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June 23rd, 2016 10 Activities to Do With a Loved One Who Has Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia are progressive illnesses. It’s understandable then that when a loved one receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, many families respond with an urgent wish to spend more time together. However, finding...

June 17th, 2016 The Three Most Common Types of Dementia

It’s not uncommon to hear the terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s disease” used interchangeably, but the two are quite different. Dementia is a general term for a severe loss of memory and other cognitive capacities caused by physical changes in the...

May 31st, 2016 What Is Alzheimer’s? Five Frequently Asked Questions

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...

May 26th, 2016 Support Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Whether or not you have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, chances are you’re aware of the devastating effects of these diseases. Indeed, with more than 47 million people worldwide affected (projections estimate this...

May 23rd, 2016 National Safety Month – Tips for Seniors

In-home care offers senior citizens the best of both worlds: independence and customizable, personal attention. It’s no wonder then that it’s become an increasingly popular option. With this in mind and the arrival of National Safety Month this...

May 11th, 2016 BrightStar Care of Traverse City/Northwest Michigan Receives 2016 Best of Home Care® Provider of Choice Award

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve received the Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. Only the nation’s top-ranking home care providers earn this distinction based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care...

March 4th, 2016 In Home Care Can Make Home A Viable Senior Housing Option

About 90% of seniors plan to live in their current homes for the next 5 to 10 years, according to the United States of Aging Survey. BankRate.com recently published an article exploring senior housing options, including aging in place at home...

February 25th, 2016 Exploring the Possible Ties Between Blood Pressure Medications and Fall Risk

High blood pressure is a very serious condition that can lead to severe illness or even death. But did you know the same medication you may be using to treat this condition could also increase the risk of a dangerous fall? Certain high blood...

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...

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