benefits of tai chi

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…

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.

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…

Is It Alzheimer’s?

Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Yet those statistics don’t tell the whole story: there are many people who go undiagnosed, believing that the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are normal aging, and then there are people whose memory loss may not be dementia.