Many people with disabilities rely, at some point in our lives, on the services of a Home Health Aide (HHA) or Personal Care Assistant (PCA). And it’s no secret that this is a challenging relationship, both to establish and maintain. Listed below are five tips to help make the process a little easier and successful. . . .
I know my blog has been quiet recently, and for that I apologize, but Old Man Winter has taken a death grip on Moab for the last 2 months, and seemed content to hold it in a freezing grip for the foreseeable future. In fact, my CJ hasn’t been off the trailer since I picked . . .
This past summer, I began the hunt for the right AFO (ankle foot orthosis) as it was time to give into my worsening foot drop. It was by all means a huge step emotionally and physically, as this was the first big leap realizing I needed to become more proactive toward my health. It’s not . . .
1. Consider a moving labor service. This allows you to rent the moving truck and hire professionals to load/unload it. This method of moving often saves money and allows you to feel more in control of what is happening. 2. If moving to an urban environment, one should consider how accessible the city generally is. . . .
Here’s how I see it: If families are at the heart of everything MDA does, then volunteers are the lifeblood that energizes our every heartbeat. Bob Bennett and Dr. Chris Rosa exemplify not only the best of our volunteers, but also the best of people.
For Ava Illingsowrth there are no barriers. There are no obstacles. For her, challenges are just opportunities to defy limits. Ava is a runner with the MDA’s Team Momentum, MDA’s endurance training team that helps people train for half or full marathons while supporting kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy. Ava herself is one . . .
Ionis Pharmaceuticals provided an update on its recently-concluded phase 1-2 clinical trial of IONIS-DMPK-2.5Rx, an experimental compound for the treatment of type 1 myotonic dystrophy (DM1). Analysis showed mixed results from the trial.