Tender Rose at the Petaluma Walk to End Alzheimer's

Stephanie Simon

Posted by Stephanie Simon on October 30, 2014

When we sponsored the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in San Francisco last month, we met some truly incredible and inspiring people. So, we decided to do it again.

This past Saturday, Tender Rose sponsored The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Petaluma. Just as before, we were moved by the touching stories, motivational words and overall supportive vibe we experienced throughout the event. It is both refreshing and encouraging to see so many people dedicated to funding research to end this disease.

When we asked our staffing manager, Elizabeth Hendricks, about her observations, this is what she had to say:

Topics: Memory Care Professionals, Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer's, Dementia

Tender Rose at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Jim Kimzey

Posted by Jim Kimzey on September 25, 2014

Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and, to date, there is no known cure. Here at Tender Rose, we’ve all been affected by this disease. So, it should come as no surprise supporting research to end Alzheimer’s is near and dear to our hearts. This past weekend, we had the opportunity to sponsor one of our favorite organizations, The Alzheimer’s Association, in its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s held here in the Bay Area.

This walk strives to raise awareness and support, as well as increase national research funding. We were fortunate enough to meet some truly inspiring individuals at the event this past weekend. The incredible people and touching stories we encountered only reinforced our mission to provide exceptional person-centered dementia care.

Topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer's, Dementia

Understand Alzheimer’s Disease in 3 Minutes

Jim Kimzey

Posted by Jim Kimzey on August 12, 2014

Alzheimer’s disease is named for German physician Alois Alzheimer, the first doctor to describe the disease in 1906.

In his research, Dr. Alzheimer identified an 'unusual disease of the cerebral cortex' in one of his female patients. This disease caused memory loss, disorientation, hallucinations, and eventually her death at the age of 55. Using a new type of stain that only he had access to, Dr. Alzheimer observed various abnormalities of the brain and was able to identify nerve tangles which had never previously been described.

The disease is also called Alzheimer disease, senile dementia of the Alzheimer’s type, or just Alzheimer’s. Even though the disease was discovered over 100 years ago, scientists still do not know what causes Alzheimer's. 

Topics: Alzheimer's Disease, family caregiver, Dementia Care, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's Stages