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The Link Between Heart and Brain Health

The Link Between Heart and Brain Health

Did you know that the same things that keep your heart healthy can keep your brain healthy, too? That’s right – according to multiple studies, our brains and hearts are connected in more ways than previously expected. That’s because our brains run on ...
Advice by Alicia: Finding Humor in Your Caregiving Journey

Advice by Alicia: Finding Humor in Your Caregiving Journey

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 ...
Senior Identity Theft: Protecting Aging Adults From Fraud

Senior Identity Theft: Protecting Aging Adults From Fraud

Although we might like to think that identity theft is somewhat rare, recent data breaches and current information show us that the chances of being affected by this form of criminal activity are probably higher than you think. If you’re a person in a ...
What Life Is Really Like for a Dementia Caregiver

What Life Is Really Like for a Dementia Caregiver

Deciding to become a caregiver for a loved one with dementia is a big decision. Whether the senior is your spouse, parent or another aging family member, it may feel like becoming a full-time caregiver is the right thing to do because you want to ensure ...
8 Tips for Overcoming Dementia Stereotypes and Stigma

8 Tips for Overcoming Dementia Stereotypes and Stigma

Dementia is on the rise, and with it, understanding and knowledge about the disease. While this is great news for the more than 47.5 million people worldwide currently living with the disease, as well as the 7.7 million individuals who will be diagnosed ...
5 Tips for Assisting Your Loved One with Daily Grooming

5 Tips for Assisting Your Loved One with Daily Grooming

Everyone knows that when we look good, we feel good. Being put-together makes us feel ready to face the world and gives us an opportunity to show off our personality and style. But for individuals with dementia, it becomes more and more difficult to ...
The Benefit of Art Therapy for Those with Dementia

The Benefit of Art Therapy for Those with Dementia

For people with dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease, it becomes increasingly difficult to communicate in the traditional sense – something that’s both sad and frustrating for the individuals and their loved ones. That’s where art therapy can play a ...
Reducing Dementia-Related Sundowning Symptoms

Reducing Dementia-Related Sundowning Symptoms

Sundowning, also known as “late-day confusion,” is a symptom of dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly 66% of seniors with mid- to late-stage dementia experience this phenomenon, which features symptoms such as wandering, increased confusion and ...
Senior Scams: Protecting Yourself and Your Aging Loved One

Senior Scams: Protecting Yourself and Your Aging Loved One

Every year, scammers bilk billions of dollars from some of society’s most vulnerable individuals – senior adults. Because they are often less technologically savvy than younger generations and may have cognitive issues at play, they’re more apt to be ...
Tips for Developing a Dementia Care Support Team

Tips for Developing a Dementia Care Support Team

Dementia isn’t something that is experienced alone. In order to successfully navigate the changes and challenges of this disease, you will need to build a support team to help you along the way – whether you’re the one who’s been diagnosed with dementia ...
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