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Likes and Follows

John Ratliff is already missing his daughter who is away in a special NY State camp for talented musicians. His new blog tells it all........... Likes and Follows For many years I have avoided social media like the plague, but recently my…
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Yo-Yo

John Ratliff writes about the importance of music in our lives. Here at Memory Matters music is an everyday therapy that is employed to entertain, but also to calm and relax.  To many of our memory care participants, it…
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PHYSICAL EXERCISE FOR BRAIN HEALTH

    Now this looks like exercise! This is another blog in my series on "Brain Health". Last week we studied a first-class up-to-date university research program into the benefits of olive oil, arguably the most important…
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ADDING LIFE TO YOUR YEARS

  Dear Readers: I am pleased to publish a second, well researched and thoughtful blog from my volunteer friend Bob Fortier. Bob is recovering from major surgery but still found time to think of Memory Matters and to provide this…
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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…
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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…
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WORDS

Source of image and video: Nature - International weekly journal of science  Another great "Brain Day"! I particularly like to write about fun and rewarding happenings in our Connections program. Last Thursday provided us all, Club members…
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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,…