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  • 10517C Braddock Rd
  • Fairfax, VA 22032-2236

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November 1st, 2016 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...

October 28th, 2016 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...

October 21st, 2016 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...

October 14th, 2016 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...

October 6th, 2016 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...

September 9th, 2016 Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every five falls results in a serious injury, such as a bone fracture or head injury.[1] We’re all susceptible to falls, but older adults in particular need to take...

September 2nd, 2016 Celebrate Your Parent’s Career This Labor Day

Many people think of Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer, a last chance to relish barbecue and the outdoors. However, the origin of Labor Day goes back to 1885 when the day was first observed to honor the achievements of America’s workers.[1...

August 26th, 2016 Elderly Pneumonia FAQ: Learn the Signs and Risks

If you help care for your aging parent, then you’ve probably heard the importance of taking preventative measures against pneumonia. That’s because seniors are much more prone to catching the illness. In fact, according to a 2009 study, the annual...

August 19th, 2016 Backyard Picnic Tips for the Whole Family

A picnic can be a fun summer activity the whole family can enjoy together, but there are some special considerations to keep in mind when elderly family members will be part of your get together. Luckily, planning a picnic right in your own...

August 12th, 2016 Medication Management Tips for Seniors

As a senior parent ages and his or her body starts to slow and break down, the need for prescription medicines will likely increase. Keeping track of multiple medicines and all that comes with that (dose amounts and times, side effects...

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