Changing the way we look at dementia

By Judith Graham Kaiser Health News February 20, 2018 – Updated February 20, 2018 12:05am TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE There is a new grass-roots movement in the U.S. aimed at educating people about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. In November, six people with Alzheimer’s disease and related types of cognitive impairment stood before an audience…

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Do you CARE?

Do You C.A.R.E?   6 Things You NEED to Consider People across the Northshore have a family member living with some kind of cognitive impairment. Caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or dementia requires an incredible amount of understanding and patience. Individuals caring for their family members have their own lives, their own…

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Positive Attitude May Reduce Dementia

Positive Attitude May Reduce Dementia, study reported This Week in the News BY KATHERINE HIGNETT ON 2/8/18 AT 7:11 AM Thinking positively about aging might significantly reduce a person’s risk of dementia, a new study has found—even for people with one of the strongest genetic risk factors. Researchers from Yale University and the National Institute on Aging studied…

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4 Symptoms of Early Onset Dementia

When Northshore residents hear the words dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, they typically associate them with elderly people. However, many people under the age of 65 are diagnosed with some form of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease each year. The Alzheimer’s Association states that there are five million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, and five percent…

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There’s no place like home

The Thanksgiving season is a time to reflect on that for which we are grateful. And for those who are helped by Mitchell Abrams, they are very grateful for being able to continue to live their lives in their own homes. Abrams, Chicago-area managing partner of Homewatch CareGivers, works with those who are suffering from cognitive
impairment. “You may have a loved one who is not with it, who might believe that Ronald Reagan is still president.

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