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Finding Joy Through Music

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Thursday, December 6th, Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio, will talk with Kaylee Tilton, a Music Therapist and Joe Kaufman, an intern with Aegis Living while completing his BA in music therapy.  Both work at Aegis Living. Join us and learn how and why people react to music.  You will find out how music therapy is different from our everyday use and enjoyment of music, along with their personal experiences that pulled them to become music therapists.  Kaylee and Joe will explain how the use music therapy to  improve lives and will give us some real life examples of its effect on people of all ages and stages of life.

Contact Kaylee or Joe via:

Email:  kaylee.tilton@aegisliving.com

Phone:  206-285-1106

Website:  https://www.aegisliving.com/

Find a Music Therapist in your area: The America Music Therapy Association 

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Alzheimer's Speaks Radio with Dr Jessica Zwerling.

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First Pictured-Based Dementia Screening Tool

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Today on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio, host Lori La Bey, will talk with Dr. Jessica Zwerling, who is the Director, Montefiore Hudson Valley Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease (CEAD).  She is an Associate Professor of Neurology, and a Program Director for the UCNS Geriatric Neurology Fellowship.  Dr Zwerling is also the Director of the Memory Disorders Center at Blondell and the Associate Director for the Center for the Aging Brain and last the Clinical Director for the Einstein Aging Study.

Contact Information for Dr. Jessica Zwerling

Phone:     (914) 375-4880

Website:  http://www.montefiore.org/alzheimers-center 

Website:  https://www.montefiore.org/aging-brain

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio with John & Susan McFadden

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

Call in and join the conversation (323) 870-4602

Learn About The Memory Camp

Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio is thrilled to talk with Susan and John McFadden.  Both are amazing individuals doing incredible work in the area of dementia.  Today we will discuss their new “Memory Camp” for those living with dementia and their family and friends.  Also joining us, were three adult children from the Farnum clan, that went on the experience with their parents.  Their stories touched my heart. 

John and Susan also are the back bone of the Fox Valley Memory Project where they provide leadership and volunteer.  Check out their book, Aging Together: Dementia, Friendship, and Flourishing Communities. Join our conversation and learn what they are doing now!

Contact Information for the McFadden’s:

Email:  susan.h.mcfadden@gmail.com   

Email:  john.t.mcfadden@gmail.com

Website: www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org 

Dementia Adventure:    http://www.dementiaadventure.com/

Wilderness Inquiry:           www.wildernessinquiry.org/

Additional Resources by Alzheimer’s Speaks:

Website

Keynotes/Training/Consultations

Dementia Chats

Memory Cafe

Become Dementia Friendly

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Poem About Dementia –

I want to again thank Cheryl Kempner for sharing her beautiful poetry with our community here at Alzheimer’s Speaks.

Her Birthday

Copyright Cheryl Kempner 2018

Like a new born that does not know,

Or a toddler that does not grow.

Her birthday came,

Her birthday went,

But she did not know what wishes were sent.

The mind is fierce and out of sight,

It does not know or care of the heart’s plight.

That we may need to keep moving on,

Or maybe it knows that we must stay calm. 

For we would go mad if we really did know,

That our mind was shrinking and we could not grow.

To new levels of our early existence, 

Or is it aware of our soul’s forever persistence.

Do the flowers, the wishes, the visits or chocolate cake,

Mean anything inside or is it all just fake.

The talking, the laughs, the pictures and more,

Does it tell a story or is it just knocking on a closed door.

To make up for lost time in these last few years,

Few years that to some mean many more tears.

But to other it’s a time to make memories to last,

Moments to take, moments to grasp

The veil has been lifted,

The wall is no more.

The relationship is freed, 

The tension is old lore.

Could there be a message, in disguise,

Or is it just the unraveling of all the lies.

The mind is a vicious thing,

It can take away a human being.

But can it really, as we can feel,

We know what’s what, but how do we deal.

With such thoughts that her birthday came and went,

But does she know what wishes were sent?

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New Dementia Film “We Are Family,” Featuring The Butterfly Model

New Dementia Film Featuring The Butterfly Model

“We Are Family”

I am so proud of my friends Corinne Maunder and Cathy Greenblat who created this film, “We Are Family.”  Dr David Sheard is the creator of the Butterfly Model featured in this film. Corinne is the Director, Producer and Camera Operator and she owns Fire Films.  Cathy is the Executive Producer and Photographer for the film.  These two amazing women have done several exceptional films on dementia care which can be found at this website: SIDE BY SIDE: LOVE AND JOY IN DEMENTIA CARE A MULTIMEDIA PROJECT.

I am looking forward to interviewing all of them on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio in the near future, so get your questions ready!

Enjoy

The Other Films They Made Below.

side by side logo

Reach Corinne Maunder & Dr. Cathy Greenblat:

Website: https://www.sidebysidedementia.com/ 


Lori La Bey Shifting Our

Dementia Care Culture 

From Crisis To Comfort

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Fabulous Fiblets And Sundowner Symptoms

Fabulous Fiblets

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 Kindness with Dr. Lori Myren- Manbeck, Geriatric Psychologist

Alzheimer’s Speaks Talks with

Dr. Lori Myren- Manbeck,

Geriatric Psychologist on

Being Inclusive & Kind & the

10 Days of Kindness Coming to Grinnell, Iowa

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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