Stairs are a problem for your dad. The bedrooms in his house are all upstairs. You worry about him climbing stairs at night, especially if the only bathroom is on the first level. He doesn’t want to move. An alternative to moving is to bring his bedroom downstairs. If there’s a den or unused living area downstairs, moving a bedroom downstairs is easy to do.
Here are some tips…
-Pick the Room to Convert
If there is already a bathroom on his first level, that makes things easy. If there isn’t, you’ll need to convert a room into his bedroom. Does he have a separate dining room that’s rarely used? Is there a den/office that tends to be the room used for storage? Either of those rooms can turn into a dining room.
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Although Parkinson’s disease affects about 1 million people in the United States, many still see it as a mysterious disease.
This may be because the disease is neurological and affects people in different ways. In fact, some say that no two people will have the same experience with the disease. Parkinson’s is a progressive disease, which means it gets worse over time. It typically affects people who are age 65 and older, though younger people are sometimes diagnosed as well. Because of its unpredictable nature, a diagnosis of Parkinson’s is often frightening for both the person affected and those who provide senior care for them. There are many myths about Parkinson’s, which do not help ease the worries of those dealing with a new diagnosis. Below are five common myths and truths about Parkinson’s that we hope will help demystify the disease.
#1 Parkinson’s Only Affects the Way the… Continue reading