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How Lack of Sleep Could Contribute to Dementia

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Every now and then, we all have those nights where we spend more time tossing and turning than resting in a deep slumber. New research shows that these nights aren’t just bad for your alertness the morning after. They could contribute to the damage that leads to Alzheimer’s. Sleep Research Shows Higher Beta-Amyloid Protein Levels…

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7 Tips to Improve Brain Power

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Boost your brain power by integrating these simple ideas into your everyday life. Pay attention by concentrating on what you want to remember. Train your memory by trying to memorize phone numbers or a credit card number. Find ways to decrease the stress in your life through exercise, meditation, or spending time doing something you…

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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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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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Alzheimer’s Awareness:
Ten Early Signs

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Unlocking a cure for Alzheimer’s, which claims more than 80,000 lives every year in the U.S., may be a number of years away, but a consciousness about its devastating effects on people living with the disease is starting to reach every age level of our population, from young grandchildren to retired adult children. Our staff…

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