Tag Archives: dementia

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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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, January 18 to Friday, January 22

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: Around the world in a wheelchair (Disability Scoop) Cory Lee Woodard’s muscular dystrophy put him in a wheelchair at age 4, but it has not kept him from swimming in Iceland’s … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 31 – Friday, September 4

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Education: For students with learning disabilities, real life often is more satisfying than high school, study suggests (Seattle Times) For some students with learning disabilities, finding their niche in the real world is … Continue reading

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February is International Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation Month!

February marks this year’s International Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation (RT/TR) Month. To celebrate, we’d like to share the purpose and some of the benefits of RT/TR. Although RT/TR and Activities seem like just fun and games, there is a purpose for … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, February 2 – Friday, February 6

Living: The Dutch village where everyone has dementia (The Atlantic) The isolated Dutch village of Hogeway lies on the outskirts of Amsterdam. It is a cutting-edge elderly-care facility, roughly the size of 10 football fields, where residents with dementia are … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

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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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, October 13 – Friday, October 17

Human Interest: ‘Argo’ hero Tony Mendez battling Parkinson’s (The Washington Post) Tony Mendez, the real-life CIA agent portrayed in the movie “Argo,” is using his fame to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease, a disability for which he is in treatment. … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 5 – Friday, May 9

Human Interest: In first, contestant with special needs on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ (Disability Scoop) A self-described Wheel of Fortune fanatic who has both Asperger’s and Tourette syndromes is the first contestant with special needs ever to compete on the show. … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 14 – Friday, April 18

Human Interest: Amy Purdy’s bionic grace on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ (The Washington Post) A dancer who is a double amputee wears her prosthetic limbs to get through four weeks of competition on ABC television’s Dancing With the Stars. The … Continue reading

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