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We are getting ready for our next Family Fun Night at MM. This is a great opportunity for our families to get a glimpse of what our programming is all about. The events are regularly scheduled during the month in the afternoon from 3:15-5. Our next event is April 20th and is all about garden activities. Give a call to reserve a spot! 843-842-6688
- What is Normal Memory?
- Visual and Verbal Memory-What Type Are You?
- Super Brain Yoga and Tools for Stress Reduction.
- Healthy Eating-Feed your Brain.
- Memory Retraining Techniques.
- Journaling and Creative Writing.
- Your Senses and Memory-Sharpening tools.
- Laughter: It Really is Good Medicine!
- Brain Games and Challenges.
- What are the Keys to Memory Fitness?
7 tips for a healthy brain
Julianne Moore shines a light on Alzheimer's
Julianne Moore gave a riveting and brilliant performance in "Still Alice" and won the Oscar for Best Actress at the Academy Awards last night. In her acceptance speech she spoke from the heart, grateful that her performance might "shine a light" on the need to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. We hope that her speech, the Oscar, and the movie bring much-needed attention to funding research and to finding a cure. Shine on, Julianne! Shine on!
Save Your Brain
"Save Your Brain" author Paul Nussbaum is coming to Hilton Head. This is a real opportunity to learn about brain health and fitness from an internationally recognized expert. Nussbaum will be the keynote presenter at a conference on brain health and fitness hosted by Memory Matters on Thursday, March 12 at Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort. Call (843) 842-6688 for tickets or information. CEUs are available for professionals.
Enroll in our Brain Health Conference today! Keynote speaker, Dr. Paul Nussbaum clinical neuropsychologist and adjunct professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Co founder of Fit brain. Tickets are $65.00 includes Mini BrainBooster class, 25 fitness/health vendors, continental breakfast and lunch. RSVP 843-842-6688
When: Thursday March 12th
Time: 8 am Registration and Continental Breakfast -
9 am - 4 pm Speakers and Sessions including Lunch
Where: Hilton Head Beach and Tennis
40 Folly Field Road- Hilton Head Island SC
|The power of your brain is Amazing! Come to the Brain Health Conference and Learn how to boost the power!|
Blessings to one and all this Holiday season. As we end this year I reflect on so many sweet faces that have been mine to care for. I pray for each family still on the journey and those whose journey is coming to a close. My hearts desire is to never miss an opportunity to see the value in each and every one of our participants and to give them a feeling of pride in what they have accomplished in life. We laugh and joke a lot in our program room - but I never forget the other side of this journey -the forgetting side. My dream is that we will see an end to that in my life time-but until that "day of the cure" comes I promise to strive toward providing a safe haven of rest and joy for those I care for. I know our entire staff echo's these words. We are committed to excellence of care and service to all of our families and those diagnosed with any type of dementia. Blessings and see you in the New Year!
|l to r Edwina, AshleyMelissa (Middle w Pink hat) Jeannie, Cathee, Karen (and Daniel!)|
Opening ceremonies for the 46th annual RBC Heritage happened Monday on Hilton Head Island.
The ceremony and a parade kicked off at noon at Liberty Oak at the Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Memory Matters was represented by our Director Edwina Hoyle and board members-along with two grandchildren of board member Ann C. Memory Matters is the PGA charity of the year for 2013 and is proud to be a part of this weeks RBC Heritage activities!
|The PGA media trucks arrive and start to unload....8:30 am!|
|Filming was a day long adventure...lots of crew and lots of work!|
|The crew gets a lunch break at 1:00...Pizza for everybody.|
|And it is a wrap! What a great day for Memory Matters as we put the finish on the commercial for the PGA .Thank you PGA for giving us the honor of National Charity of the Year!|
|Jane's version of the Eiffel tower-ooolala!|
|Nancy's flower garden|
|Roger seems very serious about his art class today! He was working on a beautiful painting with contrasting colors.|
|John and Nancy M. made us all want spring to be here!|
|The table hard at work!|
We had a very interesting doggy day at Memory Matters, it was Shammy's birthday and we celebrated it like all of our other birthday's with cake, balloons and laughter. The only thing is Shammy is a dog, a big dog, she is the "doggy niece" of our friend and volunteer Kerri. Kerri's BABY Onslo came along for the party, weighing in at 195 lbs, Onslo is one big boy! We all had a great time and Shammy even received gifts. The best part was watching our friend Joni connect with the dogs, Joni loves dogs and got right down on the floor to make Shammy feel right at home. What a great doggy day! Thanks to Kathleen, Kerri and Ron for sharing there big baby's with us.
We love to practice our art skills here at the day program. A few weeks ago we experimented with pastels on dark paper and here are a few of the amazing results.
What better day to start our blog than the historic southern storm of 2014. As you all may know here on Hilton Head it was a lot of hype and a little bit of ice. But that is ok-we managed and now we all have stories to tell. AND that is what this blog will be stories of the joy and accomplishments of the amazing participants in our day programs at Memory Matters. We could talk about the storm of the disease itself - but we would miss the stories of the lives that are journeying through with great grace and joy. So be prepared in the coming months to be amazed, to laugh ,to follow along on this journey with us, one day at a time.