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The Three Most Common Types of Dementia

It’s not uncommon to hear the terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s disease” used interchangeably, but the two are quite different. Dementia is a general term for a severe loss of memory and other cognitive capacities caused by physical changes in the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is just one of several types of dementia. In keeping with Alzheimer’s […]

What Is Alzheimer’s? Five Frequently Asked Questions

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 47 million people worldwide, and that number continues to grow. Experts estimate 76 million people will suffer from the degenerative cognitive disease by 2030[1]. Recognizing the ever-pressing need for research, the Alzheimer’s Association has organized Alzheimer’s Awareness Month this June to bring attention to this fatal disease. To bolster their […]

Support Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Whether or not you have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, chances are you’re aware of the devastating effects of these diseases. Indeed, with more than 47 million people worldwide affected (projections estimate this number to rise to 76 million by 2030[1]), it’s hard to stay ignorant. Yet spreading awareness […]

National Safety Month – Tips for Seniors

In-home care offers senior citizens the best of both worlds: independence and customizable, personal attention. It’s no wonder then that it’s become an increasingly popular option. With this in mind and the arrival of National Safety Month this June, there’s never been a better time to assess the safety of older adults living alone. Read […]

A Successful National Nurses Week

This week, we’ve paid tribute to the hardworking nurses in all of our lives during National Nurses Week, which ran from May 6–12. BrightStar Care is the proud employer of more than 5,000 nurses nationwide, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and licensed vocational nurses. These at-home nurses are a selfless group of professionals whose […]

Celebrate National Nurses Week 2016

This week, we are celebrating hardworking nurses across the country during National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6–12. BrightStar Care employs more than 5,000 nurses, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and licensed vocational nurses. Whether they’re developing personalized plans of care, administering medication, or assisting with daily living, at-home nurses are the very […]

National Nurses Week 2016 – A Preview

National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6–12, is a chance to honor the hardworking nurses who care for our loved ones throughout the year. When you think of a nurse, the first image that may spring to mind is an employee in a large hospital. However, there are also millions of at-home nurses who […]

In Home Care Can Make Home A Viable Senior Housing Option

About 90% of seniors plan to live in their current homes for the next 5 to 10 years, according to the United States of Aging Survey. BankRate.com recently published an article exploring senior housing options, including aging in place at home. This can be a good option for seniors, but it’s important to recognize the […]

Exploring the Possible Ties Between Blood Pressure Medications and Fall Risk

High blood pressure is a very serious condition that can lead to severe illness or even death. But did you know the same medication you may be using to treat this condition could also increase the risk of a dangerous fall? Certain high blood pressure medicine can lead to falls, according to a New York […]

10 Ways to Help a Loved One Manage High Blood Pressure

National Heart Month rolls on, and we’ve already looked at risk factors for high blood pressure and other preventative measures. But what happens when your loved one is the person afflicted with potentially crippling heart issues? Amid all the emotions and fears, what do you do? To whom and where do you turn? According to […]

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