™ locks every 45° (5 positions), providing a support rail that moves with user.

Ease of Installation – Mounts securely to structural studs behind bathtub wall of any construction (fiberglass, plastic, tile wall, etc.).

Arthritis gloves give quick, easy relief compared to other methods

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
Arthritis pain is one of the most annoying kinds of pain but also among the most treatable by natural methods. While pills are often necessary for relieving pain, there are many natural ways to treat pain symptoms in order to reduce recourse to pills.

Crutcheze Dealer

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
We are pleased to welcome The Wright Stuff, Crutcheze new dealer in Mississippi. The Wright Stuff was established by health care professionals dedicated to providing health care products that make a difference in the lives of their customers. They are located in Crystal Springs, Mississippi with a worldwide customer reach through four online stores each serving a particular healthcare speciality, which are caregiver products, arthritis supplies, adaptive daily living aids and mobility aids.

Daily living with urinary incontinence, lack of mobility

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles

Establishing a restroom routine is important for people with mobility impairments or people who have urinary incontinence.

Managing restroom needs can be difficult for these groups of people, especially in today’s hustle-bustle environment of meetings and long work weeks.

However, it is important for you to take care of your body. Not being able to go to the restroom when you need to can cause health problems and inconveniences.

Gift ideas for celebrating the woman in your life

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
The year 2014 is still young. It is the perfect time to jump ahead of schedule and get gifts for the women in our lives, whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, a birthday or anniversary.

Head to school with tablet holder, adaptive pens, scissors

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
The month of August is here, which means it’s back to school time. Whether you are a college student with a hectic schedule or a parent of a child with special needs, we offer a range of tools to give a smooth start to the semester.

Keep up the good work with our perennial gardening tools

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
Among the many great gardening events going on this time of year is Perennial Gardening Month, which is the month of June. This is a great time for all of you perennial plant fans to discover new summer blooms to add to your collection, whether it be yarrow or lavender.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland, Oregon

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
At the MSSP, our sole purpose is to help improve the quality of life for those living with MS, including family members and caregivers. We offer a wide range of information to help those dealing with MS to understand the disease. We provide referrals to a wide range of programs and support, and our services are designed with the comfort, convenience and relaxation of those with MS.

National Scleroderma Awareness Month: Try different creams

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
June is Scleroderma Awareness Month. Scleroderma is a little known disease but is almost as common in the U.S. as muscular sclerosis.

Partitioned plates enjoy deserved popularity

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
Many people with disabilities find plates with divided sections to be extremely helpful. There are a lot of reasons why partitioned plates make mealtime easier for people with a variety of disabilities.

Playing cards and card holders could make Father's Day fun

Posted by Best Choice on 6/2/2015 to Articles
When dealing with our own disabilities or those of our family members, we often feel bogged down with the medical aspect of our lives, and it’s easy to forget that all work and no play makes life rather dull. Of the many pieces of adaptive equipment you could get your disabled father for Father’s Day, you may also want to consider getting him a gift that will enhance his leisure time, such as our adaptive playing cards and playing card holders.