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Sleep and Alzheimer’s: 5 Ways to Start Getting More Sleep Today

We’ll start off with some honesty here.  I am a mom to two little boys, thick in the years of sleep deprivation. I haven’t slept well in over five years. In the last year, my uncle and my husband’s grandmother both died of Alzheimer’s disease. Since learning about the new research linking lack of sleep and Alzheimer’s, paranoia has [...]

Having it All: Why Point Loma Nazarene University is a School to be Beat

Set on a hilltop overlooking the ocean, Point Loma Nazarene University is a high-ranked school offering a range of undergraduate, graduate, and adult completion programs.  As a faith-based liberal arts university, Point Loma offers an academic environment shaped by excellence and ranked as a top five Christian school.   Point Loma Nazarene University offers a 15:1 student [...]

Five Ways to be Healthier in 2018

It’s that time of year.  The time of year when all the festivity of the holiday season is over.  The time of year when, for many, it’s dark and cold and the months of January and February can feel never ending.  It’s the time of year when people put away the sugar and the carbohydrates and scour the internet [...]

Navigating the Holiday Season with Alzheimer’s Disease

The holidays can be a stressful time of year under the best of circumstances. But if you add to that a family illness like Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, a whole new layer of exhaustion and complication comes up.  So what can you do to make the holidays go as smoothly as possible?   First of all, take care of yourself. [...]

Living by One Word: Wisdom from Dementia

The holiday season is winding down.  Christmas music will start fading away.  The lights and decorations will soon be taken down.  People will put away the festive treats and start to consider a diet for the new year.  As this season of light and hope and hustle and bustle comes to a close, people start turning their attention to what [...]

Holiday Events in Point Loma

The holiday season is upon us!  And with the hustle and bustle of shopping and cookie-baking and gift-wrapping, comes a bundle of holiday activities for everyone!  The neighborhood of Point Loma has many options when it comes to holiday fun!  Check out the list below, put on your light coat (I mean, do we ever need more than a hoodie [...]

8 Ways to Deal with Grief and Loss

Everyone copes with grief and loss in different ways.  Many people report feeling numb after an initial tragedy or loss.  But the emotions that come after that can be varied and unique.  Some of the feelings people experience after loss are denial, disbelief, confusion, anger, shock, sadness, yearning, despair or guilt.  You may cycle through the stages of grief fairly [...]

Selling Your Home While You’re in Assisted Living

Paying a mortgage or maintaining an existing home while in assisted living isn't practical or financially feasible for many people. For those who plan on staying in assisted living or moving into a retirement home in the near future, now may be a good time to consider selling one's home. Doing so can help to supplement retirement income, making [...]

20 Ways to Safeguard Your Home for Family Members with Alzheimer’s Disease

Preparing your home for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can seem difficult and overwhelming.  Most families like to keep their loved ones at home as long as possible, to give them a sense of familiarity and safety.  Because safety is so important for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, safeguarding your home is an extremely important step to take, [...]

BayView Employee of the Month: Elena Beltran

This month at BayView Senior Assisted Living we'd like to recognize Elena Beltran for her hard work and dedication to the residents and staff.  She's been an outstanding member of the BayView family and show up everyday with a contagious smile on her face!  What is your role at Bayview? I am a Caregiver What is the favorite part [...]