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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 Physicians often refer to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to guide them in determining if an individual has dementia and, [...]

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. The dangerous affliction causes loss of memory and severe cognitive illness. Sadly, most people with Alzheimer’s aren’t aware of it. That’s why it’s vital to look out for the warning signs. Here are 10 early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association: Memory loss [...]

3 Resources for Alzheimer’s Information and Memory Tips

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, worldwide, 47 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In fact, 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. With Brain Awareness Month right around the corner (in June) and planning for awareness and advocacy activities for The Longest Day (June 21) already underway across the [...]

VIDEOS: Decreasing Fall Risk and Promoting Safety

Do you know if you are or a loved one is at an increased risk for falling inside or outside of the home? Sometimes the answer to this question is not always clear because there are some lesser-known reasons behind why people fall that are important to consider, especially for vulnerable populations like seniors. The [...]

Jennifer Alicandri: Individual care fuels the family

Director of Nursing Jennifer Alicandri enjoys making a difference. With more than three years under her belt with BrightStar Care, and 17 years in the nursing business, Alicandri represents the Woodbury, New York franchise with passion, comprehensive care and love. A seasoned caregiver, Alicandri was nominated for BrightStar Care’s Nurse of the Year award. With [...]

Kelly Honn: Former financial planner switched to nursing

When 9/11 hit, not a lot of people were investing their money anymore, uncertain of what the future held. That didn’t bode well for financial advisor Kelly Honn. At the time, the 64-year-old was taking care of an elderly neighbor when she was exposed to the health care world. Unhappy with the money industry, Kelly [...]

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