Entries by Debbie Anderson

How to Talk to Someone With Alzheimer’s

TIP By Malia Wollan Illustration by Radio Dec. 31, 2019 “I don’t think anyone’s ever won an argument with a person with Alzheimer’s,” says Ruth Drew, who worked as a counselor in a hospital’s geriatric psychiatric ward before becoming a director with the Alzheimer’s Association, where she oversees the 24-hour 1-800 help line. Drew’s grandfather […]


Brain Health Summit 3 – March 11, 2020

REGISTER NOW! MEMORY MATTERS is thrilled to announce Brain Health Summit 3, created to Energize. Optimize. Personalize. Spend the day with national, regional, and local subject-matter experts who will demonstrate ways to care for your brain health and overall well-being. This event sold out a month in advance last year and we are expecting the […]


National Press Release: AFA Awards Grant to Memory Matters

For Immediate Release Memory Matters Awarded Grant from Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to Support Services for Families Affected by Alzheimer’s   Funding Will Support Monthly Caregiver Lecture Series   NEW YORK (November 20, 2019)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has awarded grant funding to Memory Matters, in Hilton Head Island, SC to help fund […]

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2019 Annual Appeal Appreciation Event: Because of You . . .

50 loyal Ambassadors of Memory Matters recently joined us along with two very special spokes families for a memorable cocktail social at the South Carolina Yacht Club.  This Donor Appreciation evening offered our Ambassadors a personal connection with two of our hundreds of families impacted by our services. John Weymouth shared heartfelt recollections of his […]


How to Keep a Gratitude Journal

  Our theme this month is “Expressing Gratitude” — a topic of conversation in our Connections Classes, Day Program, and our Health Lecture on Nov. 14th at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall (SGG) in Bluffton.  Please read the article below discovered by Cathee Stegall, Community Services Director, to consider the benefits of starting a gratitude journal. […]

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Autumn Couscous Salad

  Servings:  4 people  Ingredients ¾ cup cooked quinoa ¾ cup cooked wholewheat couscous ½ cup cooked lentils 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 shallot diced, about 2 tablespoons 1 fennel bulb diced, about 1 cup 2 ½ cups butternut squash peeled, seeded and diced 3 tablespoons fresh sage chopped ¾ cup dried cranberries ½ cup dried currants 1 ½ cups apple juice reserving ¼ cup of the cooked juice ¼ cup grapeseed oil or […]

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Apple Olive Oil Cake

Just in time for fall, y’all . . .     Ingredients 2 large Gala apples, peeled and chopped as finely as possible Orange juice to soak apples in 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup sugar 1 cup extra virgin olive oil […]

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Mediterranean Entree: Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Greek Potatoes, Lemon Garlic Asparagus

Mediterranean Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Artichokes, and Capers Servings:  4 people Ingredients 5 lb boneless chicken breast (thinly sliced) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tbsp fresh basil chiffonade 1/4 cup gluten-free flour or wholewheat flour 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 oz roasted artichoke hearts 6 oz sun-dried tomatoes, slivered (3/4 cup) 3 tablespoons capers (drained) 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed 3 tablespoons olive oil Parsley garnish Instructions Season chicken with salt and […]