4 Positive Ways to Interact with Patients with Alzheimer’s

As families in the northern Chicago suburbs such as Wilmette, Winnetka and Evanston know, the hallmark of Alzheimer’s is memory loss.  As this progressive disease effects its victim’s memory, this creates several communication barriers.  Patients with Alzheimer’s can be forgetful and may often repeat themselves.  This can cause distress to the patient, but also stress…

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Homewatch CareGivers 2020 Winter In-Service & Dementia Training

In an effort to provide continuing education for our caregivers, Homewatch CareGivers Northshore held its annual Winter In-Service in January 2020.  During the in-service, our office team provided an interactive and very informative presentation on 10 Strategies to Calm Agitation in Dementia Patients.  Our caregivers participated in various activities, such as Names We Know and…

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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…

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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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101 Things to do with a Senior Dealing with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Homewatch CareGivers Northshore has 101 things to do with a senior dealing with the Alzheimer’s and Dementia disease. We strive to promote the in-home care experience by keeping our clients active, while maintaining and ensuring their safety. Seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia need activities where they are successful. That’s why “failure free” activities are so…

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