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A Support Group in a Book – Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories

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A Support Group in a Book –

Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories

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“By drawing upon the words of caregivers who have walked the journey of dementia, the authors cast much needed light upon this long and winding road. Through the experience of caring for loved ones, these unsung heroes have made the path less difficult for others who will follow in their footsteps.” – Daniel Kuhn, MSW, Director of Education, Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging

About the Authors
Dem Caregiv Bk Lynda markut picLynda A. Markut is the clinical director at Family Alliance, Inc., a not-for-profit comprehensive social service agency in Woodstock, Illinois. She conducts several support groups and was the caregiver for her parents, who both had vascular dementia.  Lynda can be reached by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association of SE WI  at 414-479-8800  or through her Geriatric Care Consulting at 608-931-5651.

Dem_Caregiv_book_A_CraneAnatole Crane, a retired microbiologist, co-facilitates a spouse dementia support group and is president of the board of directors of Family Alliance. For fifteen years, he was the caregiver for his wife, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Learn About The New Film On Dementia

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Launching August 27th

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Join Dementia Chats Tuesdays Morning – Ask The Experts Living With Dementia

Join Dementia Chats Tuesdays Morning

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Ask The Experts Living With Dementia

We start Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

11am EST, 10am CST, 9am MST,8am PST an 4pm London Time.

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New Film Coming on Real Life With Dementia

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Check out what Mara Botonis had to say about the film:

“I LOVED this film…there were so many relatable, funny, poignant, humorous, heartbreaking and hopeful moments all captured within the fabric of a single family trying to stay connected to each other and their community through the power of music and love.  You will recognize your loved one, your family, your friends and yourself somewhere in this film.  I laughed, cried, cringed and cheered.  It’s a must-see!”

Mara Botonis, Author of When Caring Takes Courage and the recipient of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award

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New Video On Younger Onset Dementia Everyone Should Watch

New Video On Younger Onset Dementia

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This video is so beautiful and the music and words will touch your heart and soul.  Get your kleenex for this one.  Together we can come together and make this world a better place to live for those dealing with dementia.

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after watching the video above.

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“His Neighbor Phil,” Autograph Signing at the MN State Fair New Alzheimer’s Movie Gains Backing and Rave Reviews by Healthcare Experts

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Autograph Signing at the MN State Fair

 New Alzheimer’s Movie Gains Backing

and Rave Reviews by Healthcare Experts

HealthStar Home Health will return to the MN State Fair to help raise Alzheimer’s and dementia awareness by providing FREE memory screenings at its booth daily from 9 AM to 6 PM. As an official sponsor of the new film to be released on opening day in Minneapolis, HealthStar will be sponsoring an autograph signing of cast members including lead actor, Daniel Roebuck, at its booth from 10 AM to 12 PM, Sunday, August 30, 2015.

This new movie about Alzheimer’s, “His Neighbor Phil”, was filmed in the small community of Zumbrota, Minnesota. Packed full of star power the film is the story of Harvey, a man whose wife (Mary) has early onset Alzheimer’s disease.  The film shows the effects of the disease not only on Mary but also the entire family and their community. While the film deals honestly with the realities of the disease, it focuses most of its attention on the tireless work of the caregivers.

snap_of_hnp_from_teser_frm_website eatingThe film stars nationally-known actors Stephanie Zimbalist (Remington Steele), Daniel Roebuck (The Fugitive, Lost, Glee), Ellen Dolan (As the World Turns), Oscar nominee Sally Kellerman (M*A*S*H) and Nashville recording artist Ashlee Hewitt (Elle: A Modern Cinderella Story).

Daniel Roebuck and Ellen Dolan will be coming to

The Minnesota State Fair to Sign Autographs!

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Thanks to several Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory care related agencies, the film will officially launch Saturday, August 29th at a private screening premiere to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Music Box Theatre.

The need for further research and education is ongoing. After seeing “His Neighbor Phil”, some “not so familiar” film producers decided to step up to the plate to lend their support in an effort to get this movie to the public.

“His Neighbor Phil” and My Town Pictures announces several new Executive Producers: SYNERGY HomeCare, HealthStar Home Health, Alzheimer’s Speaks, The Lutheran Home Association and Saint Therese, along with five additional sponsors that plan to help carry the film to people who most need its message.

Healthcare experts weigh in on “His Neighbor Phil”:

“This moving film shows the need for family and friends to rally together to help each other deal with Alzheimer’s disease, motivates our researchers to continue to develop promising treatments and methods of prevention and emphasizes the necessity to support research at centers such as ours.” – William H. Frey II, Ph.D., Alzheimer’s Research Director, HealthPartners Center for Memory & Aging

“His Neighbor Phil is a love story wrapped up in the complexity of a disease that shows no mercy. It’s real. It’s raw and yet through all of the trials and tribulations, it provides hope.” – Josie Di Chiara, Senior Vice President, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

“His Neighbor Phil, is indeed a great film and right on the money for accuracy in typical ‘key players’ and behaviors, reactions, approaches, beliefs, and common concerns regarding dementia. I am sure ‘first timers’ as well as those who have made their journey will resonate with the film allowing new conversations to happen, awareness to grow, and belief that we can CHOOSE to make a positive difference in how people living with dementia are able to live their lives.” – Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA Dementia Care & Training Specialist

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HealthStar Home Health is a Medicare Certified Agency providing Alzheimer’s and dementia programs focused on care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, and their families or caregivers. For additional help and resources or to find out more about Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer, call 877-600-7307 or visit www.HealthStarHomeHealth.net

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Free Memory Screenings at the MN State Fair – Compliments of HealthStar Home Health

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to Hold Free Memory Screenings

at the MN State Fair

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Proper Detection and Treatment

 Concerned About Your Memory?

Face-to-face memory screenings average three minutes and consist of questions and tasks to assess memory. Individuals can take advantage of free, confidential memory screenings provided by HealthStar Home Health, as part of raising community awareness and providing public education on Alzheimer’s and dementia. HealthStar & the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America encourages screenings for adults with memory concerns, a family history of Alzheimer’s disease or those who want to check their memory now and have the results for future comparison. Warning signs of dementia include forgetting people’s names/events, asking repetitive questions and confusion over daily routines.

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FREE Screenings to be held

August 27 – September 7 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

in the East Crossroads Auditorium/ Health Fair 11 Bldg.

(Corner of Dan Patch & Cooper).

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healthstar fair 7As many as 70% of families affected by dementia are choosing to keep their loved ones at home for as long as possible, while managing the different stages. Family and caregiver burnout rises dramatically when faced with this disease. HealthStar’s Alzheimer’s & Dementia program provides both in and out of home support to families and caregivers dealing with challenging behaviors associated with the disease. Changes in healthcare, due to high prevalence, allow our nursing experts to provide training, education and non-pharmacologic behavior assistance in the home, which is 100% covered by traditional Medicare and most insurance plans. Memory loss screenings are the first step toward detection and treatment.

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About HealthStar Home Health

HealthStar Home Health is a Medicare Certified Agency providing Alzheimer’s and dementia programs focused on care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, and their families or caregivers. For additional help and resources or to find out more about Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer, call 877-600-7307 or visit www.HealthStarHomeHealth.net

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Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Interviews Anthony Cirillo

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We go live at:  2pm EST, 1pm CST 12pm MST, 11am PST and 7pm London Time!

Register once ahead of time and listening is a breeze!

Anthony’s approach to care will get you to laugh and empower you to keep going!

As a gifted singer-performer, Anthony Cirillo has been to Nashville to record and has sung around the country. He uses his performing gifts in his keynote speeches and press engagements.

Anthony is an experienced thought leader in the healthcare industry, one who knows how to navigate the industry. He understands the seniors and caregivers perspective and needs and he brightens the lives and promotes the quality of life and the dignity to all he touches.

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The Aging Experience – Anthony Cirillo on Alzheimer’ Speaks Radio

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We now go live at 2pm EST, 1pm CST,12pm MST, 11am PST and 7pm London Time.

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