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Hoarding and its Link to Dementia

By Lauren Mahakian Contributing writer. Originally published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on 9/16/2021 Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder...

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What to read or recommend to dementia patients

By Lauren Mahakian Contributing writer. Originally published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on 8/12/2021 For so many people, reading is a way to keep the brain agile, but it is also an exciting, entertaining way to engage with the world around us. Not only are books...

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Solving Sleep Problems for Patients and Caregivers

By Lauren Mahakian Contributing writer. Originally published in Palos Verdes Penisnsula News on 7/22/2021 I’m sure most of us remember in our younger years how we would go to bed far too late and wake the next morning way too early. “I’ll make up for that by getting...

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Wandering and Behavioral Changes in Older Adults

By Lauren Mahakian Contributing writer. Originally published in Santa Ynez Valley News on 6/17/2021 One of the toughest challenges of caring for an aging loved one is behavioral changes. Just as everyone ages, people also will change behaviors over time. These changes...

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Identifying dysphagia, seeking care

By Lauren Mahakian Contributing writer. Originally published in Santa Ynez Valley News on 4/28/2021 The English language is filled with both simple and complex words. When someone uses an overly complex word in ordinary circumstances, they’re sometimes accused of...

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Respect is the key to communicating with those with dementia

By Lauren Mahakian Contributing writer. Originally published in PV News on 4/22/2021   I’m fascinated by how we learn to communicate. We start naturally by developing language skills as infants through our interaction with others. We develop comprehension long...

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Learn a new hobby, stay sharp

By Lauren Mahakian 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 Mahakian 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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