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By John Sweeney, Care Partner for his wife Virginia

Every since the “sundowner’s” episodes commenced about 3 years ago, I would try to convince my wife, Virginia that this is her home.  Show her pictures, furniture and clothes to convince her.  It wasn’t working, her “dreams” were very real to her and she would think that I had her confused with someone else.   About a year ago, with the good counsel of people like Sue from the memory cafe and Carolyn from “The Gathering”  I started “getting in the moment” with her, not arguing about the facts, but role playing in the time she was in.   This was uncomfortable for me at first, as it didn’t seem natural to be deceptive to the love of my life.   But it gave her comfort and takes the trauma out of it. 

Although it shouldn’t have been uncomfortable, as the Irish (which I’m one of) are known for fibbing! 

Frequently Virginia gets visibly upset because she can’t find “the little girl, or the little boy.”  She worries that she has done something wrong in his/her care.   My response, “he/she was just visiting with us and he/she is back home with his/her parents”. Again, this solves the concern at the moment. 

Care giving is mostly “on the job training”  it usually gets better with more experience.

 

Thank you so much for sharing your insights with our community John.  I’m sure it will help many.

We are so gratefully to have you and Virginia participate in Arthur’s Memory Cafe

Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks


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Alzheimer’s Speaks Talks with

Dr. Lori Myren- Manbeck,

Geriatric Psychologist on

Being Inclusive & Kind & the

10 Days of Kindness Coming to Grinnell, Iowa

Today at:

2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 12pm PST and 7pm London time

Watch the Video Interview Below

Listen to the Radio Interview Below

World Kindness Day – November 13th, 2018

On World Kindness Day it just seemed appropriate to talk with Dr Lori Myren-Manbeck who is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in geriatrics.  She is also the founder and CEO of INCLUSIVI-TEE, a t-shirt company devoted to justice and kindness.
Dr. Myren- Manbeck believes the most important things we can do are listen, pay attention, and try every day to make the world a better place for the people we meet. Listen to this insightful and fun conversation.  Find out about the 10 days of Kindness movement Lori is coordinating.

Contact Dr Lori Myren-Manbeck at:

Website: Click on Above Logo

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/inclusivitee/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/inclusivitee

Twitter:

@InclusiviTee4us

YouTube: 

www.youtube.com/channel/UCoohsEjA-4pCywL9DcMvy-Q/featured 

Email:

lori@inclusivi-tee.com

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Another Beautiful Poem

Submitted By A Community Member

 

The King and The Pawn

  by Carol Brown

The King and The Pawn
The roles have now reversed as you
became the parent and I
became the child.

When you entered my space then
It became the games that people
play, or the games that
you and I played from
day to day.

My mindset became your mindset
for we were now one. My thoughts became your thoughts,
we thought like one.

My footsteps became your footsteps
as you followed me.

My world became your world
however difficult it might be.

When I roamed the house, you roamed
the house walking besides me,
watching my every footstep while protecting me.

When I crawled under the Baby Grand
Piano you followed me, removing me
from a dangerous place where I thought
we could play the game of hide and seek.

 

At night time, sleep was only a fallacy,

for this was the best time to roam the house
while you were asleep.

Climbing 13 stairs to get to
my “palace” on the second
floor, and locking myself
In the bedroom closet where I could
call for help through the closet door.

Returning down stairs, to a house
that was pitch black,
I would continue my mission to
steal popsicles from the refrigerator for my delight.

When I attempted to flee the house
against your advice, you changed the
locks on the doors and hid my
shoes to stop my flight.

When I was hospitalized and placed in
restraint, you advised medical staff
Of what I would do, but they
failed to listen and found me
down the hall, in a patient’s
room, hiding in the bathroom shower stall.

From 1994 until 2008 and
for fourteen years, with our brains
boggled and lives modified
to an arduous way of life,
My footsteps became
your footsteps as we roamed the
house together and played games my way .

Yes, I did it my way and you did
what I’d say.

” Doggone your time” is what I would say, for
having Alzhemier’s is a game,
a Chess Game that you,
(The Pawn)
and I
(The King)
played from day to day.

 

 Author Carol Brown,

Retired Probation Officer and Caretaker of my Father for 14 years

 

Thank you Carol for sharing your journey with us.

Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

 

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A Fascinating BBC Radio Show With

Great Dementia Insights

 

Below is a 60-minute BBC radio documentary designed to be more enjoyable for people with dementia.

They want to encourage the use of dementia-friendly techniques in the broadcasting industry, so they need to

do a statistical analysis, which requires feedback using a short structured questionnaire.

 

You Won’t Want To Miss This One!

Listen, Learn and Give Back!

 

Take the Survey

I listened to the whole show and I have to admit,

I learned a lot and it lofted my mood to boot!  

Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

 

Listen to the radio show below

https://www.alexiskirke.com/2000/03/03/radio-feedback-see-below/

 

Time Type Topic
00:00 Spoken Preview of topics and introduction
01:30 Spoken Ear worms and memory jingles
08:22 Music Humorous
13:04 Spoken Repeated introduction
13:28 Spoken Radio and Dementia: Cocktail Party Effect
17:38 Spoken Repeated introduction and re-cap
18:18 Spoken Music and Reminiscence (including some brief music clips)
27:42 Music Bridge over Troubled Water
32:12 Spoken Musical Memory
36:00 Music My First, My Last, My Everything
38:25 Spoken Time Checks; Music and Action (including music clips)
47:15 Music Toms Diner
49:40 Spoken Repeated introduction and summary
50:15 Spoken Programmes targeted at people with dementia
55:28 Music Toms Diner opening to fade out
55:44 End

Take a short multiple-choice questionnaire below 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CTRPLJP

 

Please pass this along to others. 

The more responses the better!

 

Thanks in advance for helping out!

Thank you Dr. Alexis Kirke, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth. 

I found the show fun and fascinating Plus I learned a lot!

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Another Beautiful Poem

Submitted By A Community Member

 

I’m Sorry

by Ciaara Abke

 

I see you as my granny

You see me as a stranger

My eyes turn to you with love

Your eyes turn to me in confusion

I’ve known you all my life

And you’ve only known me for some

I say your name

But you can’t recall mine

My love for you is endless

But yours is imprisoned

I’m sorry

Thank you so much for sharing your poem with us Ciaara. 

I think everyone can feel your pain and your love through your words.

Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks


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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Talks With

Live 2 B Healthy

November 6th, 2018

2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST and 7pm London

Watch By Clicking on Below

Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Cory Czepa, Founder & President of Live 2 B Healthy.  Joining them will be Bryan Schreifels, the Vice President and Kelly Nygard, the Director of Marketing. Learn how Live 2 B Healthy is helping create better senior housing experiences.  Find out how their program encourages seniors of all abilities to improve their strength and balance in a fun group setting.

Listen – Just Click on Picture Below 

Contact Live 2 B Healthy:

Live 2 B Healthy          Class Schedules  

Cory Czepa      612.702.2679      Cory@Live2BHealthy.com

Bryan Schreifels    612.986.1497     BryanS@Live2BHealthy.com

Kelly Nygard      612.751.9151      KellyN@live2BHealthy.com



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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Talks With Vibe Tech 

Listen & Learn About

Vibration Therapy

Watch By Clicking on Below

Today our host Lori La Bey talks with Dr. Jeff Leismer who has been developing non-invasive medical equipment to reduce atrophy of the body during times of disuse since 2000. He is Founder & CEO of Vibe Tech, Inc. a company which restores physical function and reduces pain in people recovering from injury and surgery and those with weakness and mobility impairments through Vibration Therapy. In addition to Dr Leismer, Lori will also be talking with Kayla Clinton the Administrator and Deb Jacoby the Life Enrichment Director at Rocky Knoll Health Care Center where they are working with Vibe Tech to improve the quality of life for their clients.

VibeTech 2 Picture

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110118 ASR VibeTech Graphic Final

Contact Information for VibeTech and Dr. Jeff Leismer

Website: www.vibetechglobal.com

Email: jeff@vibetechglobal.com

Phone: 920.453.0138 (main); 920.287.1930 (mobile)

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/vibetech/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/vibetech_inc

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/VibeTechOne

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vibetech-inc-/

VibeTech Office Address: 1407 North 8th St., STE 102B, Sheboygan, WI 53081

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