Navigating the Holidays - Autumn Leaves

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The Lost Art of Written Correspondence

Letter writing seems to be a fading form of communication. We’re sending 4.3 billion fewer letters and cards than we did back in 2001, reports the U.S. Postal Service, a 61% drop from the days when email and text weren’t the main lines of communication. Let this be your reminder that receiving a letter or […] Read More >>

Dementia and the Holidays: Shifting our Perspective

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” – or so the song goes. But for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, the holidays can be especially stressful. This stress has only been compounded by the pandemic which continues to distance us from our extended families and support network.  Among […] Read More >>

Aging, Down Syndrome, and the Dementia Connection

Dementia and Down Syndrome As individuals with Down Syndrome are now living well into middle and older age, they are facing many of the challenges that come with advanced age, including dementia. There are still many questions concerning how and why the disease develops among those living with Down Syndrome, but doctors and researchers believe […] Read More >>

Tonight at 6: A Love Story

St. Charles resident Kathleen and her husband Greg recently celebrated 37 years of marriage, so we sat down with Greg to get the inside scoop on how these two with noses for news found one another! Where did you and Kathleen meet? We met in 1982 while we were both working at WLS-TV. She wrote […] Read More >>

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