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August 26, 2020

Maintaining a healthy weight and diet is important for healthy aging. As you age, your body chemistry changes, especially when your physical activity decreases. Over time, if you eat and drink more calories than your body uses for physical activity and daily living, your body may store the extra calories leading to weight gain. Weight gain may lead to overweight and obesity, which increase risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney disease, fatty liver disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.

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March 31, 2020

A cold, the flu, and allergies all affect your respiratory system, which can make it difficult to breathe. In the midst of flu season and as we approach allergy season, it can be difficult to determine the difference between cold, flu, and allergy symptoms.

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March 18, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 90 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named ‘SARS-CoV-2’ and the disease it causes has been named ‘coronavirus disease 2019’ (abbreviated ‘COVID-19’),” according to the CDC. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats.

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November 20, 2019

Bladder problems can significantly disrupt a senior’s daily routines and social behaviors. As your senior parent ages, they may experience bladder changes. The National Institute on Aging reports that bladder changes often occur due to changes in elasticity and muscle weakness. With age, the bladder becomes less stretchy and cannot hold as much urine, which results in more frequent bathroom visits. In addition, the bladder wall and pelvic floor muscles weaken with age, which makes it more difficult to empty the bladder. Weakened pelvic muscles often cause urine to leak, also known as urinary incontinence.

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November 05, 2019

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, which recognizes the people in our community impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Here at SYNERGY HomeCare of Corona, Riverside, and Anaheim Hills, we understand the stress, anxiety, and devastating life changes that accompany an Alzheimer’s disease or dementia diagnosis.

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October 04, 2019

macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading case of vision loss in people age 50 and older in the United States. AMD destroys the macula, which is the “part of the eye that provides sharp, central vision needed for seeing objects clearly,” according to the National Eye Institute. As our population ages, the number of AMD cases is expected to increase to 3.7 million people by 2030. Age is a major risk factor for AMD, followed by smoking (which doubles the risk of AMD), race (AMD is more common in white people), and family history.

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September 30, 2019

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase your risk of strokes, heart failure, and other heart-related complications, according to the Mayo Clinic. At least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib, according to the American Heart Association. Untreated AFib doubles the risk of heart-related deaths and is associated with a 5-fold increased risk for stroke. Some people with AFib do not have symptoms and are unaware of their condition, while others may experience symptoms such as:

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September 16, 2019

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that an estimated 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. This number includes an estimated 5.6 million people age 65 and older and approximately 200,000 individuals under age 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer's, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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June 26, 2019

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month – are you taking care of your brain health? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, regular exercise and a healthy diet can help reduce your risk of dementia. “Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke, is the second most common dementia type. But there are many other conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia, including some that are reversible, such as thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies,” according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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February 13, 2019

More than half of men and women over the age of 65 complain of at least one sleep problem, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder in aging adults, however sleep apnea, movement disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can impact your senior parent’s sleeping habits.

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February 06, 2019

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month (AMD) – did you know that your senior parent could be at risk? AMD is a “disease that blurs the sharp, central vision you need for ‘straight-ahead’ activities such as reading, sewing, and driving,” according to the National Eye Institute. “AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. AMD causes no pain.”

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January 30, 2019

SYNERGY HomeCare of Corona, Riverside, and Anaheim Hills has received the 2019 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home care. SYNERGY HomeCare of Corona, Riverside, and Anaheim Hills is now ranked among a select few home care providers across the country who have proven their ability to provide outstanding care. 

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January 16, 2019

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Did you know that glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States? Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions or diseases that damage the optic nerve, according to the Mayo Clinic. Glaucoma usually occurs when the fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises, therefore damaging the optic nerve, according to MedlinePlus. “This internal fluid normally drains out through a tissue called the trabecular meshwork at the angle where the iris and cornea meet,” according to Mayo Clinic. “When fluid is overproduced or the drainage system doesn't work properly, the fluid can't flow out at its normal rate and eye pressure increases.”

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November 13, 2018

Has your senior parent received this season’s flu vaccination? People ages 65 years and older are at a greater risk of serious complications from the flu, as the immune system and its ability to fight infection, illness, and disease weakens with age.

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October 31, 2018

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we at SYNERGY HomeCare Corona, Riverside, and Anaheim Hills want to shed light on the signs, symptoms, and impact of breast cancer, as well as honor and provide information to those at every step of the breast cancer journey.

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May 16, 2018

Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is the condition of not having enough saliva to keep the mouth wet, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Saliva, or spit, is made by the salivary glands and is very important for a healthy mouth. It moistens and breaks down food, washes away food particles from the teeth and gums, and helps people with swallowing, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. In addition, saliva contains minerals such as calcium and phosphate that help keep teeth strong and fight tooth decay.

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April 11, 2018

Does your senior parent live independently in their home? People ages 65 and older that live alone might be at risk of malnutrition and undernourishment, as seniors may not have the energy, stamina, or motivation to prepare healthy, well-balanced meals. Additionally, dental problems, side effects of medications, stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, and other health conditions may cause loss of appetite and difficulty chewing, swallowing, and eating independently.

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March 29, 2018

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes (about 1 in 10), and 90-95 percent of them have type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Type 2 diabetes is the most common kind of diabetes and occurs most often in middle-aged and older adults. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body makes insulin, but doesn’t use it the right way.

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January 31, 2018

“An adverse drug event (ADE) is an injury resulting from medical intervention related to a drug,” according to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. “This includes medication errors, adverse drug reactions, allergic reactions, and overdoses.”

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January 25, 2018

Create a list of your senior parent’s care needs. As you and your senior parent research home care providers like Synergy HomeCare Corona, Riverside, and Anaheim Hills, create a list of your senior parent’s care needs, as well as your questions and expectations on how your aging parent’s home health needs will be served.

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January 16, 2018

Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum, and is the fourth most common type of cancer diagnosed in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute (NIH). Colorectal cancer affects men and women, and is most often found in people aged 50 years or older. Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, according to the NIH.

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