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Cognitive Impairment

Cognitive Impairment

What are the symptoms of cognitive impairment? How many times have you forgotten an important date, had to look up your own phone number or had a word on the tip of your tongue but struggled to find it?  We all joke about getting older and being forgetful, but when is it time to become…

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Parkinsons Disease

Parkinson's Disease

Did you know: Someone in Australia is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every 47 minutes. Over 70,000 Australians have Parkinson’s Disease.  Once thought to be a geriatric condition, we now know that approximately 15% of people with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease are of working age and nearly 3% are aged between 30-40 years.  Parkinson’s disease…

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Sleep Awareness

When is sleep awareness week? August 5th – 11th is the Australian Sleep Health Foundation Sleep Awareness Week for 2019.  This year’s theme for Sleep Awareness Week in Australia is “Sleep on it – memory and problem solving”. We know good quality sleep plays a major role in our ability to learn, to think clearly…

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth

What is Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease? Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) is used to describe a range of various inherited genetic disorders that affect the peripheral nervous system – the nerves that stretch from our spine to the distal parts of our body and control movement and sensation. Who discovered Charcot-Marie-Tooth? CMT takes its name from the three doctors…

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Case Study – Power Wheelchair

Power Wheelchair

Meet one of our participants with a great assistive technology outcome. Mrs. J is a local Sunshine Coast participant.  She was referred to SSRG for a new power wheelchair and pressure cushion through NDIS. At the time of the referral, Mrs. J had an aged standard manual wheelchair and a foam cushion which was no…

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Wheelchair Scripting

Wheelchair Scripting

What wheelchair is right for me? Wheelchairs are far more than just a means of transport.  Whether you are a part time or full-time wheelchair user, there are things that need to be done to make sure that your wheelchair is going to suit your individual needs.  In a real sense, a wheelchair is an…

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Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy

What is muscular dystrophy? Muscular Dystrophy is the term given to a group of genetic (inherited) conditions where the body’s muscles change over time, resulting in increased weakness, muscle deterioration, decreased organ function and other disabling symptoms.  There are more than 30 different types of muscular dystrophy. Some forms of Muscular Dystrophy, such as Duchenne…

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Pressure Care

pressure-care

Managing Pressure Care at Home. National Wound Awareness Week 2019 runs from the 15th to 21st July. With 420,000 cases of chronic wounds in Australia each year, it is a subject that we are passionate about at Smart Solutions Rehab Group (SSRG). Pressure related injuries account for a massive 84% of chronic wound cases, yet…

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Global MND Awareness Day

Maximising Your Independence with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. Gradually, messages stop reaching the muscles, which in turn leads to weakness and wasting of these muscles. Not all MND symptoms necessarily happen to everyone…

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Home Modifications

Home Modifications

How do Home Modifications work? Knowledge of Universal Design and other principles of making homes accessible to all is growing.  Although a lot of new homes are built with these principles in mind, a lot of older homes can be impractical for people who are living with disability and may require modification. What are Home…

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