As part of our continuing education program, Homewatch CareGivers Northshore holds quarterly in-services for our caregivers – exploring various topics of discussion that may help to improve their skills when working with their clients. This past May, we all had the opportunity to step into the shoes of our clients – to experience what it’s…Details
Are you playing enough? Chances are that if you are out of elementary school, you might not be playing as much as you should, some experts believe. There are many different kinds of play that can be enjoyed at any age and have benefits throughout life, according to experts who study play and its effects…Details
There are a lot of uncertainties after a diagnosis of dementia—for the individual living with the disease and for their family. Yet experts advise staying engaged with life during the early stages of dementia and then keeping someone with dementia engaged as the disease progresses. As a person’s ability to recognize their loved ones recedes…Details
Everyone experiences stress at some point in their life, but what is stress? And why does it impact well-being? Stress has been defined as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change.” This can also include how the body adapts—positively or negatively—to demands. There is both good and bad stress and both…Details
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States. “The American Cancer Society estimates that over 158,000 people (71,660 women and 86,380 men) will die of lung cancer in 2015 alone,” states Eric Jacobs, PhD, Strategic Director of Pharmacoepidemiology at the American Cancer Society. “This is…Details
Osteoporosis affects millions of people who are then at greater risk for broken bones in the event of a fall. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that makes them weak and prone to breakage.
There is a typical family caregiver: a woman between the ages of 40 to 59 who is still raising young children at home while also providing some care for elder parents. This person might also work outside home, be married or single, be a volunteer at her child’s school or a local non-profit, and also…Details
Words matter. The words we choose to use each day can affect the feelings of those around us as well as our ability to successfully communicate with one another in all manner of relationships.
Being healthy is a team effort. There are many reasons that individuals, companies, and communities all need to communicate and coordinate for overall better health for everyone.
Skokie, IL, April 15, 2015 – For the past year, 92-year-old Paul Newman has crawled up the stairs of his split-level Skokie home. Paul has almost no strength in his legs and physically cannot walk up steps. Stairs cause a daily struggle for Paul as his only bathroom is located upstairs and the kitchen downstairs.…Details