New Study Highlights the Effects of Alzheimer’s on Family Life

Posted July 4, 2017
New Study Highlights the Effects of Alzheimer’s on Family Life
A new study highlights the effects of Alzheimer’s on family life, further defining the disease and outlining new guidelines for dementia care in the Lincoln Park area. Researchers continuously study the impact and subtleties of aging, including Alzheimer’s disease. Approximately one-in-ten people have Alzheimer’s, which equates to around five-and-a-half million people living with this disease in the US alone. The symptoms and evolution of Alzheimer’s can be a painful one, warranting the treatment of seasoned professionals in the field of dementia. It helps that loved ones and caregivers in the greater Chicago area can reach out online for reviews, rankings, ...
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Mental Health Services When Working With Seniors

Posted May 2, 2017
Mental Health Services When Working With Seniors
When seeking assisted living facilities for seniors in the Naperville area, available mental health services should be considered. Senior Living Experts can help you choose the right facility. Choosing The Right Facility Assisted living facilities in Naperville and surrounding areas offer varying levels of care for different physical health needs of their elderly residents. Some, however, also specialize in providing certain types of mental health needs and may be a better fit for family members seeking a safe, welcoming community for their loved one. Finding the right fit is critical for the peace of mind for residents and also for ...
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Holiday Tips and Ideas for Seniors

Posted November 29, 2016
Holiday Tips and Ideas for Seniors
The holidays are quickly coming upon us, so Senior Living Experts would like to share some holiday tips and ideas for seniors in order to make it fun for everyone! Holiday Tips and Ideas for Seniors – Chicago Outings It can be difficult to take senior family members out during the holiday season; especially with winter weather to deal with. Besides a holiday care package, taking your loved one out for some time outside of their living facilities is another great way to enjoy the season! These ideas may help you find a way to get them out and enjoying ...
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Screening for Depression in Seniors

Posted October 11, 2016
Screening for Depression in Seniors
Thursday, October 16, 2016 is the official day set aside for screening for depression. Our article on geriatric depression discusses the very real problem of seniors who face depression. Screening for Depression Screening for depression is extremely important. In today’s society you are no longer stigmatized by depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues. Online Screening – The DBSA offers private, free online screening that can help you determine if you need to further address problems such as depression. Take their online test without any worries to help you determine if you should seek further help. Mindful Meditation – The ...
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Depression in Seniors (National Mental Illness Awareness Week)

Posted October 4, 2016
Depression in Seniors (National Mental Illness Awareness Week)
We are focusing on depression in seniors as this week is National Mental Illness Awareness Week. Let’s begin with making sure we understand geriatric depression, as defined by HealthLine. How Assisted Living Helps Reduce Depression in Seniors? Living with Others – senior living facilities allow for more socialization with people who are similar in age and abilities. Regularly visiting “friends” and caregivers in the facility gives seniors a feeling of community and belonging. Activities – Scheduled activities help keep residents busy and active. Many activities include day trips to local events, eateries, celebrations and more. Caregivers – Having personal caregivers ...
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