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The fight to end Alzheimer’s

At our EPOCH by Bridges communities in both Hingham and Westford, we care for people with memory impairment, including Alzheimer’s. This has been our focus since we opened our doors. We have really started to become part of the larger community, and the ...

Memory Cafés offer normalcy

Have you ever heard of a Memory Café? It’s a pretty interesting idea. A Memory Café is a place where people with cognitive impairment, as well as their caregivers, family and friends, can meet with others dealing with similar issues. It’s not a support ...

Eye exams could help detect Alzheimer’s

The latest Alzheimer’s research presents an exciting prospect—the possibility that Alzheimer’s could be detected a decade earlier than it is now. The process of Alzheimer’s disease begins in the brain 10 to 15 years before symptoms manifest. This means ...

Engaging programs enhance cognition

Provider Magazine recently published an article on a new method for slowing the progression of dementia. The Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming for Older Adults Method (TTAP) employs art and recreation group therapy to enhance cognition, self-esteem ...

Helping children understand Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s can have an impact on every member of the family, including children. While children are often resilient and immune to “older people” problems, when a loved one has dementia, their changing mood and actions can sometimes confuse and upset ...

Accepting a new kind of caregiving role

Alzheimer’s is an ever-changing disease. If you are caring for a loved one with dementia at home, the time may come when those changes are too much to handle and it’s best to move your loved one to an assisted living setting. For most caregivers, this ...

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 ...

Hingham Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

What a difference a year makes! Just over a year ago, our Bridges by EPOCH community in Hingham welcomed our first residents. Today, we are just a few rooms shy of reaching maximum capacity. Since we opened our doors, so many local families have ...

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 ...
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