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Gratitude & Grace For The Holidays

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Gratitude & Grace For The Holidays

By Lori La  Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

Most of us, understand the holidays can be filled with fun and excitement, yet they can be sad, lonely, overwhelming and exhausting.  I find that staying connected to those who understand, appreciate and accept my range of emotions can help me process and move through whatever grabs a hold of me.

As the years have passed, so have many important people in my life.  Traditions I once took for granted are no more.  Life seems to morph into something new and brilliant in its own right. Personally, I still struggle with the loss of my parents, our traditional family structure and my pets.  All of them were such a bright light especially during the holidays.  As age creeps up on me, I find more people in my life are having health issues, several terminal. As I mourn for what our relationships once were, I try hard to remember the gifts wrapped in all stages of life and to be grateful and gracious for what I have had in life.  Each of us, no matter what our age or status in life have been given gifts others have not received.

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During the holidays, I try to find the glory in gifts of the heart verse under the tree.  The holiday season will pass shortly, but my loving heart is always with me.  It is always near and costs me nothing to tap into.  It can help me find the joy in life.  Even when sadness hits, I find my feelings of great loss only come because I was blessed with a relationship filled with great love. Remembering this puts a smile on my face even when my heart still aches.

May you each have to strength and courage to go down new paths as life ebbs and flows in different directions, allowing you to experience new things in different ways.

Last, I want to thank each of you for believing in the work Alzheimer’s Speaks does and for sharing our work with those you know.  May you have a blessed holiday season filled with a deep richness of love and acceptance you have not felt before.

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Here Are Some Of Our Experts Lovable Pets 

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Dementia & Caring For Pets – Is It A Good Fit?

Dementia & Caring For Pets –

Is It A Good Fit?

This is a fascinating conversation with those diagnosed with dementia and their thoughts about the effects of pets.  They look at all sides of pet ownership and responsibility.  I think you may be surprised at some of the honest and heartfelt comments every family should seriously think about before getting a pet.

Thank You To Our Experts Living With Dementia:

Michael Ellenbogen
Paulan Gordon
Truthful Loving Kindness
Laurie Scherrer
Susan Suchan
Craig Hanke

Here Are Some Of The Lovable Pets Of Our Experts

Brought To You By Lori La Bey, Founder of

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Dementia Chats™ where voices of those diagnosed with dementia are heard.   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,  To see past session go to: https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/dementia-chats-webinar

Facilitated By

Lori La Bey

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“This Is Your Life” Approach To Memory Care

“This Is Your Life”

Approach To Memory Care

On Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

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Tuesday we will have Darryl Duncan who is a veteran, award winning songwriter & producer and founder of a new company called Aria Musicholistics. Darryl was inspired by his own grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer’s and passed away at 102. Aria is a powerful and revolutionary new service that uses a unique “This is your life” approach to memory care that engages, stimulates and entertains to truly awaken the souls of seniors.

Contact Information For

Website: http://www.ariamusicholistics.com

Email: info@ariamusicholistics.com

By phone: 1-855-554-ARIA

Resources For Dementia And Caregiving

Fragile Storm – A Powerful Short Film About Dementia

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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 family and friends as well as professionals and advocates.  Our Experts are those diagnosed with dementia.

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Magical Moments with Music Therapy

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Discussing Meaningful Music Experiences

With Music Therapist Rachelle Norman

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Today we have Rachelle Norman with us whose vision is to see all people with dementia sharing meaningful music experiences with their loved ones until the very end of life. She has been a board-certified music therapist since 2004 and runs a private music therapy practice in Kansas City, where her team serves older adults in senior living and hospice. Come listen and learn about how and why music can be therapeutic.

Here is a music therapy session with my own Mother 

Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

Contact Rachelle Norman

Founder, Director of Soundscaping Source LLC

http://soundscapingsource.com

RNorman@soundscapingsource.com

More Information On Music Therapy

            www.MusicTherapy.Org

Find A Music Therapist

            http://www.musictherapy.org/about/find

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Kalendar Kards & Finding U.S. Memory Café’s

Tuesday On Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Kalendar Kards &

Finding U.S. Memory Café’s 

November 15th, 2016

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On Tuesday, November 15ht, 2016, we will have Dave Wiederrich the co-founder of KalendarKards, a memory support system for individuals with dealing dementia challenges.  Dave will also talk to us about Kalendar Kards investment in designing an easy to use search system which tracks Memory Café’s in the United States.

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Email:    Info@KalendarKards.com

Web site:      www.KalendarKards.com

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Fragile Storm – A Powerful Short Film About Dementia

Fragile Storm – A Powerful Short Film About Dementia

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Dawn Field and her team has held strong with their determination and dedication to get this film produced.  Although some people may feel the film is edgy in it’s depiction of dementia, many living and dealing with the disease will say this film exposes the impact dementia can have on those diagnosed as well as those caring for them. It also highlights the depth of love on both sides of the disease.

For those of  you that may disagree and even strongly to push back on this film, I urge you to state your thoughts in a respectful fashion just as I would those that love the film.

The film does dramatize what some will call a negative focus of dementia, but it also helps people realize the fear, discomfort and struggles families may go through in heart and mind, even if not in an actual physically state.  Getting people to “feel” the needs, frustrations, fears and love; can help people see the power of unconditional love and commitment that so many hold near and dear when caring for a loved one.

Even when situations appear obvious to outsiders that help is required to give quality care; the lines can become very blurred when one makes a promise to a loved one.

Alzheimer’s Speaks has always felt strongly that all formats and perceptions of the disease have value and can be leveraged in a positive way to encourage people to have a honest, open and healthy discussion to assist in improving our dementia care.

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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.

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Screening Of His Neighbor Phil

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Join Us November 16th

At Saint Therese Of Woodbury at 1pm

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