Humorous moments, often unexpected, are common in caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s. Even in the most challenging of circumstances, most often it’s okay to laugh. Caregiving can be stressful, so it’s important to go into it with an upbeat attitude and be ready to face the tough times.
At the recent Carnival for Caroline at our Bridges by EPOCH community in Hingham, we raised more than $3,000 for the Hope for Caroline Foundation. The Foundation was established by the parents of Caroline Cronk, a local five-year-old girl diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer. Area residents young and old turned out for the event, including Caroline and her mother, and local businesses generously donated items that were raffled.
After months of construction, our Westford memory care community is ready to open to the public! We will be celebrating with a grand opening on Saturday, June 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. with building tours and opportunities to meet and speak with the team.
The story of Caroline Cronk, a local five-year-old girl diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer, has touched the hearts of people across the South Shore, including residents at our Bridges by EPOCH community in Hingham. On Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m.
This is the time of year when people start thinking summer vacation. Whether you’re planning a short trip to see friends and family, or traveling farther for a longer escape, there are a number of things to consider if you are traveling with a loved one with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association offers the following advice for planning a trip to ensure safety and enjoyment for everyone.
Many of us are drawn to the stories of celebrities. They live lives that we often dream of, and we look to them to keep us entertained, whether in movies, on TV, in sports or through music. And when famous people are dealing with Alzheimer’s, it puts into perspective that all humans are vulnerable to the disease no matter how famous or wealthy.
A common misconception of Alzheimer’s disease is that it causes people to withdraw from social connections and lose interest in fully engaging with life. Although Alzheimer’s slowly steals your memory, it does not steal your desire to be involved in something meaningful.