8 Activities to Try With a Family Member Who Has Dementia & Alzheimer’s

For those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s, a life without mental and physical stimulation produces feelings of boredom, anxiety, and even depression. Keeping your family member active and engaged is one of the most important aspects of caregiving. The right activities stir memories, foster emotional connections, encourage self-expression, and boost the self-esteem of those with dementia. Looking for activities to

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Ways for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregivers to Keep Family Members Safe at Home

If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, safety around the home becomes a primary concern. Adapting the home to fit your loved one’s needs helps them stay safe and comfortable. If you’re a dementia caregiver, it’s important to take preventative measures in the home to avoid falls, accidents, and wandering. As the

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Tips For Dementia & Alzheimer’s Caregivers During COVID-19

For those who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia during COVID-19, we want you to know that Terra Vista is here to help. As a caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed and concerned about the safety of yourself and those around you. Here are some helpful tips to get you through caregiving during COVID-19.  We’re in this together.  How to

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Nursing homes using technology to help with isolation under COVID-19

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Alzheimer’s Gift Ideas for Your Loved One

We are all knee deep in the holiday season, which for many of us, means shopping for those perfect gifts.  Shopping for older adults is daunting in itself. As adults, we tend to take care of ourselves and our needs. If we want something, we get it.  By the time we get older, we usually have everything we need and

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How to Care for Someone With Dementia During the Holiday Season

The holidays call for extravagant times: gift-giving, jovial Christmas tunes, giggling children playing around the Christmas tree, fun family games, tons of laughter, tons of food, and most importantly, the gathering of family. These precious get-togethers are what make the holidays special. But for loved ones with dementia, this may cause unanticipated stress: loud sudden noises, blaring music, children horseplaying

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Terra Vista’s Executive Director Natalie McFarland Named the 2019 Certified Dementia Practitioner of the Year

Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace’s Executive Director Natalie McFarland, BSN, RN, CDP has been named the Certified Dementia Practitioner of the Year by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners for her outstanding work in the field of dementia care. The award presentation is December 3rd, 2019, at Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace and will be attended by Chief Operations

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Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace Earns AFA’s National ‘Excellence in Care’ Distinction

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has announced that Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace, in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, has earned AFA’s “Excellence in Care (EIC) Dementia Care Program of Distinction.” Dementia care settings are eligible to achieve this national recognition after successfully undergoing an extensive evaluation of staff, procedures, and environment, ensuring best practices in dementia care. “Terra Vista of

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The Sounds of Music

Music is one of the most powerful forms of expression for mankind. It can reach us and affect us while we are still in the womb and take us back in time when we are older. Music has been used to stimulate, entertain, soothe, excite, celebrate, mourn…the list goes on and on. It even has the ability to break through

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Terra Vista Welcomes Kathy Johnson

Terra Vista is excited to introduce Kathy Johnson as our Business Office Manager.  Kathy brings with her 15 years experience as a Realtor/Property Manager, managing over 1,200 residences as well as 15 years experience as a Benefits/Human Resource Manager.  Whether it be helping someone find a home or assisting employees with their benefits, she has always been interested in helping

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