Renee Smith

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

Fall Risks for Seniors: Fall Prevention Provided by the Caregivers

Too many seniors are injured as a result of falls. Fall prevention is a must. Learn what caregivers and seniors can do to reduce the risk of falling. Believe it or not the CDC(cdc.gov) has found that the leading cause of death and injury among older Americans is falling down. For their own safety, caregivers [...]

By | 2017-08-01T16:51:57+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly, Managing Home Care|Comments Off on Fall Risks for Seniors: Fall Prevention Provided by the Caregivers

Stay Healthy This Summer: Tips for Seniors

When the sun is out, so are many seniors. There’s plenty of fun to be had in the summer months but seniors safety is important to caregivers and to help seniors avoid risks from the heat. According to the CDC, around 31% of weather-related deaths in the US are due to heat-related issues. Seniors, especially [...]

By | 2017-07-07T10:05:25+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly|Comments Off on Stay Healthy This Summer: Tips for Seniors

Managing Your Care When Caring for Others

Caregivers who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia should manage their stress to prevent burnout and keep their caregiving optimism high What is Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease? Dementia is an umbrella term for memory loss and other mental abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes [...]

By | 2017-06-12T09:52:09+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly, Managing Home Care|Comments Off on Managing Your Care When Caring for Others