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Causes: Alzheimers Disease, Health

Mission: Our mission is to reduce isolation and improve wellness for individuals with dementia and their caregivers through activities, support, education and consultation.

Target demographics: Caregivers and seniors with memory loss illnesses

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 2400 individuals

Geographic areas served: Southern Utah and Mesquite, NV

Programs: We reduce isolation and improve wellness for individuals with dementia and their caregivers through activities, support, education and consultation.

Community Stories

60 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I signed up as a volunteer with Memory Matters Utah over five years ago, after my mother passed in 2010 with Alzheimers, it is such a devastating disease.
It took all of my mothers memories, thoughts and ability to communicate in our world, even though she was physically able to get around.
This is "paying it forward" for me, helping to care, nurture, provide companionship and teach what I've learned through my personal experience.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My wife has worked for Memory Matters Utah for 6 years and comes home regularly feeling very fulfilled in the work and the support she was able to provide during the day. She feels a deep love for the caregivers and those with the disease as well as for her coworkers. The work she does has definitely become a labor of love!

My hope is that folks will realize the importance of the services provided by Memory Matters Utah and continue to support them financially so those services can continue for those in need.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been working with Memory Matters for the last two months as an activities coordinator.
It's a great non profit organization. Everyone here goes beyond their daily duties to make sure the participants are well taken care of, physically and emotionally.
They also have a great program to help the caregivers with the support they need every week for the care of their loved ones.
We have an amazing lady that prepares breakfasts, lunches and snacks for everybody and the food is great.
This organization feels like a family that truly care for each other.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Memory Matters has been such a help to me regarding my husband. I was not sure what to do or where to go for help. I called and talked to Janet, she is such a kind, caring person. I attend the support meeting and learn something new every time that helps with caring for my husband. I am also attending an eight week class for caregivers and patients' which has also been great

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My mom was reluctant to go to Memory Matters in the beginning, but after her first visit she was hooked. The staff made her feel welcome and part of the group immediately. She looked forward to going each week. We noticed that her mood remained positive and her cognition seemed to be sharper the days following her activity group day.

Memory Matters provides hope and understanding to the participants and their caregivers. They can always help you find the humor in any situation.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so very appreciative of Memory Matters...the support staff and the members/caregivers. I am always listened to and heard. I have been offered compassion, helpful ideas, education , guidance and strength. They have been a lifeline!! Thank you. KH

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

As my wife progresses from middle stage Alzheimers to advanced stages, I would have no chance of dealing with it by myself. Memory Matters Utah takes the time to run not only caretakers meetings but also have patient workshops. I cannot emphasize enough the positive impact they have on the entire Washington County community. Thank God for Memory Matters Utah!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Having been diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s I joined our Memory Matters group, and after many meetings I learned so much about the disease that’s coming upon me. It was definitely a super support group that helped me along this long journey. They are the kindest, understanding and loving group.
James Ferri

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had seen signs of memory loss with my husband for awhile; years actually, but it wasn't until he acknowledged that something was wrong that we took the steps to see what was available to us in our community. Welcome Memory Matters! We had seen a brochure so we went to the office and met with the program director Janet Labrum. She was WONDERFUL!! Her attitude, demeanor & SMILE put us at ease right away!!! She was SO happy to help answer our questions and invited us to attend their Early stage memory loss series of classes. We had just started with that course when Covid hit the world. That shut us down, but after a while we were able to do zoom meetings with the caregivers support group.That was & has been a godsend!!! Val Nielsen

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been coming to Memory Matters for a year and a half. They have not only helped me in discovering the role of a Caregiver as my wife's disease progresses but has also helped her through the more difficult task of guiding and helping with mental exercises to prolong her decline. I cannot emphasize enough the terrific job they do in guiding this transition which is by far the most difficult role I have ever had the play.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Memory Matters of Utah has been a great place to find information and to receive support services for all things related to Dementia and Alzheimer's. I highly recommend them to any one I meet that might be in need of those services. The staff is great, very understanding and knowledgeable.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Memory Matters is a great organization that helps so many people.The caregivers of those with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's/Dementia receive much needed support and comfort and the individual suffering with the disease have opportunities for socialization and activities that help stimulate their brain and bodies. This is definitely a great asset to the community.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi,
My name is Mary and I am a "Good Morning Sunshine" volunteer for Memory Matters Utah.I love the work that is done here and I have been very happy to be a volunteer for this wonderful program. The love and caring that is shown to all the clients, volunteers, caregivers, and staff is inspiring. This organization provides programs that are much needed to help caregivers and their loved ones who are struggling with Alzheimer's and other dementia related illnesses. Hearing from the clients that they appreciate the love and caring shown to them in our morning calls makes me feel great and makes me feel that I am helping to provide a service that helps our clients as well as the community. I am thankful for this opportunity to serve at Memory Matters Utah.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When my wife was diagnosed with onset Alzheimer's disease I panicked and had no idea what to do. Our families live elsewhere and I felt alone in how to effectively deal with this. I had seen a segment on "60 Minutes" detailing the degenerative effect of the patient with this disease over a thirty+ year time frame. In this case the husband decided to be the lone caregiver for her. He had aged as much or more than she by going solo through the process.

Through research I was told of support groups in my area. The one I have been primarily attached with is Memory Matters-Utah. We started in their 10 week (one day/week) Cognitive Training Workshop designed for the patient and caregiver. It was very eye-opening to see the ways I can help through "Brain Games" and lots of other tools. Speakers came to help the caregiver better understand what lies ahead, resources in the area, etc.

Since that Workshop, we have attended a support group meeting which is held one day a week for 2 hours with Janet from Memory Maters leading the group.

I cannot possibly fully express how this has helped the two of us. I now have an invaluable resource to help guide me through it. They are great for finding assisted living facilities, legal assistance, government agencies, etc.

I hate to think where we would be without Memory Matters-Utah.

Thank you,

Phil Meade

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand how Memory Matters has made a difference in our community! They have helped renew hope and confidence in participants and caretakers. Memory Matters is a top notch non-profit with a friendly staff and always readily available to help and offer support to those who are suffering with alzheimer's or dementia and caretakers.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I rate Memory Matters a HIGH 5!!

I have known LuAnn Lundquist for many years. As Director of Memory Matters Organization, she has provided our community a place for people with many different ailments to receive help.

Memory Matters aids the community with Telephone operators, classes, respite and many other services.

I am personally involved in the Daily Telephone contact program, (Good Morning Sunshine) to assure that I am well. The various callers throughout the week make sure they track me down if I do not respond to their call. Yippee!!

I was a full time Professional Social Worker at The University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse for 24 years. Upon retirement, I moved to the St. George community in 1993. I met LuAnn Lundquist and volunteered to assist her and her organization in reaching out to her vast clientele.

Memory Matters is one of the finest agencies because they are easily accessible and provide a wide variety of services.
Respectfully,
Pat Sapio

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am one of the volunteers for Memory Matters. I have been volunteering with them for almost 4 years. We make phone calls through our Good Morning Sunshine program on a daily basis. It is a wellness check and support call for the care giver and or the clients living on their own. This is the sincerely the most caring, loving group of people. I am proud and honored to be part of this group!

1 kanarra1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I’m the founder of this organization, so my rating is prejudiced in its favor. Covid-19 hit our organization really hard. We are successful because we have personal service and support with a knowledge of local resources. We had to close our group services in March. Our staff worked hard to provide Zoom support groups, email and telephone support. We created online activity kits that caregivers could get free on our website. www.memorymattersutah.org. I’m happy to announce that we are opening group services on a limited basis and rehiring our wonderful staff. I love Memory Matters.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Memory Matters Utah has made a difference in our rural area. We live in a farming community and have many retired people who live here. As these neighbors have aged and developed memory loss and dementia, Memory Matters has been there for us with in-home consultations, booklets, and educational presentations. It is hard to find help in rural areas such as our town, but we have been well supported and served by this organization.

They were started locally and they know the culture, the local resources, and volunteers who are willing to help that living nearby.

4 Erin Lundquist M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This amazing organization is dedicated to helping those with memory loss as well as their care givers. It is amazing to see the effort that they have gone through to continue to support our community with digital resources through Covid.

3

Advisor

Rating: 5

When I moved to Saint George I was looking for opportunities with people who truly care about and help others in their line of work. Memory Matters Utah is amazing in understanding that even in old age the brain has a remarkable capacity to change and grow, and that individuals have some control over how healthy and alert their brains remain as the years go by! I have witnessed participants and their care givers change their Psychological and Emotional Well-being while being valued by Memory Matters Utah! Kudos to them!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My mother has lived with me for 5 years now after 2 strokes and a fall which caused a TBI. She is a sweetheart but can be very trying. Memory Matters has been a lifesaver for ME with their support and resources.
And their kind loving helpful demeanor has been immeasurable good for my Mom.
This organization has made a significant difference in my life, my moms life and the lives of all of us that care for and about this sweet little lady.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I attended the Memory Matters classes at the St. George Library 3 years ago. That was the beginning of help and understanding regarding Dementia in our lives. Many resources were made available to us and counsel of how to deal with this enormous change in our lives. We met treasured friends there.
As a Caregiver I was thrilled to meet others that were dealing with the same challenges. I enjoyed attending the Support Group under the direction of Janet. She is a very loving and caring person that united us all.
Right now, the greatest help to my husband and myself are the Activity Classes held at Memory Matters. I am able to get time to myself to run errands, pay bills, have lunch with friends and SLEEP if necessary! My husband has a group of friends he enjoys spending time with. The meals and snacks are excellent. He love music time and the crafts. The Activity Classes are the highlight of our week!
Colleen Johnson

2 suesherman

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been associated with Memory Matters for over 5 years, and during that time have received a wealth of information from them on what Alzheimer's is and how to deal with it as both the care giver and care receiver. Lu Ann, Janet and the volunteers at the office, really care about each one of us and it shows.

I have just started taking advantage of the Activity Class for those with dementia which is 4 hours per day Tuesday-Thursday. They provide lunch, snacks, activities and socialization for the participants and it gives the caregiver 4 hours of much needed respite time.

The support group for caregivers that Memory Matters facilitates is a god-send. We have developed life long friendships with people who understand what you are going through because they either have or are currently going though the same thing. Answers and suggestions for how to deal with a specific situation are given here, plus emotional support.

In summary, Memory Matters Utah is the very best Charity I have ever come in contact with. One hundred percent of your donation stays right here in the St George area to further the good work they do, so consider donating TODAY!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This nonprofit organization has been essential in helping us to deal with Alzheimer's. They provide classes which teach what the disease is, what you can do to delay its progression and what to expect. Most important of all, it provides support for the caregivers. It hosts weekly meetings where we each discuss the problems and situations we are dealing with. The interaction with other people who are going through the same things you are and can understand and offer suggestions makes you realize you are not alone. LuAnne, Janet and the others who work or volunteer for the Memory Matters, really care about you and it shows.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

4 years ago my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementia. I was lost not knowing what was going to happen or what to watch for, I was scared for my sweetheart. Memory Matters taught me and the support group gave me the confidence I needed. I can not say Thank You enough to this wonderful organization. They truly are a Answer to my prayers.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

These people are the best! I'm so grateful I was led to them for my mother with dementia who was feeling useless. She loves her new friends❤. In the beginning my mother resisted going and one morning her anxiety got the best of her and she wouldn't go. I'm afraid I had a melt down (not a breakdown) because of this and other challenges with dementia. I went to Memory Matters to let them know she wasn't coming and my emotions got the best of me, however the dear ladies there validated and comforted me, gave me advice and suggestions going forward and went out of their way to visit my mom making a huge impact on her. Thank you thank you thank you! It's only been a few months but already having this resource has helped immensely.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been associated with Memory Matters for several years and have close relationships with many of the caregivers they have served over the years. Many of them describe the services as life-saving and life changing. The work they do and the services they provide are so helpful and beneficial.

As a "stand alone" non-profit, any help they receive is appreciated and helps continue the services that have blessed the lives of so many!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful people doing very great work! The care and love they exhibit definitely make this a worthwhile endeavor.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Memory Matters Utah/Nevada offers memory activities and fun projects three days per week at their Memory Activity Club. The goal is to exercise and stimulate memory and improve mood, thereby reducing isolation and improving well-being and developing new friendships along the way.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Memory Matters Utah/Nevada is an awesome non-profit organization that provides many no cost services and caring support to those in need!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Memory Matters Utah/Nevada is a local non-profit organization helping seniors and caregivers dealing with dementia. Their mission is to reduce isolation and improve wellness for individuals with dementia through activities, support, education and consultation. Their Memory Activity Club for seniors suffering from dementia provides much needed respite for caregivers!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Memory Matters Utah/Nevada is a caring and compassionate charity comprised of professionals and volunteers who provide support to clients and their families during times of illness and crisis.

2 Carrie Ann S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional in the field of Aging we our agency has partnered with Memory Matters since it's inception and cannot say enough about the amazing work they do in our community. As a local, independent non-profit they make a huge impact in our community in supporting individuals with Alzheimer's or related dementia's and their caregivers. And, most importantly they truly care about each and every individual giving them each 110% and even more. As a community partner with Memory Matters Utah; we find their support invaluable to the work we are doing as the Area Agency on Aging.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Memory Matters is doing great things. The support they offer to caregivers and their loved ones is amazing. The Early Stage memory Loss classes that they offer twice a year give caregivers the tools they need to be successful in caring for their family members who are affected with memory loss diseases. The staff is made up of amazing people who just want to help. I am excited to see this program grow.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Helpful and attentive professionals. The staff and volunteers at Memory Matters go above and beyond with their support!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization supporting seniors with memory loss in southern Utah.

2 Jennifer N.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband is in the beginning of memory issues and goes to Memory Matters at least once a week to give me a break and for him to work on simple projects. Twice a year they hold classes for those with memory issues and their caretakers with so much helpful information. All the people who work there and volunteers are wonderful

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A caring and compassionate organization of knowledgeable volunteers and staff dedicated to helping individuals and caregivers navigate a very difficult and uncertain journey.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

These people are the best. The social support I get is from people who are and have gone thru what is happening now in my life is not something that is not easy to find. Family, neighbors, friends have not experienced these life and death situations memory matters deals with daily. They give me hope, support, and I find solace in being with them.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our journey with Memory Matters began soon after my husband's diagnosis of Frontotemporal Degeneration in 2013. We participated in their 10 week Early Memory Loss program, which provided information and encouragement that prepared us for the road ahead of us. As the dementia progressed, we realized that caregiving can be most beneficial when the caregiver takes care of herself/himself, allowing for respite and outside assistance as needed. The Memory Matters activities Class proved to be a great source of rest for myself, and a chance for my husband to socialize and take part in the activities he felt comfortable with. The volunteers are very friendly and provided a safe and fun place for him to be.
Several months ago, the time arrived for my husband to need placement into a care facility. Memory Matters again helped us through that situation as well. I still attend their Caregivers Support Group and realize we're not alone in this journey. Thank you Memory Matters for your continuing support for families whose loved ones are struggling with dementia.

3 mholly

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Memory Matters Utah has done so much for the caregivers and people that suffer from Dementia and Alzheimer's. This organization has made such a difference in so many lives and to witness this is heartwarming, to say the least. They are so dedicated to this cause and are able to give information, resources and respite to caregivers that is so needed. Some of the photos of the people showing their artwork has brought tears to my eyes. Its really wonderful to see them smile and knowing how they are much happier and active after their experiences in the activity classes that Memory Matters Utah gives makes me want to give more to them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

When I would see the photos and hear the stories of clients of Memory Matters, it would bring a tear to my eye to see these wonderful people smile after they completed a painting while attending an activity class. LuAnn would display their paintings in a gallery-like setting and it made the patient feel so proud of their work. The care they give to the caregivers is so needed and appreciated and mostly the understanding and first-hand knowledge LuAnn and MM staff have is so reassuring to these families. I have referred several friends to MM after their loved one was diagnosed and the help they received was so needed and appreciated. Its a great organization and I wish them well.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I FORGET HOW I LEARNED ABOUT "MEMORY MATTERS", BUT WHEN I DID GOT FOR THE FIRST TIME, I WAS AMAZED AND THRILLED AT WHAT I HEARD AND SAW AND FELT! fOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE DEALING WITH MY SPOUSE'S DIAGNOSIS OF ALZHEIMER'S; I REALIZED I WAS NOT ALONE IN THIS CHALLENGE, AND THAT THERE WERE OTHERS THAT COULD UNDERSTAND AND HELP!
SINCE THEN, I HAVE BEEN ATTENDING WHENEVER I CAN (MISSING IT WHEN I COULDN'T), AND ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO COME AND SHARE IN THIS AWESOME OPPORTUNITY! TO HAVE SUCH A RESOURCE AVAILABLE, AT NO CHARGE, IS A BLESSING WITHOUT A PRICETAG!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After being diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury about 6 yrs ago my wife also began exhibiting symptoms consistent with dementia. Although her prior neuro/pych evaluation did not mention dementia I began looking at dementia symptoms on various medical websites and was very conflicted. When she was first diagnosed with TBI the Dr. told me that I was now her caregiver. Last fall I was ready to throw in the proverbial towel. Then I remembered hearing about Memory Matters Utah and stopped by to see what they were all about. I spoke with Janet and she provided me with information that helped me understand dementia better and evaluate where my wife was on the Global Deterioration Scale for dementia. The information Janet provided relieved a lot of stress and concern that I had. Since then when have been attending the MMU sponsored memory support group meetings and caregiver and memory patient training classes. The knowledge and resources available through MMU have been invaluable to ourselves and many others. We are very thankful for what MMU is doing for us personally and our community.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a full-time caregiver for my husband with Dementia. It is a very isolating disease for the patient and the caregiver. Memory Matters has a weekly Support Group for sharing of ideas so that caregivers can help one another. True friendships develop and caregivers are now not alone. Memory Matters gives classes on Caregiving and also provide caregivers with resources in the community where they can find help with legal issues, finances, and care facilities in the area. The director Lu Ann Lundquist also always has her door open for you to drop by and get help and answers to your questions. Adult Day Care is provided by Memory Matters. This has been a great blessing to our family because my husband is in a safe and enjoyable place while I have time to myself for respite. It has been the best thing for our relationship and well-being.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Memory Matters Utah is a great organization that provides support and information for those devastated by care-taking a loved one with Dementia. Few people really understand how the disease destroys the person your loved one once was. It destroys memories, understanding, intimacy, and love. It take a huge toll on the partner taking care of a person with this disease and without some type of emotional support and education on how to care for a person with Dementia the care-taker gets lost in the daily needs of their love one and slowly loses contact with everything outside of their small bubble of care-taking.

Memory Matters Utah opens the door to understanding the disease and how to best care for the person with the disease while at the same time focusing on take care of the care-taker too. They create a means to share first hand information and suggestions on the best way to approach difficult behaviors. No other organization in this area can provide the support for caretakers that Memory Matters Utah provides. They are very professional, caring, educated and sharing group of people dedicated to making a difference to those who need it most; the caretakers.

We appreciate Memory Matters Utah in their mission to assist caretakers in caring for their loved one. Everyone in the organization we have met is genuinely compassionate to our plight and has been extraordinarily helpful to us on our journey as caretakers. We don't know how we would have managed without them. They truly made a positive difference in our lives and in the quality of care we are able to provide our loved one.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I visited with Luann at Memory Matters right after my dad moved in with me. He has dementia. She spent 1 1/2 hours with me! It was so refreshing to be able to talk to someone that could relate to everything I said. Not to mention how much she reassured me I was doing a good job; as well as giving me great advice.

My husband and I go to Support Group every Wednesday and absolutely love the group. You feel like you're with family and can talk about or say anything without being judged. Janet is so insightful and has such good feedback.

Memory Matters is the BEST!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Upon first contact, the director of Memory Matters, LuAnn, offers a free session to assess the situation you are in. She will compassionately and truthfully help you understand what you are facing, and what support is available. The main service we have utilized is the free weekly support group, which is facilitated by Janet, a Memory Matters staff member. The sharing of experiences, questions, advice,and compassion within the group has been of great value. In addition, the loss of social contacts accompanying loss of abilities has been countered by new acquaintances and activities resulting from participation in Memory Matters functions.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We were initially interviewed/counseled by LuAnn Lundquist at Memory Matters. She was a breath of fresh air, well organized, purposeful, and helpful with practical suggestions. We then joined the weekly Dementia Support Group led by Janet Labrum. We quickly felt welcomed, supported, appreciated, respected, and advised. The group is a blessing, and Janet is doing a fine job helping us to keep to the point, yet allowing those who need time to share do so.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Memory Matters has evolved in name, programs and services. LuAnn has worked with our family for many years. Its heartwarming to know that the care and compassion continue after so many years. This has been a grass root project that has supported families and caregivers and those with a dimentia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Education for our family was key. LuAnn and the MM volunteers have spent countless hours listening to our family’s continued needs. My father in laws Alzheimer’s disease was long and difficult, each stage brought different challenges for our family. We were taught how to communicate in a way that was loving and respectful to our dad. The respite program gave us all the much needed time to run errands, get rest and just get away and take care of our own needs. Dad loved the program and came home fresh and happy. That program is priceless!! We referred many friends to memory Matters when there was a diagnosis in their family. The early stage program was incredible for both the care giver and the person with a Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Without the help of Memory Matters we would have never found other community programs to support our needs. Memory Matters was in fact a life savor for our family. Please support this non profit because one day you too will know someone who needs this kind of support. MM support the caregiver directly! The programs and services are excellent! Keep up the good work!! WE NEED YOU!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Compassionate, professional and knowledgeable are just some of the superlatives that quickly come to mind. Memory Matters is an amazing resource for seniors in southern Utah and Nevada!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

"My wife and I have been dealing with Alzheimer's disease for a few years now. LuAnn Lundquist and her Memory Matters Utah/Nevada organization has been of tremendous help in my dealing with a loved one having the disease! The Memory Matters organization and its associated Support Group is one-of-a-kind when it comes to helping southern Utah families cope with Alzheimer's. Memory Matters and its Support Group has grown since we first started as more and more people locally as well as outside of the city discover its existence and its benefits. Through weekly meetings and socialization activities, the Support Group provides a sanctuary of sorts for all of us in the way we each talk to, socialize with and otherwise advise one another! They are instrumental in helping people deal with the disease as well as being a contact source for other groups, specialists and dementia-care related organizations, medical as well as institutional! Memory Matters also provides unique yearly training activities for caregivers and their charges, giving extra and needed knowledge to us as we fight the disease.
Being a non-profit organization, Memory Matters needs and relies on charitable monetary donations. Its a matter of survival for this very great southern Utah institution!
Please help us with our struggle in living and dealing with Alzheimer's by generously donating your monetary support to Memory Matters Utah/Nevada!"

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work with this amazing group! They are a family focused support system. They are set up to support not only those with dementia but their spouses and families. They have a great reputation in our community and within the health care industry. I refer clients to them on a weekly basis and have never been disappointed by the feedback I get or the care they provide. I can't say enough good about this group!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I met Lou Ann Lundquist in the fall of 2015 when my husband and I attended the Early Stage Memory Loss Education Classes conducted by Memory Matters. My husband had just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and I saw a notice in the local newspaper for the classes. I knew next to nothing about the subject. Those classes gave me the information I would need to be an effective caregiver for my husband; a caregivers support group to attend for continuing education, compassion and friendships and a way forward with our lives. In early 2017 when I learned that I would need to have a hip replacement, I sought counsel from Lou Ann to plan and be prepared for the changes in our lives. Thanks to that wise counsel, we are both doing as well as we can, given the circumstances.

The role that Memory Matters plays in the lives of both patients and caregivers in the battle that is Alzheimer's cannot be overstated.

4 Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I attended the 10 Early Stage Memory Loss classes offered by Memory Matters. My husband had recently been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's Disease. The classes were a life saver!
I was struggling to make sense of what was happening to my husband, and more so, to me. There were so many confusing issues coming at us on a weekly basis. And now, I was having to deal with them alone.
The classes, with all their informative topics, week after week, showed me how to start understanding, organizing, and accepting what was to come.
And the hours after the lectures, when we separated from our spouses and went into our support group, oh my, that was like a wave of sharing kindness flowing over me! I was able to learn so much from others who were either in the same situation, or had already made that journey to the other side, after their loved one's death.
Today, I continue attending the weekly support group offered by Memory Matters.
Through all that I have learned these past few months, I feel stronger, and confident that my husband and I know how to manage our lives, so much better, going forward. And that I am now able to be a better caregiver to my husband.
Thank you, Memory Matters, for offering your hand to so many of us who were so confused and struggling. You made a difference.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Memory Matters has been a wonderful source of encouragement and education for my husband with dementia and for myself, the caregiver. The memory activities class has been very helpful. My husband enjoys the fun activities and has made lots of new friends. I don't know how we could survive without Memory Matters!

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been to several Memory Matters classes, presentations and support groups. The passion that Luann and Janet have for not only Alzheimer's and dementia patients, but also their caregivers, is undeniable! I have loved working with them and seeing them improve the lives of the people they serve!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have attended many the Early Alzheimer's courses that Memory Matters has put on. These women and men are incredible and caring. I see them as a "boots on the ground" organization to provide resources and care for people with dementia and their families. I have worked with LuAnn and Janet in Washington county, UT for quite a while and love them, and most importantly respect them for their professionalism and care.

5 Kanarrakid

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Alzheimer's & Dementia Society has been a wonderful help to our community since another large nonprofit serving seniors with dementia closed here in Southern Utah. They provide programs that have helped our family in our caregiving efforts. We especially enjoy the Activity Classes because my adult son with dementia has a social network again and I have time to run my errands and take care of my ill husband.