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Care for the Caregiver

Care for the Caregiver

Caregiving is more than a job – it’s a lifestyle. While it can be rewarding, it is also physically, emotionally and mentally exhausting. Whether you’re a caregiver to a loved one, or you know someone who is acting as a family caregiver, you know ...
Elder Law FAQ

Elder Law FAQ

Planning for the future is important no matter how old or young you are. For older adults, one of the best ways to ensure you are prepared for seniorhood is by meeting with and retaining an elder law attorney. These specialized professionals deal ...
A Senior’s Guide to a Long and Happy Life

A Senior’s Guide to a Long and Happy Life

What is the secret to living a long and healthy life? The answer is simple, yet surprisingly complex and even profound: wellness. “Wellness is the act of people making conscious, positive choices to create a better existence,” says Cindy Wirth, ...
Next Steps: Diagnosed with Dementia Under Age 65

Next Steps: Diagnosed with Dementia Under Age 65

We think of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as something that “old people” get. However, that’s not always the case. An uncommon form of dementia known as early-onset Alzheimer’s can strike in people younger than age 65 – sometimes far younger ...
Tips for Staying Up-to-Date on Dementia Research

Tips for Staying Up-to-Date on Dementia Research

When you become a caregiver for someone with dementia, it may feel like you become an unofficial expert in the disease as well. One of the things we recommend that caregivers and family members do, once a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, is ...
5 Steps for Creating a Caregiver Team

5 Steps for Creating a Caregiver Team

Creating a caregiver team is a necessary complement to caring for your loved one with dementia, says Alicia Seaver, Vice President of Memory Care Operations for EPOCH Senior Living and a Certified Memory Impairment Specialist. “A caregiver team is ...
Loss, Loneliness and Transitions: Changing Family Roles

Loss, Loneliness and Transitions: Changing Family Roles

A diagnosis of dementia is life-changing, not just for the individual who has it, but also for family members. Cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia touch the lives of everyone who is close to the individual, and every family ...
Why Seniors Should Make New Year’s Resolutions

Why Seniors Should Make New Year’s Resolutions

You’re never too old to make a positive change in your life. In fact, making New Year’s resolutions should be on every senior’s 2020 to-do list, says Michelle Pelham, Executive Director at Bridges® by EPOCH at Nashua, a memory care assisted living ...
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