All About Alzheimer’s – In Under 4 Minutes

All About Alzheimer’s – In Under 4 Minutes Every four seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s with over 40 million people suffering from this disease globally. Alois Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist, first described the symptoms in 1901 yet still a cure for this heartbreaking disease remains elusive. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease of the brain. […]

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It Takes Very Special Individuals to Provide Hospice Care

It Takes Very Special Individuals to Provide Hospice Care We recently lost a wonderful resident.  It was an emotionally draining experience and yet another reminder about the terrific care our staff provide under very challenging circumstances.  Dealing with dementia afflicted individuals can be very difficult but even tougher is the hospice care we provide through […]

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Honoring Ken

Honoring Ken This video “Honoring Ken” ripped me apart but at the same time filled me full of hope. For every A Love For Life™ resident there is a loving supportive family going through emotional heartbreak every day. I see it and I feel it. Brenda Bouchard has not only exposed the general public to […]

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Easter Memories

Easter Memories I hope you all had a terrific Easter holiday and didn’t indulge in too many chocolate bunnies! A Big Thank You to Peoples Banking Unusual employees, Trish and Sarah! We were thrilled that Peoples Banking Unusual staff, as part of their Community Service efforts, came to ALFL-Alcazar to lead Easter activities with our […]

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Alzheimer’s Lost Memories May Not Be Lost at All!

Alzheimer’s Lost Memories May Not Be Lost at All! Dr. Susumu Tonegawa The predominant symptom for Alzheimer’s disease is memory loss. It’s heartbreaking to see your loved ones forget important dates or events, their loved ones names, and their earlier lives. And being a progressive disease this memory loss gets worse over time. Memories Are […]

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Grrrrrr….those darn falls!

Grrrrrr….those darn falls! I’m sure you all know an elderly relative or friend who has fallen. Falls are without a doubt the most common incident in this business.  In spite of our best and most preventive efforts, falls happen and are common. Hands Down… …the most dreaded calls I receive are those that inform me […]

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Lack of Sleep May Lead to Vulnerability for Alzheimer’s Disease

Lack of Sleep May Lead to Vulnerability for Alzheimer’s Disease I am sure that most of you reading this may have suffered a restless night’s sleep or two. You’ve woken in the morning and greeted the day completely exhausted. I know from personal experience it’s no fun at all! The purpose of a good night’s […]

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Have I Told You Lately…

Have I Told You Lately… …What Terrific Staff I Have? The past several months have been peppered with change. As I mentioned before and as a result of the new home, we have hired a number of new staff, taken on many, many new residents, have been through hours and hours of training, transitioned to […]

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Eating Fish May Protect Against Developing Alzheimer’s

Eating Fish May Protect Against Developing Alzheimer’s I confess I am a sushi lover. I need my raw fish fix at least twice a month and once a week is even more preferable! It might seem a strange obsession to have living in the middle of landlocked New Mexico but I’ve always been very conscious […]

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The Dust Has Finally Settled!

The Dust Has Finally Settled! Lee Straughan, my father, and I together in his last week You may have noticed my blog hit a speed bump recently, well not recently but since last summer. That was the time when "A Love for Life – Alcazar" began to take on a life of its own after […]

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