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…

Dementia: What Northbook Residents Need to Know

According to some experts, there is a global dementia epidemic. As of 2014, there were an estimated 44 million people living with dementia worldwide, Alzheimer’s Disease International reported. That number is expected to triple by 2015. September 21, 2015 is World Alzheimer’s Day during World Alzheimer’s Month. The purpose of having a designated day to…

Advice from a Doctor on Choosing Dementia Home Care in Chicago’s Northshore

Dr. G. Allen Power, M.D., FAACP, an internist, a geriatrician, and clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester, shared his insights on how patients in Chicago’s North Shore Suburbs select home care for family. He is the author of “Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care” and is in the film…