10 Activities for a Senior in Stage I of Alzheimer’s Disease

The elderly population in Chicago’s Northshore is growing, and so is the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are seven stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Each stage of Alzheimer’s requires different types of care provided by an in-home caregiver. Focusing on Stage I will help friends and family members…

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3 Benefits of Having a Dog

Seniors all over Chicago’s Northshore have a pet in their home to keep them company. With the increasing population of seniors living with dementia, it is both helpful and healthy to find ways for seniors to share unconditional love with another being. The American Veterinary Medical Foundation found that more homes throughout the United States…

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4 Ways to Create a Dementia Friendly Environment

Stirling University’s Dementia Services Development Centre states approximately 80% of home care residents in the Northshore are living with some form of dementia. Given those statistics, it is important for people living with dementia to have a dementia-friendly home. Home environments can be rearranged to adapt to the person’s needs, and bring a little extra…

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6 Easy Ways to Include Family Members with Dementia during the Holidays

Highland Park resident, Rachel S., is preparing for this year’s holiday season in a different way than years past. Her mother’s dementia has progressed over the year, and although she can still remember family members, her anxiety level has significantly increased. The constant commotion and loud laughter makes her more uncomfortable than ever before, so…

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Homewatch CareGivers Named “Caring Star of 2017” for Senior Care Service Excellence

Homewatch CareGivers Northshore Honored Among Top Home Care Agencies in the Nation — Named “Caring Star of 2017” for Senior Care Service Excellence Positive Consumer Ratings Led to This Industry-Leading Distinction from Caring.com Northbrook, Illinois – October 28, 2016 — Homewatch CareGivers Northshore is pleased to announce it has been selected as a “Caring Star…

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Living with Alzheimers Disease

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease typically comes long after the symptoms have been showing, yet finally knowing what is behind one’s atypical behavior can be devastating to the individual and their family. Despite the fact that this is a progressive degenerative disease, some experts and those living with the Alzheimer’s, are looking for positives and…

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