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8104 Sayer Road, Rockford Illinois

Phone: (815) 332-5566


"Alzheimer’s is a devastating condition that has affected everyone in our family. The folks at Anam Glen helped us understand what is happening with Dad and have provided a home that is secure, comfortable, and welcoming."
Ernie Gallagher, Rockford, IL
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Early-onset Dementia – Not All Who Wander are Lost

Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, also known as younger-onset affects people younger than 65, many people with this diagnosis are in their 40’s and 50’s, they have families and careers when Alzheimer’s disease strikes. In the United State it is estimated that approximately 200,000 people have early onset Alzheimer’s.

Getting a diagnosis for this dementia presents serious problems […]

By |May 31st, 2016|Announcements|Comments Off on Early-onset Dementia – Not All Who Wander are Lost

Not Your Grandparent’s Nursing Home !!!

The Green House Project is getting a lot of attention recently on PBS/NPR and the New York Times. The concept is isn’t new but compared to traditional nursing homes the concepts are radical. The idea behind the Green House project is to create a small home environment for 10 persons in need of long-term care services. This […]

By |April 28th, 2016|Announcements|Comments Off on Not Your Grandparent’s Nursing Home !!!

The Hardest Decision! When Does Your Loved One Need a Memory Care Home?


There is a huge psychological cost of caregiving and of making difficult care decisions that some professionals are likening to the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. Caregivers may experience symptoms like intrusive thoughts, disabling anxiety, hyper-vigilance and avoidance behaviors. Also the disruptions to normal sleep and eating patterns that result when one is spending so […]

By |March 21st, 2016|Announcements|Comments Off on The Hardest Decision! When Does Your Loved One Need a Memory Care Home?

Addressing Transfer Trauma

Moving is the third most stressful event second only to death and divorce, and for those with memory loss it can be very traumatic.

When a move is necessary, the experience may be bewildering at best, and traumatic at worst. But trauma isn’t inevitable. When individuals transfer to good facilities, where the staff has expertise in […]

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The Sound Of Music

Most of us have experienced the way music can transport us back to long past memories, can calm us, steady us and move us to feel at one with the world.

At a time when my mother who later passed away from Alzheimer’s could no longer recognize me, we could still sing together, which  gave us a great […]

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Caregiving and the holidays: from stress to success!


While everyone else is enjoying the hustle and bustle and the joy of the holiday season, there are many caregivers out there who just want the whole thing over with. Caregiving creates a level of stress unmatched by most endeavors. Add to that the extra stress of family gatherings, gift buying, cooking, and other obligations […]

By |November 27th, 2015|Announcements|Comments Off on Caregiving and the holidays: from stress to success!

Holidays With Parents

The holidays bring scattered families together — giving adult children the perfect opportunity to closely inspect how aging parents are managing.

It’s no coincidence that calls to assisted living facilities and other housing alternatives spike just after the holidays. That’s when relatives pick up worrisome clues of trouble or see crises unfolding before their eyes.

So while you’re […]

By |November 20th, 2015|Announcements|Comments Off on Holidays With Parents

Alzheimer’s Fundraising Events

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise funds for Alzheimer’s awareness, care, support and research.  Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future of millions.  Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s sixth leading cause […]

By |November 14th, 2015|Announcements|Comments Off on Alzheimer’s Fundraising Events

In praise of small…

In Praise of Small…

        The benefits of relationship based care

Who is on with her today?

This was always the first question my sister and I had when discussing our mothers care at her first residential memory care facility.  The degree of peace of mind I felt for each day was determined by who that staff […]

By |October 23rd, 2015|Announcements|Comments Off on In praise of small…

My View: Dementia awareness: Love and joy can endure

By Bernice “Bernie” Marinelli

Dementia Awareness Week begins today in the United Kingdom. There isn’t an “awareness week” for dementia in the United States. There should be, and we should begin that discussion because there are so many questions in the Rockford area and the nation about dementia.

Dementia is a collective term used to describe […]

By |March 16th, 2015|Dementia|Comments Off on My View: Dementia awareness: Love and joy can endure