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Coping With Sundowning

It’s very common for people with Alzheimer’s to have anxiety or feel agitated in the late afternoon or early evening. It’s called “sundowning” or sundowner’s syndrome, and it affects an estimated 20 percent of people with Alzheimer’s. Here are some tips to soothe your loved one as the sun begins to set: Discourage daytime naps […] Read More >>

Managing Caregiver Stress

It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, but too much stress can be harmful to both of you. Here are ways to avoid burnout: Understand available resources. Adult day programs, in-home assistance, visiting nurses, and meal delivery are just some of the services that […] Read More >>

Reducing Stress During the Holidays

The holidays can be a challenging time of year for families living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. With some planning, adjusted expectations, and the tips below, your celebrations can still be happy, memorable occasions: Be good to yourself. Consider inviting just a few guests for a simple meal. Let others contribute, and consider […] Read More >>

Family members and caregivers: united by a common mission

Bart joined the Glen Ellyn community in April of last year. Since then, his wife Diane has become a huge part of the Glen Ellyn family. Diane knows she needn’t reach out to management or nursing with a question about his care; she goes straight to the people who spend the most time with her […] Read More >>