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Home Care Elgin IL - Alzheimer’s in People with Down Syndrome
People with Down syndrome have a life expectancy of between 55 and 60 years. As they get older, people with Down syndrome are at a heightened risk for Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, 50 percent or more of people with Downs will develop Alzheimer’s. Understanding the link and symptoms of Alzheimer’s in a person with Downs may help you recognize ... Read More »
Home Care Services St. Charles IL - What Are Considered ‘Assets’ When a Veteran Is Considering Applying for Aid and Attendance?
When veterans deal with certain challenges in life, as many others do as well, they might require support and assistance at home. A home care services aide would be a valuable asset for these veterans, especially those considered elderly, but for some, they might not be able to afford it on their own. For veterans who may qualify, the Aid and Atten... Read More »
Homecare Oak Park IL - Are Daytime Sleepiness and Alzheimer’s Linked?
Alzheimer’s disease affects in excess of five million people in the United States. Despite its prevalence, there is still a lot doctors and scientists don’t know about the disease, including its cause. Research is ongoing and continues to yield new information. One of the newest pieces of information that scientists have discovered is that ther... Read More »
Home Health Care Chicago IL - Veterans of Any Age Might Be Eligible for a Pension Program That Helps Cover Some Home Care Costs
It’s easy to assume that home care is basically just for the elderly. In reality, a home care aide could be a valuable asset to people of just about any age if they have difficulty with basic tasks around the house, whether permanent or just for a few weeks or months. When a veteran begins having difficulty with Activities of Daily Living, he or ... Read More »
Elder Care Chicago Heights IL - Making a Memory Box for a Senior with Alzheimer’s
A memory box is a box filled with small items that spur the memory of an Alzheimer’s patient about a certain time or event. Because of the way Alzheimer’s progresses, a memory box can be important in the later stages of the disease when family caregivers will need to rely more on touch and other senses to create meaningful activities and as way... Read More »
Home Care Services Berwyn IL - Could a Veteran Who Still Drives Be Eligible for Aid and Attendance Benefits?
There are numerous questions elderly or disabled veterans and their family may have regarding Aid and Attendance Benefits. The Aid and Attendance pension program was developed by the VA following World War I. Initially it was intended to provide financial support to those soldiers who had been injured or disabled during battle. The money provided t... Read More »

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