Covid-19 Facility Update 7/17/2020

Dear Residents, Representatives, Families, and Staff: The health and safety of Bridgeway Senior Living is our highest priority and we recognize the concerns regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We have been taking steps for several weeks to reduce the risk of infection, and there is evidence in Illinois and DuPage County now of continuing community…

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National Nutrition Month

“Eat Right, Bite by Bite!” March is National Nutrition Month! We encourage everyone to focus on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

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Calorie Restriction, Can It Help Seniors Stay Healthy, Age Gracefully??

Calorie restriction as a way for senior citizens to avoid gaining weight and live healthy has caught the interest of scientists.   Calorie restriction, involves the reducing of average daily caloric intake below previous daily levels without sacrificing essential nutrients. It can be accomplished in one of two ways. Either by not eating at all…

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Advance Care Planning For Senior Citizens Is A Great Idea

Advance care planning is a great idea for senior citizens. Planning your health choices and providing instructions is an important step, in case you find yourself in an emergency.   Knowing who you want to make decisions on your behalf and how you would decide will take some of the burden off family and friends.…

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Drinking Tea Daily Can Make Your Brain Very Smart

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Drinking tea daily can make your brain and you very smart, according to a recent study. That’s right, drinking black or green tea at least once a day-every day, can cut the risk of dementia in senior citizens by 50 percent. And furthermore, for those who are genetically at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, regular…

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Bone Bandage Heals Broken Fractured Bones Cleanly, Correctly

A bone bandage that heals broken, fractured bones cleanly and correctly has been developed by researchers at Duke University.   This is a very significant breakthrough. And the reason is that bone fractures are complex, difficult injuries that have resulted in a prolonged and sometimes incomplete repair. Consequently, the patient may go through the rest…

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Strokes Can Happen To Anyone From Lesser Known Factors


Strokes can happen from excessive smoking, high blood pressure, not exercising, and eating foods that are high in sugar salt, and fat. What is less well known is that strokes can also happen from lesser known factors such as sleep deprivation, bad oral hygiene and binge drinking. Do you engage in any of these activities?…

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A Potential Cure For Alzheimer’s Disease Found By Israeli Researchers

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A potential cure for Alzheimer’s disease was recently announced by three Israeli medical research teams.   A multi-disciplinary team from the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology and Bar-Ilan University have created a medicine that goes directly to the brain. This medication slows the accumulation of a harmful protein that is a major cause of Alzheimer’s disease.…

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Senior Sleeping Issues: Tips to Help Mom Sleep

As your loved one ages, many things they used to do effortlessly become much harder. One of those things is sleep. Whether your loved one has dementia, Parkinson’s, or is simply approaching old age, senior sleeping issues are going to come up. There’s a lot you can do, though, to help them out. Here are…

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Easy Survival Guide to Thanksgiving Dinner and Diabetes

One of the biggest dinners of the year is around the corner. Everyone around you is busy stocking up on stuffing, yams, pumpkin pie, marshmallow fluff…and you’re stuck. Why? Because you’re a caregiver, and your older loved one has diabetes. And everyone knows that Thanksgiving dinner and diabetes just don’t go together. Or do they?…

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