Tag: caregiving

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 »

October 26th Health and Wellness Event a Great Idea for Chicagoland Caregivers

Calling all Chicagoland caregivers! Here’s a fantastic health and wellness event I suggest you check out. Not only will you gather some great information for yourself – it will make a fun outing for you and your loved one as well. Here are the details: What: Be Well, Do Well 47th Ward Health and Wellness... Read more »
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Caregiving Overload? Four Tips to Get Family Members Involved

Kendra was at her wit’s end. Although she has a brother, she has been the sole caregiver for her mother for the past two years while holding down a full-time job and fulfilling her roles as a wife and mother. At a recent holiday gathering, Kendra’s aunt and cousin remarked that they didn’t know why... Read more »

Boomer Caregivers Abound, But Who Will Take Care of the Boomers?

Say what you want about baby boomers being selfish, materialistic, or any number of things critics have said about the attitudes and behaviors of this generation. But don’t you ever say that they don’t take care of those close to them. Don’t you dare. You see, baby boomers have been the glue holding together long-term... Read more »

“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 Caring.com.... Read more »
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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 »

Results from the 2013 State of Illinois Alzheimer’s Disease Plan Survey

Have you ever wondered what the heck Illinois is doing to meet the needs of families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease? If so, you may find the results from this survey interesting. Administered by the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Illinois Chapter, it reveals that Illinois is indeed doing something about Alzheimer’s through the array of programs and... Read more »
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Dance for Dementia on June 23

If you live in Chicagoland and are caring for someone with dementia or simply care about this cause (in which case, many thanks and blessings), you might want to check out this innovative social event and fundraiser. Dance for Dementia, coordinated by North Shore Dance Therapy in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, strives to connect... Read more »