December 2014 Illinois Newsletter

Posted: December 23, 2014 6:26 pm

Forgetful and Forgotten: When Hoarding and Dementia Collide

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Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CNLCP

Martha Kern

           

“I let things slowly get away from me.”

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This is what Mildred told us as she teetered atop a pile of garbage at the front door of her suburban townhome.

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Mildred, an 80-year-old woman, lived alone and had clearly experienced steady erosion in her cognitive status. She was unable to comprehend and respond to a series of overtures made by the village concerning the condition of her home. After Mildred failed to respond to several letters, a village employee paid a visit to the house. The employee attempted to discuss the violations with Mildred but it soon became apparent that she was unable to manage a clean-up that would, by necessity, be impressively large; she was in violation of countless ordinances. The village employee contacted the local Department on Aging who made a referral to LCG. Continue Reading

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Lessons from Alzheimer’s, or Why everyone Needs a Plan for Extended Care

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By
Aaron Eisenach, CLTC
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Aaron Eisenach is Principal of Krieger and Associates of Denver and a friend of Lifecare Innovations. Aaron’s personal family history with Alzheimer’s Disease was one of the factors that inspired him to become involved in long term care planning. He has experienced, first hand, how difficult it can be to navigate the rigors of a long-term progressive illness with a loved one and the impact this singular development has on the entire family. Here, Aaron tells his story and lends a bit of advice all of us might heed in contemplating the future. Continue Reading

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       Snapshots: A Brief Look at the Big Talent on the LCI Team

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This is the first in a series of brief introductions to our clinical staff members, many of whom you may know through their great work with your clients but whom you perhaps seldom get to meet personally. Each of our clinicians brings their own experience and history to the role of Lifecare Manager, and each of them paints this job with their own unique color. Today, let us introduce you to…


Jennifer Axelson, LCSW  
Senior Lifecare Manager

“Everyday we get to act as someone’s hero….”

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