Does Your Parent Have Problems Getting Up And Down? A Lift Chair Will Put You At Ease

Does your aging parent have difficulties getting in and out of their recliners or sofas at home, and you worry that they are going to get stuck or hurt? If so, you'll want to consider getting them a lift chair for the house. Lift chairs are remote control chairs that they can use to make getting up and down easy whenever they want, and they also serve as comfortable recliners and lounge chairs. [Read More]

Tips For Easing Your Child's Fear About An Upcoming Tonsilectomy

If your child's pediatrician has recommended a tonsillectomy for your child to relieve symptoms like obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, recurrent throat infections and ear infections, your child may be frightened about it. You, as mom or dad, should know that tonsillectomies are one of the most common surgical procedures performed in children and it is not life threatening. While any surgery comes with risk, taking steps to prepare your child can help to make the procedure go smoothly and without incident. [Read More]

How Language Development Services Can Improve Communication For Autistic Children With Apraxia

Early diagnosis is crucial for the best outcome for children with autism. It is ideal to diagnosis a child with this condition by the age of 18 months. Autism is a mental condition that starts in early childhood. It causes delays in many areas of development, such as interacting with people, playing, and learning to talk.  Apraxia is one of those conditions that affects many autistic children. This condition makes it difficult to use the lips, mouth, tongue, and jaw to create clear speech sounds. [Read More]

Is Your Parent Just Aging Or Suffering From Dementia? Signs To Watch Out For

As an adult child of aging parents, you may begin to notice both physical and mental changes in your parents' health when you see them. While it is normal for your parents to go through these age-related changes, you may find yourself wondering whether some of their memory lapses are simply due to age or due to something more, like Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Get to know some of the signs that your parents' memory issues are something more than just age-related so that you can help them get to a doctor for testing and possible treatment  and home health care services (or other assistance) as soon as possible. [Read More]