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5 Questions For Your Doctor: Are Memory Issues A Concern?

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If you or a loved one have concerns about memory loss or other unexplained changes in behavior, getting an expert opinion from your family doctor is an important first step in understanding how to proceed. Medicare offers a free annual wellness visit for those 65 and older where patients can request...





When to Seek Additional Help


Alzheimer’s/Dementia is a major illness in the United States. You do not think it will happen to you, and then one day it does. You come home to visit your Mom and she is frantically looking for her car keys. You ask her to back track her steps, and she is unable to do so. The only thing she can tell...


Dementia-Friendly Communities


Building dementia friendly communities in Illinois holds signi?cant importance to the families and persons living with dementia. It is estimated that 220,000 people in Illinois have dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease and by 2025 the number will increase by 18% to 260,000 people. Too often, people living...


Alzheimer’s: The Importance of Minimizing Change


Changes can have a tremendous impact on a person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, and the more prepared the family/caregiver is the better. The main underlying cause of memory loss and confusion is the progressive damage to brain cells caused by the disease. Sometimes your loved one may remember an important...


Alzheimer’s Awareness: Are You Aware?


Not as many people are aware, but every one of us is impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Maybe the disease affects somebody we know - we’re all just a few degrees of separation away from someone suffering from the disease. We are all indirectly paying the bill as Alzheimer’s will cost our government...


Virtual Reality – An Experience Apart from the Ordinary


It’s a sunny day in Paris and the sights our residents are experiencing through virtual reality are breathtaking. The St. Barnabas Memory Care Team, led by Midge Hobaugh, Memory Care Manager, is pleased to be working with Dr. Joseph Maroon, MD, FACS, Neurosurgeon, and MyndVR, to introduce the use of...


Person Direct Care in Comparison to Institutional Care


Person Direct Care meets the unique needs of individuals confronting Alzheimer’s/Dementia, as well as those of their loved ones. Person Direct Care practicing the Eden Alternative Philosophy is the method which develops strong, open, and transparent relationships for all concerned and provides individualized...

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