Entries by Debbie Anderson


Volunteers, Sports Cars and Love

“The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers.” – Terri Guillemets “Every day is a good day when I’m at Memory Matters,” says Volunteer Lindy Lindenbaum, who has been volunteering at Memory Matters 4 days/wk for 10 years. A collector of sports cars, Lindy was honored with a “custom made” trophy during our […]


Wendy Mitchell’s Extraordinary Alzheimer’s Memoir (diagnosed at age 58)

The Observer Autobiography and memoir Interview Wendy Mitchell on her extraordinary Alzheimer’s memoir Nicci Gerrard Diagnosed at 58, Mitchell was determined not to be beaten: ‘Why feel ashamed of having a complex brain disease?’ The word can seem like a sentence, and the sentence can bring a sense of helplessness, dread, despair. Dementia – the […]


Mayo Clinic – “Mediterranean Diet: A Heart-Healthy Eating Plan”

The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet is a healthy eating plan based on typical foods and recipes of Mediterranean-style cooking. Here’s how to adopt the Mediterranean diet. By Mayo Clinic Staff If you’re looking for a heart-healthy eating plan, the Mediterranean diet might be right for you. The Mediterranean diet incorporates the basics of healthy eating — […]

Whole Grains Fact Sheet

Whole Grain (and some seeds) Factsheet Healthy and filling (protein, B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium, iron, fiber). Linked to many health benefits, especially when part of a Mediterranean lifestyle. This includes less brain shrinkage, ie healthier brains. ½ cup of cooked whole grains equals one serving. A grain is considered to be a whole grain […]

Learning to Live the Mediterranean Lifestyle

Brain Healthy Eating:  Learning to Live the Mediterranean Lifestyle   The Mediterranean Lifestyle is proven: Ancel Keys 7 Countries study from the 1950’s World Health Organization Guidelines, 1990 Blue Zones by Dan Buetner, 2009:  Sardinia, Loma Linda, Okinawa, Ikaria, Nicoya The Mediterranean Lifestyle: Consistent Exercise Healthy Eating Lifelong Learning Staying Connected Meditation/Yoga   Benefits Include Reduced […]

Olive Oil Cake

By Chef Kim Baretta This recipe was featured in Bon Appetit.  It is so moist with a lovely texture.   I use a good quality grocery store olive oil in the cake, but an expensive finishing olive oil or lemon flavored olive oil to drizzle on the cake once done baking.  It lasts easily for 4-5 […]