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December 9th, 2016 How Families with Alzheimer’s Celebrate the Holidays

For families with Alzheimer’s, celebrating the holidays can require a little extra effort. You want to involve your loved one living with dementia in holiday events, but you want to do it in a way that is appropriate for his or her needs. If you...

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...

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...

February 19th, 2016 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...

January 29th, 2016 How Many Risk Factors Do You Have for High Blood Pressure?

"Make Control Your Goal" is the theme for American Heart Month this year with a focus on controlling high blood pressure and an important part of this is knowing your risk factors for high blood pressure. According to the CDC, risk factors include...

January 21st, 2016 Some Answers for the Family [Caregiver] Who Is Spread Thin

Are you or is someone you know one of the more than 50 million Americans providing care for a loved one? If so, then you might also fall into the "sandwich generation," those family caregivers who are "sandwiched" between taking care of an aging...

January 15th, 2016 Why Falls Happen and What You Can Do About It

Click to download "Speak Up: Reduce Your Risk of Falling" now While falls can happen all year 'round, this is a time of the year when seniors can be even more susceptible to an accident. At BrightStar Care®, we take a unique approach to...

January 7th, 2016 5 Key Areas for Promoting Winter Safety for Seniors

When the temperature drops, older adults run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather and it’s important that they, and those who care for them, take certain precautions at this time of year. Here’s a good look at...

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