All You Need To Know About Frontotemporal Dementia: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment

In our blog post on Understanding the Stages and Types of Dementia, we’ve talked about the different types and stages of the condition. Now, let’s take a closer look at one particular type of dementia: frontotemporal dementia, as well as its causes, symptoms and treatments. What is frontotemporal dementia? Dementia describes a group of symptoms… […]

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Conversations on Care: Navigating the Parkinson’s Journey

In this episode of Conversations on Care, Open Arms Solution Founder Julie Kollada invites Jessica Bartsch, Community Program Manager at the Parkinson’s Foundation to share their knowledge on the disease and the many resources that are available to help an individual with Parkinson’s and their family to cope with the journey. Conversations on Care is… […]

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What Is A COPD Flare-Up? Symptoms And Tips for Prevention

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. Currently, COPD affects 16 million Americans who have this disease and millions more who have not yet been diagnosed. While there is no cure for COPD, it can be treated, and a flare-up can sometimes be prevented… […]

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Dementia-Friendly Neighborhoods for Seniors In Chicago, IL

What makes a community dementia-friendly and where can you find such communities in and around Chicago? Here’s our comprehensive list. What is a dementia-friendly community? Most people living with dementia can remain active in their community with appropriate support. However, unfortunately, many people are unaware of how to interact effectively with those living with dementia… […]

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How Does Dementia Affect Behavior And How Can I Deal With These Changes?

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be draining not only physically but also emotionally. This is especially the case when their behavior changes and they show signs of stubbornness, defiance, or aggression. As a person’s dementia progresses, they may begin to behave in ways that other people find difficult to understand and cope… […]

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How to Make Your Community Dementia-Friendly: Catch Up On Conversations On Care

In the latest episode of Conversations On Care, Opens Arms Solutions founder Julie Kollada invited Emily Mysel of Family Service of Glencoe to discuss how she helped to gather the resources needed to transform the village of Glencoe, Illinois into a community that is more understanding and supportive of seniors with dementia, and how you… […]

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Our Favorite Dementia Experts In Chicago

Dementia is a complex condition. When a loved one gets diagnosed, understanding your options can be an emotional and difficult process. Though there is currently no cure, there are treatments available that can help reduce symptoms and help your loved one maintain their quality of life. Finding the right dementia expert who can be your… […]

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8 Fantastic Outdoor Activities For Seniors In Chicago This Summer

Here are eight fantastic activities to safely enjoy with your elderly loved one this summer in Chicago. Watch a movie alfresco On Tuesdays until 30 August, the Millennium Park free summer film series screens old favorites and new blockbusters under the stars at the iconic Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Guests can take a seat at the… […]

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How to Find Caregiver Training in Chicago, IL

Caring for another person and helping them to improve or maintain their quality of life can be a huge help for the care recipient and their families. Likewise, providing long-term care and assisting others to live fulfilling lives at their highest potential can bring deep satisfaction of a job well done. If you’re interested in… […]

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