Illinois Cognitive Resources Network

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Are You Safe to Drive on the Road?

As you age, changes in your health can affect your driving skills. Some changes that can affect your ability to drive safely may include: Stiff joints and muscles that make it difficult to turn your head to look back, turn the steering wheel quickly, or brake safely. Trouble seeing people, things, and movement outside of yourContinue reading “Are You Safe to Drive on the Road?”

Managing Medicines For Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease

People with Alzheimer’s disease may take medicines to treat the disease itself, mood or behavior changes, and other medical conditions. Some medicines allow people with Alzheimer’s disease to be more comfortable and independent for a longer time. Caregivers can ensure that medicines are taken safely and correctly. Consider these tips to help manage medicines forContinue reading “Managing Medicines For Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease”

Time at Home for Planning and Projects

Looking for something to do around the house? Use this extra time at home to plan ahead to “age in place,” or stay in your own home as you get older. We have resources to help you think about what factors can allow you to remain at home as you age. Learn more as youContinue reading “Time at Home for Planning and Projects”