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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 ...

Managing challenging behaviors of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's disease affects the way a person thinks, how a person feels and how a person behaves. Thus, caring for someone with Alzheimer's requires flexibility and patience. We all know that forgetfulness is a symptom of Alzheimer's disease. But as the ...

The benefits of an Alzheimer’s support group

Helping a loved one cope with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be a daily struggle for family members and caregivers; they often feel like they go through the experience alone. Particularly for spouses, caring for a partner with Alzheimer’s presents a ...

Understanding Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s

It’s no secret that Alzheimer’s and dementia are challenging diseases to deal with. When a loved one is diagnosed, the spouse and family members always face great uncertainty: Will they be able to care for their loved one at home? Will they need to hire ...

Alzheimer’s Association RUN TRI RIDE

We are always happy to hear about athletic events that support Alzheimer’s research and those who are now living with the disease. So it’s great that the MA/NH Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing the RUN TRI RIDE to End Alzheimer’s in ...

Nutrition and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's disease and eating challenges often go hand in hand. As Alzheimer's progresses, poor nutrition can aggravate confusion and lead to physical weakness, as well as other health concerns. If you're caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's, it’s ...

Depression and dementia

More than 6.5 million of the 35 million Americans aged 65 and older are affected by depression, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. And according to recent research, seniors with depression may have a higher risk of dementia, in ...

Bridges at Westford to open Welcome Center Jan. 1

Bridges by EPOCH at Westford has reached the midpoint of building construction. The memory care community will be located at 108 Littleton Road. It is now fully enclosed and work is underway on interior finishes in anticipation of a June opening.  A ...

Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

The holiday season is in full swing with plenty of food, song and drink, joyful celebrations and family gatherings. For people with Alzheimer’s disease, though, it can be a challenging time of year. With some planning, there are steps you can take to ...
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