YOU ARE NOT ALONE

The responsibility of caring for a loved one with dementia can often feel like a solitary journey, until one day into the process you have an epiphany: You are not alone. I was surprised to discover this in an empirical way as I sought out resources for my mom two years ago. It seemed that…

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CITY OF PEMBROKE PARK AND THE PENINSULA OFFER SAFETY LECTURES

The Peninsula, an assisted living and memory support community, is fortunate to have a long-standing relationship with the City of Pembroke Park and the Broward Sheriff’s Office in offering public safety education for residents, employees and the general public. Each month a public service officer comes to The Peninsula to speak on a variety of…

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PENINSULA INTRODUCES DRUM PROGRAM FOR RESIDENTS’ BENEFITS

The ancient practice of drumming is gaining in popularity at senior communities and has recently been introduced at The Peninsula. The assisted living and memory support community in Hollywood now is offering an hour-long rhythm based drum circle for residents. While considered a therapeutic program, drumming helps residents connect through rhythm. Dating back to ancient…

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WHAT IS ASSISTED LIVING?

Perhaps doctor or caregiver has suggested an assisted living community for your loved one. It’s important to have an understanding what this means and how an assisted living community may differ from other alternatives. Assisted living is a residential option for seniors who either may desire or require help with some activities of daily living…

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MOM HAS DEMENTIA: AN ADULT DAUGHTER’S PERSPECTIVE

“Mom has dementia,” I told my 80-year-old father who lives in Aventura, Fla.  The two have long been divorced. “Does that mean she’s crazy?” he asked without malicious intent. Sigh. “No, dad.  It doesn’t mean she’s crazy,” I said somewhat defensively. “It simply means that she has memory issues. She has trouble remembering things, like…

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