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Creating Meaningful Moments Through Gifting Experiences

Creating Meaningful Moments Through Gifting Experiences

Gifts don’t always need to be tangible. In fact, the best gift is often your time and attention. This season, get inspired to give the gift of an experience instead of a present for a loved one with dementia. “We often hear adult children and ...
Searching for Memory Care During the Holidays

Searching for Memory Care During the Holidays

Have you noticed your loved one is beginning to exhibit signs of memory loss? Is your loved one with memory loss needing more care than usual? Are you beginning to need additional support to provide the care your loved one with memory loss needs? Have ...
Holiday Gift Ideas for Those with Dementia

Holiday Gift Ideas for Those with Dementia

The most wonderful time of the year is nearly here! Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? We know that as the days tick by, the stress surrounding holiday gift-gathering can rise, especially if you’re shopping for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or ...
Why Future Planning Is So Important

Why Future Planning Is So Important

As seniors age, it becomes more important to plan for the future – this is especially true, however, for those with memory loss. Why is this? According to Michelle Pelham, Executive Director at Bridges® by EPOCH at Nashua, a memory care assisted living ...
Chasing Away the Cold Weather Blues

Chasing Away the Cold Weather Blues

Winter can be filled with fun traditions, delicious treats and, of course, meaningful time with friends and family. But winter can also be cold, dark and gloomy for months on end, which can lead to some very real cold-weather blues. This is especially ...
Benefits of Reminiscing Over the Holiday Season

Benefits of Reminiscing Over the Holiday Season

The holidays can be a difficult time for families whose loved one is living with memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. After all, many of our holiday conversations start with “Remember when …”, which can instantly make ...
Celebrating the Holidays Near and Far

Celebrating the Holidays Near and Far

For many, December is filled with holiday cheer – after all, the holidays bring up fond memories of the past for many. From family dinners and desserts to cherished presents, holiday cards and time with those we love, this time of year can bring much joy ...
Meaningful Activities to Do with a Loved One with Dementia

Meaningful Activities to Do with a Loved One 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 ...
Giving Back This Thanksgiving

Giving Back This Thanksgiving

November is the month of giving, gratitude and thankfulness, which means that for many of us, our thoughts turn to how we can “give back” to the people and causes we care about. If you have a family caregiver in your immediate circle, one of the most ...
The Benefits of Gratitude for Caregivers

The Benefits of Gratitude for Caregivers

Gratitude is something we naturally think about during November, thanks to Thanksgiving – the time of year when we gather with those we love to give thanks for the blessings in our lives. However, you may not realize that November is National Family ...
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