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Judy Schmetzer, who battles memory loss caused by Alzheimer's disease and declining vision caused by a stroke in 2009, had spent the last couple of years receiving personal care while living with her brother Randy Boehm and his wife, Virginia. As Judy's needs began to grow, the Boehms, with Judy's input, decided she needed to live in an environment that could better fulfill her needs. The routine Judy had developed living with the Boehms was uprooted with the move to The Waters, making the transition for Judy a frustrating challenge. As she has familiarized herself with the nursing home and the residents, Judy is becoming more comfortable at the residence and participating in more activities.