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Honoring Your Loved One’s Wishes: End-of-Life Planning

Honoring Your Loved One’s Wishes: End-of-Life Planning

We all know in the back of our minds that someday our lives will come to an end. Perhaps you’ve already done some future planning, such as making a will or done estate planning. However, many of us have not thought about end-of-life planning. It’s not a ...
Coping with an Early-Onset Dementia Diagnosis

Coping with an Early-Onset Dementia Diagnosis

Getting a dementia diagnosis is a life-changing moment for anyone, no matter what stage of life they are in. But for those who are diagnosed with early-onset dementia, the news can be even more devastating. Early-onset dementia is defined as dementia ...
Estate Planning Checklist: Everything You Need to Know

Estate Planning Checklist: Everything You Need to Know

You’ve planned for your retirement and your senior care. Now, what’s your plan for your estate? Many people hear the word “estate planning ” and envision Downton Abbey-esque buildings, grounds and wealth, and therefore immediately dismiss it as “not ...
10 Caregiver Tips for Your Daily Memory Care Routine

10 Caregiver Tips for Your Daily Memory Care Routine

As a caregiver to a loved one with dementia, you know very well how important routine can be. For your loved one, having a daily routine keeps confusion and agitation to a minimum, giving them confidence and avoiding any unpredictability as much as ...
Advice by Alicia: Planning Dementia-Friendly Activities

Advice by Alicia: Planning Dementia-Friendly Activities

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 ...
Understanding Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits

Understanding Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits

Let’s imagine that you’re a senior. Maybe your health is in good shape, but maybe it’s not. You’re wondering about the future and how you will pay for costs associated with medical conditions, care and the like. What if we told you that there was a ...
Adjusting to Life as a Spousal Caregiver

Adjusting to Life as a Spousal Caregiver

As a couple ages and enters into seniorhood, the more likely it is that at least one of the two parties will need assistance in order to stay independent and healthy. Most of the time, there is one person in the couple who requires more assistance than ...
How to Manage the Symptoms of Memory Loss

How to Manage the Symptoms of Memory Loss

We all have issues with our memories every now and then. You know you just put your keys down but now you can’t find them. You walk into the living room and can’t remember why you went there. You go to the grocery store to pick something up and leave ...
The Basics of Medicaid and Medicare

The Basics of Medicaid and Medicare

Do you know the difference between Medicaid and Medicare? If not, don’t worry – you’re not alone. These two programs, established in 1965, are programs sponsored by the federal government and designed to help American citizens cover health care costs. ...
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