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LISTEN: BrightStar Care Chief Clinical Quality Officer Highlights Evidence Based Dementia Care Program
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What does being person-centered mean to you? Our Chief Clinical Quality Officer Sharon Roth Maguire recently shared about ways we honor our clients with #dementia for who they are, who they were and who they still want to be, and helping families have that mindset as well. Hear more from our resident RN in her latest radio interview about BrightStar Care's proprietary dementia care program: http://bit.ly/1LjMs7S
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Too Few Older Adults Tell Docs About Memory Loss
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Blood Pressure Drugs Could Help Treat Alzheimer's Patients
Previous research has suggested that controlling blood pressure may help lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Now, in the search for effective therapies for the memory-stealing disease, scientists have shown evidence in the lab that an approved drug for high blood pressure may be able to reduce cell damage often linked to Alzheimer’s.
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Why Caregivers Must Care for Themselves, Too
The numbers are astounding. More than 65 million people, or 29 percent of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend in any given year, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving. On average, caregivers spend 20 hours a week providing care for that loved one. That’s a lot of care. It is very possible, however, that we haven’t seen anything yet. That’s because, in the Golden State, at l...
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5 of the Most Critical Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers
Around the country, millions of people are acting as Alzheimer's caregivers to special loved ones in their lives. This is a big responsibility, and a difficult undertaking for any individual. Unfor...
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A Family Caregiver Love Story
“The person you’ve lived with and cared for, you’re now caring for them differently. And I consider that an opportunity…” More than half a century ago, Don and Elvira met while teaching school in a little town in Kansas. They built their life together, moving to Colorado, raising two daughters, and now have two grandchildren. Today, their love story continues in a new way — with Don as Elvira’s family caregiver. “We discovered she had dementia. I...
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What a heart attack or stroke can feel like
By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Illustrated by Bipassana Shrestha Heart attack and stroke are life-threatening emergencies and anyone experiencing symptoms should immediately call 911. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It …
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How to Eat Heart-Smart
The statistics are scary: heart disease is responsible for 1 out of every 3 deaths in the US, making it [...]
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Planning for End-of-Life Care: Better Now than Later
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Study Shows Benefits of Key Fall Prevention Strategies
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VIDEOS: Decreasing Fall Risk and Promoting Safety
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BrightStar Care is a franchise organization that provides home health and medical staffing across the US and Canada.