• ‘Movie Moments at The Vogue’ Recap

    Movie Moments at the Vogue.

    More than 200 movie buffs and 20 volunteers enjoyed classic film clips and shared personal stories at the latest “Movie Moments at The Vogue.” The interactive event — presented at the Historic Vogue Theatre in San Francisco — provided a creative outlet for people with memory loss and their care partners. Watching and discussing the […]

  • Navigating the Holidays with a Senior Loved One

    Seniors spending the holidays with loved ones

    For many families, the holidays present a rare opportunity to spend time together and catch up on each other’s lives. If you serve as a care partner for a senior loved one, you may find the holidays also pose some challenges in the form of difficult conversations and volatile emotions. Care partners who do not […]

  • Benefits of Reminiscence Therapy

    Movie Moments at the Vogue

    For people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, personal identity can seem to slip away as cognitive abilities decline. But even as individuals begin to lose touch with current events, they may hold onto cherished memories. Photographs, treasured objects and favorite songs all can help stimulate fond thoughts of the past for people with […]

  • Side by Side: Understanding Dementia Within Our Community

    Understanding Dementia at Senior Living Community

    As dementia causes deterioration to neurons in the brain, individuals experience growing challenges with memories, cognitive function and engaging in daily activities. Although damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is permanent, individuals with the disease can continue to thrive with some modifications by care partners. At a recent workshop entitled “Side […]

  • November Marks National Family Caregivers Month and National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

    National Caregivers Month for Senior Living

    November is a time for giving thanks as we break bread with loved ones. It’s also a time for recognizing the many contributions of care partners and the value of hospice and palliative care. Two observances related to the health and well-being of seniors are held during November: National Family Caregivers Month and National Hospice […]

  • Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

    Alzheimer's Association Walk

    Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. So is AlmaVia of San Rafael! Join our Mama Mia, AlmaVia team on Saturday, Oct. 21, for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The event in Petaluma begins at 9:30 a.m. at Shollenberger Park. If […]

  • World Alzheimer’s Month Increases Awareness, Reduces Stigma of Disease

    World Alzheimer's Month

    Science has uncovered significant information about Alzheimer’s disease in recent years, including ways that individuals can spot the signs of this condition. Much remains to be learned, however, researchers continue to study potential risk factors like the environment, physical activity, nutrition and brain fitness. September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a global effort to increase awareness […]

  • Innovative ‘Restaurant of Order Mistakes’ Promotes Dementia-Inclusive Environment

    Dementia Inclusive Restaurant

    What does inclusion mean for individuals with dementia? In Tokyo recently, the desire to create a more inclusive society for those living with dementia led to an innovative concept: a “pop-up” restaurant that hired people living with dementia as wait staff. Customers of the pop-up restaurant visited with the full knowledge that their orders might […]

  • Looking for a Rewarding Experience? Consider Working with Older Adults!

    Rewarding work in senior living.

    If you’ve never worked with older adults, you may be missing out on an experience that can change your life for the better. Individuals who work in senior living communities often feel that they get back as much or more than they give. In return for providing compassionate care, employees have the opportunity to learn […]

  • 10 Tips for Communicating with Individuals with Dementia

    Communicating with individuals with dementia.

    Individuals living with dementia experience the disorder differently, and their care partners often feel the impact of the symptoms in a variety of ways. In the middle stage of the disorder, communication is one of the key skills affected. The deterioration of expression often occurs just as people with dementia require increasing levels of help […]

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