By Andy Isakson
My mother passed away a number of years ago, the victim of Alzheimer’s disease. Her struggles with dementia through her last years inspired me to develop continuing care retirement communities such as Park Springs in Stone Mountain and a new project in Peachtree Hills to be named Park Julia in honor of my mother. This story is about one of the four moves she had to make as her dementia advanced – but it’s a story of much more than just a move.
My parents moved to an independent living retirement community in their early 70’s when my mother had only slight signs of the early stages of dementia. The community served them well as they were able to socialize much more with friends after giving up the burden of maintaining a large home. My father worked and still cared for
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