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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 ...
Understanding the Various Forms of Dementia

Understanding the Various Forms of Dementia

“Many people use the terms dementia and Alzheimer's disease interchangeably, which can lead to some confusion,” says Reshma Nair, Executive Director of Bridges® by EPOCH at Andover, a memory care assisted living community in Andover, MA. “Alzheimer’s ...
Advice by Alicia: Dementia and UTIs

Advice by Alicia: Dementia and UTIs

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 ...
Managing First-Time Caregiving Expectations

Managing First-Time Caregiving Expectations

When you become a caregiver – especially for the first time – it’s essential to manage your expectations of the situation, says Cindy Wirth, Executive Director of Bridges® by EPOCH at Sudbury, a memory care assisted living community in Sudbury, ...
Your Full-Time Caregiving Journey Is Over. What Now?

Your Full-Time Caregiving Journey Is Over. What Now?

It’s finally here – the day your loved one moves into a memory care community. You’ve done the research, made the hard choices and are ready for your loved one to receive the caring, compassionate assistance he or she needs. It’s a relief, yes. But ...
Living Your Best Life While Caregiving

Living Your Best Life While Caregiving

It’s easy to lose yourself in the day-to-day tasks of caregiving, literally taking it “one day at a time.” But don’t lose sight of the fact that, as you’re helping your loved one live their best life, you also deserve to live your best ...
Guide to Becoming a More Self-Confident Caregiver

Guide to Becoming a More Self-Confident Caregiver

“Most family caregivers don’t plan to become caregivers – it usually just happens,” says John Moniz, Executive Director of Bridges® by EPOCH at Hingham. “This is a wonderful and selfless gesture, but it also can be very discombobulating. Since ...
What Is Aphasia and How Do You Deal with It?

What Is Aphasia and How Do You Deal with It?

Since dementia is a disease that affects the brain, it causes a wide variety of symptoms – memory loss being just one of them. Depending on the type of dementia your loved one has, you may find yourself dealing with surprising symptoms like ...
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