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Attention Minnesotans – Life Coaching for Caregivers

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Attention Minnesotans

Good Samaritan Society Introduces

Life Coaching for Caregivers Model

The Good Samaritan Society is excited to introduce a new Life Coaching for Caregivers program to anyone who is a currently caring for a loved one in the state of Minnesota. This program allows the caregiver an opportunity to speak with a professional coach about creating and accomplishing goals during this important journey. Our life coach will work with the caregiver to identify personal goals, assist with work/life balance, build strong relationships, navigate caregiver guilt and emotional challenges, and affirm life purpose.

Coaching sessions will be done weekly via phone, video chat, and/or in-person, pending the individual’s schedule, and will last 30 to 60 minutes. This service is being offered at no cost to all caregivers across Minnesota, including those who care for someone battling Alzheimer’s or dementia. The Society has developed additional resources for Caregivers on its website, www.good-sam.com, aimed at helping reduce stress for caregivers.

There are more than 40 million caregivers in the United States who provide about 37 billion hours of care to their loved ones. Their work is valued at $470 billion. The number of seniors over age 65 is expected to jump nearly 100 percent by 2030, to around 72 million, meaning the need for more educated caregivers continues to rise. Caregiver initiatives by the Good Samaritan Society are aimed at reducing stress, empowering caregivers and improving their quality of life.

The coaching program is part of a broad-based education initiative, funded by a $3 million grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, aimed at increasing awareness of resources for caregivers and providing support for those who need it. Participants who want help with the stressful role of aiding an elder loved one or friend are encouraged to contact the Good Samaritan Society by calling 605-679-1765 or emailing carecoach@good-sam.com.

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of senior care and services, owns and operates more than 240 locations nationwide, with 76 locations in Minnesota. Founded in 1922, the Good Samaritan Society’s mission is to share God’s love in word and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older persons and others in need, believing that “In Christ’s Love, Everyone Is Someone.”

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Voices of Those Diagnosed with Dementia

Dementia Chats™ was created with the intention to educate people living with dementia; their care partners both family and friends as well as professionals and advocates.  Our Experts are those diagnosed with dementia. We have been doing this series since July of 2012, but given we changed platforms in 2016, only those videos are listed below.

Our Next FREE Session is August 23rd, 2016

11am EST, 10am CST, 9am MST, 8am PST and 4pm London time

 All sessions are recorded and will be archived below.

Dementia Chats Last Session is Below

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Amazing Transformations With The “Power of Music”

Amazing Transformations with the

“Power of Music”

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Tuesday August 16th, 2016

2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST and 4pm London Time.

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Tuesday August 16th we are going to have a great conversation with Steve Toll, the National Director of Music Programming.  Steve Toll is a classical musician and composer. He has a strong interest in the amazing and transforming “power of music.”  Currently, Steve is the National Director of Music Programming for ComForcare Health Care Holdings, Inc.

Contact Info

stoll@comforcare.com

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Voices of Those Diagnosed with Dementia

Dementia Chats™ was created with the intention to educate people living with dementia; their care partners both family and friends as well as professionals and advocates.  Our Experts are those diagnosed with dementia. We have been doing this series since July of 2012, but given we changed platforms in 2016, only those videos are listed below.

Dementia Chats Last Session is Below

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  Contact Lori For Your Next Conference, Training

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Safety Anchor – Wandering Protection

Safety Anchor – Wandering Protection

For Those with Dementia

Tuesday August 9th at:

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

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Tuesday, August 9th, we will have Sanjay Chadha, who is with Safety Anchor with us on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  Sanjay is passionate about affordable and comprehensive safety for everybody, everywhere. He has dedicated over 20 years to product design and development creating solutions which makes a difference in peoples lives.

Specials for our listeners:

Sanjay is giving two units away to the first people who contact him.  He is also willing to give 2 units away at a 50% discount and 6 units at 30% discount!  Thank you Sanjay! and Safety Labs.

Contact Information For

For Specials – specials@safetylabs.org

For feedback and comments: sanjay.chadha@safetylabs.org

For Info http://www.safetylabs.org

If you want to talk: 844-800-7233 (SAFE)

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Dementia Chats – Cancelled Aug 9th

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Dementia Chats – Cancelled

Tuesday August 9th, 2016

Sorry for the last minute cancellation but my internet is down and I don’t think it will be back by tomorrow.    Our next session will be the 4th Tuesday of the month which is August 23rd.  Feel free to check out past recording at https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/dementia-chats-webinar.

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Sensory Chair and More Improving Health

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Sensory Chair and More Improving Health

Tuesday, Aug 4th, 2016

2:00pm EST, 1:00pm CST, 12:00pm MST, 11:00am PST and 7:00pm London 

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Today we are lucky to have Noel Wareing is an Ex Army Medic and Veteran who spent 12 and half years in the British Army treating people and running medical facilities all over the world. He is patient focused and believes everyone deserves a good standard of care. I am very excited to learn more about the Sensory Chair and other products provided by Apollo Healthcare International.

Contact Information

http://apollo-healthcare.com/protac

noel@apollo-healthcare.com

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Dealing With Dementia & Technology

Dealing With Dementia & Technology

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Thursday we will have an interesting conversations with Peter Zimmer the founder of CogPro Cognitive Prosthetics who has been working on a new phone system for those with dementia.  The phone was inspired by his Mother with dementia as he cared for her.

Contact Information:

CogPro Cognitive Prosthetics Ltd   (CogPro)  6133 Willow St., Halifax, NS B3K 1M1 Canada

Email:  peterz@cogpro.ca   or  info@cogpro.ca     web: www.cogpro.ca  

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Highly Recommended Website 

Additional Resources

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Decision Making & Driving on Dementia Chats

How Decision Making Changes

as Dementia Progresses

& When to Stop Driving

Dementia Chats Recording from July 26th, 2016

Welcome To Dementia Chats where the voices of those diagnosed with dementia are heard and highlighted.

On July 26th, 2016, we discussed how the decision making process changes as dementia progresses.   In addition, we talked about driving and when and how does one decide to stop driving.

Dementia Chats™ was created with the intention to educate people living with dementia; their care partners; family and friends as well as professionals and advocates.  Our Experts are those diagnosed with dementia. We have been doing this series since July of 2012.

All sessions are recorded and are archived.
https://www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com/Dementia-Chats-Webinar

Our Expert Panel Today, Each Living with Dementia Are:

Paulan Gordon
Michael Ellenbogen
Truthful Loving Kindness
Brian LeBlanc
Kate Knapp

Facilitated by:
Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

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