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9 Caregiver Coping Techniques

9 Caregiver Coping Techniques

Caregiving is a selfless gift that can be incredibly rewarding. However, millions of Americans become caregivers every year without realizing exactly what the undertaking entails. That means that, even when the role is taken on with good intentions, it ...
A Senior’s Guide to Managing Spring Allergies

A Senior’s Guide to Managing Spring Allergies

Ah, spring. Or perhaps we should say: ah-CHOO, spring! Even though spring brings some of the nicest weather of the year, it also brings a veritable stew of allergens. For many, spring means flowers, budding trees and lots and lots of antihistamines, ...
Spring Clean Your Caregiver Routine

Spring Clean Your Caregiver Routine

Spring is in full swing, with longer days, sunnier weather, blooming flowers and the opportunity to get out and enjoy the season. While many of us take this time to busy ourselves with airing out and cleaning our houses, this is also an opportune time ...
Advice by Alicia: Ways to Reduce Caregiver Stress

Advice by Alicia: Ways to Reduce Caregiver Stress

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 ...
Finding Fulfillment in the Caregiving Journey

Finding Fulfillment in the Caregiving Journey

Every year, millions of individuals become caregivers without really thinking about it or understanding the full responsibility of the role. After all, when someone we love needs assistance, it’s our job to rise to the occasion and help them as best we ...
Understanding Wandering: How to Minimize and Manage Risks

Understanding Wandering: How to Minimize and Manage Risks

For many dementia caregivers, keeping their loved one from wandering is a difficult part of their reality. The Alzheimer’s Association® states that approximately 60 percent of individuals living with Alzheimer’s or dementia will wander at least once. If ...
Making Memory Care Feel Like Home

Making Memory Care Feel Like Home

Making the decision to move your senior loved one into memory care is a big step in helping ensure the health, safety and well-being of the individual. John Moniz, Executive Director of Bridges® by EPOCH at Hingham, says that while the decision is never ...
Important Conversations to Have with Aging Parents

Important Conversations to Have with Aging Parents

If you are an adult child with aging parents, you may be noticing that they’re slowing down and starting to require a little extra help. Even if your parents are healthy, active and completely independent, you may have asked yourself: what’s going to ...
Tips for Recognizing and Overcoming Dementia Denial

Tips for Recognizing and Overcoming Dementia Denial

No one wants a loved one to develop dementia. So when things start to seem a little off with a loved one, it’s completely natural to want to believe that nothing is wrong. Unfortunately, this can lead to issues, accidents and missed opportunities for the ...
6 Benefits of Early Dementia Detection

6 Benefits of Early Dementia Detection

A dementia diagnosis is a life-changing event that can cause much grief and sadness. However, it can sometimes come as a relief to the individual and family members. At last, they understand why certain things are happening, and that there are things ...
Tips for Optimal Brain Health and Aging Well

Tips for Optimal Brain Health and Aging Well

Our brains are amazing organs, coordinating and running everything from our memories to our physical function to emotions and so much more. But just like every other aspect of our body, our brains change as we age, and our mental function can change ...
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