3rd Covid booster

Dear Terraces families and friends- I’m happy to report that we have reached two consecutive weeks of no positive test results, therefore, visitors are no longer required to show a negative test as a condition of visiting. Of course, if another positive result comes up, we’ll have to revert back to the protocol. Let’s all… Continue reading 3rd Covid booster

COVID UPDATE AND IMPORTANT PROGRAMMING NOTES

Dear Terraces families and friends- I’m sorry to report that this week’s testing revealed one positive employee, so we have to wait for those elusive two consecutive weeks of no positive cases before we can lift the requirement for visitors to present a negative test to the front desk. In the meantime, continue to take… Continue reading COVID UPDATE AND IMPORTANT PROGRAMMING NOTES

Dog Aging Project goal is to help both dogs and humans live longer, healthier lives

Through the NIA-supported Dog Aging Project (DAP), scientists aim to understand how a complex combination of genes, lifestyle, and environment influence aging not only for dogs but for humans as well. In a perspective recently published in Nature, the researchers describe how they hope to establish the foundation for an innovative, community science approach to aging… Continue reading Dog Aging Project goal is to help both dogs and humans live longer, healthier lives

TREM2 protein seems to protect brain cells from toxic TDP-43 protein

Abnormal, aggregated forms of TDP-43 protein play a role in the development of certain brain diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Recently, NIA-supported Mayo Clinic researchers discovered that TREM2, a protein found on certain immune cells, can help protect the brain from TDP-43-related harm. The… Continue reading TREM2 protein seems to protect brain cells from toxic TDP-43 protein

COVID & PHARMACY UPDATES

Dear Terraces families and friends- I want to let you know that our switch from Yorba Linda Pharmacy to PharMerica will now be effective on September 1, not August 1. Making a seamless change is of utmost importance, and it was determined that an August 1 deadline just wasn’t realistic to get it done properly.… Continue reading COVID & PHARMACY UPDATES

ANOTHER COVID UPDATE

Dear Terraces families and friends- As a follow up to my earlier communication, I want to let you know that a staff member has tested positive. Their last shift was Monday morning, they have mild symptoms and are home on a 10 day quarantine.  If you missed my last message, we are going to resume… Continue reading ANOTHER COVID UPDATE

GREAT NEWS

Dear Terraces families and friends- This past week’s testing revealed no positive results i.e. everyone was negative!  We need two consecutive weeks of no positives before we can start thinking about lifting some of the visitation rules regarding the showing of negative tests upon entering the community. We will continue to do weekly mass testing… Continue reading GREAT NEWS

Amyloid structure linked to different types of Alzheimer’s disease

Cutting edge imaging shows that the amyloid fibers in plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, have different molecular structures. NIA-supported research published in Science shows new, high-resolution images of the molecular pieces, called filaments, which make up amyloid plaques in different types of Alzheimer’s and in other degenerative brain conditions. Amyloid plaques form in the brains of… Continue reading Amyloid structure linked to different types of Alzheimer’s disease

COVID & QUARANTINE UPDATES

Dear Terraces families and friends- I’m sorry to report that an additional 3 residents and 1 employee have tested positive for Covid. Two of the residents are asymptomatic and the other is only experiencing mild symptoms. All three are on quarantine. The employee is asymptomatic and is at home on quarantine. We will continue weekly… Continue reading COVID & QUARANTINE UPDATES

Antioxidant Effects on Dementia Risk May Differ

Around 6 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. That number is expected to rise substantially over the next several decades as the population ages. These conditions, which affect the ability to remember, think, and make decisions, are devastating to patients as well as their families and communities. Studies… Continue reading Antioxidant Effects on Dementia Risk May Differ

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at Park Marino

2587 E. Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107

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