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31 03, 2020

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

By |2020-03-31T14:28:04-07:00March 31st, 2020|

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. Symptoms generally develop slowly over years. The progression of symptoms is often a bit different from one person to another due to the diversity of the disease. People with PD may experience: [...]

31 03, 2020

UPDATE regarding COVID19

By |2020-03-31T12:05:13-07:00March 31st, 2020|

Comfort Caregivers is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed. While [...]

1 03, 2020

National Sleep Awareness Week | March 2 – 9

By |2020-03-01T10:07:09-07:00March 1st, 2020|

­ HOW ARE YOU SLEEPING? Getting a good night’s sleep is important for your overall health and your mood at any age. However, it can be particularly important in older adults. With National Sleep Awareness Week this month, now is a particularly good time to discuss your sleep (or lack thereof). Sleep problems in [...]

31 01, 2020

February is Heart Awareness Month

By |2020-01-31T12:32:29-07:00January 31st, 2020|

Now is a good time to become educated on ways to prevent heart disease. While great strides have been made over the years, the bad news is that heart disease remains the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. [...]

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 [...]