Communicating with Alzheimer’s Patients

Posted July 26, 2016
Communicating with Alzheimer’s Patients
Caregivers and family members of Alzheimer’s patients will have to understand that communicating with Alzheimer’s patients is different than it used to be for them. These tips will help you and your family to move forward in a positive direction. Changes in Communication Skills The brain of an Alzheimer’s patient changes and can make communicating more difficult. Here are some common changes that can typically occur: Difficulty Keeping Order – A common problem with Alzheimer’s patients is that they cannot keep the order correct when given directions; causing confusion and frustration in everyday tasks that were once easy. Inability to ...
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Engaging with Aging – A Panel Presentation on August 3, 2016

Posted July 21, 2016
Engaging with Aging – A Panel Presentation on August 3, 2016
You are invited to a panel presentation! "Engaging with Aging" MAIN STREET SENIOR RESOURCES Providing Essential Quality Services to Seniors and Their Families. Main Street Senior Resources is a group of professionals, located in Chicagoland, who work together to provide comprehensive quality services to seniors and their families.  Dealing with senior transitions and planning can be an overwhelming process . . . but it doesn’t have to be.  Working with a team of trusted advisers will streamline the process of senior planning and allow you to focus on what matters most: your family. The following professionals work as a team ...
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Beware of Elder Abuse

Posted July 19, 2016
Beware of Elder Abuse
It can be said, without much question, that one of the biggest fears when we are searching for a place for our senior loved ones to live and be cared for is elder abuse. Let Senior Living Experts help you make the right choice. Elder Abuse Statistics A recent study focused on the number of injuries and possible abuse cases that occurred in certain New York City facilities; deciphering the differences in those with special needs such as dementia care and the stages of their dementia. While the study was small it brought attention to the fact that elder abuse ...
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Moving Seniors to a New Residence

Posted July 12, 2016
Moving Seniors to a New Residence
Moving seniors to a new residence can seem like a daunting job. This brochure from the American Healthcare Association on Moving into assisted living can be helpful. Photo by David Bailey MBE © 4 Tips for Moving Seniors to a New Residence 1. Start as Soon as Possible A 6 Week Plan – It’s suggested that you plan things out 6 weeks ahead or more if needed. Keep in mind that you will need to get all of the essential materials needed in order to move, along with the packing and moving itself. Time is of the Essence – It’s ...
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UV Safety for Seniors

Posted July 5, 2016
UV Safety for Seniors
July marks a time when more and more of us are spending time outdoors and because of this we need to recognize the importance of UV Safety for Seniors. It’s important to understand that the sun provides us positive effects for both our mind and body; while the key is to enjoy the outdoors and sunshine safely. There's no reason for us to hide from the sun and there are many activities that we can participate in that include the outdoors but doing so keeping UV safety for seniors in mind. Especially if you're from a climate where winters can ...
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