Understanding and Caring for a Loved One Living with Dementia

There are more than 220,000 seniors in Illinois living with dementia and Chicago house a large percentage of that population. IL Alzheimers Statistics Coping with the symptoms as a senior progresses can help everyone live a less stressful life. Dementias affect is chronic and progressive affecting the following: memory organizing planning skills concentration Dementia affects…

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…