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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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Engaging Gardens Engage People with Dementia

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Among the recent happenings at Primrose this spring were improvements we made to our French kitchen garden, which included the addition of beautiful new, raised beds for our herbs, vegetables, and flowers. In addition to having the practical application of allowing our cooks to prepare meals using our own fresh, hand-picked vegetables, we hope that…

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A Simple Tool for Assessing Dementia:
A Person’s Walking Pace

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Developing accurate and affordable diagnostic tools for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is as important as the scientific studies that seek a medical breakthrough to delay or eliminate the disease. And as Alzheimer’s rates continue to increase around the world in aging populations, the search becomes more urgent to find and develop inexpensive diagnostic tools that…

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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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How We Bring Music to Our Residents 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…

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