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Care Connections Across the Miles

As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, BrightStar Care is sharing stories that showcase real, personal stories of connections between clients, families, and caregivers. Follow along on our blog and Facebook for more stories, information about Alzheimer’s disease, and ideas to help care for a loved one with dementia. Lily* and her sister live hundreds of […]

No Place Like Home: How In-Home Care Eased a Mother’s Alzheimer’s

As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, BrightStar Care is sharing stories that showcase real, personal stories of connections between clients, families, and caregivers. Follow along on our blog and Facebook for more stories, information about Alzheimer’s disease, and ideas to help care for a loved one with dementia. For Peggy’s mom Jean, there really […]

Memories & Connections Campaign for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, BrightStar Care is sharing stories, with permission, that showcase real, personal stories of connections between clients, family care partners, and BrightStar Care caregivers. We had the honor of speaking with several families and caregivers from around the country to learn more about how their BrightStar Care caregivers have […]

“Those are my Momma’s Words”

As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, BrightStar Care is sharing stories, with permission, that showcase real, personal stories of connections between clients, family care partners, and BrightStar Care caregivers. Follow along on our blog and Facebook for more stories, information about Alzheimer’s disease, and ideas to help care for a loved one with dementia. When […]

Robert’s Drive Down Memory Lane

As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, BrightStar Care is sharing stories, with permission, that showcase real, personal stories of connections between clients, family care partners, and BrightStar Care caregivers. Follow along on our blog and Facebook for more stories, information about Alzheimer’s disease, and ideas to help care for a loved one with dementia. For […]

Bring Him to the Water

As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, BrightStar Care is sharing stories, with permission, that showcase real, personal stories of connections between clients, family care partners, and BrightStar Care caregivers. Follow along on our blog and Facebook for more stories, information about Alzheimer’s disease, and ideas to help care for a loved one with dementia. After […]

10 Fun Halloween Crafts for Seniors

  Why should kids have all the fun on Halloween? We’ve created a list of 10 fun and easy Halloween crafts for seniors below. Research shows that crafting fosters mindfulness, eases depression, and may lessen your chance of cognitive decline, according to a 2011 study published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry[1]. That makes it one […]

What Is Alzheimer’s? Five Frequently Asked Questions (Part 2)

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 Disease Awareness Month this November to bring attention to this fatal illness.   To […]

Music Therapy and Activities for Seniors

It’s a rare individual who doesn’t appreciate music. Chances are, your parent or grandparent enjoys it—and you do, too. Take advantage of one of the few truly universal pastimes that transcends all ages and personalities. Spend some time with your parent or grandparent with these music activities for seniors. For Some Fun Exercise: Take Dance […]

Elderly Diabetes Symptoms and Prevention FAQ

Diabetes has become one of the most prevalent diseases in the U.S.—nearly 30 million Americans have it.[1] Older adults are especially at risk. As we age, the risk of type 2 diabetes rises, and, as a result, about one in four Americans over the age of 60 has diabetes.[2] Whether you have a parent who […]

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