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Advice by Alicia: What Happens After a Dementia Diagnosis?

Advice by Alicia: What Happens After a Dementia Diagnosis?

Q. My dad was recently diagnosed with dementia. We are both still processing this diagnosis and what it means for our family, but we are wondering if you had any advice on what to do now that we know. Are there steps we should be taking? A. I am so glad ...
Benefits of Finding Humor While Caregiving

Benefits of Finding Humor While Caregiving

How many times a day do you find yourself laughing? Many of us get the opportunity to laugh and de-stress throughout the day, but if you’re a caregiver for someone with dementia, you may find it hard to discover the humor in everyday life. In fact, you ...
EPOCH Senior Living Names New Chairperson to Lead Company

EPOCH Senior Living Names New Chairperson to Lead Company

WALTHAM, Mass. – Laurie Gerber, wife of the late EPOCH Senior Living Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Laurence (Larry) Gerber, has been named the company’s Chairperson. Laurie will work alongside the EPOCH management team to carry on the legacy of ...
EPOCH Senior Living Names Gerber Chairperson

EPOCH Senior Living Names Gerber Chairperson

WALTHAM, MA — Laurie Gerber, wife of the late EPOCH Senior Living CEO Larry Gerber, has been named the company’s Chairperson. Larry founded EPOCH (pronounced epic) in 1997. Under his leadership, the company grew to include five Waterstone Senior ...
Recognizing the Stages of Caregiver Burnout

Recognizing the Stages of Caregiver Burnout

If you were facing caregiver burnout, would you know that’s what you’re experiencing? Unfortunately, for many people caring for a loved one with memory loss, they wouldn’t know this, leading them to feel helpless while possibly impacting their overall ...
Advice by Alicia: Brain Health Research and Trends

Advice by Alicia: Brain Health Research and Trends

Q. Memory loss runs in my family, so we’re all trying to find ways to maintain our brain health. Is there any new research or are there any current trends that can help us improve our cognitive wellness? A. This is such a great question, and I’m so glad ...
What Are the 7 Stages of Lewy Body Dementia?

What Are the 7 Stages of Lewy Body Dementia?

From Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease dementia to frontotemporal dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies, different types of dementia have different signs and symptoms and affect brain cells differently. If you’re like many who are new to ...
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