In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, our call center will be closed Thursday, 11/26 and Friday, 11/27. Our 24/7 emergency line will remain open. Our normal operating hours will resume Monday, 11/30.
November is American Diabetes Month. Today, diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. An estimated 1 in 11 Americans are living with diabetes, accounting for more than 29 million people.
You may be asking yourself if there is a light shining anywhere upon these dismal statistics…
Caring for a loved one suffering from a medical condition can strain even the most resilient people. Caregiving can have many rewards while also taking a substantial toll on both the caregiver and their loved ones.
Common Signs of Caregiver Stress
Because caregivers are most commonly altruistic in nature, you may be completely focused on the health and welfare of your loved one before realizing your own overall well-being is suffering. When taking upon the role as a family caregiver, try to be cognizant of early warning signs of caregiver stress such as:
When one person is diagnosed with a medical disorder, many people are affected. November is National Family Caregiver Month and we encourage you to honor and thank the caregivers who selflessly give their time to support your loved ones during their most vulnerable times.
Did you know one in ten Americans have, or will, experience a seizure during their lifetime? Many of us don’t realize the impact brain disorders can have on those around us; causing them to experience seizures in their lives. In a disease diagnosed in well over 100,000 Americans each year, Epilepsy is one of the most common brain disorders leading to repeated seizures. Epilepsy is a medical condition which causes seizures impacting a person’s physical and mental abilities.
Can Alzheimer’s disease be prevented? Have you been told that simply hoping for the best and waiting for a pharmaceutical cure is the only thing you can do in avoiding a future with Alzheimer’s? Well, the truth is actually much more encouraging.
Research continues to show that you can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias through a combination of healthy lifestyle habits.