POSITIVE INTERACTION WITH ALZHEIMER’S

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…

10 Strategies to Calm Agitation in Dementia Patients

Approximately 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.  Our Chicago and Northshore residents are living with dementia which effects several aspects of their lives.  The simplest way to define it would be a collection of symptoms that impair various brain functions including memory, social abilities, judgement and other thinking skills that controls a…

9 Tips for Better Communication with Alzheimer’s Patients

Family members and loved ones of those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia in Cook and Lake County know the challenges that the disease brings.  The progressive decline in memory often causes difficulty with communication between the patient and the caretaker.  Those with dementia may have difficulty remembering words or have difficulty communicating their thoughts clearly.…

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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…

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.

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…