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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Sleep Disorders in Seniors Can Increase the Risk of Stroke

Sleep disorders in seniors are more than just a nuisance. The results of a recent study (published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke) show that a decrease in the amount or quality of sleep that a senior enjoys can dramatically increase their risk of hardening of the arteries in the brain, This, in turn, […]

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Know the Risk Factors for Glaucoma — National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma affects over three million people in The United States, effectively stealing their sight within months. It’s the second leading cause of blindness in the country and, unfortunately, there are almost no symptoms before the disease takes hold. This can leave individuals with permanent disability or blindness even without a known history of vision problems. […]

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Knowing the Unexpected Side Effects of Aging Makes Life Easier

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Getting older is never easy. And try as we may it seems we’re never ready for the side effects of aging. With age comes much higher risks for a large number of serious health issues ranging from cancer and diabetes to heart disease and Alzheimer’s. However, as scary as these issues are, most people are […]

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Happy New Year from Second Family Home Care!

             From the entire staff of Second Family Home Care we would like to express our deepest thanks to both our clients as well as our partners in the senior health and lifestyle industry! We are so grateful to have you in our lives! We look forward to serving you […]

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Even Minor Falls Can Be Fatal Falls for Elderly Individuals

fatal falls are the leading cause of accidental death for seniors.

A pair of recent studies has confirmed what doctors and care givers already knew: even minor falls can become fatal falls for elderly men and women. Watching a loved one pass just months after falling and breaking a hip is so commonplace that it’s ingrained in our culture as “common sense.” However, what many people […]

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Help Seniors Take Brain Health Into Their Own Hands

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One of the most significant changes people face as they age is a decline in brain health. Diseases like Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline related to physical, chemical, or hormonal changes can exact a serious toll on our ability to remember, perform routine activities, and even care for ourselves as we get older. However, many of […]

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November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

NAtional Alzheimer's disease Awareness Month

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month:  You’re Not Alone November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. There’s nothing scarier to an aging individual than slowly being locked away inside your own mind. Unfortunately, the nightmare of Alzheimer’s Disease or some form of dementia becomes a harsh reality for millions of Americans every year. That diagnosis takes […]

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