Bridgeway of Bensenville: Reaching Goals, Touching Lives

What is rehabilitation? And why would you need it? These are questions we intend to answer during National Rehabilitation Week. The National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation (NRAF) raises a week of awareness every September. The goal is to educate people about the benefits and impact of rehab, and how it helps people overcome obstacles and live…

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Capture the Moment!

Happy National Assisted Living Week! Are you ready to capture the moment? The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) observes an annual celebration of assisted living  residents, staff, and volunteers. This year, the theme is “Capture the Moment.” Said NCAL Executive Director Scott Tittle, “No matter your age, we should all be living life to…

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New Research: Stroke Doubles Risk of Dementia

What’s the link between stroke and dementia? We’ve long known that link exists, since stroke and dementia are both conditions that affect the brain. A stroke is like a heart attack in the brain. Just as a heart attack is caused by interrupted blood flow to the heart, a stroke is caused by interrupted blood…

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September is Healthy Aging Month

Today’s seniors are healthier than ever—as a group. Individual seniors though, may find that their health isn’t as good as it should be. This September is Healthy Aging Month, a time to celebrate life and raise awareness for seniors’ physical and mental health. All adults should be interested in healthy aging, since we’re all actively…

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Dining and Alzheimer’s Disease: How We Can Combine the Two

Memory care is a person-centered approach to Alzheimer’s Disease. Memory care is currently the fastest growing segment in senior care, because it treats the person, not her disease. Too many care providers load up Alzheimer’s patients with anti-psychotic drugs to keep them calm and under control. That school of thought is thankfully declining as memory…

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Study: Medicare Could Save Over 2.5 BILLION by Switching to Generic Drugs

What is Medicare’s annual cost of brand-name combination drugs? Three researchers from Harvard Medical School set out to answer this question. They wanted to figure out the difference in cost between brand-name combination drugs and their generics. Combination drugs are medications that contain two or more active pharmaceutical ingredients. Taking a combination pill helps patients…

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Solo Baby Boomers’ Needs Differ From Their Parents’

How do you know when it’s time for Mom or Dad to move to a long-term care facility? That was the topic of an article we posted on the blog a while back. We talked about five safety concerns that signal the need to move to a supervised environment. Adult children need to pay attention…

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