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Recent Posts in 2020

  • 5 Keys to Fall Prevention

    The risk of a fall is different for each person whether they live in downtown Chicago, The Gold Coast, DePaul or Lincoln Park—it can either be physical or environmental. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one out of three older people—those 65 and older—fall each year, but less than half tell their doctor.

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  • The Chicago Way to Help Manage Parkinson’s Symptoms

    According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, nearly 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s every year. Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects motor skills.

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  • Caring for Dementia in Chicago

    When you are living in Chicago, Dementia can be overwhelming not only for those diagnosed with it, but also for their caregivers and loved ones.

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  • Misdiagnosing Alzheimer's

    According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are many who go undiagnosed, believing that the symptoms they are experiencing are normal aging. “Of the estimated more than five million people living with Alzheimer’s disease, roughly half do not receive a diagnosis,” said Heather Snyder, PhD, Director of Medical & Scientific Operatio

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  • Caregiving: Beginning to End

    Caregiving for a loved one can provide a real sense of purpose but can also be very exhausting and stressful. The Hospice Foundation of America conducted a study and found that caring for a loved one during a life-threatening illness can affect how a person reacts after their loved one has passed away.

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  • Determining What Long-Term Care Insurance Will Cover

    It may come as a surprise to many people that health or medical insurance often do not cover in-home care services, even when those services are ordered by a physician or required when discharged from a hospital. Research has shown that nearly 70% of Americans at the age of 65 will require some form of assistance with caring for themselves and majority of people surveyed say they want to remain at home for long as

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