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Later Retirement May Help Prevent Dementia

According to a new study, people who delay retirement may have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia. The study of nearly half a million people was conducted in France. An article by the Associated Press reports that ...

Later Retirement May Help Prevent Dementia

According to a new study, people who delay retirement may have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia. The study of nearly half a million people was conducted in France. An article by the Associated Press reports that ...

Spousal support groups help dementia caregivers

Caring for a spouse with dementia or Alzheimer’s is tough. Many people struggle with feelings of loss because of how drastically their relationship with their spouse has changed. Others feel too guilty to spend time with friends and engage in ...

Westford Welcomes New Executive Director Gerry Labourene

At our new Bridges community in Westford, we are excited to welcome Gerry Labourene as executive director. Gerry will make a great addition to our Bridges staff and a great leader for our community. He has 44 years of experience in administration for ...

Humor and Caregiving – Learning How to Laugh

Humorous moments, often unexpected, are common in caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s. Even in the most challenging of circumstances, most often it’s okay to laugh. Caregiving can be stressful, so it’s important to go into it with an upbeat attitude ...

Fight Dementia with Champagne

Some interesting news in the latest Alzheimer’s research: Champagne could help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia. According to researchers from Reading University, a compound found in the black wine grapes used to make champagne helps ...

Traveling with Dementia

This is the time of year when people start thinking summer vacation. Whether you’re planning a short trip to see friends and family, or traveling farther for a longer escape, there are a number of things to consider if you are traveling with a loved one ...

Alzheimer’s and effects on the family

Alzheimer's disease affects every aspect of life for the family and the person with dementia. For families, the changes to a loved one's personality and independence can be devastating. Some of the most common feelings families and caregivers ...

Delay dementia with physical and mental exercise

The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is growing rapidly, affecting more than four million Americans. A recent study reports that it is one of the most expensive diseases in the U.S., with costs for care ahead of heart disease ...

Detecting early signs of Alzheimer’s

You read about it in the news almost every day. Alzheimer’s is one of the most prevalent diseases in today’s society. So how do you know if you or a loved one might be at risk? There are 10 warning signs and symptoms; these come from the Alzheimer’s ...

New app brings caregivers balance

Many people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s experience stress on a daily basis. Caregivers who ignore this stress risk compromising their own health. If you’re a caregiver, it’s important to learn how to handle stress so you can improve ...

Habits That Could Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s

We read them almost weekly, new studies and reports that come out on Alzheimer’s. This week, results from a report by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation shared that Alzheimer's disease is the fastest-growing threat ...
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