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…

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

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…

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…

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…