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Advice by Alicia: Caring for a Spouse with Dementia

Advice by Alicia: Caring for a Spouse with Dementia

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 ...
A Day in the Life at Bridges®

A Day in the Life at Bridges®

You’ve probably already thought about how to care for your loved one when their dementia progresses to a point where they require a higher level of assistance than you can provide. You may have even started looking at memory care communities with this in ...
Eight Things People with Dementia Wish They Had Known Sooner

Eight Things People with Dementia Wish They Had Known Sooner

Being diagnosed with dementia is a daunting prospect for many. All of a sudden, the trajectory of your entire life shifts and you’re facing a future that’s unknown and scary. You may feel unmoored, adrift and unsure of what’s ahead. Fortunately, there is ...
Types of Dementia: Stages, Signs and Symptoms

Types of Dementia: Stages, Signs and Symptoms

What’s the difference between “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s?” Are they the same disease? And what about other forms of memory impairment? While these names can sometimes be used interchangeably, “dementia” is actually a general term to describe a group of ...
Keeping Your Loved One with Dementia Safe This Winter

Keeping Your Loved One with Dementia Safe This Winter

Brrr! As we begin the new year, we also enter into what feels like the longest months of winter. Statistically speaking, January and February are the coldest months of the year, and as the temperature drops, we need to take precautions in order to remain ...
Eight Dementia Risk Factors You Should Know About

Eight Dementia Risk Factors You Should Know About

One of the biggest worries most people have as they age is developing a dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. We do our best to stave off other age-related health issues by avoiding risky behaviors, like smoking or not exercising. But what are the risk ...
Planning for Long-Term Dementia Care: A Checklist

Planning for Long-Term Dementia Care: A Checklist

When you or a loved one receive a diagnosis of dementia, you find yourself at the beginning of a long journey. Everyone’s journey will be different, but no matter where the road leads, a comprehensive plan for long-term care is one of the best things you ...
Sharing Your Dementia Diagnosis with Your Adult Children

Sharing Your Dementia Diagnosis with Your Adult Children

Choosing when and with whom to share your dementia diagnosis is a very personal decision. There’s no set timeline or “right” way to do it, and will depend instead on your personal feelings, relationships and comfort level. Although your first reaction ...

Why Memory Care Offers Family Peace of Mind and Security

Family members who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or another form of memory illness understand all too well the stress and anxiety that comes from providing quality care for their loved one. Early on in the disease it may be possible ...
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