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It’s Okay To Need a Break from Caregiving

It’s Okay To Need a Break from Caregiving

Caregiving isn’t just a job … it’s a lifestyle, and we mean that in the broadest sense possible. It often seems as if caregivers work 24/7, juggling all the needs of their loved one along with their own additional responsibilities. No wonder we call them ...
When Does a Loved One Need Around-the-Clock Care?

When Does a Loved One Need Around-the-Clock Care?

One of the hardest decisions family caregivers have to make is knowing when to place their loved one with dementia in a memory care community. There is no one answer to when this is the right option. It all depends on the individual’s disease ...
Why Family Caregivers Should Join a Dementia Support Group

Why Family Caregivers Should Join a Dementia Support Group

Caregiving for a loved one with dementia is a demanding job. It can also be a very lonely and isolating one. Many family caregivers feel as if “no one understands what they’re going through.” They may be hesitant to voice their concerns and frustrations ...
The Best Books for People Living with Dementia

The Best Books for People Living with Dementia

Do you love to read? Most of us enjoy the simple pleasures of sitting down with a good book and losing ourselves in the pages of a story. It’s something that everyone at every age can enjoy, even for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms ...
Alzheimer’s 101: What You Need to Know About the Disease

Alzheimer’s 101: What You Need to Know About the Disease

Alicia Seaver is the Vice President of Memory Care Operations for EPOCH Senior Living and a Certified Memory Impairment Specialist. Every month, she addresses a specific issue related to memory care. If you’re interested in hearing about a particular ...
Tips for Family Caregivers (Both New and Experienced)

Tips for Family Caregivers (Both New and Experienced)

People are living longer thanks to medical treatments and innovation, which increases the risk that more of us will end up living with disabilities and chronic illnesses in our senior years. This also means that many of us will find ourselves becoming ...
Coping with Grief and Loss When a Loved One Has Dementia

Coping with Grief and Loss When a Loved One Has Dementia

When your loved one is going through a dementia journey, it can feel like it’s a long string of little losses joined together. The progressive nature of the disease means that loss and grief come in waves, hitting harder one day than the ...
Yoga & Other Gentle Exercises for Those with Memory Loss

Yoga & Other Gentle Exercises for Those with Memory Loss

September is National Yoga Awareness Month, and if you don’t have a little namaste in your life, you’re missing out on some great benefits for your mind, body and soul. “Yoga is a fantastic practice that everyone and anyone can do, no matter your age or ...
Choosing a Memory Care Community: A Checklist

Choosing a Memory Care Community: A Checklist

When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, you’ve begun a journey that will require a lot of choices. Who will handle what? What will you do at each stage of the journey? One of the biggest decisions you and your loved ones will have to make is when to ...
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