Alzheimer’s inside and out

Alzheimer’s inside and out

From the outside   I am 64 years old and my wife, Margaret, has Alzheimer’s. Many others close to me, including my now 96-year-old stepmother, have lived or died with the disease. I liken the role of caregiver, a task my father shouldered prior to his death, to that of riding a roller coaster. Alzheimer’s […]

Alzheimer’s inside and out

Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease. It affects all patients in different ways as it runs its course. Some notice subtle changes at first, but ultimately, Alzheimer’s, a form of dementia, steals everything from those affected, including countless memories of days gone by to the ability to identify loved ones such as spouses, children and grandchildren. […]

County offers free evening class series for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and chronic illnesses

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Office on Aging is facilitating “Care Pathways,” an educational series will be offered in Murrieta for family members caring for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic conditions. This class will be offered Thursday, Oct. 19, at Rancho Springs Medical Center. To get details and register for the series […]

Murrieta Gardens celebrates grand re-opening

MURRIETA – As America’s population gets older, the need grows for senior living communities to offer care for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. When Murrieta Gardens opened in 2004, it offered both assisted living and memory care options to residents. Now Murrieta Gardens is shifting its focus to exclusively specialize in care […]

Desert Hills Memory Care Receives “Excellence in Care” Designation

HEMET – Desert Hills Memory Care, 25818 Columbia Street, was awarded its fourth consecutive “Excellence in Care” designation through the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, who has named the community a “Dementia Program of Distinction.” Desert Hills Memory Care was the first memory care community in California to receive the award in 2009. Since then, the […]

Program offers support for families dealing with Alzheimer’s, chronic illnesses

RIVERSIDE – Good news for family and friends who are caring for older adults with Alzheimer’s and other chronic conditions – support is on the way. A new series of the Riverside County Office on Aging’s “Care Pathways” program begins in April in key locations of Riverside County including Riverside, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Hemet, Beaumont and the […]