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The Fantastic Voyage

A thoughtful recollection from John Ratliff. Thank you, John, for dedicating yourself to helping others. The Fantastic Voyage So yesterday I got my annual eye exam and once again was very fortunate to learn that, more or less, all is well…
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First Day

  Amélie did much better than survive her first day in a new school, but I sense that Dad (JW) was just a tad anxious! The first day at a new school, the first day at a new job, or simply the first time…

Bluffton Sun Story

  One of the most challenging things for the staff at Memory Matters is to convince people to stop worrying about their memory, and, if they are worried, to be pro-active and get a free baseline memory screening. Worrying can actually…
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GO BACK IN TIME AND SPEAK TO YOURSELF!

I'm 69 years old (yes I admit it) although my Grandkids probably think I'm older than that, or "really old"! I hope that along the way I have become a little wiser than I was as a pre- teenage kid, but sometimes my mind wanders back to when…
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CONNECTIONS CLASS: THEIR FAVORITE MUSIC

"I Believe"  Elvis Presley I believe for every drop of rain that falls A flower grows I believe that somewhere in the darkest night A candle glows I believe for everyone who goes astray, someone will come To show the way I believe,…
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THE COLOR PURPLE

When I first decided to write this blog I was given some great advice from Cathee - a wonderful and spirited Program Director at Memory Matters. In order to fast track my learning Cathee  also recommended that I seek out and read other…
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YOUR FIRST STEP

Earlier this week Memory Matters held an Open House. This was something not previously offered, but we wanted to reach out to the community at large and increase awareness of our near twenty years of memory care experience, resource and innovative…
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FOCUS

This child learned to focus naturally and it's only as she grows older will multi-tasking become a problem for her parents! Her parents and teachers will strive to teach focus. The Connections program this week led by Karen was dedicated…
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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE!

It is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and both in the Club and Connections programs we have been recalling our school days when we were encouraged to learn and recite from plays including Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo…
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OPTIMISM

Great day at Memory Matters! The participants in the Connections day program engaged in a really interesting and challenging discussion on "the benefits of an optimistic attitude". The word "happy" has many synonyms from ecstatic to exultant…