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Snoezelen Rooms – Can They Help Those with Dementia?

July 4th, 2019 at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London time and July 5th at 6am in Australia

Multi-Sensory Environment and Sensory Stimulation

To Listen To The Audio Click Below

Lori La Bey, talks with Ilse Achterberg has been an activity therapist and specialist in Multi-Sensory Environments known as MSE or Snoezelen for over 25 years.  Ilse is the founder of World Wide Snoezelen. Today we will learn what a Snoezelen room is and how they can help those with dementia, autism, ADHD and people with learning and/or multiple physical & mental disabilities.

Contact Information:

Website – WorldWideSnoezelen.com

Email – info@worldwidesnoezelen.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WorldWideSnoezelen/

Phone – (+31) 294 25 73 32

Below Video compliments of Dementia Chats

Those with dementia talk needs and strategies to incorporate when building dementia friendly communities and businesses.

Find out 1) who do you need on your team and why. 2) Why are the little things so important. 3) What others are doing that is working well.

Additional Dementia Chats Interviews:

What Questions You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS WITH LORI LA BEY:

Coming to Woodbury, MN – Sept 25th and 26th

Coming to Toms River, NJ – Oct 8th and 9th

Coming to Elmhurst, IL – Oct 16th & 17th

More Information to Come

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Read Full Post »

Critical Insights To Build Dementia Friendly Communities

Those with dementia speak up about common needs and strategies they would like to see incorporated when building dementia friendly communities and businesses.

Compliments of Dementia Chats™ educational videos.

Learn:

Find out who do you need on your team and why.

Why are the little things so important.

What Others are doing that is working well.

More Interviews below:

What Questions You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Downloadable Tips Below

UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS WITH LORI LA BEY:

Join Lori La Bey in Alabama

Coming to Woodbury, MN – Sept 25th and 26th

Coming to Toms River, NJ – Oct 8th and 9th

Coming to Elmhurst, IL – Oct 16th & 17th

More Information to Come

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Read Full Post »

Juggling Dementia Care & Finding Balance

Lessons Learned & Shared

Reduce Stress When Caring For Another

This webinar hosted by Lakeyln Hogan with Home Instead and her guest Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks will give you tools and examples of how to shift your perceptions and others, and give you ideas to obtain the outcomes you want.

Learn how stigma and fear can paralyze care partners as well as those diagnosed and how to replace fear with hope.

Get ideas and insight to deal with your own anger.

Find out how to maintain and expand your relationships with those you care for.

Discover the beauty and strength of selfcare in order to care better for others.

Understand how changing your verbiage can change outcomes.

Better understand basic communication styles to engage those with dementia.

Learn how to look for joy and how to create joyful moments.

Find a new calmness in your life when caring for another.

How to deal with guilt.

Free Downloadable Tools Below:

Let Us Know What Else You Are Interested In Learning About!

UPCOMING EVENT WITH LORI LA BEY:

Join Lori La Bey in Alabama

Coming to Woodbury, MN – Sept 25th and 26th

Coming to Toms River, NJ – Oct 8th and 9th

Coming to Elmhurst, IL – Oct 16th & 17th

More Information to Come

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Read Full Post »

Tuesday – June 25th, 2019 at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and 26th at 6am Australia

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Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with representatives from AlzAuthors: Jean Lee, Kathryn Harrison, Ann Campanella, Vicki Tapia, Marianne Sciucco and Irene Frances Olson. We will learn about a variety of work they are doing to improve life for families and professionals alike. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss!

Learn about:

1) Learn how many contributing authors AlzAuthors has.

2) How and where the AlzAuthors books have traveled too and why?

3) Find out what’s new on AlzAuthors website.

5) Is AlzAuthors a charitable 501c3?

6) The status of the AlzAuthors anthology.

7) Who is gaining interest in the AlzAuthors effort?

8) Information on their traveling store.

Website – www.AlzAuthors.com

Instagram – AlzAuthors

Contact Information

Jean Lee:

Email:  jean@alzheimersdaughter.com

Twitter:  @JeanLee18

Alzheimer’s Daughter blog: http://jeanllee.blogspot.com

Alzheimer’s Daughter Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AlzheimersDaughter

Kathryn Harrison:

Website: weedsinnanasgarden.com

Email: kharrison@flipturnpublishing.com

Twitter: @KathHarrisonArt

Ann Campanella:

Website:  www.anncampanella.com

Blog:  https://fieldsofgrace22.wordpress.com/ 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/anncampanella.author/

Twitter:  @authorAnnC  

Instagram:  @horses_2nd_time_around

Marianne Sciucco:

Email:  mariannesciucco@gmail.com

Vicki Tapia:

Email:  vicki.tapia@gmail.com

Facebook:  facebook.com/SomebodyStoleMyIron

Twitter:  @vicleetap

Irene Frances Olson:

Website: www.irenefrancesolson.com

FaceBook: @RedmondWriter

Twitter: @Boomer98053

Instagram: irenefrancesolson

UPCOMING EVENT WITH LORI LA BEY:

Join Lori La Bey in Alabama

Below is Hosted by
Artis Senior Living

Coming to Toms River, NJ – Oct 8th and 9th

Coming to Elmhurst, IL – Oct 16th & 17th

More Information to Come

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Click Below Download Tips

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Read Full Post »

Dementia Extended A Hand For Me To Claim A New Decade

I normally don’t write something personal that isn’t specifically dementia or caregiving related, but I’ve realized the past decade of building the Alzheimer’s Speaks community, our lives have merged as we have all supported one another.

So this month as I claim a new era in my life, turning 60 years old, many of you reached out and celebrated with me. Your posts, text, emails and calls and personal messages touched my heart so I thought it would be nice to share my day with you.

Here are just a few of the beautiful cards I received. Plus gifts of homemade cookies, bags, gift cards, candles, artwork, spa certificates….
Most important to me is your friendship, support and love!

Thank you from the bottom of my toes to the tip of my head.

Like most birthdays I don’t focus on, want or expect anything because to me, it’s just another year gone by. For me these days I’m just looking for the peaceful side of life.

There is so much for each of us to celebrate in life.

Mary and Tree
A day of being silly at 60!

This year, my friends Mary and Tree said they wanted to take me out for the day. Tree in typical style emailed me a detailed list of what to prepare for. These two always fun, funny and yet detailed and organized. I followed instructions, packed accordingly and agreed to trust and accept whatever was to happen with grace.

So on June 8th, I was totally open to embrace the day and what was to come no matter what we did or didn’t do. This day, my 60th was going to be a great day because I decided to embrace my new era of being and documenting whatever lay ahead. (I’m normally not a big picture taker, but I was committed to document the day.) The first of many days for me to be more present in my own personally life.

I was going to walk my talk and be totally present.

No work. No worries.

My First Surprise was the beginning of many…

I was Given a Banana For Being the Top Banana

Next… a Sign

Words of Wisdom from good old friends

It’s time to break the limitsPedal to the Metal Baby!

Next – Time to Get Gas & a Power Ball Ticket

It Seemed Liked a Good Idea at the Time!

No Winners… just fun to dream

What we would you do if you won millions of dollars? Would you use it to improve the world? We Would.

Little did I know every hour or so I would be opening a gift.

AND whatever it was I had to wear it!

NEXT…. Spa Time in Stillwater, MN!

If you have Never Tried the Salt Cave Sanctuary

I Highly Recommend it!

A Cute Grocery Store Across from the Spa..

Decided to be Part of the Mural

Time for Some Food and Drink in Stillwater

A Beautiful Day to be on the River The Dock Cafe

The pink hat I was wearing was my mother’s. The one she wore a lot at the nursing home when out in the sun. Mary is wearing my matching one. I think I only wore it when with mom. Miss you mom, but felt your presence with us all day.

A Lucky Baby Dragon Fly Stay with Us During Lunch.

I Trusted… but Fiblets Start Flying

Like a person with dementia I had no idea what I was being told, was not the truth. I accepted what I was being told as fact as I trusted my friends. I was totally relaxed and wasn’t suspicious at all.

From being in route to Hudson for our next stop to a detour back to my house for medications left in Mary’s car. Mary is one of the most honest people I know. I never thought she would lie to me…

I was surprised how good Mary and Tree were at it and I appreciated everyone’s efforts to surprise me! I had not a clue!

That’s where the greater good FIBLET came into play.

The Head Culprit…My Daughter Danielle

Please know Danielle had many helpers in her scheme to give me such a blessed day. I will name a few names, but the list is too long to get everyone on here, so please don’t be offended if you are not mentioned here. I it only my ignorance of all the details: Steven, Mary, Tree, Colleen, Erin, Cindy, Marylou, Beth, Barbara, and Nancy… Like Danielle who didn’t know who even to invite as I have many circles of friends, I still don’t know all the details of their plotting! Again if you were missed on any side, please know it was not intentional by any means.

You are loved, valued and appreciated!

Here are some pictures of the surprise party.

They all hid in the garage.

I didn’t have a clue until the door went up and I saw all the feet!

Who Has Had To Light Their Candles with a Torch?

The last gift of the evening was a parrot who kept flying into our yard for the party and would not leave. After everyone left he came out of the trees and lines above and landed in the yard. No one has claimed him and the whole family thinks he was God sent to us.

I have to agree.

What a Wonderful Way to Roll In a New ERA!

Thank You All So Much For Celebrating With Me!

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Join Lori La Bey in Alabama

Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Click Below Download Tips

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Read Full Post »

Dementia – Quality Of Life Is An Issue To Be Discussed

Thursday – June 20th, 2019 at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and 21st at 6am Australia

Watch the Video Interview Below

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Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Leah Bisiani a Registered Nurse in Australia, who also has a master’s in health science and has 35 years’ experience within aged /dementia care, establishing a highly skilled knowledge basis, establishing her as a global leader.

Leah is passionate change maker.   Her primary vision has focused on removing negative cultures and philosophies of care while providing a voice that confronts current practice and advocates rights. She has successfully demonstrated how creating environments in which persons with dementia continue to thrive.

Leah distributes and publishes her research and articles in medical journals, the aged care sector and community.

Leah follows Ghandi’s advice –

“Be the Change You Want to See in the World.”

Contact Information for Leah Bisiani

Email:  shimmeringspirit@hotmail.com

Instagram: uplifting_dementia

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leah-bisiani-1270b558/

UPCOMING EVENT WITH LORI LA BEY:

Join Lori La Bey in Alabama

Below is Hosted by
Artis Senior Living

Coming to Toms River, NJ – Oct 8th and 9th

Coming to Elmhurst, IL – Oct 16th & 17th

More Information to Come

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Click Below Download Tips

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Read Full Post »

Dementia Care Virtual Book Club Supports Families

Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Hilarity for Charity & Oasis Senior Advisors
Click Above For Details

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Click Below Download Tips

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Read Full Post »

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