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11
Mar

7 Skills You Need to Become a Dementia Caregiver

Although a large number of the tasks a caregiver performs for a client on a daily basis are straightforward, not everyone is cut out for the profession. To be an effective caregiver, you need to be prepared for medical emergencies that fall outside the scope of a 9 to 5 schedule. To be qualified to become a caregiver, you will

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9
Feb

Top 6 Conditions That Are Commonly Misdiagnosed As Alzheimer’s Disease

When a grandparent or parent becomes forgetful, it may be tempting to associate this type of behavior with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Although memory loss and poor judgement are symptoms of Alzheimer’s, there are a large number of conditions that share these symptoms. From Delirium, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, to Mild Cognitive Impairment, the source of your parent’s

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6
Jan

8 Ways to Slow the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia are becoming more prevalent. At the age of 65, the chance of developing dementia increases dramatically. Along with Alzheimer’s disease, natural memory loss is a normal part of aging. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to prevent memory loss or slow it down in its tracks. To help you maintain

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6
Jan

14 Spices & Herbs to Use in Meals for Senior Citizens

The progression of Alzheimer’s disease can negatively impact the 5 senses. There are a variety of ways for caregivers to cope with these symptoms. While losing the sense of taste is not dangerous, it can cause seniors to consume less food on a daily basis. To avoid malnutrition and weight loss, it’s important to be familiar with creative ways to

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21
Dec

Terra Vista on CBS Chicago: “COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be A Much-Welcome Christmas Gift For Long-Term Care Facility Residents”

“We just are excited and awaiting our on-site clinical date,” said Natalie McFarland, executive director of Terra Vista of Oakbrook Terrace. McFarland said she’s in and out of meetings, preparing staff for the arrival of the vaccine. “We’re registered with the CDC vaccination program. We’ve been partnered with Walgreens pharmacies,” she said. Immunizing is likely to start at Terra Vista

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21
Dec

7 Benefits of Receiving an Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Since there is no cure for Alzeimer’s disease, you may wonder why doctors recommend receiving an early diagnosis for this type of dementia. However, a large number of people avoid visiting a neurologist to receive a diagnosis due to anxiety and depression. Although a majority of individuals have reservations visiting a licensed neurologist, there are various benefits of detecting Alzheimer’s

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24
Nov

3 Tips For Long-Distance Caregivers: Ways to Handle Dementia

For many adults with aging parents, the realization that mom and dad are going to need extra care can be difficult. It’s easy for relationships to become damaged when family dynamics change and children become the caregivers to their parents. Most adult children do not want to believe that dad is declining physically and needs assistance doing simple tasks or

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21
Oct

5 Types of Gifts For Family Members With Alzheimer’s

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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29
Sep

Terra Vista’s Art Therapy Program Gains Widespread Media Recognition in September 2020

Terra Vista’s art therapy program gained widespread media recognition in September 2020. The dementia-focused program was featured on the CBS Chicago news, in the Chicago Tribune, and on the Fox Chicago news! Art therapy helps keep the brain stimulated and neurons active. Our creative arts program at Terra Vista provides opportunity for residents to create meaningful moments through self-expression and

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3
Sep

7 Benefits of Receiving an Early Onset Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

A large number of people in the United States decide to forfeit a diagnosis for early onset Alzheimer’s disease because there is no known cure. However, an early diagnosis is vital to slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. It is for this reason that the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America initiated the “National Memory Screening Program.” Though an ongoing program, initially

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