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Helping Seniors with Limited Mobility Enjoy the Outdoors

Helping Seniors with Limited Mobility Enjoy the Outdoors

June is a wonderful month – it’s warm (but not too warm), the kids are getting out of school and all sorts of outdoor events and activities are taking place. For most of us, this time of year is the perfect time to get outside and get active. ...
How To Get Help (When Your Loved One Says No)

How To Get Help (When Your Loved One Says No)

It’s an all too common situation: your older parent or loved one is starting to slow down, missing appointments, falling behind on bills or having difficulty keeping up with their usual hygiene routine. Perhaps you’ve started by helping out here or ...
Becoming a Parental Caregiver

Becoming a Parental Caregiver

Alicia Seaver is the Vice President of Memory Care Operations for EPOCH Senior Living and a Certified Memory Impairment Specialist. Every month, she addresses a specific issue related to memory and memory care. If you’re interested in hearing about a ...
Strengthening Your Relationship Through Memory Loss

Strengthening Your Relationship Through Memory Loss

It is never easy when someone you love is diagnosed with dementia. Whether you’re a spouse, a child or a friend of the individual, dementia means that your relationship with the person will change and evolve due to the progressive nature of the disease. ...
Fun in the Sun: Summer Activities for Seniors with Dementia

Fun in the Sun: Summer Activities for Seniors with Dementia

Summer’s almost here, and with it, all the enjoyable activities we’ve come to know and love. After last year, you’re probably ready to get out, enjoy the sun and take in as much entertainment and companionship as possible. As a caregiver to a loved one ...
The Value and Benefits of Music Therapy

The Value and Benefits of Music Therapy

They say that ‘music hath charms to soothe the savage breast,’ and although we personally don’t have research on that, we do know that music is incredibly powerful for all of us. We’ve all experienced moments when a song has filled us with emotion, or ...
The Power of Sensory Therapies for Those with Dementia

The Power of Sensory Therapies for Those with Dementia

Our senses – taste, smell, touch, sight and sound – are the primary ways that we experience and enjoy life. Think of the joy of running your fingers through a cat’s fur, or hearing the birds sing, feeling the wind on your face or eating a ...
The Importance of Setting Healthy Caregiving Boundaries

The Importance of Setting Healthy Caregiving Boundaries

If you’re a family caregiver, especially for a loved one with dementia, you already know that it’s a time-consuming and often stressful job. Yes, it can be very fulfilling and rewarding, but it’s also a situation where you can easily stretch yourself too ...
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