Amada Senior Care Blog

Clearing Up Misconceptions About Ovarian and Prostate Cancers

Knowledge is power, and when it comes to ovarian and prostate cancer, understanding symptoms and risk factors gives seniors and their families options in pursuing positive health outcomes. Seniors need to know more for two key reasons: 1) Ovarian and prostate cancers typically impact seniors, and 2) Early detection can lead to diagnosis at an earlier and more curable state of the disease. September being both Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month prompts all of us in the senior community to learn more, talk to our doctors about family medical history, risk factors and symptoms and available medical screenings, and…

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Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Alzheimer’s Association Many people joke about forgetting friends’ names or where they put their keys, but there is a big difference between a slight lack of focus and the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a fatal brain disease that causes a gradual decline in memory, thinking, communication and reasoning skills. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer’s, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, even…

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Grandparents Day: Amada Business Owners Honor and Remember their Grandparents

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Charles and Ann Morse said, “This history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children’s children. It is unto us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future.” Amada Senior Care recognizes the value that grandparents bring to the lives of those around them. National Grandparents Day is coming up. To celebrate, a few of Amada’s franchise partners shared memories of their own grandparents that highlight the many reasons why grandparents are so special.   They know how…

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What You Need to Know About Diabetes in Older Adults

The risk of developing diabetes increases with age, making diabetes a common concern among older adults. Unfortunately, older adults are also at a greater risk for developing many of the other complications associated with the disease. Here is what you need to know about diabetes in older adults. Seniors with diabetes are at a greater risk for serious falls than seniors without diabetes. Click To Tweet Older adults with diabetes are at a higher risk for heart attacks, stroke and kidney failure Click To Tweet People with type 2 diabetes are at a greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Click To…

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A Senior’s Guide to Keeping Cool at the End of Summer

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Although summer is almost over, it’s important to know that your house can still reach sweltering temperatures. To avoid potential health complications like heatstroke and dehydration, it is important for you to keep your home comfortably cool. It is just as important to take safety precautions while outside and exposed to the sun. Here are some easy ways to keep yourself cool and safe through the last days of summer. Adjust Your Air-Conditioning One solution many people are not too keen on is letting the air conditioner run. Rather than turning off the AC when you leave your home, keep…

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