Memory problems can be scary. It can be hard to know what to do if you think there is a problem or if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Dementia. Memory Matters is here to support you and your family, no matter where you are along the memory loss journey.
Support is vital for the caregivers of persons with memory problems.
Individual counseling Sessions
We have been the community's primary source of information about memory problems for over 20 years.
Lunch and Learn Meetings
Social opportunities are often diminished when there is a diagnosis of dementia.
We provide social gatherings and activities for persons with memory problems, their caregivers, family and friends. Check out our calendar of events to learn more today!
Often social opportunities are limited when there is a memory problem. Friends are not sure what to do or say so they will avoid interaction. Public areas may cause anxiety for persons with dementia so families will steer clear of situations that may cause confusion or embarrassment. Having a non-clinical venue for social interaction that is attended by others who understand and are facing similar circumstances is vital. We provide a variety of events throughout the year including parties, musical programs, BINGO, art classes, brain games, yoga, Bible study and more. Check out our calendar for planned programs or call us for more information.
Caring for someone with a memory disorder can be difficult and isolating. The purpose of a support group is to offer an opportunity for caregivers and others to share their personal experiences and ideas and to provide moral support. We offer many support groups in the Golden isles.
Jekyll Island Methodist on the third Thursday at 11:00
Holy Nativity Church on St. Simons on the third Friday at 10:00
Darien Presbyterian Church on the third Friday at 10:00
Memory Matters House in Brunswick on the fourth Wednesday at 10:00
Parkinson's Caregivers at Memory Matters on the fourth Wednesday at 1:00
We offer free counseling sessions for anyone that needs extra help dealing with the overwhelming feelings of being a caregiver for a dementia patient. Call for an appointment 912-264-0777.
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Sometimes it helps to have someone to talk to about the volumes of information available, and the confusion about how to best help a loved one with memory problems. While we can not replace the advice of physicians or therapists, we have extensive experience in navigating these issues, and in helping caregivers see options to consider. Call our office at 912-264-0777 for an appointment.
As part of our mission to educate the community about the various types of memory problems, the Community Relations Coordinator and Board members are available to speak to groups about Memory Matters and our mission. There is no fee for speaking engagements, but honoraria and contributions are gratefully accepted. Contact us to arrange for a speaker.
We offer monthly Lunch and Learn meetings that highlight topics of interest to families dealing with dementia. These include local businesses and nonprofit organizations that offer services that may be needed. They also include topics like How To Avoid Being Scammed, Healthy Diets, Dementia Caregiver's Workshop and more.
Our Resource Center at Memory Matters House includes information for caregivers, medical professionals, and anyone seeking information about dementia. Brochures, booklets and other handouts are available free of charge. In addition to information on diseases causing dementia, there is information on Medicare/Medicaid, financial planning, elder law, general healthcare consumerism, and literature from other agencies relevant to eldercare. The Resource Center also consists of books and reference materials that are available to borrow.