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Alcohol Abuse and the Elderly

Alcohol – it can be used responsibility but it can also become a major health problem if abused. April is Alcohol Awareness Month and it was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma often associated with alcoholism. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. Millions of Americans suffer from… Continue reading

The Real Cost of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Recently the Alzheimer’s Association released its annual report detailing the state of Alzheimer’s in America. The report shows 5.7 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s and its costing Americans $277 billion a year! But that figure isn’t the true cost. Millions of Americans take time away from work… Continue reading

How to Spot Senior Abuse and What to Do

Over 28 million Americans become victims of fraud annually, and 30 percent are seniors. Criminals target seniors for many reasons including they may be more trusting, have savings and weren’t raised in an era of cyber scams. According to the National Adult Protective Services Association, “financial exploitation is a fast-growing form of abuse of seniors… Continue reading

Earthquake Safety for Seniors | Anchorage, Alaska

Earthquake Safety for Seniors | Anchorage, Alaska
On January 23, 2018, thousands of Alaskans were shaking in their beds when a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck in the Gulf of Alaska. The earthquake triggered tsunami warnings, sending people to higher ground and shelters. Luckily, there were no reports of damage from the earthquake and the tsunami warning was cancelled without incident. However, cases… Continue reading

Improving Senior Financial Literacy

Improving Senior Financial Literacy
In 2004, the American Society on Aging sponsored a study to evaluate the financial knowledge of Americans age 50 and older, which included a survey of three simple yes/no questions that assessed the knowledge of the respondents on concepts such as inflation, risk diversification and interest rates.* A t that time only one third of… Continue reading

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month
January marks Glaucoma Awareness Month, a sight-stealing disease affecting more than 3 million people. Glaucoma damages the eye’s optic nerve and for the millions of people sufferi ng from glaucoma, its effects often sneak up on them. As much as 40 percent of a person’s vision can be lost without a person noticing, giving the… Continue reading

Have a Flu-Free Holiday Season, Anchorage, Alaska

Have a Flu-Free Holiday Season, Anchorage, Alaska
By now the flu season is well underway and hopefully you are lucky enough to have avoided it, so far. The flu season traditionally begins to pick up in October and peaks between December and March. However, this year the flu season started early in Alaska and it’s been a rough one for many Alaskans… Continue reading

Don’t Get Caught in the Cold – Winterize with Midnight Sun Home Care

Don’t Get Caught in the Cold – Winterize with Midnight Sun Home Care
  Winter is rough on seniors. Let the staff at Midnight Sun Home Care help get your home winter-ready for seniors. Seal Gaps: Installing weather strips around doors and caulking cracks will keep the cold air out and reduce heating bills. Program the Thermostat: By using a programmable thermostat you can save big bucks. We’ll… Continue reading

Think Pink This October

Think Pink This October
This October, we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual campaign to increase awareness about this devastating disease. One in eight women will face a breast cancer diagnosis during their lifetime. According to the American Cancer Society, 1,000 Alaskan women will diethis year from breast cancer. Awareness months are about taking action. Please consider getting… Continue reading

Anchorage’s Midnight Sun Home Care among the fastest-growing inner city businesses in America

Anchorage’s Midnight Sun Home Care among the fastest-growing  inner city businesses in America
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2017 Anchorage’s Midnight Sun Home Care among the fastest-growing inner city businesses in America Anchorage, AK – The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune announced yesterday Midnight Sun Home Care (MSHC) made the 2017 Inner City 100 list. The list, revealed at the 19th Annual Awards and… Continue reading

World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer’s Month
Whether it’s a parent, grandparent or relative, most people know someone affected by Alzheimer’s. Today, 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, which is the six-leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. With millions of people either living with Alzheimer’s or watching family members struggle with the… Continue reading

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

The Benefits of Breastfeeding
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends mothers exclusively breastfeed their babies for the first six months. Breastfeeding can be hard work and mothers need support but for many women the benefits for both mom and baby, outweigh any obstacles. Nutrition All the vitamins and nutrients babies need for the first six months of life… Continue reading
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