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, [...]

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 [...]

How to Pick an Assisted Living Facility for Yourself or Your Loved One

So it’s that time; time to pick out an assisted living home for yourself or a loved one. Though this may feel like an insurmountable task, you are not alone.  Today, almost one million people enjoy the perks of assisted living residences.  They key is to find the residence that suits YOU the best.  Different people may look [...]

When Memory Fails: A Story of Alzheimer’s

 I drive through the town where you grew up.  I pass the local grocery store where you made weekly trips to feed you and your husband, but of course, a handful of your grandchildren too.  Someone always wanted to come to Grammy’s house for dinner.   I pass the tree-lined streets surrounding your home, set on a few acres of [...]

Harbor View Chateau Joins BayView Senior Assisted Living

BayView Senior Assisted Living is now joined by the breathtaking HarborView Senior Assisted Living.  Situated atop Banker’s Hill, overlooking San Diego Bay, HarborView is old world charm meets modern amenities.  Backed by a professional, dedicated, and well-trained staff, HarborView Senior Assisted Living specializes in caring for residents suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. The European [...]