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Delay dementia: Learn another language

The latest Alzheimer’s research offers some good news for bilingual individuals: speaking two or more languages may delay dementia symptoms.The new study, published in the journal Neurology, examined 648 people with various types of dementia, ...

The role of the geriatric psychiatrist in memory care

By Dr. Brent P. Forester, MSc., Geriatric Psychiatrist, Bridges by EPOCH at WestfordBehavioral and emotional disturbances are virtually universal over the course of an individual's journey through the illness of dementia. These symptoms vary based on the ...

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Alzheimer’s warning signs

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Most people understand that Alzheimer’s disease affects memory as well as thinking and reasoning skills. Less commonly understood is the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s ...

Author defies Alzheimer’s challenges

NPR recently aired an inspirational story on Sir Terry Pratchett, a best-selling British author who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2007. Pratchett has a rare, peculiar form of the disease known as Posterior Cortical Atrophy, or ...

Blood pressure drugs may lower Alzheimer’s risk

The journal Neurology recently published a study that found common blood pressure drugs may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, conducted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, observed more than 2,200 adults aged ...

Alzheimer’s support group for early stage forgetters

Can you imagine what it’s like to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and know that your memory will continue deteriorating? That one day, you’ll struggle to recognize the people you love most in the world? Without question, it is one of the cruelest ...

Can smell tests predict Alzheimer’s?

The latest headline in Alzheimer’s news is perhaps a bit surprising: peanut butter might be helpful for detecting Alzheimer’s! Initially, that notion sounds a bit confusing. But it’s really not as weird as it sounds. Loss of smell is symptomatic of ...

5 foods that combat Alzheimer’s

We’ve discussed before that mental and physical exercise can help delay the onset or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and dementia. In addition, a healthy diet can also help delay symptoms and promote brain health. According to Natural News, ...

Alzheimer’s patient champions awareness efforts

The Boston Globe recently published a heartening article about an Alzheimer’s patient’s efforts to educate the public about the disease.    Before being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at age 60, Charlie Collier was primarily known ...

Drugs not helpful for mild cognitive impairment

This week, the Canadian Medical Association Journal published a study revealing that Alzheimer’s drugs are not particularly helpful for people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). They might even be harmful.Also known as “cognitive enhancers,” doctors ...

Loving homes, happy families

At both of our Bridges by EPOCH communities, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality of care to our residents. We have an excellent team that continues to amaze us with their exceptional commitment to our residents and their willingness to ...
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