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Hope for Two New Alzheimer’s Drugs

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By Victoria Colliver, SF Chronicle May 31, 2015 A new drug created a stir in March when it’s maker, Biogen in Cambridge, Mass., announced the results of a small human trial that exceeded expectations. The treatment, an engineered antibody tested in a first-phase study of 166 patients, substantially reduced the amount of abnormal protein deposits in…

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The Role of a Memory Care Community

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For a person with middle-to late-stage Alzheimer’s who suffers from hallucinations and dementia, the best caregiving solution may the services of a memory care community such as Primrose. Memory care communities provide an assisted living environment that has the staff and setup to protect and care for your loved one and provide them with the…

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Help to Make the Season Bright for Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Families

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The strong imagery of the words that begin the holiday song, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,” first recorded by Nat King Cole, include the lyric: “Everybody knows a turkey and some Mistletoe help to make the season bright…” The song is filled with many sentiments that can stir memories during these very family-oriented holidays,…

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Caring for the Caregiver

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It can be difficult to find spare time in your day to care for yourself when you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Programs like Primrose’s Respite and Adult Day Care offer caregivers much-needed breaks from daily care for their loved one. More often than not, however, caregivers use their respite…

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The Power of Music and Memory

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Music at Primrose One of the foundational strategies that our staff believe in and reply upon to assist our residents is the power of music. When you take a tour of the Primrose facility in Santa Rosa, you will likely visit a sweet little spot just off the dining hall devoted to providing a quiet,…

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Respite and Adult Day Care Services

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Help for Caregivers During Busy Times The Primrose assisted living facility in Santa Rosa provides caregivers of adults with memory impairments such as Alzheimer’s or symptoms of dementia with many valuable programs and services, including respite care and adult day care programs. These types of programs give caregivers much needed breaks from the round-the-clock care…

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