Renee Smith

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Stroke and the Elderly

What are the warning signs? Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke. One of every 18 deaths can be attributed to stroke, while many more lose their mobility, memory,speech or sight. With the actual number of stroke deaths having declined 13.5 percent over the last decade, the question of how to [...]

Tips To Protect Yourself From Glaucoma

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 elderly, it [...]

By | 2018-01-03T11:22:38+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly|0 Comments

Holiday Blues – Depression among the Elderly

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-22T09:34:33+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly, Managing Home Care|Comments Off on Holiday Blues – Depression among the Elderly

Foods To Keep You Healthy This Winter

Nutritionists say that winter is a terrific time to enjoy healthy foods that are rich in fiber, B-vitamins, minerals, and are good sources of protein. Here is a look at some healthy choices: Legumes Legumes – including kidney, garbanzo, and pinto beans, lentils, and white and black beans – are a healthy and hearty ingredient [...]

By | 2017-12-22T09:35:45+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly|Comments Off on Foods To Keep You Healthy This Winter

Help for the Caregiver

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-22T09:36:07+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly, Managing Home Care|Comments Off on Help for the Caregiver

5 Wishes Advanced Health Care Directive

How to Help Seniors Complete the Five Wishes Advanced Healthcare Directive Planning for end of life care is a legal matter. Five Wishes is a simple and legal advanced healthcare directive. Five Wishes is an advanced directive that records an end of life care plan in plain language. It is important to have a plan [...]

By | 2017-10-30T17:12:33+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly|Comments Off on 5 Wishes Advanced Health Care Directive

October is Healthy Lung Month

October is Healthy Lung Month, a good time to pay attention to those symptoms that could be the first signs of lung disease, including COPD, asthma, emphysema and lung cancer. Knowing the early warning signs can help you receive treatment before the disease becomes serious or even life threatening. If you experience any of the [...]

By | 2017-10-30T17:53:29+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly|Comments Off on October is Healthy Lung Month

Home Modifications for Seniors

Helpful Home Modifications for Seniors that Won’t Bust the Budget Use this inexpensive, do-it-yourself home modification checklist to keep your senior safe while they age in place.  Hidden hazards in the home can make seniors’ lives more challenging and put them at greater risk of injury. Inexpensive home modifications can make a difference. Making home [...]

By | 2017-08-31T10:47:22+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly, Managing Home Care|Comments Off on Home Modifications for Seniors