It’s Okay to Play Along

As Alzheimer’s progresses and a person’s memory fades away, they start to think they are at an earlier time in their life. They might believe they are younger than they are or they might think they are living in a city from their childhood. My grandfather, Poppy, suffered from Alzheimer’s...

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Moments of Joy: Mary Sunshine

About four years ago The Woodlands Cottage was graced with the presence of a kind hearted, NASCAR loving, poised southern woman named Mary. Mary was one of those women who always had it together. From her perfectly coordinated outfit to her impeccable vocabulary with a southern drawl, Mary was the...

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Moments of Joy: Gardens Full of Memories

It has been said that gardens have unique healing powers. The combination of the beautiful colors, the sweet smells and the sounds of nature create a tranquil environment that heals any ailment. The AutumnGrove gardens not only contain this sense of peacefulness, but they also store millions of memories. The...

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National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health and its importance. It also empowers women to make their...

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Moments of Joy: Bringing Back Easter

Even though Easter Sunday has come and gone this year, I wanted to share this little story of how the thoughtful staff at the Copperfield Cottage made Easter extra special for their residents. Saturday March 30th, the caregivers and manager at the Copperfield Cottage sat down as a group to...

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