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The Impact of Alzheimer’s on the Family

Memory illnesses like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease affect more than just the individual. The impact extends to family and close friends as well – so much so that families have been called “the invisible patients” of Alzheimer’s. “Progressive ...

Celebrating the Holidays with a Loved One in Memory Care

When a loved one is in memory care, many caregivers find it difficult to include them in the joy of the season. However, even though it takes a bit more time and careful planning, making your loved ones in memory care a part of your holidays is one of ...

Seven Reasons to Join a Memory Care Support Group

There are nearly 40 million caregivers across the United States who are providing support, care and assistance to aging loved ones. Very few of these individuals are trained, and most, if not all, are providing these services free of charge. ...
How Memory Care Communities Allow Seniors to Age in Place

How Memory Care Communities Allow Seniors to Age in Place

Aging in place isn’t something that people often think of when it comes to memory care. After all, memory care patients require a great deal of assistance, and many assume that a diagnosis of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or another form of memory ...

How to Explain Dementia to a Child

It’s often said that family members are the “second victims” of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or another form of memory impairment. Since the disease doesn’t affect just the individual but the relationships and lives of the entire family, there will come ...
Six Ways to Honor a Dementia Caregiver

Six Ways to Honor a Dementia Caregiver

During the holiday season, we’re always thinking about the gifts we can give to others. We also may be thinking of ways we can “give back,” whether it’s donating time, money or energy to causes or to those less fortunate. As you’re thinking about what ...

Celebrating New Year’s with a Loved One with Dementia

New Year’s Eve can be a fun, exciting and nostalgic celebration. It’s a time to look back and reminisce about everything that happened in the past year, as well as to look forward to the excitement of all the new opportunities the new year will bring. ...

Tests Used to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease

If you or a person you love are concerned about memory loss and wonder if recent cognition issues are due to simple aging or something else, you may also wonder what your next steps are. You’ve probably already been told (through your research or from ...

Advice by Alicia: Caregiver Strategies to Fight Winter Woes

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 ...

10 Tips for Making the Holidays Merry and Bright

As a caregiver, you probably are aware of the necessity to do holidays a little differently when you have a loved one with dementia. Things that you and your loved one may have enjoyed in holidays past – going out caroling, visiting far-flung friends and ...
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