Homewatch CareGivers Northshore is a professional home care agency that offers specialized in-home care and support services to Alzheimer’s and dementia patients throughout Chicago and the North Shore suburbs including both Cook County and Lake County in Illinois.

10 Strategies to Calm Agitation in Dementia Patients

Approximately 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.  Our Chicago and Northshore residents are living with dementia which effects several aspects of their lives.  The simplest way to define it would be a collection of symptoms that impair various brain functions including memory, social abilities, judgement and other thinking skills that controls a…

9 Tips for Better Communication with Alzheimer’s Patients

Family members and loved ones of those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia in Cook and Lake County know the challenges that the disease brings.  The progressive decline in memory often causes difficulty with communication between the patient and the caretaker.  Those with dementia may have difficulty remembering words or have difficulty communicating their thoughts clearly.…

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3 Tips to Use Tai Chi and Dance to Benefit the Brain of Older Adults

An organization that provides in-home senior care, like Homewatch CareGivers Northshore must understand and recognize the importance of taking care of ones’ mind and body, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Exercises that engage the mind and body improve memory and other measures of cognitive functions. Tai Chi beats stretching and conventional exercise and can also help reduce…