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November 12th, 2017 Benefits of Gardening with Your Loved One in the South

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, BrightStar Care took a look at the most popular family caregiver activities across the country. Based on national search data from Google, gardening with seniors is popular in the South region.No...

April 4th, 2017 4 strategies when individuals with dementia refuse medication

By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, RN, GNP-BC Chief Clinical Quality Officer, BrightStar Care People with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia may take multiple medications. And because the risk of missing a dose or confusing pills is so high for...

March 27th, 2017 Healthy Baking and Cooking Tips for Seniors

Helping your loved one follow a special diet for heart disease or diabetes may not mean they have to give up their favorite family recipes. Who knew you could use applesauce instead of oil in mom’s famous blueberry muffins? Try these simple...

March 22nd, 2017 Spring Cleaning for Seniors

It is officially Spring! With the start of new growth in the plants around us, it is a good idea for us to step back and look at how we can clear out the clutter around us that tends to gather. Maybe you are capable of doing this yourself, or...

March 15th, 2017 Your Amazing Brain

March 13th through the 19th is known as Brain Awareness Week. It started in 1993 by a foundation called The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, which was founded in 1950, to bring awareness to brain science, and advocating for science funding. ...

March 9th, 2017 World Kidney Day

Do you know what your kidneys do for you? You know, those bean shaped organs in your lower back area? They are a pretty important part of our anatomy since they assist in flushing out toxins and excess water from the blood, assist in controlling...

March 7th, 2017 Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day!

In 2008 a day was created to celebrate registered dietitian nutritionists and other food professionals who work towards creating healthy lifestyles for individuals. Nutrition can be a difficult subject to understand, especially today with the...

February 28th, 2017 "Use It or Lose It"

In an article published by Time's website titled If You Want to Avoid Dementia, Here's What to Know, written by Alice Park, she wrote about those who utilize their brains more, tend to have lower rates of dementia and cognitive issues later in...

February 28th, 2017 What Is Sepsis and How Can BrightStar Care Help?

Sepsis (Septicemia) is one of the most common reasons individuals are readmitted to the hospital after a procedure or treatment for another condition, but many people do not know what it is. In addition to health concerns, this can also cause...

February 21st, 2017 Self-Care for Caregivers

Working as a caregiver, whether you are a family member, friend, or trained PCA, HHA, or CNA, you know that the job requires energy, stamina, and compassion. It can be demanding of the caregiver physically, mentally, and emotionally, and...

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