“Inspiring hope and confidence for this difficult journey…”
Memory Loss Support
People with concerns about memory and cognition or reacting to a diagnosis can be overwhelmed by new emotions, questions, and decisions. We work with members and their families to prepare them for the dementia journey and help plan for the loved one’s care. We focus on the whole person, using their strengths and experience to guide us in determining what resources they need to move forward with confidence.
These discussions are the first step in on-going Village engagement and support. Our peer support groups meet regularly and many consider it their lifeline. In addition to on-going educational programs for care partners and family members, we have also created art, music and social programs with lively activities that loved ones and their care partners can enjoy together.
Memory loss does not always mean Alzheimer’s, and there are many treatable conditions, as well as clinically proven ways to improve brain health. At the Village, we sort through the noise, working with local and national experts to share information on brain health that may significantly delay the onset of dementia and related conditions.
The Village conducts more than 70 special programs a year relating to brain health and memory loss. Working with local and national experts, the Village is implementing brain health initiatives that may significantly delay the onset of dementia and related conditions, as well as improving overall health. In addition we offer individualized support to help individuals, spouses and care partners navigate the transitions of care.
Illinois has consistently ranked among the top five states for prevalence of Parkinson’s Disease, according to Medicare data. The Village Chicago is addressing this growing problem by developing new programs for individuals and care partners.