Why is it so hard when an illness, associated with being old, is a diagnosis? How can support be given, and/or accepted, when it may be needed on an ongoing basis? Can independence be supported when extensive help is needed? 

The conversation between caregivers and loved ones can be delicate, fraught with unspoken concerns and important to everyone’s well-being. Where researchers and clinicians used to focus on biomedical symptoms, they now incorporate psychosocial determinants of health, not the least of which are relationships.

Post date: October 1, 2014 - 5:28pm

While President Obama on Thursday will become only the third president to have spent significant time in Evanston while in office, several more have stopped here before or after their stints as commander in chief.

Post date: October 1, 2014 - 5:13pm

Evanston's fall bulk trash pickup program starts this Friday -- offering residents free removal of up to six cubic yards of bulk garbage.

The pickup schedule is based on the normal trash pickup day for your neighborhood.

Post date: October 1, 2014 - 4:50pm

The no parking signs were up around the south end of the Northwestern University campus this afternoon in preparation for tomorrow's visit to Evanston by President Obama.

The president was scheduled to leave the White House just befoe 5 p.m. Chicago time for a flight to the Gary Chicago International Airport.

Post date: October 1, 2014 - 4:29pm

Liz Jolie missed a top 10 finish by one shot and earned 11th place with a season-best score of 90 at the Central Suburban League girls conference golf tournament at Sunset Valley Golf Course in Highland Park.

The Evanston junior led the Wildkits to 7th place finish overall in a field of nine teams with a score of 402.

Also competing for ETHS were Peggy Giordano with a 96, Tina Giordano with a 101, Grace Buzko-Clark with a 115, Morgan Maslauski with a 115 and Sophie Kihm with a 118.

Post date: October 1, 2014 - 4:10pm

The City of Evanston plans to show off its urban forest in a special art contest called “I Heart Evanston Trees.”

Post date: October 1, 2014 - 3:39pm

Thieves made off with a wallet and a cell phone in a pair of locker breakins at McGaw YMCA yesterday afternoon. These among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: October 1, 2014 - 2:46pm

Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center has received a $90,000 county grant to set up a drop-in center for the homeless in Skokie that will also serve Evanston and other nearby communities.

Post date: October 1, 2014 - 11:37am

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 will be commemorated at an open house in Evanston on Sunday, Oct. 12, at Fire Station 1, located at 1332 Emerson St.

Post date: October 1, 2014 - 11:36am

News of an impending presidential visit to Northwestern University's Evanston campus provided the two most-read stories on Evanston Now in September. Here's a rundown of the top 10.

Post date: October 1, 2014 - 10:13am