Life at The Clare

Memory Mondays: Virtual Reality and Alzheimer’s

As the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease increases, so too does the focus on different solutions and treatments for cognitive decline. One relatively new approach is exploring how new technologies like virtual reality and Alzheimer’s correlate. Not only does virtual reality prove a useful tool for those with Alzheimer’s, but it also helps researchers gain a … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: Virtual Reality and Alzheimer’s”

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The Benefits of Social Media for Seniors

Social media has taken the world by storm. It serves as a platform to disseminate news and information, share experiences and connect with friends and family. And though sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Skype and others may seem to be geared toward younger populations, older adults are increasingly creating social media accounts for themselves. In … Continue reading “The Benefits of Social Media for Seniors”

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Journalists of The Clare: Residents Reflect on Careers in Journalism

Those who choose to live at The Clare lead rich, fulfilling lives. Among the resident ranks are lawyers, doctors, professors, artists and more – and notably, quite a few journalists. Journalists of The Clare won Pulitzer Prizes. They worked for the likes of The Wall Street Journal and Chicago Tribune, reporting on topics ranging from … Continue reading “Journalists of The Clare: Residents Reflect on Careers in Journalism”

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Memory Mondays: Dementia and Money Management

There are a number of challenges that arise with cognitive decline, with one major difficulty being the correlation between dementia and money management. As brain function decreases, so too does the ability to handle personal finances. Usually, that means loved ones must bear this responsibility. Rather than fumble through the issues associated with dementia and money … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: Dementia and Money Management”

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Top New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

It’s officially 2018, and with the New Year come the best intentions for a better, healthier lifestyle in the months ahead. If you haven’t yet thought about your goals, reflect on these top New Year’s resolutions for seniors, as recommended by the American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation. – Balance your diet: Vow to … Continue reading “Top New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors”

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Retiring in Chicago

Chicago is a wonderful city to call home for people of all ages and lifestyles. If you’re considering retiring in Chicago, you are not alone – 14% of the Chicago metro population is over 65. So why are people retiring in Chicago? Chicago is a cultural hub with excellent healthcare and transportation options. Learn more … Continue reading “Retiring in Chicago”

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Do You Have What It Takes to Age Well?

Navigating the aging process is no easy task, and there’s no absolute right or wrong when it comes to how to age well. Still, recent research notes that certain life skills we learned – or didn’t learn – at an early age influence how we handle aging. Specifically, researchers at University College London centered on the effects of … Continue reading “Do You Have What It Takes to Age Well?”

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How Seniors Can Beat the Winter Blues

As beautiful as winter in Chicago can be, there’s no denying the effect that frigid temperatures and dreary skies have on our mood. If the winter months bring about a state of depression each year, however, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) may be to blame, or a milder form of it. Luckily, there are several ways … Continue reading “How Seniors Can Beat the Winter Blues”

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Memory Mondays: 4 Ways to Help Loved Ones with Dementia Enjoy the Holidays

As joyous and sentimental as the holiday season can be, there also tends to be tremendous stress involved in gift shopping, event planning and more. Add a loved one with dementia to the mix, and both positive and negative emotions can intensify significantly. Making sure your family member or friend with dementia enjoys the holidays … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: 4 Ways to Help Loved Ones with Dementia Enjoy the Holidays”

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