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From The Alden Network Podcasts – Respite Care

October 15, 2018 — Caregivers are selfless people, putting the needs of others above their own. But what happens when they need a vacation or want to take some time off? Respite care may be the solution. It is the ideal way to give the caregiver a break while ensuring appropriate care for a loved one. It’s best if... Read More

Sports Fans, Watch Your Stress Level!

September 28, 2018 — It was all over the news a few years ago: studies showed an increase in heart attacks and heart arrhythmias during sporting events such as the Super Bowl, World Series and World Cup. A report from the American Heart Association explained that watching a nail-biter game between rivals could cause emotional stress, which is one... Read More

Halloween Adventure

September 21, 2018 — Join Alden Poplar Creek for a special Halloween Adventure on Wednesday, October 31 from 3:30-5:30pm at the facility at 1545 Barrington Road in Hoffman Estates. There will be trick or treating, cotton candy, games and fun for the whole family! Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call Savanah Krafft at 847.884.0011. Download the flyer …... Read More

Healthy Aging—What’s That?

August 30, 2018 — September Is Healthy Aging Month. Many older adults may be saying to themselves, “Well, I guess that’s not for me, because I am already dealing with health challenges!” But it’s important to overcome that attitude. “Healthy aging” and “successful aging” don’t mean that we make it to the age of 100 untouched by illness or... Read More

From The Alden Network Podcasts – Is Your Loved One Ready for Memory Care?

August 15, 2018 — If your loved one’s memory issues have affected them enough that they can no longer take care of themselves—either physically or mentally—it may be time to consider placement in a memory care community. The Alden Network offers a holistic approach for individuals with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other memory care needs. We use evidence-based techniques and... Read More

Alden Leader Summer 2018

August 6, 2018 — The Alden Leader is a community newsletter that provides useful information regarding special programs, services and events. It also highlights the accomplishments of patients, residents and staff. Current Issue Summer 2018 The Alden Network Podcast Accreditation by The Joint Commission Horizon Independent Senior Living Family Home Health Network Alden Courts of Huntley Memory Care

Five Fun Ways to Give Your Brain a Workout

July 31, 2018 — By now most of us know that physical activity is an important way to protect our memory and thinking. Exercise increases blood flow to the brain, helps us maintain a healthy weight, and promotes a healthy heart, blood pressure and sleep quality—all of which lower our risk of Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and other conditions that... Read More

For Older Drivers, All Cars Aren’t Created Equal

July 15, 2018 — “Mom had two fender benders this year—I wonder if she is safe behind the wheel?” As seniors experience the normal changes of aging and health conditions such as arthritis, vision problems and memory loss, they often wonder if it’s safe to keep driving. Family members wonder, too, and they often pressure an older loved one... Read More

Measuring Liquid Medication? Don’t Use a Kitchen Spoon!

July 2, 2018 — Many older adults have trouble swallowing pills, so their doctor may prescribe a liquid version of the medications they need to take. Other medications, such as cold syrups and antacids, already typically come in liquid form It’s important to take these medications as directed. For example, we’re usually advised to shake the container so that... Read More