January 2016

20
Jan

Winter and Sundowning

What is your favorite season? Unless you are an avid skier or live in a temperate climate, winter probably wasn’t your first choice…or second. For those of us living in the Midwest, winter has a bad reputation, and rightfully so. It always seems to outstay its welcome, by weeks or some years, even months. The running joke in Chicago is

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8
Jan

Silver Alert Gets Gold Star

One of Illinois’ new laws that went into effect this January 1st was the implication of the Silver Alert program. Similar to the Amber Alert system used to bring awareness to missing children, the Silver Alert was created several years ago to help find missing older adults who had dementia, such as Alzheimer’s or a mental disability. Over the years,

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