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 and each day is different for my dad.

What advice would you give to someone who is caring for a loved one?
Know that the disease is not who you love. Be patient when characteristics that aren’t the norm for your loved one show up and affect their mood.

How do you de-stress?
I love yoga and swimming, and adult coloring books are the best!

What’s your superpower?
Going to my happy place!

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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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5 Healthy Snacks Under 150 Calories

By Therese Pope

Snacking is a great way to boost metabolism, and keeps you energized throughout the day. Pairing together a healthy carbohydrate (like an apple, orange, or carrots) with a healthy protein (like nuts, cheese, or yogurt) is an effective way to make your snack more energy-balanced.

The carb and protein combo helps balance blood sugar, curbs your appetite, and leaves you feeling full longer.…

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