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A Big Thank You to Oprah and Her Team

I can’t put into words how humbled and honored I am to be named one of fourteen people, picked by Oprah and her team as a 2018, Health Hero.” Being mentioned twice in one year in the “O” magazine is just don right amazing.  Last time, it was for the Memory Cafe’s.  This time, for Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio and Dementia Chats educational video interviews with People who are living with a diagnosis of dementia.

I want everyone involved with the radio show and/or Dementia Chats to know I share this recognition with them.  Everything Alzheimer’s Speaks does is about raising voice and collaboration for the betterment of the worlds dementia care.  So if you have been a guest on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio,  an expert on Dementia Chats, someone who has joined the conversation by calling in, using the chat box, emailing, texting, using twitter, responding to or sharing a blog post, please know none of this would be possible without you.  From the bottom of my heart I “THANK YOU!”

For this article, they sent me to a 4 hour photo shot… what an experience!  I have a new appreciation for models, photographers and make up artists.  I need to also thank Chad Holder the Photographer and Terra Hinrichs the Hair and Makeup Artist.  What a great team to work with.

Below is the the article which featured my work, but please check out the full article with the other thirteen Health Hero’s.

Click here for the article.

 

We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Cruise.

There will be much to share in the near future!

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Live Thursday – December 14th, 2017

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

Today, Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio will be talking with Certified Music Therapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Cristina Britton Conroy who is the founder and Executive Director of Music Gives Life.  As a former senior center director, nursing home music therapist, and primary caregiver for two elderly family members, Christina has unique insights into the joys and frustrations shared by geriatric patients and their care partners.  Join in and hear all of her wonderful tips to engage in a fun way with loved ones and those we care for.

Contact Christina Britton Conroy

Website             LinkedIn             Twitter:  @ChrisBritConroy

Book: HOW TO HAVE FUN WITH YOUR AGING PARENTS 

 

Check Out Dementia Friendly Travel

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio 

Empathy, Vulnerability and Acceptance

Tuesday Dec. 12th, 2017, Host Lori La Bey is joined by Scott Taylor as he discusses how dementia changed his life.  He will share lessons learned through his journey along side his Mother’s illness.  We hope Scott will have time to share a bit about his new book “Jacob and the Cloak” too. 

Contact Scott Taylor Through

Website for Scott’s Book: www.jacobandthecloak.com

Scott’s Art Company: www.colorpoptulsa.com

Check Out Dementia Friendly Travel

Update On Our Dementia Friendly Cruise

Here at Alzheimer’s Speaks we take our commitment to “Dementia Friendly Travel” very seriously.   We are finding the need to clarify our relationship going forward with Kathy Shoaf, Elite Cruises and Vacations, LLC, and Cruise Planners/American Express who we used as our travel agent on our first cruise to the Caribbean last month.  The need for clarification is due to two major factors.

1)    There is much confusion and misconceptions in dementia communities around the world, about Alzheimer’s Speaks involvement with future Dementia Friendly Cruises being marketed by Kathy Shoaf, Elite Cruises and Vacations, LLC, and Cruise Planners/American Express. To clarify, Alzheimer’s Speaks has never been involved, nor will we be involved in their future events.

2)    Due to an overwhelming response for Alzheimer’s Speaks to provide additional Dementia Friendly Travel, we have decided to do so under the titles of “Dementia Friendly Travel with Lori La Bey”and/or “Dementia Friendly Travel with Alzheimer’s Speaks,” so there will be no confusion going forward.  This decision was not made lightly as it was after serious review of feedback from our dementia friendly program team and many attendees.   We are honored and vow to hold to a high standard of providing Dementia Friendly Travel in the future.

Although the symposium and programs were highly rated, and many told us they can’t wait to do it again, we can’t apologize enough to those of you who had difficulties in any fashion regarding the cruise.  Please know we have meticulous notes to improve the travel process, communication chains and our programming; to make our next venture even more fun and resourceful than the last.

Thank you again, for your understanding and your continued support of Alzheimer’s Speaks. 

We are truly humbled and honored in your faith is us and promise to always continue to raise the bar when it comes to dementia. 

We Still Owe You a Beautiful Article on Our Dementia Friendly Cruise.

Below Are Some Great Pictures to Hold You Over.

Again I would like to Acknowledge

Our Sponsors for the Cruise

 

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We’ve all wrestled with a guilt trip – aging parents or a sick spouse who fear that we will not respect their wishes to stay at home. Statistics reaffirm that seventy-five percent of families try to do just that, despite the physical and emotional challenges of 24/7 dementia care. Often families turn to outside professional home care support.

Please take our A-LIST needs assessment survey and let us know your opinions on paid nursing support.

Decisions about care are deeply personal for those living with dementia and their families. I know from experience that there are no easy answers. Whether you are living with dementia, are a current or past caregiver, or just concerned about your memory, please take this survey and let us know what matters to you when it comes to professional home care.

24/7 care is often central to the Alzheimer’s experience. Every one of us facing this challenge – patients and care partners alike – strives to honor and help our loved ones live well with dementia. Home care providers and policy makers want to know what matters most to the A-LIST.

The 24-Hour Rule: Living with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

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

Today, Lori La Bey’s guest on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio is an amazing woman with not only a wonderful heart but vision to help change the world.

In 2012, at age 56, Cheryl Levin-Folio’s husband, Michael, was diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s. Three years later, she retired to become his full-time, primary caregiver. Cheryl is now on a mission to help eradicate dementia, raise awareness, and help others like her negotiate the often treacherous path of care taking. She and her husband Michael face the disease with a positive attitude and proactive strategies for living with the Alzheimer’s.

In the absence of finding a book to inspire Cheryl, she decided to keep a notebook of tips and strategies she picked up along the way. The result is her book The 24-Hour Rule: Living with Alzheimer’s.

Contact Cheryl Levin-Folio 

clevin03@yahoo.com                   847-525-7104

We were honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Cruise.

More details to follow!

 

Click Below to Download the Tips

Read More to Get Resources

Push Research Forward – Join the A-List

We’ve all wrestled with a guilt trip – aging parents or a sick spouse who fear that we will not respect their wishes to stay at home. Statistics reaffirm that seventy-five percent of families try to do just that, despite the physical and emotional challenges of 24/7 dementia care. Often families turn to outside professional home care support.

Please take our A-LIST needs assessment survey and let us know your opinions on paid nursing support.

Decisions about care are deeply personal for those living with dementia and their families. I know from experience that there are no easy answers. Whether you are living with dementia, are a current or past caregiver, or just concerned about your memory, please take this survey and let us know what matters to you when it comes to professional home care.

24/7 care is often central to the Alzheimer’s experience. Every one of us facing this challenge – patients and care partners alike – strives to honor and help our loved ones live well with dementia. Home care providers and policy makers want to know what matters most to the A-LIST.

 

Starting with “YES” Changes Dementia Care

on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Airs Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

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

Educators, Trainers and Authors Cathy Braxton and Tami Neumann, join Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Host Lori La Bey, to discuss their new book “Start with Yes!”  This dynamo team has been with us before and are always fun and energizing to talk to.  Their insights are fabulous, so  don’t miss out on new information that will help you care better for those with dementia.

Contact Information for Cathy and Tami

Website:  www.DementiaRAW.com

Phone:  219-649-1732

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/DementiaRAW

 

 

We were honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Cruise.

More details to follow!

 

Click Below to Download the Tips

Read More to Get Resources

Push Research Forward – Join the A-List

We’ve all wrestled with a guilt trip – aging parents or a sick spouse who fear that we will not respect their wishes to stay at home. Statistics reaffirm that seventy-five percent of families try to do just that, despite the physical and emotional challenges of 24/7 dementia care. Often families turn to outside professional home care support.

Please take our A-LIST needs assessment survey and let us know your opinions on paid nursing support.

Decisions about care are deeply personal for those living with dementia and their families. I know from experience that there are no easy answers.
Whether you are living with dementia, are a current or past caregiver, or just concerned about your memory, please take this survey and let us know what matters to you when it comes to professional home care.

24/7 care is often central to the Alzheimer’s experience. Every one of us facing this challenge – patients and care partners alike – strives to honor and help our loved ones live well with dementia. Home care providers and policy makers want to know what matters most to the A-LIST. 

 

Newman Long Term Care Talks Dementia

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Listen Any Time!

This coming Thursday, we are thrilled to have Deb Newman as our guest on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  Deb is a pioneer in the long term care insurance industry and founder of Newman Long Term Care – one of the largest and most successful long term care marketing organizations in the country. Deb’s focus is on helping people understand that planning ahead will allow them to finish life well.

Contact Information For Deb Newman
612-454-4402

DebN@NewmanLTC.com

www.newmanlongtermcare.com

 

We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Cruise.

We just got back so there will be much to share in the near future!

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