Memory Loss vs. Forgetfulness: How to Recognize the Difference

Here are some signs to look for when assessing whether or not your parent might be having a significant decline in their memory. If your mom and dad are advancing in years, chances are you’ve noticed some changes in their memory, like not remembering where they parked or forgetting to grab eggs at the grocery store. But where’s the line between “this is a normal part of aging” and “dad may need help”? Here are

teleCalm Keeps Seniors Connected and Protected

The teleCalm Phone Service helps seniors make phone calls with confidence, while allowing family caregivers to manage the service remotely. Seniors face many hurdles as they age: Loneliness and isolation; Loss of independence; Being targeted by scammers and telemarketers. It’s no surprise families worry about who their loved one is talking to each day, or if they should just take the phone away. Wouldn’t it be great if your loved one could keep their dignity,

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2018 Facts & Figures Report Reveals Increases in Alzheimer’s Prevalence and Costs of Care

With each passing year, new data continues to prove that Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic. Significant increases in costs and incidence, including care costs for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia’s surpassing a quarter of a trillion dollars have been reported in the Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report. However, this years report goes beyond the statistics with a special report on the financial and personal benefits of early diagnosis,

We’ve Started a Little Spreadsheet…

We regularly sit down in our sales office with individuals who get right to the point: “We are visiting many communities, and we’ve started a spreadsheet to compare them objectively.” Honestly, we love this approach… even if it is all wrong in the end. We love the spreadsheet because when the time comes to tally up the score, our village will have more boxes checked than most communities in any price range. If you are

Ten Steps to Take Following an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

There are currently more than 5.7 million Americans, including 220,000 Illinois residents, living with dementia. Without any way to prevent, cure, or even slow down the progression of this disease, these numbers are expected to reach 16 million by 2050. Alzheimer’s is a little more than memory loss. It is a disease that robs a person of their ability to think, function and take care of themselves. Grappling with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, while dealing with

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 $277 billion by the end of 2018, and that does not reflect informal care. Nationally, 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, every 66 seconds