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We were so #inspired by the @AmericanMedicalAssociation Inspirations in Medicine 2017 TEDMED talks in #Chicago Monday evening. Alia Crum, PhD, Stanford professor, psychologist and mindset researcher challenged us to ponder a question. What if our mindset determines our health outcomes? Truth or fiction? Her hot of the presses new #research documents clinical proof that the #mind does influence physiological outcomes. Fascinating study results reveal that when patients "expected" a reaction they experienced that reaction and it could be measured. The potential for learning from this research to promote a healthier expectation for patients is exciting. Think about someone who is experiencing the challenges of #aging. Their anxious expectations and loss of confidence in their abilities could led to a downward spiral of their health. Providing love, support, joy, encouragement and a #caregiver to assist them are great ways to help them enjoy living and train their brains to expect positive results. According to the research, this may lead to less uncomfortable health symptoms and improved quality of life. How exciting for all of us. You can read more here: http://hubs.ly/H0746qP0
How can you use this research in your own life?
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Super Ager's brains reveal hidden secrets of #aging. Exciting new findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on April 4, begin to teach us the factors that keep some mentally sharp as they age. According to brain scans the "Super Agers" experience two times less brain aging than others of the same age. How? Yes, good genetics plays a role they believe but so does lifestyle. Research has shown that regular physical exercise, including strength training, a healthy and balanced diet, brain workouts that involve challenging puzzles or tasks and an active social life leads to healthier brains. Ask about how our Caregivers can help encourage brain stimulation in those who are aging and begin to follow these tips yourself for a healthy brain as you age. Read the article here: http://hubs.ly/H070vRS0
Do you worry about dementia?

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Walk to improve your health and your mind. Spring has arrived in #Chicago and as the weather continues to warm up now is a great time to add walking to your day. We all know that walking is good for us, but are we walking on a daily basis? @MyFitnessPal is motivating us to get out and walk by sharing ten amazing benefits of #walking. For example, a study in the Annals of Neurology found that participants ages 55–88 who followed the American Heart Association exercise guidelines, showed a significantly lower risk of developing #Alzheimer’s disease. Walking 30 minutes a day is enough to improve your heart health as well. Add lowering blood sugar levels, strengthening bones, improving memory and lessening the pain from conditions like #arthritis, and we should be putting our shoes on now. Our #caregivers make great walking partners. Ask us about your options. Find out the rest of the benefits of walking that made their top ten list here: http://hubs.ly/H06ZSB30
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Did you know that one in nine #seniors has #Alzheimer’s? With dementia being such a significant piece of the senior caregiving puzzle, wouldn't you feel more comfortable making absolutely sure that your loved one's #caregiver is specifically trained to understand and help manage the challenges posed by this disease? LifeStyle Options, Inc.'s #Dementia Care Program provides specialty training for our certified Dementia Specialists.
This special training is exactly what you want for your family member. Better care and better client satisfaction come from better training. For specialized dementia caregivers, contact us at LifeStyle Options. We would love to talk to you about your Dementia Care Program. Find out more facts about Dementia and read our blog here: http://hubs.ly/H06XgQy0
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When you stay active and continue to DO what you love, even as you age, your life will thank you. Two men and two women in their 80's and 90's set out to do what they love, swim, and possibly break a world record in the process. John Corse, Ed Graves, Betty Lorenzi and Joan Campbell broke that record, but I am sure that inspiring others of every age is what will stand the test of time. As you watch their triumph caught on video, notice that one of the men needed help to get up on the platform. That help allowed him to do what he loves. A little help goes a long way as we #age. Talk to us about how one of our LifeStyle Options caregivers can be that source of help for you. Watch the video: http://hubs.ly/H06TPQs0
What inspires you?
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Dropping off @ F.I.S.H #FoodPantry. It is wonderful to see generations coming together to serve the #Chicago #community. The center is mostly run by #senior #citizen volunteers. Join us by making a dollar contribution here: http://hubs.ly/H06Rx4v0 
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We are SO thankful for F.I.S.H Food Pantry. @FishFoodPantry has been serving the community for 45 years. F.I.S.H stands for Friend, I Shall Help. They are an organization of dedicated volunteers with the majority of the volunteers being #senior #citizens. It is no easy task to distribute clothing and food to over 32,000 individuals annually in one form or another, but they get it done. We are making our donations, and we hope that you will join us. You can surprise them with a dollar donation here: http://hubs.ly/H06NV9L0
Share your gratitude by posting a word encouragement for all of those caring volunteers at FISH.
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Happy #STPatricksDay from all of us at @LSOHomeCare. #Chicago #Illinois #Seniors
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As a leading HOME CARE company, LifeStyle Options, Inc. has been in business since 1989 providing the highest quality of care to our clients! After 28 years, we're still growing and HIRING! We love what we do and we know that our dedicated and caring staff makes us the best. Be a part of our care team and apply today!

Now #Hiring!
• Positions available: Companions, http://hubs.ly/H06JVWw0, LPNs & RNs
• Come & Go and Live-In home care as well as fill-in shifts at facilities
• Flexible schedules and locations in Chicago and surrounding suburbs
• Competitive pay
• Weekly pay & direct deposit
• Holiday premium pay
• Tuition reimbursement program
• Ongoing training
• Rewards program
• Staff support available 24/7
• Vacation accrual
• Employee referral rewards

For more information or to apply visit http://hubs.ly/H06JVWx0

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As your clocks #springforward tonight, you might not realize that your brain may not be as quick to make the change. #Sundowning is a phenomenon in which individuals with #Alzheimer’s and other types of #dementia experience increased confusion and behavioral problems during the late afternoon and evening due to a disruption in their sleep-wake cycle. Since these progressive diseases affect a person’s circadian rhythms, this becomes particularly prevalent during time changes such as daylight saving time. Not all dementia clients suffer from sundowner’s syndrome, but it is estimated that around 20 percent of people with Alzheimer’s are affected. The exact nature of a person’s sundowning is highly variable

This nighttime agitation and confusion can be especially hard on family members and challenging for #caregivers. Minimizing these frustrations for all involved can affect an entire household’s ability to get quality sleep. We have collected a list of caregiver tips from our dementia trained caregivers that can help keep clients calm in the evenings. As with most things pertaining to these conditions, no person, routine or caregiving situation is exactly the same. Finding solutions will likely involve some amount of trial and error. The key is to remain as open-minded and flexible as possible when trying to find a remedy for these often frustrating dementia symptoms. Here are some ideas that might help: http://hubs.ly/H06DVGD0
Have you ever noticed possible Sundowning syndrome symptoms?
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