Renee Smith

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30 12, 2019

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

By |2019-12-30T11:07:34-07:00December 30th, 2019|

There are more than three million people in the United States with glaucoma. The eye disease, the number two cause for blindness in this country, is known as “the sneak thief of sight,” as there are virtually no symptoms. Once vision is lost, the loss is permanent. Although glaucoma primarily affects the middle-aged and [...]

22 12, 2019

Holiday Blues – Depression among the Elderly

By |2019-12-01T17:19:54-07:00December 22nd, 2019|

The holiday season offers many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends. If you are a caregiver or family member of an aging loved one, you may observe a change in their mood or behavior during the holidays. You may notice unusual signs of fatigue or sadness or perhaps limited interest in the [...]

20 12, 2019

Why Seniors Need To Exercise

By |2019-12-30T11:01:47-07:00December 20th, 2019|

There is no better time to exercise than when you’re older. Although many older people know the importance of physical fitness, it is estimated that about 85 percent fail to exercise on a regular basis.  They don’t do it for the same reason younger people don’t exercise – it’s too hard, it’s too boring, or [...]

1 12, 2019

Help for the Caregiver

By |2019-12-01T17:22:09-07:00December 1st, 2019|

Alzheimer’s disease changes lives. In addition to the more than five million Americans who suffer from it, the disease also changes the lives of the family members who care for them. The family caregiver experiences considerable burden, stress and disruption to her own life. She is at risk for emotional and physical health problems, with [...]

30 10, 2019

6 Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease You Should Know

By |2019-10-31T13:38:04-07:00October 30th, 2019|

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month It’s been estimated that 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. As of now, it is the only one of the common causes of death that has no cure, effective treatment or prevention. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. [...]

30 09, 2019

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By |2019-09-30T12:30:01-07:00September 30th, 2019|

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While the date is a reminder, it’s important that you and your loved ones remain vigilant all year round in performing self-exams and undergoing regular testing. Early diagnosis and intervention save lives. And, while it appears that more and more women are aware of this, the news [...]

31 08, 2019

Healthy Aging for Seniors

By |2019-08-31T14:15:35-07:00August 31st, 2019|

September is Healthy Aging Month, a time when older Americans should not only take a look at what aging has done to them, but what they can do to slow down the aging process. Let's face it, aging is not fun. It hits us where it hurts (both figuratively and literally). Our bones become thinner [...]

31 07, 2019

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

By |2019-07-31T12:44:39-07:00July 31st, 2019|

Summer tends to bring with it a sense of excitement and a desire to get outside and be active. That’s great, but for seniors who have a higher sensitivity to heat, a little more caution needs to be exercised when it comes to making plans in the sun. As long as you’re careful and [...]

28 06, 2019

During July – Heat Awareness Matters

By |2019-06-28T13:54:26-07:00June 28th, 2019|

Due to the heat, July can be a particularly difficult time for the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses and/or those who take certain medications. The biggest dangers are heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Here are some things to consider: • Drinks lots of cool water even when you’re not thirsty. You can dilute water with [...]

1 06, 2019

Men’s Health Month

By |2019-06-01T16:28:27-07:00June 1st, 2019|

June is Men's Health Awareness Month So, why should we celebrate Men’s Health Month in June? After all, what makes men any different than women when it comes to paying attention to their health? For starters, many men largely ignore their health – and those that see their physician are often pushed by a [...]