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Learn a new hobby, stay sharp

By Lauren Makahian Contributing writer. Originally published in Santa Ynez Valley News on 3/25/2021   These days, almost everyone does the “social” thing. Instagram this. Twitter that. Facebook the other thing. Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Skype, Whatsapp,...

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How to Avoid a Fall

By Lauren Makahian Contributing writer. Originally published in PV News on 3/10/2021   I love watching little kids playing. They’re inquisitive. They haven’t yet developed the filters of political correctness. Most of all, they’re fearless. They run, jump, and...

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Names, Faces and Other Memory Challenges

By Lauren Makahian Contributing writer. Originally published in PV News on 2/10/2021   I’m just settling into an easy chair in a private room with two clients. I open with a question, “Marjorie, do you know who I am?” “No,” she replies without hesitation. “But...

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Getting loved ones (and ourselves) the coronavirus vaccine

By Lauren Makahian Contributing writer. Originally published in PV News on 2/4/2021 Each week I hold a support group meeting, founded to help local residents find direction and help with caring for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. I lead the...

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How to deal with the pandemic isolation blues

By Lauren Makahian Contributing writer. Originally published in PV News on 1/13/2021 Borrowing from a famous quote by Mark Twain, the running joke is that reports of the death of the year 2020 have been greatly exaggerated. Sadly, the joke is laced with more truth...

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Caregiver’s guide to choosing healthful comfort food

By Lauren Makahian Contributing writer. Originally published in PV News on 10/30/2020 I recently greeted Dr. John La Puma as a guest on my podcast show, "Unlocking the Doors of Dementia with Lauren." Dr. La Puma is a board-certified physician who is also a...

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Wire Your Brain for Happiness

By Lauren Mahakian. Originally published in "Lauren Mahakian, the Alzheimer's Insighter" in Santa Ynez Valley News - 4-8-2021 People who care for loved ones with dementia, especially when those loved ones are relatives, are often also concerned about whether they will...

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Dear Lauren, We would like to thank you and all the employees who take such good care of us. Thank you for the Christmas presents and decorations, especially for the poinsettia plants on the patios. We appreciate all the Christmas thoughts you bring everyday. Thanks for all you do.

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