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Update on Our Dementia Friendly Cruise

Update On Our Dementia Friendly Cruise

Here at Alzheimer’s Speaks we take our commitment to “Dementia Friendly Travel” very seriously.   We are finding the need to clarify our relationship going forward with Kathy Shoaf, Elite Cruises and Vacations, LLC, and Cruise Planners/American Express who we used as our travel agent on our first cruise to the Caribbean last month.  The need for clarification is due to two major factors.

1)    There is much confusion and misconceptions in dementia communities around the world, about Alzheimer’s Speaks involvement with future Dementia Friendly Cruises being marketed by Kathy Shoaf, Elite Cruises and Vacations, LLC, and Cruise Planners/American Express. To clarify, Alzheimer’s Speaks has never been involved, nor will we be involved in their future events.

2)    Due to an overwhelming response for Alzheimer’s Speaks to provide additional Dementia Friendly Travel, we have decided to do so under the titles of “Dementia Friendly Travel with Lori La Bey”and/or “Dementia Friendly Travel with Alzheimer’s Speaks,” so there will be no confusion going forward.  This decision was not made lightly as it was after serious review of feedback from our dementia friendly program team and many attendees.   We are honored and vow to hold to a high standard of providing Dementia Friendly Travel in the future.

Although the symposium and programs were highly rated, and many told us they can’t wait to do it again, we can’t apologize enough to those of you who had difficulties in any fashion regarding the cruise.  Please know we have meticulous notes to improve the travel process, communication chains and our programming; to make our next venture even more fun and resourceful than the last.

Thank you again, for your understanding and your continued support of Alzheimer’s Speaks. 

We are truly humbled and honored in your faith is us and promise to always continue to raise the bar when it comes to dementia. 

We Still Owe You a Beautiful Article on Our Dementia Friendly Cruise.

Below Are Some Great Pictures to Hold You Over.

Again I would like to Acknowledge

Our Sponsors for the Cruise

 

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Push Research Forward – Join the A-List

We’ve all wrestled with a guilt trip – aging parents or a sick spouse who fear that we will not respect their wishes to stay at home. Statistics reaffirm that seventy-five percent of families try to do just that, despite the physical and emotional challenges of 24/7 dementia care. Often families turn to outside professional home care support.

Please take our A-LIST needs assessment survey and let us know your opinions on paid nursing support.

Decisions about care are deeply personal for those living with dementia and their families. I know from experience that there are no easy answers. Whether you are living with dementia, are a current or past caregiver, or just concerned about your memory, please take this survey and let us know what matters to you when it comes to professional home care.

24/7 care is often central to the Alzheimer’s experience. Every one of us facing this challenge – patients and care partners alike – strives to honor and help our loved ones live well with dementia. Home care providers and policy makers want to know what matters most to the A-LIST.

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Coming Together For Dementia Through Music

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WRAD- Together For Dementia Through Music

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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

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Tuesday we will have Wayne Mesker with us to talk about Rock Against  Dementia.  Wayne has been the CEO Worldstock Entertainment since Sept. 2008.  He Founded Rock Against Dementia in March of 2014 at Cleveland Film Festival screening of Alive Inside.  In 2016, with help of Purple Angel “Friends” Rock Against Dementia became World Rocks Against Dementia.  Rock Against Dementia.

Contact Information For

E-Mail:  wm@aliveinside.org

PH: 216-375-4920   or     212-433-2734 Ext. 704

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Moments Captured & Shared

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Appreciation Videos

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Thursday we are lucky to have Joey Chandler, the founder of “You Are Videos” where he turns smart phone selfies into video tributes for birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. He is now working with hospice and Alzheimer’s organizations to show their patients the impact they have had on the world through the words of family and friends.

Contact Information For

Joey Chandler, You Are Videos

415-948-3959          joey@youare.video           www.youare.video

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Libraries Offer Memory Minders: A Kit for Caregivers!

Now available at

Ramsey County Library in Roseville and Shoreview:

Memory Minders: A Kit for Caregivers!

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 Memory Minders are specially created for caregivers

caring for people experiencing memory loss

MMkits_2The materials in these kits are specifically selected to spark memories, create conversation and provide positive and engaging interactions between people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and their care partners. The kits are divided into high, middle and low activity levels.

Each Memory Minder kit is unique and features an interactive activity for use with those with memory loss (such as a puzzle, bingo, games or conversation cards), a book with colorful illustrations created for individuals with memory loss, a cd with music to soothe and spark memory, and A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia by Laura Gitlin, which explores the use of activities and other techniques to prevent, reduce and otherwise manage the behavioral symptoms of dementia.

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The Memory Minder Kits are available at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville and Shoreview, and be checked out for three weeks. The kits are renewable and requestable via the library’s catalog at www.rclreads.org.

These kits were created out of a unique partnership between:

Ramsey County Library, Roseville Alzheimer’s & Demential Community Action Team, and sponsorships by Cherrywood Pointe, Lyngblomsten, Sunrise Senior Living, New Perspectives Senior Living, and the Friends of Ramsey County Library.

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Ramsey County Library – Shoreview

4560 Victoria St. N.

Shoreview, MN 55126

651-724-6006

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Caregiver Appreciation – Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Caregiver Appreciation

Tuesday – March 7th, 2017

2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12pm MT, 11am PT and 7pm London

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Today we are lucky to have Jenn Chan, the founder of the Senior Shower Project which is a project which shows appreciation for care partners.

Viki Kind has been on our a show few times and we are thrilled to have her back with us.  Viki is a Clinical Bioethicist and a highly sought after speaker and author will share her thoughts about the project with us.

Contact Information For

Jen Chan  jenn@seniorshowerproject.com             www.seniorshowerproject.com

Viki Kind    kindethics@gmail.com           www.KindEthics.com

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Leveraging Medical Fitness to Boost Quality of Living

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Live Feb. 28th, 2017

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CaringKind on Comfort Matters®

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Feb 23rd, 2017 – Thursday

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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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