Life’s a beach for surfer with dementia, despite COVID-19 restrictions

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Valley News - Health
MURRIETA – Lifelong surfer Roger Moyer longs for the waves and sand, but COVID-19 reopening safety considerations still keep him from the shore. Instead the Murrieta memory care community where he resides brought it to him Thursday, July 16, by creating a beach experience right outside its doors at Vineyard Place, 24325 Washington Ave. The community set up surfboards, beach umbrellas and chairs; brought in a vintage Woody station wagon; played beach music and served picnic drinks and snacks. Organizers set out containers of sand and a pool of salt water for Moyer and other residents taking part to dip their hands and feet into so they enjoy the shore’s physical sensations. “Sensory cues are especially important for those living with memory impairment, because they stir recollec
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