Alzheimer’s 101

By Erin Knobler

We want to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia because June is Brain Awareness Month. With over 5.4 million Americans suffering from the disease, it’s important to know the risk factors of Alzheimer’s because there are things you can do that may prevent or delay it.

Dementia is defined by memory loss and brain changes that impact our ability to care for ourselves. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia.

The #1 risk for developing dementia is age. Other risk factors include heavy alcohol use, a history of head injuries and strokes, a strong family history of dementia, certain chronic health conditions, social isolation, and depression.

Here are 5 things you can do to help reduce your risk of developing dementia:

  • Exercise regularly–even walking makes a big difference.
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Patrice’s Story – Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s

By Erin Knobler

“CareZone has been a lifesaver and has saved me a great deal of time when it comes to preparing my dad’s pills.”

—Patrice

Patrice cares for her father who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s/dementia and diabetes four years ago. Here’s what she shared with CareZone about caring for her dad:

What is the most challenging part of managing your dad’s condition?
With dementia, it’s a journey…

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Skin Cancer Prevention 101

By Erin Knobler

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! With the start of summer around the corner, we want to share some tips to make sure you stay protected while enjoying the sun.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US. Exposure to UV radiation from the sun, tanning booths, and sunlamps increases your risk of skin cancer.

There are a few different types of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma and…

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5 Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

By Erin Knobler

As a smoker, you know that quitting smoking is one of the toughest habits to break. In the United States, smoking is the leading preventable cause of death. Not only can smoking reduce your life expectancy by 10 years, but it also increases your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, lung and other types of cancer, and chronic illness such as emphysema.

Quitting smoking is a difficult…

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