Rett Syndrome Awareness Month October

 

What is Rett Syndrome?

Rett Syndrome is a neuro-developmental condition which effects spoken language and hand use, coupled with the development of distinctive hand stereotypes.
This happens almost exclusively to females and can be diagnosed during infancy. The cause of this syndrome is due to the MECP2 gene on the X chromosome. Rett Syndrome can be found in all parts of the world and effects every ten thousand live female births. Early infancy usually appears normal and the symptoms can be seen between 6-18 months of age. Some of the symptoms are:
1. Delay in development, effecting speech in particular
2. Hand skills
3. Manner of walking

“A hallmark of Rett syndrome is repetitive hand movements that may become almost constant while awake. Other more common medical issues encountered include epileptic seizures, muscle stiffness, osteoporosis and scoliosis. Despite its multiple handicaps, Rett syndrome is not a degenerative disease. Many individuals with Rett syndrome live long into adulthood. There is currently no cure.”
– https://www.rett.ca/

For more information about Rett Syndrome and to learn how you can help. Please visit https://www.rett.ca/

Mental Health Awareness Week October 1-7th

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Mental Health Awareness week is a public education campaign to educate Canadians about the mental illness issues and its reality. This was established in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association and coordinated by Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) in corporation with all the supports across Canada.

One of MIAW’s major initiatives is the Faces of Mental Illness campaign, a national outreach campaign featuring the stories of Canadians living in recovery from mental illness. Thousands of pieces of MIAW materials featuring the Faces are disseminated to hundreds of organizations across Canada in an effort to raise awareness and end the stigma associated with mental illness.” – Camimh.ca

To show your support and learn more about this please visit the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health website at http://www.camimh.ca/mental-illness-awareness-week/about-miaw/

Alberta Funding AADL Approved for Extreme and STP Tilt Wheelchairs!

 

Dear Valued Partner,

I am pleased to inform you that the conditions for listing eligibility of the STP and Extreme Manual Adult Tilt Wheelchairs have been met.

The STP (AADL CODE W304) and Extreme (AADL CODE W305) will be added to Alberta Aids To Daily Living Approved Products List effective October 1st , 2018.

At Power Plus Mobility with our high level of customer service, quality Canadian made products and industry leading turn around time, I look forward to continuing or building a strong relationship with you all.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

Sincerely,
Jason Mohan, Pn1
President | Power Plus Mobi l ity Inc.

World Heart Awareness Month September 2018

What’s Heart disease?

Heart disease generally means that there is a problem with the heart and its not in the best of functionality. Some heart diseases are present as a birth condition while others are developed as we get older. These diseases can be prevented by living a healthier lifestyle by eating healthy as well as exercise.

What are the signs of Heart Attack?

It can be any or all or some of the following. If you have all of them, please go to the emergency department immediately.

 

  1. Chest discomfort
  2. Sweating
  3. Upper body discomfort
  4. Light-hardheadedness
  5. Nausea
  6. Shortness of breath

For more information about your heart and other Emergency signs, please visit the heart and stroke website at http://www.heartandstroke.ca/heart

 

 

 

World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer’s month is a campaign that happens every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma about dementia. This year will mark the 7th World Alzheimer’s Month. This campaign was launched in 2012 of September 21 which also makes it the World Alzheimer’s Day.

 

“2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.The impact of World Alzheimer’s Month is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem, that requires global action.” – alz.co.uk

 

Get involved today by contacting the association in Canada at: https://www.alz.co.uk/associations#canada

 

For more information about this topic and how you can be part of this. Visit : https://www.alz.co.uk/world-alzheimers-month

Acne Awareness Month 2018

Acne affects 90% of teens and up to 1 in 5 women around the world.

“The Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada has just launched “Skin Confident”, a 1-hour, healthy skin and acne education program for Canadian high school students with proven, positive results.”

Skin Confident is a program that is freely available for school nurses, teachers and anyone interested in presenting it to high school students in Canada.

“It appears there is no formal teaching about acne at high schools despite the fact that about 90% of students have it,” says Dr. Jason Rivers, Vancouver dermatologist and president of the society. “This is particularly concerning since acne has been shown to affect self-esteem and may cause significant emotional distress.

To read more about this topic and more information about the acne awareness month, visit the acne action Canada website at https://www.acneaction.ca/acne-awareness-month-2018/

International Overdose Awareness day!

 

When? August 31st 2018

International Overdose Awareness Day is an event that happens globally on August 31st of every year to bring awareness to drug related deaths and to raise awareness to drug overdose.

This day is also an awareness to family members who have lost their loved ones or occurred permanent injuries as a result of drug overdosing.

There wasn’t any white light. I didn’t make out Jesus or see my dead family members. It was just oblivion and it was very frightening.

Here is a video about drug overdose and how to find symptoms in someone who might be overdosing.

Read more here: https://www.overdoseday.com/

Introducing our Elevating Leg Rest System!

Power Plus Mobility is proud to introduce you  the One Piece Elevating Leg rest System. This leg rest is adjustable in many different areas. The height is adjustable by a technician to suit the correct height of the user. Angle of the Leg rest can be adjusted from 90 degrees up-to 0 degrees.

For more information please contact one of your local sales representative or dealer. We will be happy to assist you with your needs.

 

 

 

It’s World Humanitarian Day!

“Around the world, conflict is forcing record numbers of people from their homes, with over 65 million people now displaced. Children are recruited by armed groups and used to fight. Women are abused and humiliated. As humanitarian workers deliver aid and medical workers provide for those in need, they are all too often targeted or treated as threats.” — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

World Humanitarian day is held every August 19th to tribute all the aid workers who risk their lives to help other people around the world.

People all over the world struggle everyday to find food and clean water, something we take for granted as we have that everyday. This day is also to remember others who don’t have what we have as a daily necessity. Every life matters and no child or adult deserves to sleep with hunger. The awareness is out there but what are we doing to make things better as a person and as a nation in whole.

Read more about this day and its significance at the United Nations website: Here

International Youth Day! August 12th

 

August 12th is International Youth day. It was first initiated in August 12th 1999 by the General Assembly of the United Nations to create awareness for cultural and legal issues surrounding our youth.

There are currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. This is the largest youth population ever. But 1 in 10 of the world’s children live in conflict zones and 24 million of them are out of school. Political instability, labour market challenges and limited space for political and civic participation have led to increasing isolation of youth in societies.”              – United Nations.

ref: http://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/

 

“The hopes of the world rest on young people. Peace, economic dynamism, social justice, tolerance — all this and more, today and tomorrow, depends on tapping into the power of youth.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

 

Our youth need places that are safe for them to get together, participate in activities which interests them and their needs. Make decisions free and express themselves. Places such as public where our youth could participate in sports and other leisure activities within their community. Online spaces where they can virtually interact with others around the world and civic places where they can engage in government issues. These safe places will encourage our youth to be more active and express themselves in a much better way.

 

To learn more about this visit the United Nations article: Here

 

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