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What do I need to know about caring for someone with paralysis?

When caring for someone with paralysis, remember that the condition affects people emotionally as well as physically. Help them with tasks as needed, but encourage them to be independent. Encourage exercise and to improve range of motion, strengthen muscles, and prevent pressure ulcers. In addition, encourage people with paralysis to take any medication and follow treatments advised by their doctor.

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