As I shared in our post on Wednesday, falls are most common in older adults, and children under 5 years old. These populations are most likely to sustain serious injury from falls. Children under 5 are not the only ones at risk of fall related injury, however. Infants, pre-schoolers, children and adolescents all have specific … Continue reading “Falls Prevention Awareness – Part 2: Falls in Kids and Teens”

Falls Prevention Awareness: Preventing Falls in Older Adults

Posted on September 20, 2017 by kerri

Studying Kinesiology & Applied Health in university, we learned about falls in older adults, falls prevention, and the risks that may be associated with older adults if they fall. However, did you know that falls can impact anybody’s life, and that children under age 5 and older adults are more likely to be seriously injured … Continue reading “Falls Prevention Awareness: Preventing Falls in Older Adults”

If you have a child with a disability or other special needs, your child may receive support at school from a Teaching Assistant, also known as a Teacher’s Aide or Educational Assistant, or a Paraprofessional or Instructional Aide depending on where you are—and sometimes, according to their training, depending on where you live. Today, we’re … Continue reading “Not “at the head of the class”, but still very important: Teaching Assistants”

What is Chronic Pain?

Posted on September 11, 2017 by kerri

September is Chronic Pain Awareness Month. Chronic pain can arise from a variety of different medical conditions—arthritis, migraines, nerve damage, fibromyalgia, cancer, multiple sclerosis, ulcers, gallbladder disease, and lupus [1], to name just a few—as well as injuries that have not healed properly, poor posture, obesity, sleeping on an unsupportive mattress, trauma, and other acute … Continue reading “What is Chronic Pain?”

September is World Alzheimer Month, and if you know someone with dementia or Alzheimer Disease, it may or may not be clear to you why they should wear a medical ID bracelet or necklace. Given the spectrum of symptoms associated with dementias, ranging from mild to severe, it may or may not seem obvious why … Continue reading “Dementia: One of the most important reasons to wear Medical ID”