Renee Smith

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28 06, 2020

During July – Heat Awareness Matters

By |2020-06-30T15:19:40-07:00June 28th, 2020|

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: • Drink lots of cool water even when you’re not thirsty. You can dilute water with [...]

29 05, 2020

June is Cataract Awareness

By |2020-05-29T12:21:08-07:00May 29th, 2020|

PROTECT YOUR EYES AGAINST UV RAYS UV damage to the eyes can be immediate and cumulative. When it comes to protecting yourself against the sun’s rays, it doesn’t end with covering your body with suntan lotion. You need to take care of your eyes, just as you would the rest of your body. UV [...]

28 05, 2020

Men’s Health Month

By |2020-05-29T12:11:43-07:00May 28th, 2020|

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 [...]

30 04, 2020

Foods That Help Fight Inflammation

By |2020-04-30T11:33:09-07:00April 30th, 2020|

Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to reduce inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator. By following an anti-inflammatory diet you can fight off inflammation for good. What does an anti-inflammatory diet do? Your immune system becomes activated when your body recognizes anything that is foreign—such [...]

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 [...]