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Public Invited to Dementia Support Group, Every Last Thursday of the Month

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Free Dementia Support Group Meeting on Thursday
July 28th, 5:30-7:00pm, at San Clemente Villas, and
Then Meeting Every Last Thursday Thereafter

A free, ongoing support group for adult children and families who have a loved one with dementia meets at San Clemente Villas Thursday, July 28th, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

Group discussions will cover many subjects including the differences between normal memory changes, mild cognitive impairment and early-stage dementia.
 
The support group will continue to meet the last Thursday of each month at San Clemente Villas to share news and ideas, and to learn more about the different levels of memory loss and dementia, and ways to detect them.

The support group invites care givers, relatives, and those concerned about their own memory skills, to come and ask questions of geriatric experts on hand and get their input about modern dementia identification tools, treatment, and how the Villas new “Memory Enhancement Program” (MEP) is state-of-the-art.

Gerontologist and group leader Jane L. Mahakian, Ph.D., MFT, previous director of Elder Care Programs at the University of California, San Francisco, and CEO/founder of Aging Matters, Inc., will be on hand conducting the workshop.

The event coincides with the new Memory Enhancement Program being offered to residents at the Villas’ deluxe assisted care community. Unlike some memory enhancement programs, this one is research-based using only well-proven techniques.

Participating MEP residents of the Villas attend daily memory improvement classes, conducted by Coordinator Diana Sanchez, that are loaded with cues and reminders. These provoke those residents to keep their minds and bodies in motion to help them remain as independent as possible as long as possible. 

“There are classes, twice a day, covering virtually any kind of cognitive deficiency,” says Dr. Mahakian. “You want those in MEP, even ones with mild cognitive impairment, to be as regularly stimulated as often as possible.  It is so true that using a mind helps forestall losing a mind.”

Individual supportive counseling is provided for each participant, weekly testing is done to verify progress being made, and there are monthly support groups for residents and families.


To learn more about this support group, or to attend it, call Villas co-owner, Aileen Brazeau, at 949-289-1534. | Fax: (949) 234-0081 | email: Aileen@SanClementeVillas.com or contact Dr. Jane atmahakian@worldnet.att.net or at 949 212-4105.  Please RSVP as space is limited.

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San Clemente Villas by the Sea is an Orange County senior living and housing community that delivers care, camaraderie, resort-style amenities, and excellent programming for all stages of retirement. The Villas offers independent living, assisted living, as well as memory care services for seniors over the age of 65. An exceptional, highly trained staff, including a medical doctor and gerontologist, fosters an exciting and fun environment with a focus on resident care for retirees.

Located next door to the San Clemente Saddleback Memorial Hospital and across the street from some 200 doctors, San Clemente Villas is ideally located for seniors.

San Clemente Villas by the Sea, 660 Camino De Los Mares, San Clemente, CA.  92672 Phone: (949) 489-3400 | Fax: (949) 234-0081 | For more Info e-mail: info@sanclementevillas.com or Aileen Brazeau (949) 289-1534.
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