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May activities in the Chicago area for seniors

The month of May is upon us. It’s time to get out of the house and enjoy what the Chicago area has to offer! Here are a few ideas for activities in the Chicago area that are both enjoyable and informative for seniors, as well as the other members of your family. . . .

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Oral health for older adults

Oral health, regardless of age, is integral to overall good health. However, oral health is an important but often overlooked aspect of an older adult’s general health. . . .

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Urinary Incontinence

Sarah loves to spend time with her friends talking about her grandchildren and going to exercise classes with neighbors. But she’s started to have a problem that keeps her from getting out. . . .

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Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease

If you are concerned about changes (either in yourself or in a family member) that involve memory, the ability to think, sensory perception, behavior, mood, or the ability to move that do not seem normal, talk with a doctor. . . .

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Adding fun to your caregiving activities

A well-rounded caregiver provides a loved one with quality-of-life care along with more routine daily living care. This means incorporating enjoyable, fun activities into all daily living tasks and throughout your contact with your care recipient. . . .

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In-home care services you might not have considered

What can you do for your aging parent or loved one? A nursing home seems drastic and oh-so-final. It’s also expensive — sometimes downright unaffordable. But what other option do you have? . . .

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When to have the conversation about in-home care

It’s not easy to have that dreaded conversation with an aging parent — you know, the one that begins “we have to get you some help.”

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Your gift of time with a senior is priceless

Not every great gift has a price tag. When it comes to gifts you can give seniors this holiday season, there are many no cost or low cost things you can do that will bring the elderly much happiness. Spending quality time with someone you care for is priceless! So here are some “gift of time” ideas that you can extend to older folks for the holidays. . . .

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Talking to a doctor

How well patients and doctors talk to each other is one of the most important parts of getting good health care. Unfortunately, talking to a doctor isn’t always easy. . . .

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What is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a progressive lung disease in which the airways of the lungs become damaged, making it hard to breathe. . . .

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