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Cognitive Benefits of Exercise and Physical Therapy

We can’t say it enough: exercise is key in helping keep people of all ages healthy. For seniors with dementia, exercise provides an added benefit of helping improve or retain cognitive functioning, as well as reduce challenging behaviors like disrupted ...

9 Books Every Caregiver Should Read

When you’re the caregiver of a loved one, having a strong support system is essential for helping your emotional (and physical) well-being. You probably already know about the importance of making time for yourself, looking into support groups and ...

Understanding and Managing Challenging Dementia Behaviors

Caring for a loved one with dementia comes with many challenges. As the disease progresses, communication becomes more and more difficult, it becomes harder for the senior to think or act clearly and daily tasks become problematic, if not impossible. ...

Honoring Resistance and Refusals in A Loved One With Dementia

If you’re a caregiver to someone with dementia or another form of memory loss, you understand that it’s necessary to learn new ways of providing assistance and support to your loved one. You’re prepared for that, and you quickly adapt as your loved one’s ...

How Bridges® by EPOCH at Mashpee Embraces the Power of One

“One” is a powerful number. It represents unity – a singular dedication to a goal or purpose. It represents a beginning – the first step in a journey, for example. The number one has many references throughout our culture and society. We talk about ...

The Benefit of a Holistic Approach to Memory Care

As we learn more about dementia, we’re also understanding more about early identification and treatment of those with the disease. We’re still waiting for a cure, but in the meantime, research has shown that early treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and ...

7 Tips for Visiting a Loved One With Memory Loss

Visiting a friend or a loved one with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or another form of memory loss is hard for many people. On one hand, you’re dealing with your own emotions about the changes taking place in the person you care about. On the other hand, ...

Tips for Recognizing and Combating Caregiver Stress

It happens slowly. Or sometimes quickly. You find yourself annoyed all the time, even at the littlest things. You’re so exhausted you can hardly drag yourself out of bed in the morning. You avoid going out because it’s just too much work. Maybe you’ve ...

Dementia 101: Understanding the Various Forms of Dementia

You may have noticed that when people speak about memory impairments and illnesses, they generally use the terms “Alzheimer’s disease” or “dementia.” While these are fine shorthands for discussion, Alzheimer’s is just one specific dementia, which is ...
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