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How to Recognize and Effectively Manage Caregiver Stress

How to Recognize and Effectively Manage Caregiver Stress

If you’re a caregiver for an aging spouse or elderly parents, we don’t need to tell you that it’s a stressful job. Sure, it can be very fulfilling, but the truth of the matter is that it’s easy for caregivers to burn out, jeopardizing their own ...
The Art of Empathetic Communication for Dementia Caregivers

The Art of Empathetic Communication for Dementia Caregivers

Being a caregiver requires you, first and foremost, to care. And one of the main aspects of caring is having the ability to empathize with another person. This is a skill that can come easy for some, but it’s not a skill that you’re necessarily born ...
Sharing Summer Stories: The Camping Pro

Sharing Summer Stories: The Camping Pro

Sharing Summer Stories: The Camping Pro As summer drew to a close, we asked residents’ families to reflect on their loved one’s favorite summertime memories! Here’s a fun excerpt shared by Cheryl B., daughter of Beverly, Bridges® by EPOCH at Mashpee ...
Advice by Alicia: Managing Sleep Challenges in Dementia

Advice by Alicia: Managing Sleep Challenges in Dementia

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 ...
The Connection Between Strokes and Vascular Dementia

The Connection Between Strokes and Vascular Dementia

When people say “dementia,” they’re generally talking about “Alzheimer’s disease.” This makes sense, considering that 60 to 80 percent of individuals with dementia have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. However, 5 to 10 percent of individuals with ...
Signs & Symptoms: When Is It More Than Just Memory Loss?

Signs & Symptoms: When Is It More Than Just Memory Loss?

Have you ever forgotten where you put your car keys? Walked into a room and not remembered why you went there? Blanked on the name of an acquaintance? No matter how we may pride ourselves on our cognitive abilities, the fact of the matter is what we all ...
Balance & Independence: Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

Balance & Independence: Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

Falling and the complications that come with it are some of the biggest risks for a senior’s health. They are currently the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for senior Americans, and are a huge threat to seniors’ safety, independence and ...
4 Steps for Caregivers to Have a Guilt-Free Vacation

4 Steps for Caregivers to Have a Guilt-Free Vacation

Everyone needs to take a well-deserved break now and then. All work and no play makes for a very unhappy individual. Even caregivers deserve – and need – to take some time off, relax and spend some time away from their responsibilities. But that can be ...
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