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A positive approach to Alzheimer’s caregiving

Currently, more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. As that number continues to soar, learning the skills necessary to cope and care for someone with memory impairment are more important now than ever ...

Meet Nadine Shweiri, Executive Director at Hingham

Nadine Shweiri first started working with seniors when she was 15 years old. Now, with almost 20 years of experience to her name, she’s the executive director of Bridges by EPOCH at Hingham, following in the footsteps of former director Alicia Seaver who ...

New MRI technology may detect Alzheimer’s early

A research team from Northwestern University developed an MRI probe that could allow doctors to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease in the earliest stages.Currently, no methods exist for early detection. The signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s typically do not ...

Meet Our Team: LPN Karen Silva

Karen Silva, a licensed practical nurse at Bridges by EPOCH at Westford, has worked with seniors for approximately 30 years and has worked at Westford for about a year-and-a-half.An experienced nurse, Karen spends her time helping our residents with ...

Act now to participate in clinical trials

By Dr. Brent P. Forester, MSc., Geriatric Psychiatrist, Bridges by EPOCH at WestfordDo you ever wonder how medications gain approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) so that they are available to help those suffering from any number of medical ...

Enzyme may be key to Alzheimer’s treatment

Scientists from Sarasota’s Roskamp Institute may have overcome a major hurdle to Alzheimer’s treatment research. The complex origins of the disease have made the development of a cure extremely difficult. But the Roskamp scientists believe they have ...

Bridges staff goes above and beyond during winter storm

The Blizzard of 2015 hit us hard in Hingham, but thanks to the dedication of our staff, we made it safely through the storm. Nearly 30 members of our team braved the high winds and snow to care for our residents at Bridges by EPOCH at Hingham. Many ...

The link between heart and brain health

February brings American Heart Month, but did you know a healthy heart promotes a healthy brain, too?According to the American Heart Association, following a heart-healthy lifestyle not only reduces your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke, it can ...

The state of Alzheimer’s research

Alzheimer’s studies are rampant, but in the absence of a cure, it’s hard to know if progress is really being made. Recently, Medical News Today reviewed the state of Alzheimer’s research and concluded that we have grounds to hope that a ...
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