Tag Archives: aging

CONAPAM and Costa Rica’s Older Adults

The National Council of the Elderly (CONAPAM, according to its initials in Spanish) (Spanish) is Costa Rica’s governing body on aging and older adults. As such, CONAPAM formulates national policies and plans and promotes, executes, evaluates, and coordinates the development … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy: A Brief History

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines physical therapy (PT) as “therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disease, injury, or disability that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (such as massage and electrotherapy), assistive … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for August 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What resources, research, and information are available to help people with disabilities age with success? This edition of Answered … Continue reading

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Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month, which is sponsored by Prevent Blindness America. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. Signs and symptoms of cataracts include blurred vision, … Continue reading

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Show your purple for Alzheimer’s disease

Did you know that June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 47 million people around the world have some form of dementia and there are over 7 million new diagnoses every year. … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community – January 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. NIDILRR Projects: The Community for All Project to Develop a Series of Six Online Toolkits to Improve Community Living and Participation for People … Continue reading

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Is there a difference between recreational therapy and activity programs?

Recently, we wrote about recreational therapy. However, if you have visited a long-term care center or similar facility, you may have heard of their activity program. You might be wondering: Are activity programs the same as recreational therapy? There are … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for November 2016

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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Thank You, Caregivers!

This week, more than ever, we are thankful for the men and women who support loved ones with disabilities. More than 43.5 million people provide care to an adult or child in the US, according to the National Alliance for … Continue reading

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You Can Be #Fit4Function as You Age with a Disability

We’ve said it over and over: Thanks to advances in treatment and technology, people with disabilities are living longer. As a result, more people with disabilities are moving into “senior-hood” and may be experiencing age-related conditions, such as arthritis or vision loss, … Continue reading

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