October 2015

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Oct

The Importance of Memory Screenings

“I don’t want to know!”…we hear this statement often when presenting on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in general.  Invariably, someone in the audience will make their feelings known.  It’s usually followed up with “There’s nothing that can be done about, so what’s the point of knowing?”, or something along these lines.  As dementia caregivers and educators, it still surprises us

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13
Oct

Nancy McCaffrey Partners with Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador Program in Illinois 8th District

Nancy McCaffrey, Director of Senior Housing Development, Kensington Management Group and Operations Director for Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace, has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association as an ambassador for the 8th congressional district. After meeting with Jennifer Belkov, Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy for the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, McCaffrey had some encouraging words to

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13
Oct

Cullerton Signs Illinois Alzheimer’s Legislators Alliance

For the past several years, the Alzheimer’s Association has organized the Illinois Action Summit to encourage Illinois legislators to understand the importance of prioritizing Alzheimer’s disease among the states policies. Representatives and ambassadors of the cause met with lawmakers April 2nd in Springfield at the 2014 Illinois Action Summit in order to gain their support.

13
Oct

Terra Vista’s McCaffrey Kicks Off Alzheimer’s Discussion with 8th District Rep Duckworth

Lombard, IL August 29, 2014 – Nancy McCaffrey, Director of Senior Housing Development for Terra Vista, had the honor of opening “Coffee and Conversation with Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth.” The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter hosted the event. The event was a rare opportunity for health care professionals and caregivers in the 8th Congressional District to meet in a small, casual

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13
Oct

As Construction Moves Ahead, Natalie McFarland Appointed Executive Director and Information Office Opens

Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace advanced its construction, appoints Natalie McFarland, BSN, RN as Executive Director and opened a new information office.

13
Oct

Understanding Dementia Seminar

Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace – Oakbrook Terrace, IL Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace – Oakbrook Terrace, IL – Chapel Hill Understanding Dementia Seminar Executive Director, Natalie McFarland, RN, BSN will be presenting “Understanding Dementia.” McFarland is a Dementia Care Educator and expert and will explain the differences between Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as other helpful information. Following her

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13
Oct

McFarland Presents to Villa Park Rotary

Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace – Oakbrook Terrace, IL Terra Vista’s Executive Director, Natalie McFarland, RN, BSN, recently addressed the Villa Park Rotarty at a weekly luncheon. McFarland was invited to give an informational presentation by Village Manager, Rich Keehner. The Villa Park Rotary meets once a week to discuss local issues and stay connected with the community. As a

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13
Oct

McCaffrey Attends 2015 Advocacy Forum

Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace – Oakbrook Terrace, IL Villa Park resident and Alzheimer’s Advocacy Ambassador for the Illinois Congressional 8th District, Nancy McCaffrey, attended last week’s Alzheimer’s Association (AA) 2015 Advocacy Forum in Washington D.C. McCaffrey made her first trip with 1100 other advocates nationwide, 40 from Illinois. For the past 27 years, the Alzheimer’s Association has organized the

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13
Oct

Villa Park Rec Center Presentation

Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace – Oakbrook Terrace, IL Natalie McFarland, RN, BSN and Executive Director, recently presented at the Villa Park Recreation Center. McFarland is also a licensed Dementia Care Educator and has spoken before several groups in the area over the past few months. This most recent seminar covered the “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” as outlined by

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13
Oct

Large Turnout for Free Memory Screenings

Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace – Oakbrook Terrace, IL Terra Vista recently partnered with Glen Ellyn Public Library to offer the community a free seminar on Alzheimer’s disease as well as free memory screenings. Executive Director, Natalie McFarland, RN, BSN & Dementia Care Educator, presented “Understanding Alzheimer’s” to almost 50 attendees. McFarland covered such areas as the difference between Alzheimer’s

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