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April is National Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

Nearly one million Americans are living with Parkinson’s Disease—a debilitating illness that can cause uncontrollable tremors, muscle rigidity, and bradykinesia (slowness of movement). While there is no known cure, a Parkinson’s diagnosis is not the end of the world. There are treatment options available and in home care can make life much easier for individuals […]

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Combating Ageism: Treating Seniors with Dignity and Respect

Ageism isn't "a thing" in many Asian cultures

It shouldn’t come as a shock that research in The United States shows negative attitudes toward older individuals are far more common that positive ones. Ask anybody on the street and you’ll likely get a pretty dim view of our elderly. You might hear vaguely insulting comments about their inabilities or outright attacks on their […]

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March is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Learn how to prevent age-related macular degeneration in seniors you love

Age-Related Macular Degeneration is the nation’s leading cause of vision loss—more than cataracts or glaucoma combined! It’s estimated that nearly 10 million Americans suffer from Age-Related Macular Degeneration (or AMD) and seniors are in the highest risk population. This debilitating disease progressively diminishes a victim’s central vision. Individuals slowly (or not-so-slowly) lose their ability to […]

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How to Talk to Seniors You Love

How to talk to seniors

There comes a time in everyone’s life when the people who have taken care of us become the ones who need to be cared for. But how do we talk to seniors respectfully and still get the answers we need to help them? It can be uncomfortable carrying on these difficult conversations. We may feel […]

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Senior Nutrition is an Often Overlooked (But Essential) Part of Overall Health

senior nutrition is essential for toal body health

March is National Nutrition Month and while it may be a good time for some of us to second guess the junk food we’re putting in our bodies, it’s the perfect time to address senior nutrition–a major health concern for aging individuals. Seniors have an exceptionally hard time getting the nutrients they need from the […]

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Dementia Study Shows Promising Results for Aging Individuals

dementia study shows promising results

Dementia is a terrifying syndrome that affects millions of American every year. Impairment of core mental faculties makes daily life a nightmare and symptoms can progress to the point where individuals can no longer live without assistance 24 hours a day. But an interesting new dementia study published in the New England Journal of Medicine […]

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Combating Heart Disease in Seniors – February is National Heart Health Awareness Month

preventing heart disease in seniors

According to the CDC over 600 thousand people die of complications due to heart disease here in the United States every year. That’s one in every four deaths. Sadly, seniors are at much higher risk than younger individuals. Why? Because the risk of heart disease in seniors is multiplied by several health conditions that aging individuals commonly […]

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Happy Anniversary With Second Family Home Care!

Second Family Home Care is proud to announce that one of our clients recently celebrated his one year anniversary of service with us- congratulations to Mr. Floyd Aiken  of Plano, Texas! In honor of this milestone, Director of Marketing Tim Powell brought Mr. Aiken a special gift recently. One of Mr. Aiken’s favorite things to […]

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Obesity in Older Adults: January is National Weight Loss Awareness Month

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January is National Weight Awareness Month in The United States and while many of us don’t think about obesity in older adults, carrying around that excess weight can have a detrimental effect on seniors. Not only can it shorten their lifespan it can dramatically decrease their quality of life as well. But weight gain is […]

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