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Tips for Reinventing Yourself As You Age

It’s never too late to find a new career, a new sport, passion or hobby. The numbers of people over 45 is growing every year. People are hoping to stay active and vibrant as long as possible. There are over 76 million baby boomers today over 50, and the first of the 82.1 million Generation [...]

Tips for Senior Fitness

Physical fitness is important at any age, but for seniors, having a fitness routine can promote the strength and flexibility necessary to decrease fall risk, help stay mobile and so much more. Here are some tips to help seniors stay fit: Staying Fit as a Senior Citizen from BrightStar Care

De-Bunking Common Myths About Your Eyesight

Advice from well-meaning friends, neighbors and even family members. We hear this advice all the time, but what’s the truth? When it comes to your vision, it’s important to cut through the “noise” and get the facts. Here’s a look at four more common vision myths, according to Prevent Blindness. Myth: Wearing contacts prevents nearsightedness [...]

Eye Health: Do You Know Myth from Fact?

Knowing the facts is important in general, but especially when it pertains to your health. We’ve all heard at least some of the following statements about eye sight, like wearing the wrong glasses can harm your eyesight or reading small print can damage your eyes. But what’s really true? Here are five common myths about vision, [...]

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 [...]

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