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Meet our team: Jasmin Hennebury, C.N.A.

Meet Jasmin Hennebury, another wonderful member of our wellness team at Bridges by EPOCH at Hingham. A few months after receiving her certification as a nursing assistant, Jasmin found her first job as a C.N.A. at Bridges and began her career in health ...

Can memories be restored?

Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles believe we can potentially restore memories believed to be lost in people with Alzheimer’s. The results of their new study suggest that memory restoration may be possible if we can repair damaged ...

Advocating for a loved one with Alzheimer’s

Discovering a loved one has Alzheimer’s is unquestionably difficult. Overwhelmed, many families choose to ignore it. But according to Helene DeCoste, a Massachusetts native with a family history of Alzheimer’s, one of the worst things you can do is ...

Winter safety and dementia

The cold winter months can pose unique challenges to individuals with Alzheimer’s or other kinds of dementia. Many people with memory impairment lose awareness of temperature and weather conditions; they may not even realize they’re cold or they may not ...

Meet Our Team: Concierge Janet Chaput

Janet Chaput has been at Bridges by EPOCH at Westford since the beginning. A part-time concierge who works during the evenings, Janet welcomes each visitor who walks in the door and assists our management staff in day-to-day duties.   She also ...

Make visits more meaningful

The holidays are here, and chances are you’re planning a slew of family visits. Perhaps you’re planning a visit to a memory care community to see a memory impaired loved one. If you are, you might be anxiously anticipating the visit. Even with a beloved ...

Caregiving through the holidays

No doubt, caregiving for someone with dementia presents its own set of unique challenges during the holidays. Disruptions to routine, flashy decorations, crowds and excess noise can be very stressful for your memory impaired loved one. Taking steps to ...

Meet our team: Michael Burt, Dietary Aide

A high school senior, Michael Burt works part time at Bridges by EPOCH at Hingham as a dietary aide. This means he helps make the most of our residents’ dining experience. He serves them dinner as he catches up with them about their day, gets them ...

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

By Dr. Brent P. Forester, MSc., Geriatric Psychiatrist, Bridges by EPOCH at WestfordOver the holiday season, it is common for us to encounter family members whom we see only occasionally. With the passage of time we may notice that Grandma or Dad or Aunt ...

Meet Our Team: Concierge Stacey McCormack

Stacey McCormack is a jack of all trades at Bridges by EPOCH at Westford. The full-time concierge, she is the first face visitors greet when they enter the building and often the last face they see leaving. Not only does Stacey answer the phones and ...

The A4 Study: Testing new Alzheimer’s treatment

In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, it’s worth discussing the latest in Alzheimer’s research. A promising new study is currently underway right here in Boston at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic ...
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