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"I can’t say it is the easiest thing I have done but it is what needs to be done. I tell my mother all the time that she cared me for when I could not care for myself so now it is my turn to care for her. Life comes full circle whether we are ready for it or not." – Ann Marie Bracciac ... See MoreSee Less
Tony WeeVery real and heart wrenching testimonies that i can relate to. Although i have a domestic helper to take care of my mum who suffer from stroke for over 20 years, it is the emotional and psychological stress that take its toll on the caregiver. But we do it because it is the right thing to do. Bless the heart of all caregivers!
Natashia Deon's son was born with a rare metabolic condition called SSADH (Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency). Consequently, the disease causes him to be effectively silent; “Nonverbal” is the clinical term. Nine years old now, he speaks only two dozen words and commands a few sounds. Unfortunately, due to the rarity of the disease, there is still no cure for it.
The term ' Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining ' couldn't be more apt for Natashia Deon and her son.
In her son's silences, it has taught her to listen - to the pauses, to what is said and not said. It has also equipped her with important skills that a human being can have - love and compassion. ... See MoreSee Less
Get ready to #FightTheSpread for your loved ones! Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing the 5 F.I.G.H.T. steps and how they can help you combat against the spread of infectious diseases.
We will also be running contests with shopping vouchers to be won, so be sure to check our Facebook page frequently for details.
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LONDON — Warning: Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak havoc on your vision. Two women went temporarily blind from constantly checking their phones in the dark, say doctors...
'Memories in the Making' is a creative aging program that is offered at Brookdale Marysville senior-living community. Not only has it been a socialization opportunity for these seniors, but this program has also provided mental stimulation.
In fact, studies have shown that art therapy gives back to Alzheimer's patients what the disease has taken away. ... See MoreSee Less
Donna Porter dribbled ink onto a half sheet of watercolor paper and gently tilted it, causing the droplets to create a cobweb of spidery black lines. Porter, 92, participates in “Memories in the Making,”...
After her youngest son, Apollo, was diagnosed with a heart defect, photographer Renee Bergeron noticed a stigma against kids with special needs. To help break down the stigma, Bergeron dressed Apollo in a superhero outfit and took his photo.
She thought that if playing superhero worked for Apollo, it might empower other children and their families, too.
So she does photo shoots for free as part of “The Superhero Project” with children like 3-year-old Cody, who has Down syndrome.