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5 Ways Hobbies Help Seniors with Memory Loss

5 Ways Hobbies Help Seniors with Memory Loss

Think about the hobbies you love to do. What is it you enjoy about them? What feelings and emotions do they evoke? The hobbies and activities we do don’t just entertain and amuse us, but they also in a sense define us, make memories and provide ...
Advice by Alicia: Fighting Caregiver Seasonal Depression

Advice by Alicia: Fighting Caregiver Seasonal Depression

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 ...
Avoiding Winter Weather Dangers

Avoiding Winter Weather Dangers

“The winter months can pose a number of hazards for older adults, which is why it’s imperative for caregivers and loved ones to take steps to ensure their loved one’s safety before there’s an emergency,” says Cindy Wirth, Executive Director of Bridges® ...
Winter Wellness: Care and Compassion for the Caregiver

Winter Wellness: Care and Compassion for the Caregiver

The winter blues can make this time of year feel like time is as slow as molasses. This is especially true for 2020 – a year where all of us are already tired of staying indoors. As we get ready to close the books on this year and look forward to ...
Overcoming the Toughest Things About Being a Caregiver

Overcoming the Toughest Things About Being a Caregiver

“Caregiving is a tough job – there’s no doubt about that,” says Barbara Harrison, Executive Director of Bridges® by EPOCH at Westwood, a Memory Care Assisted Living community in Westwood, MA. “Many of the challenges caregivers face aren’t things that can ...
Winter Reflections and Intentions for the Dementia Caregiver

Winter Reflections and Intentions for the Dementia Caregiver

“We’re entering the final stages of 2020, and as we wrap up the year, our thoughts naturally turn to the future and how we can make the upcoming year the best it can be,” says Trish McKay, Executive Director of Bridges® by EPOCH at Trumbull, a Memory ...
Winter Sensory Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Winter Sensory Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Sensory activities have become a staple in dementia care because they are a direct way to engage the senses and connect seniors with their past and present, says John Moniz, Executive Director at Bridges® by EPOCH at Hingham. “Sensory activities provide ...
Profile of a Dementia Caregiver

Profile of a Dementia Caregiver

Who are dementia caregivers? While they are from all walks of life and all different ages, they all have one thing in common: they are responsible for helping individuals with dementia to receive the best possible care in order to live a fulfilled and ...
The Positives of Dementia Caregiving

The Positives of Dementia Caregiving

The negative aspects of caregiving – especially caring for a loved one with dementia – receive a lot of attention. But what about the positives of the situation? “Yes, it’s true – there are definite positives when it comes to caring for ...
Caregiver Stress Syndrome: Reduce Your Risk!

Caregiver Stress Syndrome: Reduce Your Risk!

If you’re a caregiver or you know someone who is a caregiver, then you already know about the stress and turmoil it can cause a person. Caregiver stress syndrome, also known as caregiver burnout, is a very real condition that results in physical, mental ...
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