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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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Ten Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are often confused as being the same, but they’re not. Dementia describes a set of symptoms that include degraded memory, reasoning, and thinking. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes dementia, but dementia can also be caused by other...

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The Older Person – What’s Not Normal?

Warning Signs and Red Flags Deteriorating hygiene or appearance Erratic or inappropriate behavior changes Increasing confusion or disorientation Depression with tearfulness, loss of appetite Signs of insufficient nutrition, dehydration, or weight loss Inability to...

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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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A Vision of Care and Continuing Support

Thank you Lauren and FCC. I recognize that the exceptional care for my wife and the other residents comes from your vision for and commitment to a unique and special kind of care that you envisioned and have implemented. Your staff selection, retention, ongoing...

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Clean Home Where Mom Can Feel Comfortable

My mother has been living at Family Connect Care Greenwood for a year and I wish I had known about the residence sooner. I am so happy with the excellent and nurturing care that she receives and the stimulating activities, both indoors and outside, that she is...

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