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Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July from Partners in Senior Care!

Independence.  The word means different things at different times in our lives.  The first time you were allowed to cross the street on your own or bike to the park by yourself.  Your drivers license.  Your first paycheck. Your first car. The first evening alone in your first apartment.  Your first date night with your husband without kids.  The day you become an empty nester - you hope. These are all incredible milestones of freedom and independence. And we remember every one of them.

April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include:

    Summer Fun with an Aging Loved One

    Now That Summer is Finally Here, It’s a Great Opportunity to Have Some Summer Fun!

    It is official: Summer has begun! For an aging loved one, summer is an ideal time to get outside, get some fresh air, and do some fun summer activities like talking walks, birdwatching, and going to an outdoor music concert.
    Because winters can be isolating with cold, snowy weather that prevents seniors from getting outside, it is important for caregivers and families to take advantage of the warmer weather and help the senior be active. It probably goes without saying how important exercise and time outside breathing in fresh air is to someone’s physical well-being, but it is equally important for their mental and emotional health. Being outside, enjoying the sunshine and the company of others can do a world of good to boost a senior’s mood. And a happier mood and positive outlook can lead to a longer and healthier life. Read More...

    Caregiver Education of the Month - Assistive Devices

    Caregiver Education of the Month
    It is required that employees have twelve hours of continuing education per year.  This education includes subjects required by the State of Illinois as well as subjects that will increase the employee’s job knowledge. This month the topic is: Read More...

    Home Care in Lake County: Hydration Tips for Seniors

    Dehydration is ranked in the top ten most frequent reasons for Medicare hospitalizations. The average cost of this is nearly three thousand dollars. Half of all patients hospitalized with dehydration as the primary diagnosis, die within one year. Read More...

    Geriatric Care Management in Chicago: Tune in to Aging Info Radio ~ AM 560 "Get it Togeher B4 It Falls Apart"

    Tune in to Aging Info Radio...for Boomers & Seniors Aging but NOT Growing Old!
    AM 560 The Answer
    Saturday, May 4th at 6am CST
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    10 Tips to Keep the Brain Sharp

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    1. Stay Mentally Challenged. Seniors who engage in reading books or newspapers, doing crossword puzzles and word or card games, or who attend adult education classes may be more likely to ward off Alzheimer's as they age. Researchers at Columbia University in New York found that participation in intellectual and social activities among seniors was associated with fewer cases of Alzheimer's disease.

    10 Ways to Improve Your Brain Health

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    1. Do “neurobic” exercises to strengthen neural pathways. Certain cognitive exercises and brain games can create new associations between different brain parts, says neurobiologist Lawrence Katz of Duke University. Neurobics include getting dressed or showering in the dark, switching what you normally wear on one side to the other (e.g., put your watch or bracelet on your opposite wrist), using your opposite hand to brush your teeth, and cooking ethnic foods that you’ve never prepared before.