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How to Coordinate a Quality Caregiving Team

How to Coordinate a Quality Caregiving Team

It takes a village to raise a child, so they say, and it takes a large group to care for someone with dementia. It’s definitely not something that you as a family caregiver can do alone – and you shouldn’t have to, says Barbara Harrison, Executive ...
Progression of Dementia Decline: Why Does It Vary?

Progression of Dementia Decline: Why Does It Vary?

Most people understand that dementia is a progressive disease that usually starts with memory loss and progresses to the loss of other abilities. But no two people experience dementia in the same way. While it’s a progressive disease, people with ...
Why Memory Care Makes Sense Now More Than Ever

Why Memory Care Makes Sense Now More Than Ever

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, family members of senior adults – particularly those with cognitive impairments – are understandably worried about the safety of their loved ones. How will they stay safe? Can family members provide better, safer ...
A Mindful Approach to Caring for Your Loved One and Yourself

A Mindful Approach to Caring for Your Loved One and Yourself

The practice of “being mindful” and “in the present” sounds like a great idea in theory. For individuals who are caregiving a loved one with dementia, the advice to “just be mindful” can sound an awful lot like a bit of Pollyanna schmaltz. “Sometimes ...
How to Tell the Grandkids About Your Dementia Diagnosis

How to Tell the Grandkids About Your Dementia Diagnosis

Telling loved ones about your dementia diagnosis is not an easy task. It’s a life-changing situation that carries a lot of different emotions. It’s hard enough telling adult children the situation … but what about grandchildren? “Telling a grandchild ...
How to Stay Connected to a Friend with Dementia

How to Stay Connected to a Friend with Dementia

Friends are some of the greatest gifts we have in life. They laugh, cry and grow with us. They lift us up and provide a shoulder to cry on when times are tough. But what happens to this special bond when a friend is diagnosed with dementia? “Friends ...
What Is Your Dementia Caregiver Disaster Preparedness Plan?

What Is Your Dementia Caregiver Disaster Preparedness Plan?

Emergency situations are scary and discombobulating events even to the most strong-willed and healthy of us. For someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, situations like hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves and even the current COVID-19 ...
How to Cope with Difficult Emotions as Your Parent Ages

How to Cope with Difficult Emotions as Your Parent Ages

When you’re caring for an aging parent, you’ll find yourself dealing with many emotions – theirs as well as yours. It’s a challenging time, and with that comes a lot of tough things to think about. You may find yourself becoming angry about small things ...
Light Summer Reads for Seniors

Light Summer Reads for Seniors

“Summertime is the perfect time to relax in the shade with an easy, breezy book,” says Cindy Wirth, Executive Director of Bridges® by EPOCH at Sudbury, a memory care assisted living community in Sudbury, MA. “Reading is an enjoyable pastime for all ages, ...
Early-Onset Dementia: Tips for Planning Ahead

Early-Onset Dementia: Tips for Planning Ahead

Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia is life-changing. It’s one thing when an older senior receives the news: while still unsettling and scary, it’s something that you or your loved ones have probably thought about. ...
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