Life at The Clare

Memory Mondays: Pet Therapy and Dementia

Untitled 2

Dogs have long been considered man’s best friend, and new research reveals canine companions may greatly reduce the risk of premature death. Beyond companionship, though, dogs and other animals can have a significant impact when you pair pet therapy and dementia. Research suggests that pets offer health benefits like: – Lowering blood pressure and heart … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: Pet Therapy and Dementia”

Read More

Memory Mondays: Glucose Levels and the Risk of Dementia

Untitled 2

Memory loss and cognitive decline are often considered the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease. However, recent research suggests a relationship between declining glucose levels and the risk of dementia – and a way to keep these levels from falling. Doctors have frequently linked glucose level decreases in the brain and the onset of Alzheimer’s. But a … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: Glucose Levels and the Risk of Dementia”

Read More

3 Common Senior Scams

Clare LOGO vert

Between smartphones, computers and various other forms of technology and methods of communication, scams have become more and more common in our society. Whether it’s a phone call, an email or a pop-up on the Internet, we have all likely been faced with one scam or another in our lifetimes. It is important that we … Continue reading “3 Common Senior Scams”

Read More

Volunteer Opportunities in Chicago in 2018

volunteerchicago

For many of us, the new year comes with a new set of goals and aspirations: eat healthier, read more books, or volunteer at a nonprofit. While we can’t make you stick to a diet, we can help pair you with a local nonprofit (some opportunities even include reading books). You’re probably already aware that … Continue reading “Volunteer Opportunities in Chicago in 2018”

Read More

City Living for Retirees Gains Popularity

exterior-web

City living is no longer reserved for 20- or 30-somethings seeking the hustle and bustle that major metropolitans have to offer. Now more than ever, city living for retirees has quite the appeal. In fact, more people are deciding they want to remain in cities as they age, according to the 2017 Aging in Cities … Continue reading “City Living for Retirees Gains Popularity”

Read More

John Buchanan: A Life of Impact

2-20111225-115329

Clare resident John Buchanan didn’t always intend to become a pastor. When he graduated with a degree in government, he was unsure of what came next. He took a couple of corporate interviews and sent applications into law schools. Then, a college advisor recommended the University of Chicago Divinity School. At first, John was hesitant. … Continue reading “John Buchanan: A Life of Impact”

Read More

Memory Mondays: Hearing Loss and Dementia

Untitled 2

The relationship between hearing loss and dementia is nothing new, but it is gaining a stronger foothold. In fact, midlife hearing loss is one of many modifiable lifestyle factors that can potentially prevent more than one-third of dementia cases, according to a report presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. But what is noteworthy is … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: Hearing Loss and Dementia”

Read More

The Benefits of Tutoring for Seniors

unspecified6CA8RRW7

Tutoring is often assumed to take place between peers, such as college student to college student or even older students to younger students. The benefits of tutoring for seniors, though, suggest more people should consider this activity during their retirement years. One of the biggest motivations for people over the age of 50 to tutor … Continue reading “The Benefits of Tutoring for Seniors”

Read More

Memory Mondays: Dementia Care Across the Globe

Untitled 2

There’s been a greater prevalence of and push for dementia care across the globe in recent years. This is especially true as there’s an estimated 5.5 million people living with Alzheimer’s in America alone and almost 50 million worldwide, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International. However, dementia care varies country by country, and each nation’s preparation … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: Dementia Care Across the Globe”

Read More