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Memory Care Assisted Living for Alzheimer's Patients

The Certified Licensed Caregivers at Groves Assisted Living Homes specialize in compassionate caregiving to seniors affected by Alzheimer’s and memory care issues. If one of your parents is in such a situation, we invite you to have a heart-to-heart conversation with us about their long-term care. Sherre Weeks, RN MSN is available for you at (520) 360-8090.

Our memory care facilities consist of two secure campuses with three homes each, specially designed and built to be ADA compliant.  The campuses are gated communities and provide a secure environment for residents with memory issues. As you will see when you visit us, all residents are free and encouraged to roam indoors and out and between homes without feeling imprisoned and constricted in their freedoms.   our homes have French doors leading to large patios so activities flow from indoors to outside naturally.

The primary Groves campus, located at 4014-4034 E Pima Street, consists of three 3,000-square feet homes built in 1998. The first Groves campus, located at 4110 E Spring Street, was built in 1996, and consists of three 3000-square feet ADA compliant homes. The Groves facilities were built as ADA compliant homes with wide halls, all level surfaces, and large roll-in showers.

The Groves invested $500,000 to renovate all of its homes in 2014. Each care home received new flooring, bathrooms, kitchens, HVAC, French doors, patios, solar tubes, light fixtures, and furniture including lift chairs and big screen TVs. We also are installing artificial grass, putting greens, and raised gardens for our residents’ enjoyment.

You can have a preview of our homes in the photo gallery below, but a visit and a discussion with our licensed caregivers will answer many more questions and help alleviate your worries. Call Sherre Weeks, RN MSN at (520) 360-8090 or by send her a message using the contact form on the right. In the crucial issues of Alzheimer’s and memory care, there is no unnecessary question: do not feel uncomfortable asking.

 

 

An active cognitive lifestyle protects against Alzheimer’s disease

New research conducted at the University of Sydney indicates that an active cognitive lifestyle protects against Alzheimer’s disease. The study showed that an active cognitive lifestyle in men was associated with a reduction in cerebrovascular disease, more specifically the brain’s microscopic blood vessels. An active cognitive lifestyle in women was associated with greater brain weight. In both males and females, an active cognitive lifestyle was associated with greater neuronal density and cortical thickness in the frontal lobe. Sherre Weeks, owner of Groves Assisted Living is not surprised by the results uncovered by the Brain and Mind Research Institute.

The impressive study followed around 13,000 elderly individuals since 1991. Thus far, 329 brains have been donated for analysis. The brains were assessed based on the individuals’ dementia status (yes or no), and cognitive lifestyle score CLS (low, middle, high). The brains with a higher CLS scores produced a lower frequency of brains reaching dementia status, and the lower CLS scores produced a higher frequency.

“These findings suggest that increased engagement in stimulating activities are part of a lifestyle that is, overall, more healthy,” said Dr. John Crystal, Editor of Biological Psychiatry.

An antithetical theory holds that reduced cognitive stress leads to a “brain reserve.” Basically some scientist and medical professionals believe that taking it easy on your brain may pay off later in life. But the recent findings suggest the opposite. The more healthy stress you place on your brain—i.e. puzzles, reading, studying, learning, reflecting, intellectual demanding work, chess, and ect¬—the better your chances are of evading Alzheimer’s disease.

That is why at Groves Assisted Living we put aside time for mental exercise and physical exercise. Sometimes, regular engagement of the mental faculties is the best defense and remedy for symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Actually it is.

 

Averting Conflicts Between Elderly People – by Sherre Weeks, RN MSN

Giving Dignity to the Elderly – by Sherre Weeks, RN MSN

Helping Residents with Memory Issues – by Sherre Weeks, RN MSN

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