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Wire Your Brain for Happiness

By Lauren Mahakian. Originally published in "The Alzheimer's Whisperer" in PV News - 7-30-2020 People who care for loved ones with dementia, especially when those loved ones are relatives, are often also concerned about whether they will develop dementia themselves....

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The Human Touch

By Lauren Mahakian. Originally published in "The Alzheimer's Whisperer" in PV News It’s feels like a bazillion months since March 2020 when we first isolated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It wasn’t so bad at first, other than facing a shortage of toilet paper,...

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Music Tap Dances into Long-Term Memory

By Lauren Mahakian. Originally published in "The Alzheimer's Whisperer" in PV News - 8-6-2020 We’ve all had “that” experience with music. You’re going about your life working, playing, or whatever, and you suddenly become aware of a song playing, one that takes you...

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Live, Love, Art

By Lauren Mahakian. Originally published in "The Alzheimer's Whisperer" in PV News - 10-8-2020 At the beginning of 2020, I was excitedly working on a new venture to help those with memory impairments called, “Live, Love, Art.” It was to launch in April 2020—and then...

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Isolation Blues

By Lauren Mahakian. Originally published in "The Alzheimer's Whisperer" in PV News The last two months have been a roller coaster ride, from hearing about some virus that originated overseas to being isolated in our homes and denied access to the beach, hiking trails,...

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Santa Maria / Santa Ynez Area Seminars Announced

DUE TO THE GLOBAL COVID-19 PANDEMIC, ALL SEMINARS ARE CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED WHEN POSSIBLE. We appreciate your understanding during these difficult times. Please see our virtual options page for more information and assistance during this time. Family...

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In-Home Care: When is it Time?
In-Home Care: When is it Time?

Many families consider living at home as a "safe" choice. The family home remains the family home. Mom is comfortable there. Nothing much changes, except that the family now understands that Mom needs care, and a lot of it. Is it time for in-home care or do you want...

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LAUREN’s Lecture Series

LAUREN will lead a series of educational events exploring a variety of aspects of dementia and approaches to care for both those with the disease and those who care for them.  Learn about the disease, coping mechanisms, and approaches to improved your quality of life...

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Memory, Coffee, and Compassion Support Group™

Every Wednesday of the month, you have the unique opportunity to meet with others who are caring for their loved ones with dementia. Join us for discussion and support with friends who care. Memory, Coffee and Compassion Support Group Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 11:30...

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True Boutique Facility and Care

Almost 2 years ago Lauren and her team came to our rescue. My aunt, who had been at an assisted living facility needed surgery and could not return to that facility, so we had to act quickly. One call to Lauren and after assessing my aunt would be a good fit at the...

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The Best Decision We Made, Even During Covid-19

South Bay Memory Care and the Family Connect Care group have been a blessing to our family. In March of 2020, our family made the very difficult decision to move my father, who had dementia, from a larger facility. From day one, he and our family were welcomed into...

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Advocacy to Keep my Father Young

LAUREN and her company Family Connect Care offers something wonderful and unique for those who want to age at home. We started using LAUREN's services about two and half years ago when my father’s wife died. Dad, who is a very young 93 year old, lives by himself, and...

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