It’s A Brain Disease

By Gail J. Shaw, Home Services Care Coordinator -  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 [...]

By | 2016-04-06T09:26:41+00:00 April 6th, 2016|News|0 Comments

St. John’s Awarded A Grant From The Boeing St. Louis Employees Community Fund

St. John’s Community Care was awarded a $5,000 grant for Art Therapy in their Adult Day Programs in Edwardsville and Collinsville from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis.  This fund is made up of employee managed funds which are distributed by the local ECF board in accordance with the best interest of the [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:20:37+00:00 January 5th, 2016|News|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 | 2015-09-30T16:06:51+00:00 September 30th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Good Balance Is Important

Have you ever felt dizzy, lightheaded, or even thought the room was spinning around you? It can be troublesome and, if it happens often, it could be a sign of a balance problem. Having good balance means being able to control and maintain your body’s position, whether you are moving or remaining still. If you [...]

By | 2015-03-25T13:45:34+00:00 March 25th, 2015|News|0 Comments