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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Feb 23rd, 2017 – Thursday

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

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Thursday, Jed A. Levine the Executive Vice President and Director of Programs and Services at CaringKind will join us, along with my Co-Host Harry Urban, who is living with dementia.  CaringKind was formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter.  CaringKind has been New York City’s leading expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia care for more than three decades.

Jed has been at the organization for 27 years. He holds a Masters degree in Applied Human Development with a specialization in Gerontology and Community Recreation Services from Columbia University’s Teachers College, and he is trained as a Creative Arts Therapist.

Contact Information For

24-hour Helpline: (646) 744-2900

helpline@caringkindnyc.org

http://www.caringkindnyc.org/palliativecare

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Talking Dementia

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Talking Dementia

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Tuesday we will have Dr. Macie P. Smith, a Licensed Social Worker, Certified Social Work Case Manager, and a Social Worker in Gerontology.  Dr Macie has over 17 years of experience working with aging and vulnerable populations in South Carolina. She serves as an Adjunct Faculty and a Subject Matter Expert on the collegiate level in the areas of social work, social sciences, and public health. She has also appeared in several editions of Faculty Matters Magazine.

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info@dtconsultant.org

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Valentines Day: The Side Not Talked About

Valentines Day  –

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The Darker Side

Most people think of love, happiness and joy on Valentines Day. The day is wrapped around those currently in our life as we celebrate our relationships.  Tokens of love like flowers, chocolate and jewelry allowing those feeling to linger, but for many others Valentines Day can be extremely painful.

The loss of a loved one in our life can trigger thoughts of longing for what once was.  Grief can take hold as tears roll down ones face and and the heart longs for the precious connection it once had. The longing of physical touch; a kiss, a hug or just holding hands is no longer possible.

For some, the pain of loss lingers way past the day marked on the calendar as Valentines Day.  For some, each and every holiday triggers the loss of the physical presence of the one they loved.

Earlier this week, I was in Indiana and Illinois at three Clarendale properties doing screenings of “His Neighbor Phil.” At the last screening, a woman in the audience can up and gave me a beautiful poem about love and loss. I wanted to share it with all of you.

The Poem is Titled

“Grief is the Price of Love”

The Author is Unknown

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May this poem give those grieving some peace of mind and heart knowing the greatest gift one can receive in a life time, comes with two price tags…. grief and gratitude.

May we all be lucky enough to love so deeply and completely to feel both “grief for a great love” knowing it’s “sister gratitude” will help fill the holes in our heart and help us find peace in our life once again.

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A CAREGIVER’S VALENTINE

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A CAREGIVER’S VALENTINE

-Karen Brenner, Author of You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello”  

                                              

We were impossibly young and so beautiful

When we met and fell in love.

You were the cool guy from the big city,

I was the shy small town girl.

 

I bring you photographs of those days long ago.

You look at me and smile and ask me who those people are.

I take your hand.

It is warm and strong in mine.

 

You don’t remember but you know that we belong together.

I tell you the stories of those two young people.

You listen intently and study their faces.

And look into my face with wonder in your eyes.

 

I have come to understand that it doesn’t matter

that you no longer remember who we were then.

It only matters that we can sit and hold hands

While I tell you stories of those two young lovers:

You and Me

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Dementia: Love’s Light Can Remove The Darkness

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Love’s Light Can Remove the Darkness of Alzheimer’s& Other Dementia’s

021417-asr-graphic-rick-naymark Rick Naymark, is the Author of the book; “Alzheimer’s Gifts, How Caring For Someone With Alzheimer’s Brought Unexpected Blessings.” Rick lives in Edina, Minnesota where he was the principal family member responsible for his mother’s care during her 8 ½ years with Alzheimer’s.  Join us and hear Rick’s story.

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Rick’s book, is on Amazon

The quickest way to find it is through www.tinyurl.com/alzheimersgifts

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Join Clarendale For Screenings Of “His Neighbor Phil”

Join Clarendale and

Lori La Bey founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks:

FREE Screenings Of “His Neighbor Phil”

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Schererville’s Screening will be held at

the AMC Showplace 12

 

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There will be two showings, one at 10:00 a.m., and the other at 1:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Kathryn Dietrich at 815-464-4418.

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Dementia: Aging In Place – Services & Tools

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio  

Our Next Show:  Aging In Place – Services & Tools

020917-asr-paul-mThursday we will have Paul Merenbloom, founder of Concordia Systems in Baltimore, Maryland. Paul was a former Wall Street Analyst, and he changed careers to take care of a 95-year old grandmother after she collapsed following a medication error.    Concordia Systems focuses on health and wellness for the US aging-in-place community, and provides services and tools to connect seniors, their families, caregivers, and medical professionals.

Contact Information For

Concordia Systems, Inc.
1111 Light Street, 4th Floor, Baltimore, MD  21230
410-484-3883                                
www.SentinelAware.com

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Join Lori La Bey for Screenings of the Film & a Fascinating Conversation Afterwards

Feb. 13th, 2017 –

Clarendale of Schererville, IN

at the AMC -11:30am-2:30pm

1400 Eagle Ridge Dr, Schererville, IN  46375

Feb.14th, 2017 –

Clarendale of Mokena, IL – Belvedere Room

Two showings:  at 10:00 a.m., and  1:30 p.m.

RSVP to Kathryn Dietrich  815-464-4418.

Feb. 15th, 2017 –

Clarendale Algonquin, IL –Belvedere Room

11:30am to 3pm

2001 West Algonquin Road, Algonquin, IL 60102

RSVP to   847-458-6800

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