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Memory Care with Connections: Apple Valley, California Dementia Care

We've Navigated The Stages of Alzheimer's, Too.

Finding memory care facilities in Apple Valley, CA doesn’t have to be daunting. Our community features the evidence-based Connections program. Our signature service is designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia live with dignity. We’re here to give families peace of mind.

Our California dementia care community provides a secure and stimulating environment. A committed and caring team offers a variety of activities designed to fit the unique needs of those living with cognitive decline.

We understand the financial and emotional toll dementia home care can take on a family. If your loved one’s care needs are beyond your abilities, our Alzheimer’s care specialists want to help.

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Who provides dementia care in San Bernardino County, California?

Whispering Winds of Apple Valley provides round-the-clock dementia care. It’s one of the most comprehensive memory care programs in San Bernardino County.

Our memory care team is specially trained to support residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Our specialized community also includes a licensed nurse. We also provide medication monitoring and assistance with activities of daily living. Some memory facilities may feel like institutions, but our community is designed to be comforting and consistent.

Pegasus Senior Living | Dr. Sandra Petersen

Dr. Sandra Petersen’s Connections program sets our Apple Valley Alzheimer’s care apart. Our memory loss team includes dementia care specialists and Connections Academy graduates who provide exercise for the brain and body. Personalized care and intentional programming make a difference.

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Connect - Move - Learn

The Connect, Move, Learn sequence is how our memory care community promotes neuroplasticity. The brain can continue producing healthy brain cells despite memory loss. Discover how staying engaged socially, physically, and mentally helps residents find their daily purpose.

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Programming that
Makes a Difference

The right community and programming can significantly improve your loved one’s quality of life.

The Connections program will support your loved one by:
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Engaging the Emotions

Activities like music, art, and social interaction are designed to trigger memory and positive emotions in those struggling with cognitive decline.
Connections can help your loved one stay engaged with:

Our transformative art therapy program empowers older adults in Apple Valley to unearth their masterpieces and see the flowers of life. Discover how our signature creative experience provides senior care.

Encouraging Movement

The connection between the mind and body is well-established in scientific research, and the Connections program encourages physical activity to maximize quality of life. Under careful supervision, residents at Whispering Winds of Apple Valley can participate in boxing, walking clubs, and other fitness programs to help them achieve an active body and mind.

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Challenging the Brain

Our team is constantly finding ways for residents to engage with new information.

Activities designed for brain stimulation include:

We also provide a variety of brain-healthy foods for the residents.

Supporting Socialization

Research shows that socialization with others is critical to the maintenance of mental health and cognition. The process of regular interaction with others can help seniors achieve a better sense of belonging and provide a sense of structure. We provide a variety of group activities that allow residents to foster relationships and connect to others.
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Research-Backed Music Therapy for Dementia

Dr. Petersen is the memory care expert who inspires our program. We also partner with evidence-based programs like SingFit. This activity helps promote brain plasticity. We offer music therapy to ignite memories, encourage movement, and unite residents.

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Inspired by Experience

Medical Director Dr. Sandra Petersen’s background in the memory care field goes back over 30 years, but it was her own experience that inspired the novel approach of the Connections program.

Over a decade ago, a stroke left her unable to use the left side of her body and connect with language skills; she even had trouble completing a sentence.

“The whole experience gave me not only sympathy, but empathy for those that struggle with cognitive decline,” says Dr. Petersen. 

With the help of a brain health specialist, she worked her way back through a variety of techniques designed to rebuild neural pathways, including learning Spanish and ballroom dancing.

Watch to Learn More about Dr. Petersen's Story

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“I wondered whether the same principles that helped me, like connecting through emotion, moving, and learning new information, could work to stimulate the brain of someone with cognitive impairment.”

Dr. Petersen

Is it time to talk
about memory care?

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that apply to your loved one.

Connections Explained: A Comforting Home

Moving to assisted living or memory care can be difficult for older adults. Our program is working to remove the fear of the unknown and welcome residents home to independence. Senior care has been a personal and professional mission for Dr. Sandra Petersen for over three decades. Her practice focuses on neuroscience and the transformative power of rewiring the brain despite Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Pegasus Senior Living | Dr. Petersen - Connections program explained

Is it time to talk
about memory care?

Take Our Quiz.

Check off the questions
that apply to your loved one.

Book a tour at your convenience and get to know our team.


We are ready when you are.

We provide independence despite memory loss.


View our memory care floor plans.

Navigating Dementia Together

Led virtually by Dr. Sandra Petersen, Senior VP of Health and Wellness, join our dementia caregiver group in-person or online.

Tuesday, April 23 | 6 p.m. PDT

Call (805) 210-8442 to RSVP
or click here for the virtual link.

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