National Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

Posted April 19, 2016
National Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month
April is National Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month and a time to reflect upon the disease and some important things to remember. Parkinson's Disease Awareness Awareness of the disease can help you not only learn how to deal with it but what may possibly be expected in your future. You will learn about the symptoms, the procedures, the medications, the holistic treatments and so much more when it comes to figuring out the body with PD. What is Parkinson's Disease? Parkinson's disease is a progressive, chronic disease that affects the ability of movement. It causes nerve cells within the brain (neurons) ...
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Free Audio Conference: Specific Strategies You Can Use Today for Helping People with Memory Loss

Posted October 6, 2015
Audio conferences presented by the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter are held the second Tuesday of every month.  This month's topic is very relevant of many of the families (and professionals) we work with so we wanted to pass it along so you could participate. This one will be held Tuesday, October 13 from noon to 1 p.m. Click here to register or call 309.662.8392. Once signed up, registrants will receive information and directions for the call. Presenter: Melanie Adams, Director of Education and Outreach, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter Description: When a person with dementia refuses to do something we need ...
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2014 Chicago Walk to End Alzheimer’s – New Team Kickoff Event

Posted August 21, 2014
On Sunday, September 28th, 2014 the Chicago Walk to End Alzheimer's is taking place at Montrose Harbor! The Chicago Walk Planning Committee of the Greater Illinois Chapter is hosting a New Team Kickoff on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at Interface (345 N. Wells, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60654). At this event, all of your Walk to End Alzheimer's questions will be answered and there will be food provided by local restaurant, Wow Bao.  It is a great opportunity to meet the planning committees and other teams leaders and find out how you can get more involved!  Personally, I love to volunteer ...
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Thank you!

Posted April 26, 2013
Instead of a regular post today, I wanted to take this time to say Thank You for following along this past year or so. Since I've recently graduated from design school and will be dedicating more time to work on personal projects, today will be my last post for the Senior Living Information Blog. You can, however, expect more great posts here on this Blog, so definately keep tuning in! I've learned a lot from all the research and reposting I've done for this blog and I think the one thing that I'll take away is how much our Senior ...
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AARP: Nursing Homes & Evacuation Plans

Posted April 25, 2013
AARP: Nursing Homes & Evacuation Plans
[caption id="attachment_2647" align="aligncenter" width="724"] Psoriasis can affect anyone, but presents particular health challenges for seniors.[/caption] With the turmoil and sporadic weather our country continues to face, it is imperative to find a home for your loved one that has an evacuation plan in place.  The AARP provides a solid guideline with this article...  An Evacuation Plan at Your Parent’s Nursing Home: 9 Questions to Ask by Sally Abrahms Media images of nursing home residents being evacuated after an explosion this week at a nearby fertility plant in West, Texas, raise an important issue. That is, if your loved one is, or may some ...
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Mayo Clinic: Diabetes and Alzheimer's linked

Posted April 22, 2013
Mayo Clinic shares how reasearch suggests these two are linked as well as ways to start preventation NOW... Diabetes may increase your risk of Alzheimer's. Reduce this risk by controlling your blood sugar.  Diet and exercise can help. By Mayo Clinic staff Diabetes and Alzheimer's disease are connected in ways that aren't completely understood. Though not all research confirms the connection, many studies indicate that people with diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, are at higher risk of eventually developing Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. To continue reading the article click HERE SOURCE
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AARP: Your Caregiving Questions Answered: Nutrition and Wellness

Posted April 19, 2013
I stumbled upon a Q & A section for caregivers on the AARP site and thought some of you may also be experiencing difficulty with getting your loved one to eat.  I hope you find this helpful! Enjoy the weekend as I think we may see some sun soon.  Dietitian and AARP Caregiving Advisory Panel member offers advice to caregivers by Nancy S. Wellman, AARP Below are answers from Nancy S. Wellman, a member of the AARP Caregiving Advisory Panel, to questions submitted by visitors to the Caregiving Resource Center. This page will continue to be updated with new questions and answers. ...
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WSJ: Tackling a Business Later in Life

Posted April 17, 2013
Here's an article from The Wall Street Journal that can give you an idea of what to take into account for those looking at starting up their own business at an older age... Tackling a Business Later in Life By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN Roslyn Tanner Evans makes and sells jewelry online and at craft shows. She markets her handiwork through her own website, BeadzByRoz.com, as well as Facebook and Pinterest. And she accepts credit-card payments using PayPal.com and the mobile service Square. To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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New Old Age: Family Relationships

Posted April 16, 2013
Have you ever wanted to bring the family pet to visit a loved one in the hospital?  Quite a few hospitals and hospice centers already allow you to do so, even one right here in Chicago!  I think we'll start to see more easing up on their pet restrictions as it's clear pets provide such a positive impact on us.   Check out this New Old Age article below all about it... When Best Friends Can Visit By JUDITH GRAHAM  A year and a half ago, Ruth London lay in intensive care in a hospital in Boca Raton, Fla., with severe ...
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Mayo Clinic: On Gratitude

Posted April 15, 2013
When dealing with such adversity, it's hard to remember those things you do have to be thankful for.  This Mayo Clinic article is a great reminder to connect back with those positive thoughts... Take the time to find gratitude: You'll be happier, healthier April 3, 2013, By Angela Lunde This past week was the first "International Day of Happiness", an event organized by the United Nations to highlight the importance of well-being. I thought this was particularly timely as we've been discussing gratitude. Gratitude, it turns out, makes us happier and healthier. To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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