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Growing Old Around the World

Thanks to technology, health improvements, and better nutrition, people are living longer these days.  This shift in culture brings a lot of possibilities, but it also raises the question of how we care for our elderly.  Growing old looks completely different depending on where you live.  In some parts of the world, the oldest members of society are revered, honored, [...]

Baby Shower and Shirley’s 96th

It was a good day to celebrate life at BayView Senior Assisted Living as we celebrated Shirly's 96th birthday and also celebrated the upcoming arrival of a baby girl to Jeff and Kristen Settineri. Everyone raved as always over Alexi's famous ceviche. We opened gifts from family, staff, and nurses; all while remembering there is no better gift than celebrating [...]

Music and Alzheimer’s

For a long time, music has been known to help patients struggling with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.  But the science behind why has only recently become clear.  A recent study shows that Alzheimer’s or dementia patients can “recall memories and emotions, and have enhanced mental performance after singing classic hits and show tunes from movies and musicals.” In [...]

Ben’s Story: Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Care, Part 1

Ben grew up in Nevada, in a suburb just below Las Vegas.  He grew up in the dry desert heat, played baseball and golf, and loved swimming.  He was an all-star athlete at his school and graduated at the top of his class, where he then went on to Harvard. He studied philosophy, despite all the warnings from his [...]

The Best 10 Landmarks and Historical Buildings in Point Loma, Part 2

Point Loma is a beautiful city situated on the coast of San Diego county.  It’s home to old naval bases, a beautiful sea-residing university, charming assisted living residences such as BayView Senior Assisted Living, and loads of coffee shops and yummy sandwich joints.  But there are 10 landmarks and historical buildings in Point Loma that you can’t miss if you [...]

4th of July at BayView!

On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States.  And there is no better place to celebrate America’s Independence than its finest city. The 4th of July has also become a great day to spend time with close family and friends.  At Bayview Senior Assisted Living, we were [...]

The Best 10 Landmarks and Historical Buildings in Point Loma, Part 1

Point Loma is a beautiful city situated on the coast of San Diego county.  It’s home to old naval bases, a beautiful sea-residing university, charming assisted living residences such as BayView Senior Assisted Living, and loads of coffee shops and yummy sandwich joints.   But there are 10 landmarks and historical buildings in Point Loma that you can’t miss if [...]

Letters from a Loved One: From an Alzheimer’s Patient

Dear Sarah, Hello sweet girl!  I’ve missed you!  How are the boys?  Is little Ian still a firecracker out on the soccer field? I miss seeing him play! And how’s Daniel getting along in school these days? I know cursive was really tripping him up.   We are doing well.  Daddy is (mostly) enjoying retirement, although you’d never know [...]

13 Natural Ways to Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk: Memory Care, Part 3

Alzheimer’s disease is a horrible and debilitating disease, affecting over 5 million Americans today.  The heartbreak and confusion that goes along with Alzheimer’s makes it a dreaded illness for all of us.   Though scientists haven’t been able to identify exactly what causes Alzheimer’s and, as of today, there is no known cure, there are some strategies that may help [...]

Fiesta At Bayview Assisted Living!

The fifth of May commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the Franco-Mexican War. A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a great celebration of Mexican culture and heritage in the United States. We had a great time with all of our amigos during our Cinco de Mayo Celebrations at Bayview Assisted Living. The [...]