Senior Life, summer tips Summer Tips for Seniors Near Chicago
The skies are blue and the temperatures are rising, which means it is finally summertime here in Chicagoland! The spring season this year was odd in many ways; the coronavirus pandemic, below normal temperatures, and extreme rain kept most suburban dwellers tucked inside their homes. Now that the weather is finally cooperating, it’s the perfect time of year to venture outside for some safe activity. Here are a few of our favorite summer tips for seniors to help you and your senior loved ones have a healthy and fun season.
Community News Our Residents and Staff Honored Heroes on Memorial Day
As a grateful nation saluted the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom, Arbor Terrace Naperville held an “Arbor 500” remote-control car race among residents, and the engagement team gave residents handmade poppies and notes in honor of Memorial Day. Other fun activities included word searches, puzzles, and snacks from the patriotically decorated cart.
Senior Aging & Health, Dementia, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease How to Tell the Difference Between Normal Aging and Dementia
As we age, we can experience physical challenges like aching joints or decreased mobility. In addition to these physical challenges, we also increase the chances of cognitive decline as we get older. However, it is important to note that not all cognitive loss is a normal part of aging. In fact, though Alzheimer’s disease and dementia diagnoses do increase with age, these types of progressive conditions are not a normal part of aging at all.
Families & Caregivers, Dementia Care, Dementia Resources, Caregiver Resources 5 Resources for Dementia Caregivers
When you or your loved one receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, it is easy to feel like you are alone in this new world. Though the World Health Organization reports that approximately 10 million people receive a new dementia diagnosis each year, having dementia arrive at your family’s doorstep still feels quite lonely. Fortunately, there are resources for dementia caregivers throughout the Chicagoland area, making connection and education readily available to help you through this time.
Assisted living, Understanding Assisted Living, Cost of Senior Living What Is the Real Cost of Assisted Living in Naperville?
If your loved one is considering a move to assisted living, you may be wondering exactly what its financial impact will be. Discovering the costs of assisted living in Naperville and its surrounding western suburbs is an important part of the selection process as you determine which community will be best. While the final dollar amount is vital, it’s important to remember all that is taken into consideration when these prices are determined.
Memory care, Dementia Care, Bridges Is There An Option Between Assisted Living And Memory Care Near Chicago?
Thanks to advances in screening and awareness, dementia is being diagnosed earlier and earlier. Early diagnosis is crucial to preparation, giving the older adult time to have a say in their current and future care. Early diagnosis can also give the family time to plan and save for what is to come, as well as to find support and resources that will make the next years more manageable.
Memory care, Dementia Care, valentines day How to Celebrate Valentine's Day with a Loved One Who Has Dementia
February is right in the middle of winter, meaning that most suburban Chicagoans are sick and tired of dreary days, frigid temperatures, and scraping ice off of windshields. Fortunately, Valentine’s Day is the perfect reason to smile, celebrate, and forget the snow swirling outside. This Valentine’s Day, celebrate all types of love, including the love you have for your senior family members.
As Veterans Day nears, everyone at The Arbor Company enjoys honoring those residents who have served. And we love to hear their stories!
Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease How to Cope with a Relative's Alzheimer's Diagnosis
Your loved one has received an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and you aren’t quite sure what the next step is. You are not alone. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that more than 5 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to nearly triple to 14 million by the year 2050. However, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis affects more than just the person with the condition; it also affects the family members who step into new caregiving roles.
Naperville, Activities for Seniors 5 Activities for Seniors to Do in Naperville Before Summer Ends
The lazy, humid days of late summer are upon us. The kids are heading back to school, and grocery stores began stocking pumpkins a month ago (even though the thermometer has regularly shown temperatures in the 90s). Naperville, Illinois, has at least a month of warm weather remaining, and another month or two of comfortable, breezy fall days.