Archive for August 2013

“Caring Champion” is One of Chicagoland’s Own

I’ve already told you why I think that Cubs fans make great caregivers. It turns out that not only Cubs fans fit the bill – Chicagolanders in general are simply stellar when it comes to caregiving. Congratulations to Charity Ntim of Homewatch CareGivers in Northbrook for being chosen one of ten “Caring Champions” by Read more »

Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness on Your Rear End

Of your car, that is. Kudos to the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Illinois legislature for working together to raise Alzheimer’s funds and awareness at the same time. They came up with an ingenious way to do it – via specialty license plates. On August 9, the legislature passed House Bill... Read more »

Late-Stage Dementia: How to Reach the “Unreachable”

I once told you the precious lesson my grandma taught me about dementia – namely, that we should never, ever consider someone with dementia “unreachable.” Even if the person has not spoken in years, there’s still a person in there, and that person can be reached on a very human level. Somehow, communication can occur.... Read more »

“Reminiscence League” Helps Baseball Fans with Alzheimer’s

Given the recent crackdown on baseball players using performance-enhancing drugs – and the disgust that many of us feel toward the sport right now – a baseball story may be the last thing you want to read. But this one is different. It’s a good one. You’ve got to trust me on this, considering that... Read more »