Aging & Caregiving Support from Peer Experts

Check out our latest articles on aging and caring for elderly parents, with coping tips, support, advice, and life hacks from peer experts. Here at The Ability Toolbox, you can learn from seniors and caregivers like you who understand what you’re going through.


 

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What Is Ableism? Understanding Disability Discrimination & Prejudice

If you or someone you care about has a disability, you've probably experienced or witnessed ableism. Here's what you need to know about it, and what you can do ...

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How Systemic Ableism Is Built Into Society, and What We Can Do About It

If you or someone you care about has a disability, you've probably quickly figured out that the world wasn't built with disabled people in mind. In fact, it ...

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Let’s Bust These 6 Disability Myths That Are at the Root of Ableism

Ableism -- prejudice against people with disabilities -- is rooted in disability myths and historical stigmas, some of which date back hundreds or thousands of ...

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Am I Disabled? How to Know If You Have a Disability

If you've ever asked yourself, "Am I disabled?" this guide will help you determine if you have a disability and what it means for your life. If you were ...

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Sensory Fidget Blankets for Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Autism

Do you or a loved one struggle with restless hands and a need for tactile sensory input due to dementia, Alzheimer's disease, autism, or ADHD? If so, fidget ...

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Empowering Culinary Independence: Cooking Hacks for People with Disabilities

These cooking hacks empower people with disabilities to enjoy the culinary experience and embrace newfound independence in the kitchen.  Cooking is a ...

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The Importance of Accessible Bathrooms for People with Disabilities

In today’s society, inclusivity and accessibility are essential values that we should prioritize. One area where this is particularly important is in our ...

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Options for Getting Upstairs with a Physical Disability

There are many reasons why someone might have trouble getting up and down stairs. In some cases, it’s because they’re elderly and have decreased mobility. In ...

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7 Bathroom Safety Tips for Seniors and People with Disabilities

The bathroom is one of the most hazardous areas in a home, especially for seniors and people with disabilities. The combination of wet surfaces, slippery ...

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ADA Grab Bars for Bathroom Safety with Style

Grab bars can significantly enhance bathroom safety and accessibility, especially if you have mobility issues, are a senior, or have a disability. This grab ...

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5 Age-Related Changes in Women’s Bodies

Aging is inevitable, but knowing what to expect can help prepare you for unexpected surprises. Today, we take a look at five age-related changes in women’s ...

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How to Maintain Strong Bones During Menopause

As you enter menopause, your body's ability to produce estrogen decreases. It can cause some problems, including osteoporosis. This is a condition where bones ...

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