BY GAIL SHAW — Certified Dementia Care Specialist - Everyone’s brain is affected differently by dementia. Research says there are over 80 different types of dementia. Alzheimer’s is the most common form and is said to affect up to 80% of those living with memory loss. It should be noted, dementia is not a normal [...]
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018 We care about you. Chartered in 1991, this support group is intended for family caregivers with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s. This group is co-facilitated by two experienced leaders specially trained in issues of dementia and aging. It meets in the St. John’s Community Care conference room in Collinsville from 1:30 [...]
By Patti Haddick - On a plane ride flight attendants instruct passengers to place the oxygen mask on themselves first and then help others with theirs. The same is true for anyone caring for a loved one. Take care of yourself first in order to have more to give your loved one. As a Dementia Support [...]
By Gail J. Shaw, Care Coordinator - "Don't underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak and notice more than you realize." I saw this quote of wisdom on Pinterest and it immediately reminded me of my clients, who are challenged every day as they live life with Alzheimer's. To [...]
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 [...]