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Diagnosing Cataracts

This month, we’re focusing on Eye Health and honing in on cataracts. According to Prevent Blindness America’s Vision Problems in the U.S. report, more than 24 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have cataracts. Every year in the U.S., more than one million [...]

BrightStar Care Awarded for Home Care Quality by the Joint Commission

For the third year in a row, The Joint Commission has honored BrightStar Care with the prestigious Enterprise Champion for Quality Award. BrightStar Care is the only national home care franchise to receive this distinction every year since the award’s inception. BrightStar Care recently conducted a third-party research study that shows that women aged 45-64 [...]

Could You Have Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a decrease in vision. They may affect one or both eyes. Often they develop slowly. Symptoms may include faded colors, blurry vision, halos around light, trouble with bright lights, and trouble seeing at night. This may result in trouble driving, reading, or [...]

Tips for (Safe) Fun in the Sun

The odds of developing skin cancer rise as you age. In fact, between 40 and 50 percent of Americans who live up to age 65 will have at least one skin cancer. Older white men are at particular risk. Caucausian men over the age of 65 have had an 8.8 percent annual increase in melanoma [...]

Brain Changes During Alzheimer’s

To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, we’re turning our focus to the brain itself to better understand this condition. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s leads to nerve cell death and tissue loss throughout the brain. Over time, the brain shrinks dramatically, affecting nearly all functionality. Massive brain cell loss literally forms holes in the [...]

5 Tips for Beating the Heat This Summer

With the summer months upon us, it’s critical for everyone, and especially vulnerable populations like the elderly, to stay hydrated and keep cool. For seniors, becoming dehydrated can cause many issues including losing their balance and falling. Overheating can cause heat exhaustion or worse, heat stroke. Heat exhaustion can occur after a few days of [...]

Caring for Someone With Alzheimer’s

In the early stages of Alzheimer’s, a person may function independently. He or she may still drive, work and be part of social activities. Your role as care partner is an important one – to provide support and companionship, and help plan for the future. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, caregivers don’t have to be [...]

Free Ebook: Identifying Alzheimer’s

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month and there’s no shortage of information and advocacy to not only find a cure for this disease that impacts the lives of millions each year, but also to promote awareness. And there’s no greater awareness than that of helping to identify and diagnose this disease so that individuals [...]

I Have Alzheimer’s, Now What?

If you been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, don’t worry, you are not alone. There are people who understand what you are going through, and help is available. There is much you can do in the early stage to cope with the changes ahead. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it’s normal to experience a range of [...]

The Many Faces of Dementia

In honor of National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, let’s take a look at another debilitating cognitve affliction – dementia. Here’s a breakdown of the dangerous neurocognitive disorder, according to alz.org: Physicians often refer to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to guide them in determining if an individual has dementia and, [...]

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