1Oct, 2015

6 Chicago Based Senior Resources Every Local Caregiver Should Know

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If you are a caregiver to an aging loved one, it is likely you are aware of the overwhelming amount of information regarding caregiving, senior services, and local resources available on the internet. As a caregiver, finding the specific programs, services, and information that meets you and your loved one’s needs may be complicated, timely, and frustrating.  When navigating through the information, it may be hard to know who to trust, and where to turn for support. Luckily, residents of city of Chicago and the state of Illinois have access to an expansive array of resources, […]
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25Sep, 2015

10 Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, Part Two

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Part One of this article discussed the first five early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, Read on for the last five signs. 6. Impaired Judgment Warning Signs: Changes in judgment or suddenly demonstrating poor decision- making skills may indicate signs of Alzheimer’s disease. There are many ways to demonstrate poor judgment, some examples may include inappropriate dress, such as wearing slippers to run errands, or snow boots in the summer. Additionally, someone with Alzheimer’s might use poor judgment with finances, such as spending large amounts of money on sweepstakes or telemarketing, or by saying inappropriate things or […]
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8Sep, 2015

10 Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, Part One

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This article is Part One of a two part series. Check back next week to read Part Two. As people age, it is normal to encounter a certain degree of memory problems. However, people affected by Alzheimer’s symptoms tend to express more problematic and debilitating behaviors then simple memory lapses. People with Alzheimer’s Disease, or another form of dementia, typically experience memory loss, changes in behavior, and a decline in functioning severe enough to disrupt their daily life. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are several common symptoms that may […]
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24Aug, 2015

8 Health Red Flags to Watch for In Aging Parents

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It is not uncommon to feel concerned about the wellness of aging parents. However, it can be difficult to determine which signs of aging are typical and customary, versus those that are symptoms of a more complicated issue.  It is important to be aware of indications relating to physician impairments, elderly depression, and signs of dementia symptoms, among other issues. To determine if your parents are able to appropriately care for themselves, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and are exhibiting typical signs of aging, reference this list. During visits or while […]
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5Jul, 2015

9 Simple Steps to Reducing Caregiver Stress

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When you are responsible for the care of an elderly parent or loved one, hours, days, and weeks tend to vanish. All too often, you may find yourself questioning the last time you had a shower, a meal sitting down, or when you will ever complete your ongoing to do list. All too often, the frenzy of responsibilities can consume you. If you find yourself struggling with these feelings, stop and ask yourself, where is the pressure coming from?   The simple way to look at stress is this. When […]
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