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Insight Into Repetition

By Gail J. Shaw, Members attending our Alzheimer’s Support Group discuss many different types of challenges they have in caring for their loved ones with memory loss. Two of the challenges most discussed have been their loved one asking the same question over and over and then not remembering or being able to retain information. [...]

By |2020-09-11T10:04:01-05:00August 22nd, 2017|Care Notes|0 Comments

Art is the expression of the soul

During the last year, participants at St. John’s Community Care Adult Day Center have been receiving individual and group Art Therapy sessions with SIUE masters level practicum student, Ashley Ramm. Participants from both the Collinsville and the Edwardsville Adult Day locations meet once per week for different themed groups. A Ladies Art Therapy Group meets [...]

By |2018-12-20T11:21:13-06:00March 22nd, 2017|Care Notes|0 Comments

Urinary Tract Infections

Younger people tend to empty their bladder completely upon urination, which helps to keep bacteria from accumulating within the bladder. But elderly men and women experience a weakening of the muscles of the bladder. Poor bladder emptying and incontinence can lead to UTIs according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The typical signs and [...]

By |2018-12-20T11:21:13-06:00August 2nd, 2016|Care Notes|0 Comments

It’s A Brain Disease

By Gail J. Shaw, Dementia Care Specialist -  The 2015 Alzheimer’s Association fact sheet states someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s every 67 seconds and goes on to state in 2050, someone in the United States will develop the disease every 33 seconds. So, in the time it takes to scramble your morning eggs, [...]

By |2020-09-11T10:19:46-05:00April 6th, 2016|Care Notes|0 Comments

What Is Dementia?

Written by: Gail Shaw, Care Coordinator -What do an umbrella and dementia have in common? One of the definitions under the word umbrella, in the Webster’s II New Riverside Dictionary, defines an umbrella as something that encompasses many different elements or groups. Dementia encompasses many different diseases under it. These include Alzheimer’s disease, Pick’s disease, Parkinson’s [...]

By |2018-12-20T11:21:14-06:00September 30th, 2015|Care Notes|0 Comments
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