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Happenings at Grand Villa of Delray West

Grand Villa of Delray Beach West residents lead a fun and engaged lifestyle with a full calendar of social and recreational activities. Our Activities Coordinator plans parties, lectures, classes, and excursions to appeal to every preference.

It’s easy to stay socially and physically engaged when there are so many things to do. From gardening club to computer classes to birthday parties, the choice is always yours. Some of our most popular activities include exercise classes, Bingo tournaments, and movies in the TV room with freshly popped popcorn.

Residents also love gathering in one of our restaurant-style dining rooms for delicious meals prepared by our chefs. This is an opportunity to socialize and meet with friends three times each day.

Grand Villa of Delray West

(561) 819-4360

5859 Heritage Park Way Delray Beach, FL 33484

Memory Care Happenings

Our Memory Care residents also enjoy an active lifestyle, with upgrades and special features to meet their unique needs. The Memory Care Neighborhood features an exit-controlled outdoor area so residents can stroll in the fresh air, and our Life Skill Stations spark interest and interaction by re-creating familiar situations that facilitate cognitive exercise and physical movement.

Our caring staff is happy to work with you and your family to customize an activity and exercise schedule to meet your specific needs and preferences.

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Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Goes To The Nose

What’s that smell? It could be a new way to diagnose Alzheimer’s early on in life. Researchers have found a new lead while trying to identify the disease early on in life, and it’s all about identifying certain scents.

CNN explains how a new study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016 found that older adults that struggled to identify smells could have cognitive impairment in the future.

Tests are already in the works to try and create a test that incorporates these findings. Teams from Columbia University are trying to incorporate the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) into the study. Combined with brain scans and UPSIT, researchers were able to discover that those who scored poorly on the smell test also showed signs of mental decline.

As CNN states, the relationship with problems with smelling and brain function is not a novel idea. Yet this study, and others like it, are diving deeper into the details of the disease.

For more information, check out CNN’s article here