Archive for November 2013

“Drug ‘em Up” is No Way to Approach Dementia Care

Ever heard of “chemical restraints”? That’s the fancy term for the “drug ‘em up” culture that still exists in too many nursing homes today. It refers to nursing homes’ use of dangerous antipsychotic drugs as a way to control difficult behaviors displayed by people with dementia. What, you say? We still do that? Yep, we... Read more »

Event Alert: Caregiving in America, November 14th in Chicago

Right smack in the middle of National Family Caregivers Month, Chicagoland caregivers are being treated to a very special event. Hosted by The Washington Post, “Caregiving in America” will focus on the growing number of caregivers in our society, with a special emphasis on the “sandwich generation” – those caring for an aging parent as... Read more »

Now More Than Ever, Let’s Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month

Family caregivers matter – now more than ever. Why? Because caregivers are the silent heroes of our society, and their numbers are growing every year. Because there simply aren’t enough services to support caregivers in their compassionate quest to care for others while desperately trying to find some balance in their own lives. “Now More... Read more »