Reducing your risk of a stroke Chances are you have had or know someone who has had a stroke. It happens to over 795,000 Americans every year, according to the Center for Disease Control. That is one person every 40 seconds. And one person dies of a stroke every 4 minutes. Those are some scary […]
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May is….. ALS Awareness Month!!
What is ALS? ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. According to the ALS Association, it is a degenerative neurological disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This means that as the neurons in the brain atrophy and die, they can no longer send signals […]
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month… Did you know that there are approximately 1,000,000 people living with Parkinson’s disease in the United States right now? And did you know that another 60,000 are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every year? Unfortunately these statistics are a reality facing many families. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder that affects […]
Traumatic Brain Injury and Seniors
Traumatic Brain Injury & Seniors March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and it just so happens that Sisters for Seniors has been seeing more and more seniors coping with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) lately. When you look at the research, TBI is sited as a major cause of death and disability in the United States […]
Is it time for home care?
Is it time for home care? These days especially, many adult children have not been able to see or visit their parents in person. Often family doesn’t realize that mom or dad is struggling with day to day chores, or that everyday tasks are increasingly difficult to manage. Below are some signals that it might […]
Does mom or dad need some help?
Does mom or dad need some help? It has been a rough 12 months for everyone, but especially for seniors. Covid-19 brought fear and panic into many people’s lives, but even more so to our beloved senior citizens. With lockdowns and frightening news on television, most seniors stayed locked away in their homes, alone. Many […]
Your smile might be telling more about you than you think
Your smile might be telling more about you than you think. According to the American Heart Association and Mayo Clinic, recent studies show that there is a direct link between your oral health and heart disease. Today more than 80% of Americans are living with gum disease, many of them being seniors. Gum disease is […]
It’s February and hearts are everywhere!
It’s February and hearts are everywhere!! How is your loved ones heart? Every 34 seconds someone is experiencing a heart attack in the U.S. and someone dies of a heart attack every 60 seconds. Many women don’t experience the classic symptoms that accompany a heart attack- find out what they are BEFORE it happens to […]
Financial Exploitation of Seniors in Venice, FL
Do you know what the fastest growing form of elder abuse is? Financial exploitation. Financial exploitation has become one of the greatest threats to our most vulnerable segment of the population. It’s estimated that financial abuse costs our seniors more than $36 billion a year and is on the rise, affecting 1 in every 20 […]