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10 Ways To Give Back This Christmas

Posted by The Esquiline on Nov 22, 2017 8:45:51 AM

Categories: Social Wellness

The shift from Thanksgiving to Christmas can be a little odd. We spend a week reflecting on all the many blessings in our lives and how grateful we are for all that we have. And then, at the stroke of midnight on the Friday after Thanksgiving (and sometimes on Thanksgiving Day itself), we’re inundated with commercials and sales telling us we need to get more stuff.

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Holiday Activities in Belleville, IL

Posted by The Esquiline on Nov 17, 2017 7:25:17 AM

Categories: Social Wellness

Celebrating the holiday season is easy in Belleville. The only challenge you’re likely to run into is choosing your favorites from all the fun Belleville holiday events and activities. And that’s a good problem to have during this joyous holiday season!

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Treating Dementia with Dignity

Posted by The Esquiline on Nov 10, 2017 11:45:53 AM

Categories: Assisted Living

Your parent isn’t defined by their dementia. They aren’t a “fall risk” or a “wanderer.” Their true personalities aren’t argumentative or absent-minded.

Rather, they’re your mother or father. They’re individuals with a lifetime of experiences and contributions that have led to this point in their lives. Dementia may be causing them to forget things or sink into difficult moods, but that doesn’t mean that it’s the only thing that defines them.

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November 2017 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

Posted by The Esquiline on Nov 9, 2017 2:58:30 PM

Categories: Assisted Living Activity Calendars

Click here to view and download the November Assisted Living activities calendar.

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November 2017 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

Posted by The Esquiline on Nov 9, 2017 2:53:30 PM

Categories: Skilled Nursing Activity Calendars

 

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November 2017 Independent Living Activities Calendar

Posted by The Esquiline on Nov 9, 2017 2:38:13 PM

Categories: Independent Living Activity Calendars

Click here to view and download the November Independent Living activities calendar.

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Can Prayer Help Prevent Dementia?

Posted by The Esquiline on Nov 7, 2017 3:58:52 PM

Categories: Spiritual Wellness, Intellectual Wellness

Prayer doesn’t work like a punch card. All your wishes and dreams aren’t automatically answered after you pray for them ten times. That’s something we all learn early on as we develop our spirituality as adults.

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Ways to Increase Your Intellectual Wellness

Posted by The Esquiline on Nov 3, 2017 11:10:43 AM

Categories: Intellectual Wellness

Exercise for the mind is just as important as exercising the body, research shows. You’ve heard the saying, “use it or lose it.” That goes for the brain as well.

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Humor and Caring For Your Parent With Dementia

Posted by The Esquiline on Nov 1, 2017 10:38:26 AM

Categories: Intellectual Wellness

“What do we want?”

“Low flying’ airplane noises!”

“When do we want ’em?”

“NEEEYYYYYYOOOOOWWWW”

That may seem like just a corny joke (and it is corny, we’ll admit it) but it’s much more than that. It’s a creative way of caring for a parent with dementia.

There is no medicine that can cure dementia, no medicine that can prevent it. But all hope is not lost. Dementia caregivers are finding new and creative ways to supplement the care of their parents with dementia. One alternative method to improve their quality of life? Humor.

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