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Elder Abuse: Signs, Symptoms and Next Steps

Elder Abuse: Signs, Symptoms and Next Steps

Do you know the signs of elder abuse? “Elder abuse is when someone over the age of 60 is harmed or neglected due to intentional or unintentional actions,” says Addie Ricci, Executive Director of Bridges® by EPOCH at Norwalk, located in Norwalk, CT. ...
Caregivers, When Is It the Right Time?

Caregivers, When Is It the Right Time?

One of the most difficult decisions caregivers will face is knowing when to place their loved one in a memory care assisted living community. There is no hard and fast answer to this question – and it depends on each individual person and each individual ...
Caregiver Conversations: Your Loved One Refuses Memory Care

Caregiver Conversations: Your Loved One Refuses Memory Care

One of the hardest things that adult children or caregivers can face is moving their loved one to memory care ... because, quite often, the loved one will refuse care. They may think that “nothing is wrong with them.” They may be afraid of what’s to ...
Everything You Need to Know About Blood Pressure as You Age

Everything You Need to Know About Blood Pressure as You Age

Keeping your blood pressure at a healthy level is incredibly important for everyone, no matter what their age. As we get older, however, our blood pressure changes and it becomes more difficult to keep a “normal” blood pressure. “High blood pressure, ...
How to Cope: Alzheimer’s Disease and Family Guilt

How to Cope: Alzheimer’s Disease and Family Guilt

Guilt is a constant companion to caregivers and family members who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. But even though it’s a feeling that’s natural and to be expected, it’s essential to find ways to cope, says Barbara ...
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