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SPIRITUALITY

One of the five interventions that we teach is that of Meditation, and the desirability of 'cooling our brain' to relieve stress. Some call this Spirituality. To many people Spirituality can mean following their God or a higher power, and…
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DO THE NEXT RIGHT THING.

I love the way the participants in our Compass Program and Connections Class contribute to everyone having their best brain day. Their one-liners are so meaningful, like the one I used for the title of this blog. A Connections class gentleman…

MUSIC FROM THE YOUNG, FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART!

  Sometime in May 2016 a friend asked me to write a blog about Memory Matters "through the eyes of a volunteer" working in the social day program we call Compass, and later in the Connections class we teach those with mild memory…

MEMORY MATTERS OUT IN FRONT OF THE CURVE.

   Welcome to the Volunteer Mike blog site! I am delighted to introduce a guest writer and good friend who is volunteering with us three days a week and making heartfelt and insightful contributions to Memory Matters Compass program…

LOVE IS IN THE AIR!

Love is in the air! One of my Grandkids celebrated his 3rd birthday last Saturday and his family and friends were there to demonstrate their love and celebrate with him. We are fortunate that all our family lives locally, so my eldest…
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THE ART OF FORGETTING!

  Only Elephants Never Forget! There is no shame in forgetting! Today, our new 2018 Connections Class openly debated forgetfulness and concluded, both passionately and, at times emotionally, that it is really OK to forget. As…
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ALZHEIMER’S: ENCOURAGING RESEARCH NEWS TO START 2018

  Art Therapy. A regular feature of our programs. Two of my favorite volunteer elves, just prior to Christmas last year! Happy New Year to all our Memory Matters extended family, including our care givers and their  loved ones,…
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TIME TO REFLECT AND IMAGINE ANEW.

This picture only hints at the joy of Connections participant Rebecca (second from right) and her priceless original artwork, created at Memory Matters under the gentle guidance of our artist-in-residence Art Cornell (second from left).…
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ALZHEIMER’S: BILL GATES TO THE RESCUE?

  Bill and Melinda Gates Finally! We have someone of substance, indeed a philanthropist of global renown, with a voice that people of all persuasions will listen too. A man with a major Foundation, able to lead and bring huge finance…

LAUGHTER IN THE COMMUNITY

Our Connections classes continue to grow in size this year. Why is that? It could be any one of the many things I have written about over the past 18 months, through the eyes of this volunteer. In truth it's a blend of everything we do:…