The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that overall health and life expectancy continue to improve in recent years for most Americans, thanks in part to an increased focus on preventative medicine and dynamic new advances in medicine and medical technology. However, not… Read More »Why Choose Home Health Care?
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s does not automatically mean that one immediately needs 24/7 care and can no longer do anything for themselves. In fact, with a bit of assistance from a qualified professional, healthy spouse or adult child, an individual with Alzheimer’s can still live… Read More »Exercise and Alzheimer’s
We all know the importance and the benefits of routine exercise and healthy eating habits, but for some of our aging loved ones, that part of their daily routine tends to slip. The benefits of a healthier heart, stronger bones, improved flexibility, sharper mind and overall feeling definitely… Read More »The Benefits of Senior Exercise
If you are a caregiver to a family member and feeling emotionally burned out, you are not alone. According to the Minnesota Board on Aging, an estimated 679,000 Minnesotans are caring for an older or disabled adult. Caregiver burnout is defined by WebMD as a… Read More »Be the Best Caregiver You Can Be – Avoiding Caregiver Burnout
The holidays are upon us and with this time of year comes opportunity to spend time with family and friends, giving to those in need, and traditions rich with fond memories and cultural celebrations. Minnesota is home to a diverse cultural population and HealthStar Home… Read More »Keeping Traditions Alive and Celebrating Different Cultures Through the Holidays
With the holiday season fast approaching, the first thing that comes to mind are the joys the holidays bring. Time with friends, family traditions and the wonders of the season all bring great joy to many. But for an estimated 16 million American adults that… Read More »Mental Health and Depression
As people grow older, sometimes having conversations with those in a different generation can be difficult. Not everyone knows what to say or how to act when speaking with an elderly relative. Especially if that elderly relative is receiving care for dementia. However, taking the… Read More »Communicating with Elderly Relatives
Even if the news of the Alzheimer’s diagnosis for your spouse did not come as a complete surprise, the day you hear those words still feels like a hard kick in the stomach. As you both take some much needed time to try to get… Read More »How Will Your Role Change When Your Spouse Is Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s Disease?
Many people experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s are still able to live in the comfort of their own home. However, as the person’s symptoms progress, it is necessary to make some safety updates and changes to the home. This ensures the safety of the person and… Read More »Home Safety and Alzheimer’s