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February 13th, 2019 Two new studies now suggest that a noninvasive eye scan could soon be used to catch Alzheimer's disease early

Eye Scans May Detect Alzheimer's Disease In Gaithersburg SeniorsTwo new studies now suggest that a noninvasive eye scan could soon be used to catch Alzheimer's disease earlyWhen will Alzheimer’s eye scans be available in Gaithersburg...

January 22nd, 2019 Some studies have that found taking cannabis can help manage some behavioral symptoms of dementia.

Can Cannabis Help Gaithersburg Seniors with Dementia?Some studies have that found taking cannabis can help manage some behavioral symptoms of dementia.Some research in laboratory settings have suggested that cannabis is ok to use, however, there...

January 17th, 2019 Simple steps for family caregivers and seniors to avoid the flu and pneumonia in 2019

Winter 2019 Tip - Protect Your Gaithersburg Seniors from Winter IllnessSimple steps for family caregivers and seniors to avoid the flu and pneumonia in 2019Why are the flu and pneumonia so dangerous for seniors?The influenza virus can be deadly...

December 22nd, 2018 How to Make Your Holiday Safe for Seniors

6 Tips on how to prepare for your elderly Gaithersburg parent’s holiday visitHow to Make Your Holiday Safe for SeniorsHoliday visits are an important time of the year to assess your elderly parents needs and make sure they are safe as they...

December 12th, 2018 A caregiver’s gentle persistence pays dividends for a woman living with dementia and her daughter

Caregiver spotlight: Patience is a virtue   A caregiver’s gentle persistence pays dividendsfor a woman living with dementia and her daughterFour years ago, when 88-year-old Lucy fell and broke her hip, her daughter, Katie, knew it...

November 26th, 2018 Research shows elevated blood pressure in older adult predicts an increase in Alzheimer's disease A new study on hypertension and brain health in older age shows links to Alzheimer’s.

High Blood Pressure Increases Risk of Dementia in SeniorsResearch shows elevated blood pressure in older adult predicts an increase in Alzheimer's disease High blood pressure, or hypertension, is known to put pressure on the body, leading to...

November 13th, 2018 New research shows there are things we can do to reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's and Dementia.

It’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in Gaithersburg"New research shows there are things we can do to reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's and Dementia."The Heart–Head Connection Several conditions...

October 24th, 2018 From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate,

Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness EventsFrom galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in your Gaithersburg and Maryland area. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and...

October 15th, 2018 Celebrating our 2018 Regional Caregivers of the Year

Each year, it is our honor to celebrate the best of the best Caregivers, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), and Home Health Aides (HHAs), throughout the BrightStar Care organization through our Caregiver of the Year program. Our Regional...

October 11th, 2018 What are some changes that affect Senior Drivers?

Aging Adults and Their VehiclesWhat are some changes that affect Senior Drivers?Changes in vision, neck flexibility, and cognition can make driving safely more difficult, as can other aging-related changes. Don’t ignore them…changing...

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