Understanding and Caring for a Loved One Living with Dementia

There are more than 220,000 seniors in Illinois living with dementia and Chicago house a large percentage of that population. IL Alzheimers Statistics Coping with the symptoms as a senior progresses can help everyone live a less stressful life. Dementias affect is chronic and progressive affecting the following: memory organizing planning skills concentration Dementia affects…

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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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