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Coping with Behavioral Symptoms After a Dementia Diagnosis

Coping with Behavioral Symptoms After a Dementia Diagnosis

When a loved one receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, it can be jarring – but also potentially a relief. If you’ve been noticing changes in your loved one’s behavior for some time, a diagnosis of dementia helps ...
Ensuring Loved Ones’ Safety This Summer

Ensuring Loved Ones’ Safety This Summer

The words “summer” and “fun” naturally go together, and all of us can remember happy summer days filled with popsicles, carnivals, fireflies, cookouts … the list goes on and on. Summer is a great time to make memories with your loved ones, but when your ...
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 ...
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