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      Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

      By Jessica Lener, MSN, RN | Jul 21, 2017

      Alzheimer’s Care: When Ronald Regan announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994, he joined one of approximately 2 million American’s suffering from this degenerative brain disease (Rothman, 2016). A little over twenty years later, we now have more than 5 million people who have been diagnosed and are in various stages of the disease process. Prolonged life expectancy, the number of baby-boomers reaching an older age, and the advances in science and early detection have all contributed to this increase. 

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      Health Foods That are Not That Healthy

      By Oscar Isacsson, M.S., CSCS | Jul 20, 2017

      Senior Nutrition & Wellness: There are tons of foods that are marketed as healthy. Sometimes you need to pay a little extra attention to really figure out whether something is good for you or not so good for you. A lot of marketers realize that there is a big need for healthy foods, however, sometimes the claims are slightly over exaggerated. Some items named as healthy can be far from it. Foods that are truly healthy for you will not have a healthy label. For example, broccoli is not going to have a “low fat”, “high in fiber”, “Great source of vitamins”, “gluten free”, label on it because it’s broccoli and everybody knows it’s awesome for you. 

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      What is Depression and How Can We Help It?

      By Jessica Lener, MSN, RN | Jul 8, 2017

      Depression is a mood disorder that can cause symptoms that effect the way we sleep, the way we eat, our level of activity – it can effect everything! Read more.

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      Developing a Routine for a Senior with Alzheimer’s

      By Jamie Shapiro | Jul 7, 2017

      In our everyday life we have a tendency to think of things as being not that important. Some of these normal routines, like waking up in the morning, getting into the shower, making breakfast, and heading off to work, are not given a second thought. For somebody who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, that routine,…

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      Improve Your Health Through Better Hydration

      By Oscar Isacsson, M.S., CSCS | Jun 16, 2017

      Senior Nutrition & Wellness: Hydration is very important for many physiological functions and especially at this time of the year. Proper hydration helps to digest food more efficiently, eliminate waste products from the body, control the temperature, make sure that joints move well, and that overall energy production is stable. Your hydration level also has a significant impact on cognitive performance.

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      Bending at the Hips Can Lead to Back Injuries When Caring for Someone Else

      By Jamie Shapiro | Jun 6, 2017

      Taking care of another adult, whether it’s a disabled adult child, spouse, sibling, or parent can be challenging. Being a family caregiver can cause a tremendous amount of stress, not just emotionally but also physically. When somebody needs help getting out of bed, getting up from a chair, getting into and out of the car,…

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      Chicago Senior Care Providers Serve the Following Towns and Counties

      Oak Park, Forest Park, Elmwood Park, Harwood Heights,  Belmont/Cragin,  Austin,  Broadview, Galewood,  Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norridge, Chicago West Side, Northbrook,  Highland Park, Deerfield, Glenview, Buffalo Grove, Evanston, Des Plaines, Skokie, Lake Forest, Wilmette, La Grange, Oakbrook, Oak Brook Terrace, Brookfield, Westchester, Downers Grove, Berwyn, River Forest, Oak Park, Hinsdale, Chicago and surrounding areas.