In Case You Missed It: Aging Friendly City

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We had a great Chicago Bridge educational event on Wednesday! Joyce Gallagher, the Executive Director of the City of Chicago Area Agency on Aging, provided some wonderful background into the Age Friendly movement and then delved deeper into the successes in Chicago. Four neighborhoods have instituted the Age Friendly model with a grass roots effort […]

The End Of Secrecy In Nursing Home Wrongdoing

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Carolyn Rosenblatt , CONTRIBUTOR – I write about healthy aging, and dealing with aging loved ones. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. After 25 years without changes in basic rules, the nursing home industry is finally being forced to reveal hidden wrongs that happen to residents. Until now, consumers were required to […]


In Case You Missed It: Older Adults & Immigration

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Last week the Chicago Bridge, in collaboration with Rush University and the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois, hosted a panel discussion on Older Adults & Immigration. The panel participants, Padraic Stanley, MSW of Rush University’s Heath & Aging Department, Yadira Montoya, MSPH of Rush University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Adela Carlin, J.D. of the Legal […]


Elderly with no nearby family to help them need safety net, experts say

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Nara SchoenbergContact Reporter Chicago Tribune The brother and sister, both unmarried, childless and in their 80s, had been fending for themselves in their Vernon Hills home: avoiding neighbors, ordering groceries, skipping doctors’ appointments. “They lived in a home that was like something out of the reality show ‘Hoarders,’” says professional patient advocate Teri Dreher, who was […]


Fewer Advanced Alzheimer’s Patients on Feeding Tubes

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Practice dropped by half over past 15 years, study reports By Kathleen Doheny from HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The use of feeding tubes for nursing home patients with advanced dementia — a practice increasingly discouraged by some national organizations — is declining, a new study finds. One Alzheimer’s expert who […]


Alzhiemer’s Patients Keep Spark Alive by Sharing Stories

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By Jane E. Brody at the New York Times Can you keep the love shining after your partner’s brain has begun to dim? Just ask Denise Tompkins of Naperville, Ill., married 36 years to John, now 69, who has Alzhiemer’s disease. The Tompkinses participated in an unusual eight-week storytelling workshop at Northwestern University that is […]


Alzheimer’s Disease: Period Pain Drug Cures Symptoms In Mice, New Research Shows

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BY SEERAT CHABBA @ International Business Times The incurable Alzheimer’s disease may now have a cure. A new research by the University of Manchester shows that the most common form of dementia can be fully cured with an anti-inflammatory drug, commonly used for period pain. Almost 7.5 million new cases of Alzheimer’s — a disease that causes […]