Daily Living

Helpful tips to minimize end-of-year stress and maximize the spirit of the season

posted on October 8, 2015 - 9:37am
As the autumn leaves start to fall, the holiday season is upon us. And between the hustle and bustle of decorating, shopping, food preparation and social gatherings, the holidays can be a source of increased stress. Anyone can feel overwhelmed this festive time of year, but for people living with neuromuscular diseases, managing the additional activities and expenses is crucial to maintaining...

Skills for the job of living

posted on September 30, 1999 - 5:00pm
This article, the first of a two-part series, focuses on occupational therapy for adults, in which the emphasis is on entry into or return to work, and social and self-care activities. Part 2 will discuss occupational and related therapies for children, in which the emphasis is on school, play and promoting physical and psychological development.
posted on February 1, 1999 - 10:27am
You should consult with a physical therapist or nurse about lifting and transferring techniques as you begin to care for a person with muscle weakness at home. In addition to the specifics that can be supplied by a professional, a few general principles can help prevent injuries and keep you and the person with a neuromuscular disorder safe. Transferring tips
posted on July 31, 1997 - 5:00pm
After decades of stereotyped, often demeaning portrayals, has Hollywood gotten any better at showing the complexity of living with a disability? For better or worse, physical disabilities have been an integral part of the cinematic experience, dating back to the birth of the movies a full century ago.

Bring Mother Earth within reach

posted on January 1, 1996 - 12:26pm
True or false? Gardening is one of America's most popular hobbies. Besides relieving stress, gardening provides a natural way to exercise and burn calories. It's therapeutic and helps us be creative. People with any ability level can enjoy gardening.