Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. In other words, it is a chronic condition that largely affects the brain and spinal cord. It is also frustratingly mysterious, with no clear cause or cure.
Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by toxic changes in the brain. Therefore, it largely impairs memory and judgment, although motor skills may also be affected when brain signals meant to control muscles are damaged.
Getting dressed can become a struggle for both
Anti Strip Advice For Senior With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia
A common symptom for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia is the tendency to try to remove their clothes. As with many Alzheimer's symptoms, it can be difficult to explain the phenomenon, especially
It’s never easy to talk about incontinence. In fact, many choose simply not to talk about it - not with their healthcare providers or with their family. Incontinence, on its own, is not overly debilitating, however its effect on quality
Adaptive clothing is designed for elderly or infirm people as well as those with physical disabilities who may experience difficulty dressing themselves. This difficulty is usually due to one or both of the following: an inability to manipulate closures (think
In the first article of this series, we laid out some great options for nursing home apparel for men. Now, let’s take a look at some essentials for women residing in skilled nursing facilities.
When circumstances arise that make dressing a
Silvert’s has been working with nursing homes and long-term care facilities since we started developing adaptive clothing. We have collaborated with various healthcare professionals and caregivers to develop and refine our products to make dressing less of a challenge. This
Adaptive open side pants are must-haves for people with arthritis or lowered dexterity. As an independent dresser, it is less of a struggle to handle fasteners specially designed for ease of use. It is also much easier to get in
Adaptive open seat pants are must-haves for bed or wheelchair bound men and women. Whether a patient is independent or requires assistance from a caregiver, Silvert's clothing designed for seniors or those with disabilities makes getting dressed and undressed easier. Putting on