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Greater Illinois Chapter unveils Impact ReportThe Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter FY 13 Impact Report is now available. The report is an important look at our progress over the past fiscal year. Compelling community-based programming, the signature fundraiser Walk to End Alzheimer's, diversity outreach and advocacy and public policy achievements are only a few ways the Greater Illinois Chapter is making a significant difference in the lives of those affected by Alzheimer's
Private Duty Home Care Industry Fact Sheet Prepared by the Home Care Association of AmericaIn 2011, more than 8,000 people will turn 65 every day. By the end of that year the senior population of America will reach almost 49 million. By 2025, it will grow to nearly 72 mil- lion. (Source: The Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department)
What is Private Duty Home Care?As more Americans choose to remain in their homes while they age, finding the right type of at-home care for loved ones can be a challenge. Private duty home care provides a secure, quality, and affordable option for families.
Advance care planning and the older patientAw D et al. - Making treatment decisions for older people is difficult, because of the complex interplay of their multiple co-morbidities, but also because of the fine balance of risks vs. benefit in any chosen management plan. This becomes even more difficult when they lose the capacity to tell us what they want, and often in such situations we have to rely on information from others in order to make decisions based on their best interests. Advance care planning should help with making these decisions clearer, based on the documented preferences of what the patient would have wanted while capacity was still present.
Exercise helps patients cope with Alzheimer's DiseaseGravel crunches under his sneakers as he plods along, shielding his eyes from the streaming sunlight. As Duncan rounds the bend at Lou Neff Point, a harmonica-playing musician perched on a limestone ledge cheers him on.
Coping With Dementia: Advice for CaregiversParkinson's disease is known primarily as a disorder that impairs movement. For some people with Parkinson's (PWPs), however, there are other disabling symptoms of Parkinson's. Coping with dementia, including difficulties with memory and slowed thinking or communication, is a challenge to PWPs and caregivers alike. Recognizing the signs and designing appropriate coping strategies can enhance a PWP's level of function as well as self-esteem.
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