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

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

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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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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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November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

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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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November is National Family Caregiver Month

National Family Caregiver Month

This November is National Family Caregiver Month. It’s the perfect opportunity to recognize those who make hard choices every day to ensure that their loved ones can stay at home as long as possible. Without their dedication and service aging individuals would be forced to make decisions they would rather avoid, decisions that could very […]

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Treasured Times Celebrates the Fall Season and America’s Pastime

For close to a year, Second Family Home Care has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with Treasured Times and Custer Road United Methodist Church in Plano. Director of Marketing Tim Powell volunteers two days each month for the program, and especially enjoys assisting Director Barbara Hutson with music time! Second Family recently helped Treasured Times celebrate […]

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Are You Considering Home Care in Texas for a Loved One?

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Maybe you’ve noticed that dad’s unopened mail is piling up. Or mom, once meticulous about her appearance, is wearing wrinkled clothes and not doing her hair. When you bring up the subject, you hear, “Everything is fine. There’s no need to worry.” Admitting they need help would mean they can’t take care of themselves anymore, and […]

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Learn How to Fight High Cholesterol in Seniors During National Cholesterol Awareness Month

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High cholesterol in seniors presents a real health risk for aging individuals. With all the media focused on good and bad cholesterol in middle-aged Americans, it’s easy to forget that older individuals have to keep an eye on their lipid levels as well. In fact, the risk of having high cholesterol increases as we age, […]

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