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. […]

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 […]

Cognitive decline provides another reason to quit smoking

Cognitive decline provides another reason to quit smoking

TEMECULA – Smokers have scores of reasons to give up the habit. In addition to contributing to cardiovascular disease, lung cancer and other lung ailments, cancers elsewhere in the body, wrinkled skin and diseases of the eyes, nose and mouth, smoking may also contribute to cognitive decline. There’s growing evidence suggesting that using cigarettes can […]

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 […]

Murrieta’s first stand-alone memory care community opens doors for a preview

Murrieta’s first stand-alone memory care community opens doors for a preview

MURRIETA – Murrieta’s first stand-alone dementia care community, Vineyard Place, located at 24325 Washington Avenue, gave a preview for local officials and reporters Aug. 31. Vineyard Place seeks to protect, engage and love those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The $12.6 million community is operated by Anthem Memory Care. “As a community dedicated solely […]