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Medication-taking tips for dementia patients

By Lauren Mahakian Contributing writer. Originally published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on 1/11/22 Being a caregiver is hard, and caring for a loved one with dementia adds additional challenges. As we try to care for nutrition, hydration, stimulation, physical...

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Drinking Water is Good for Dementia

By Lauren Mahakian Contributing writer. Originally published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on 10/21/2021 Many dementia patients do not consume enough fluids, leading to dehydration and other complications. And, because the symptoms of dehydration are similar to those...

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Dear Dementia Whisperer

A letter from a current Family Connect Memory Care Team Member -- In response to your question about what I kow about FCMC, allow me to consider this a short "essay style" exam question! As I navigate the company website, I always find myself drawn toward the...

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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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Dear Dementia Whisperer

A letter from a current Family Connect Memory Care Team Member -- In response to your question about what I kow about FCMC, allow me to consider this a short "essay style" exam question! As I navigate the company website, I always find myself drawn toward the...

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Lauren puts a lot of thought and heart into what she does

I recently sold Lauren Mahakian a home in Solvang for the purpose of renovating it and utilizing it as a boutique care home for her clients that have Alzheimer’s and/or Dementia. She has several boutique homes in the South Bay area in Torrance and her clientele and...

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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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