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National Alzheimer’s and Diabetes Awareness Month

November brings National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and National Diabetes Awareness Month. As many studies have found that diabetes may increase the risk for cognitive decline, this is an excellent opportunity to discuss the link between the ...

Alzheimer’s and art therapy

As Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia progress, they can impair a person’s ability to communicate. Yet, the person still has a rich emotional life and it’s important to help them find a way to express their thoughts and emotions when words fail.Art ...

Meet our team: Receptionist Katie Golden

Katie Golden is one impressive teen. Lucky for us, she happens to be a part-time receptionist at Bridges by EPOCH at Hingham.Katie has been with us pretty much from the beginning. When Hingham first opened, she and her mom attended an open house to show ...

Stress may increase women’s risk for Alzheimer’s

Because women account for two-thirds of Alzheimer’s cases, it’s worth paying special attention to factors that may increase their risk for developing the disease. According to a study recently published in the journal Neurology, neuroticism may ...

Caring for the Caregiver: Part II

By Dr. Brent P. Forester, MSc., Geriatric Psychiatrist, Bridges by EPOCH at WestfordLast month, in “Caring for the Caregiver: Part I,” we discussed the prevalence and impact of caregiver stress and the elevated risk of medical problems and emotional ...

Optimism and dementia caregiving

A fading memory does not mean a fading emotional life. Even if a person with Alzheimer’s forgets that a particular experience took place, the emotions evoked by that experience still remain.This idea is supported by a new study from the University of ...

Meet our team: Melissa Owen, Certified Nursing Assistant

As a certified nursing assistant, Melissa Owen works on our wellness team under our Wellness Director Nadine Schweiri.Melissa’s number one priority is ensuring our residents are safe and happy. She starts her day by helping residents get ready for ...

Caring for the Caregiver: Part I

By Dr. Brent P. Forester, MSc., Geriatric Psychiatrist, Bridges by EPOCH at WestfordMrs. Smith cared for her husband of 59 years since the onset of his progressive loss of memory and daily functioning – diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease – twelve years ...

Westford names Jennifer Connolly executive director

At Bridges by EPOCH at Westford, we are excited to announce that Jennifer Connolly will be our new executive director.Previously, Jennifer served as our life enrichment director ever since our community opened in July 2013. She organized programs catered ...

The link between vitamin D and Alzheimer’s

According to the results of a new study, low levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School studied 1,658 older adults ...

Teen science fair project prevents wandering

If you care for someone with Alzheimer’s, you probably know that wandering is a common but serious issue among many memory-impaired individuals. Wandering compromises their safety and wellbeing, especially if it occurs at nighttime while the caregiver is ...
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