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Britt’s  Doughnuts

I think JW (John Ratliff) likes doughnuts................. Britt’s  Doughnuts The little seaside pavilion was worn down from decades of use. Flashing arcade lights, an old bumper car ride, souvenir shops with towels, t-shirts and…
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Wild Turkeys

JW on the nature trail in his new backyard............. Wild Turkeys  “That is definitely what crossed in front of me on the path this morning!”, she said, sliding her phone over the kitchen counter to me. Marie’s cheeks were flushed…
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Mediterranean Recipes from Brain Health Summit 2019

  Recipes Courtesy of Chef in Residence, Kim Baretta . . . Mediterranean-Style Stuffed Red Peppers This homestyle recipe is a meal all in one!  Just add a side salad, and dinner is done!  You can easily omit the turkey (or…
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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…
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BRAIN HEALTH SUMMIT 3 COMING MARCH 12, 2020!

  They came from all over the Lowcountry and even further afield to learn more about the "last frontier" in medical science. They came to learn about that "squidgy" 3lbs organ inside their head. Yes, they came to learn about their…
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Sweet Melissa

Sweet Melissa From John Ratliff: Just before the dawn, I stepped outside. That’s when I heard the distant horn. Walking around the side of our new house to the recycle bin I felt the vibration of the freight cars rumbling through…
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Mr. Glina

"Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend"  -- Longfellow A poignant story from my friend and fellow volunteer John Ratliff. Here he delves deep into his childhood and remembers old friends. Mr. Glina It was the summer…
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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…
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Hattrick

Hattrick  Danielle had them all ready and waiting in a perfect circle of relatives, residents, and caregivers. It was late in the afternoon, so we unpacked our instruments and jumped right into our set. We dedicated the first number…
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“Food Matters in Brain Health” by David Lauderdale

Island Packet Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Kim Baretta handed me a fork and asked me to feed my brain. She had prepared samplings of four different grains, each of them sort of a Mediterranean version of the grits I scarf down like a bird dog,…