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Memory Screens: We Owe It To Our Children!

George Arthur relaxing after a visit to Memory Matters You don’t need me to tell you that children are a gift from on high. Your own kids, and later your Grandkids. I often refer to the inter-generational magic that lights up the atmosphere…
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A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace A story from John Ratliff: As has often been the case, we read the book together.  This time, however, she was away at camp and unavailable for our normal daily discussions of the chapters we had recently devoured.…
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Trimming the Fat

Would it not be a better world, if everyone had access to the excellent education John Ratliff refers to in his story? As part of Memory Matters' service to the community at large, we have increased the scope of our Brain Health Education…
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The Dream Catcher

When John sent me his Dream Catcher story I was immediatly reminded of all the good that is in the world. I was drawn to the great Luke Bryan song I'm trying to learn and play just now called "Most People are Good." I believe kids oughta stay…
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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…