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Sibling Conflicts and Caring for a Parent with Memory Loss

Sibling Conflicts and Caring for a Parent with Memory Loss

Families are complicated, and when a parent is diagnosed with a dementia like Alzheimer’s disease, those complications can turn into big conflicts that make a stressful time even more difficult. Oftentimes, long-standing issues can bubble up, causing ...
Make the Change: Seven Avoidable Dementia Risk Factors

Make the Change: Seven Avoidable Dementia Risk Factors

What can we do to reduce our risk of dementia? It’s a question that medical professionals, researchers and aging adults are all asking. Although we don’t have any definitive answers yet, we are uncovering many different factors that we can affect to help ...
What’s Better Than a Love Story?

What’s Better Than a Love Story?

Love Conquers All at Bridges® by EPOCH at Sudbury For better or worse – this was the vow that Vreny and Buddy took 58 years ago. They’ve been by each other’s side through everything, from richer or poorer and in sickness and in health, they vowed to ...
Advice by Alicia: Raising Dementia Awareness

Advice by Alicia: Raising Dementia Awareness

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 ...
Step Inside the Mind of Dementia

Step Inside the Mind of Dementia

What does it feel like to have dementia? That’s a question that researchers, scientists and family members of loved ones have asked time and time again. What is really going on in the mind of the person? How do they view the world? Do they understand ...
Effective Communication Techniques for Dementia Caregivers

Effective Communication Techniques for Dementia Caregivers

When your loved one has a type of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, communicating with them can be challenging. Because the progressive nature of dementia slowly erodes their abilities including communication skills, your loved one’s expressions and ...

A Family’s Journey Through a Dementia Diagnosis

Dementia is a disease that doesn’t affect just one person. It ripples out to touch the lives of friends, family and loved ones, too. In fact, experts have taken to calling immediate family the “second victim of dementia” or the “invisible ...
9 Ways to Make Memory Care Visits Meaningful

9 Ways to Make Memory Care Visits Meaningful

Seeing our loved ones can be a very rewarding, joyful experience. However, if your loved one is in a memory care community, that joy can be tempered with sadness, frustration and uncertainty. Whether your loved one has just moved to a community, or if he ...
The Benefits of Pet Therapy for Seniors with Memory Loss

The Benefits of Pet Therapy for Seniors with Memory Loss

There’s just something magical about owning a pet. Even on the worst day ever, it’s practically impossible to not smile when you see your dog’s ear-to-ear grin, or when your cat jumps up on your lap and headbutts your chin. Even seeing your fish wiggle ...
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