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The Differences Between Memory Care and Assisted Living

The Differences Between Memory Care and Assisted Living

Making a big life change like moving to a senior living community can be exciting – but it can be overwhelming and a little stressful too. There are a lot of decisions that have to be made, and the terminology can be confusing if you’ve not had to deal ...
Dementia, Driving and Difficult Conversations

Dementia, Driving and Difficult Conversations

One of the biggest and most difficult conversations you may have following a dementia diagnosis is not about financial future. Or about future living situations. No, the biggest conversation is more than likely about something we all take for granted: ...
Advice by Alicia: Making the Move from Home to Memory Care

Advice by Alicia: Making the Move from Home to Memory Care

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 ...
How to Manage Stress as a Spousal Caregiver

How to Manage Stress as a Spousal Caregiver

When we marry our spouse, we promise to love and care for them “in sickness and in health.” However, as we age and start to require more care than when we were younger, oftentimes one spouse or the other will find themselves stepping into a caregiver ...
Life After a Dementia Diagnosis: What’s Next?

Life After a Dementia Diagnosis: What’s Next?

Receiving a dementia diagnosis is a life-changing event. Even if you suspected – even expected getting that news, it can still be an emotionally charged event. It’s normal for you to experience a broad range of feelings – from anger to grief to despair ...
Behind the Wheel: When Is It Time to Take the Keys Away?

Behind the Wheel: When Is It Time to Take the Keys Away?

As our parents age, we’re faced with a lot of difficult decisions. What’s going to happen if they need more care than you can provide? Who will have power of attorney, and what will happen with their finances? While all these can be difficult topics to ...
The Power of Food for Seniors with Memory Loss

The Power of Food for Seniors with Memory Loss

Eating a healthy, nutritious diet is good for all of us. The right foods can help us stay healthy, give us energy and keep us functioning at our very best. While this is true for everyone at any age, this is especially true for seniors with memory loss ...
11 Common Signs of Caregiver Burnout and How to Recover

11 Common Signs of Caregiver Burnout and How to Recover

Stop us if this sounds familiar: through one avenue or another, you’ve found yourself as the primary caregiver for a loved one with dementia. Yes, you’re doing it out of love (and maybe a little bit of obligation), and you’re happy to help however you ...
How to Master Dementia Caregiving Decisions

How to Master Dementia Caregiving Decisions

Being a caregiver for a loved one with dementia requires you to make many decisions. There are the day-to-day, mundane decisions –what should we eat today? what errands should we run this morning?– to the large and serious ones – is it time to move Mom ...
Stay Balanced, Stay Mobile, Stay Independent

Stay Balanced, Stay Mobile, Stay Independent

We all want to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible – that’s why we eat right, get exercise and avoid (as much as possible) vices that are harmful to our health. As we age, the things we need to do to stay independent change from ...
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