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MPTF Talks About Their Dementia Task Force, Training & Engagement Programs

Tuesday – Dec 1st, 2020 -2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 2nd at 5am in Australia AET

Lori La Bey talks with Linda Healy is a certified gerontological and palliative care nurse practitioner and Jessica Caughey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who work at the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF).  Today we will cover the importance of their dementia care programs – Dementia Task Force, Training & Engagement Programs. 

Listen, Learn and Be Uplifted!

Guest Contact Information

Website:  www.mptf.com

Linda Healy:     Email     Phone:  818-876-1042

Jessica Caughey:   Email    Phone:  818-876-1031

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

Be Our Next Guest

Live Demo Tours

of Dementia Map Global Resource Directory with Lori La Bey

Due to the great response we are getting to Dementia Map, we are making it easier for people to learn more about all the features of the site. We have set up group sessions for individuals and organizations to attend and learn more about how to maximize your exposure through Dementia Map.

Learn how and why this directory is critical to those living with dementia, their family & friends, as well as professionals in the industry.

Register for a Live Demo Tour of Dementia Map on Zoom!

Today Lori La Bey, founder of Dementia Chats and Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation with the true experts, those living with a diagnosis of dementia. Lori has always understood the importance of listening to those living with an illness and she wants to share their voices with you.

The Impact of a Change in Diagnosis

Accepting Dementia in Your Life

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

Film: SPENT The Hidden Cost of Dementia

The film SPENT The Hidden Cost of Dementia premiered on Maryland Public Television. In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month it will be available for view on MPT Presents until November 30th.  It’s 30 minutes you won’t want to miss. Watch it now while it’s still avaialbe!

Watch SPENT The Hidden Cost of Dementia

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

Be Our Next Guest

Live Demo Tours

of Dementia Map Global Resource Directory with Lori La Bey

Due to the great response we are getting to Dementia Map, we are making it easier for people to learn more about all the features of the site. We have set up group sessions for individuals and organizations to attend and learn more about how to maximize your exposure through Dementia Map.

Learn how and why this directory is critical to those living with dementia, their family & friends, as well as professionals in the industry.

Register for a Live Demo Tour of Dementia Map on Zoom!

Today Lori La Bey, founder of Dementia Chats and Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation with the true experts, those living with a diagnosis of dementia. Lori has always understood the importance of listening to those living with an illness and she wants to share their voices with you.

The Impact of a Change in Diagnosis

Accepting Dementia in Your Life

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

Amazing Progress in Efforts to Make Airports Dementia Friendly

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

Watch the Interview Below

Listen to the Radio Show Below

Today Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with some of the team from the Dementia-Friendly Airports Working Group. They are – Sara Barsel the Organizer of the Dementia-Friendly Airports Working Group and members Paula Rice Biever, Carol Giuliani (Senior Travel Companion Services) and John-Richard Pagan who is also Living with dementia.  The group will share information on why and how they were formed and all of the great progress they have made in the past year.  This will be a wonderful and informative show.

Thursday – Nov 19th, 2020 -2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 30th at 5am in Australia AET

Connect with Our Guests:

Sara Barsel

Email

Paula Rice Biever

Email

John-Richard Pagan –

Email

Carol Giuliani

Phone: (612) 310-7401

Email: carolsgiuliani@gmail.com

Be Our Next Guest

Contact Lori La Bey

Live Demo Tours of

Dementia Map Global Resource Directory with Lori La Bey

Due to the great response we are getting to Dementia Map, we are making it easier for people to learn more about all the features of the site. We have set up group sessions for individuals and organizations to attend and learn more about how to maximize your exposure through Dementia Map.

Learn how and why this directory is critical to those living with dementia, their family & friends, as well as professionals in the industry. Find out:

1. Who the directory is for. It’s not just for your customers! We offer so much more to make your jobs easier.

2. How to list a resource to maximize your organization, service, tool or product exposure.

3) There is a FREE PLAN we call are “Starter” or “Why Not” opportunity.

4) We also have two paid plans that offer great opportunities for branding through banner positioning, an event calendar to share everything from an international conference to an ice cream social. Also learn about blog and guide posts.

5) How economical and easy we have made the process and the website for you and consumers.

We look forward to chatting with you!

Contact Lori La Bey via Email, or private message her on Facebook to get the zoom link for the session you pick!

Below Are Zoom Meetings You Can Attend:

Nov 19th – Thursday – 3pm EDT, 2pm CDT, 1pm MDT, 12pm PDT

Nov 20th – Friday – 11am EDT, 10am CDT, 9am MDT, 8am PDT

Nov 23rd – Monday – 4:30pm EDT, 3:30pm CDT, 2:30pm MDT, 1:30pm PDT

Nov 24th – Tuesday – 4:30pm EDT, 3:30pm CDT, 2:30pm MDT, 1:30pm PDT

Nov 25th – Wednesday – 11am EDT, 10am CDT, 9am MDT, 8am PDT

Nov 27th – Friday – 11am EDT, 10am CDT, 9am MDT, 8am PDT

Contact Lori La Bey via Email, or private message her on Facebook to get the zoom link for the session you pick!

CHECK OUT DEMENTIA MAP

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

Accepting Dementia in Your Life

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

5 Zoom Demos – Learn More About Dementia Map

Take a Tour of Dementia Map Global Resource Directory with Lori La Bey

Due to the great response we are getting to Dementia Map, we thought we would make it easier for people to learn more about all the features of the site. We have set up 5 group sessions for individuals and organizations to attend and learn more about how to get your resources, products, tools, or services into Dementia Map. There is a free plan and also two paid plans that offer great opportunities for branding through banner positioning, an event calendar and blog posts. We look forward to chatting with you!

Contact Lori La Bey via Email, or private message her on Facebook to get the zoom link for the session you have pick.

Below are 5 zoom meetings you can attend.

Nov. 16th – Monday – 9am EDT, 8am CDT, 7am MDT, 6am PDT

Nov 17th – Tuesday – 4:30pm EDT, 3:30pm CDT, 2:30pm MDT, 1:30pm PDT

Nov 18th – Wednesday – 11am EDT, 10am CDT, 9am MDT, 8am PDT

Nov 19th – Thursday – 3pm EDT, 2pm CDT, 1pm MDT, 12pm PDT

Nov 20th – Friday – 11am EDT, 10am CDT, 9am MDT, 8am PDT

Contact Lori La Bey via Email, or private message her on Facebook to get the zoom link for your session once you have picked the date and time that works for you.

CHECK OUT DEMENTIA MAP

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

Accepting Dementia in Your Life

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

High School Student Writes Poem About Her Grandmother – Remember Me

IT’S HERE!

CHECK OUT DEMENTIA MAP

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

Accepting Dementia in Your Life

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

Dr. Aaron Blight on His New Book – When Caregiving Calls

Thursday – Nov 12th, 2020 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 13th at 5am in Australia AET

Go To The Radio Show Click Below

Rebroadcast

Lori La Bey talks with Dr. Aaron Blight, the author of “When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative.” Dr. Blight is the Founder of Caregiving Kinetics, a consulting firm dedicated to those who care for the aging population. 

Contact Aaron Blight:

Website: www.caregivingkinetics.com

Email: aaron@caregivingkinetics.com

Twitter: @aaronblight

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

Get the Information You Need as well as Distribute Your Products, Services & Tools with Others!

Click Above

We believe in Supporting People!

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

Accepting Dementia in Your Life

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

Early or Younger Onset Dementia – Planning for the future

Early or Younger Onset Dementia – Planning for the future

Planning early makes it easier for someone with younger onset dementia to manage their financial, legal and medical affairs now and in the future.

If you have been diagnosed with younger onset dementia, it is important to make important decisions while you still can and while you are legally competent to sign any documents.

Things to think about include:

  • your living arrangements into the future
  • who can have access to your financial accounts
  • having joint signatures on all financial accounts
  • arranging when and how you will access your finances
  • talking to a financial adviser
  • sorting out superannuation, health and income insurance
  • writing or updating your will

If you have been diagnosed with dementia, it’s important to nominate a trusted person to manage your affairs in the future. You can do this through an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA).

All of the above topics are further outlined in our diagram below and addressed via our smart phone App called YourLifeTalks – by choosing the Your Life Wishes Conversation.

Unlock the Benefits of ‘Life’ Storytelling:
Through the power of ‘Life Story’ telling and shared experiences, ‘YourLifeTalks can help overcome feelings of social isolation, providing positive and engaging experiences via our Smart Phone App or our physical ‘playing’ type cards.

Both the App & our Cards contain 50 engaging questions to help ‘kick-start’ interactions, in English, Spanish, Polish, Chinese & Vietnamese with more languages coming soon.

Ideal for all Veterans, Retirees, Seniors or Aged Care settings, family groups or even as a singular activity to counteract periods of ‘lockdown or self-isolation’.

Via our phone App, participants can simply ‘speak’ their answers to our 50 questions, directly into the phone microphone and our Voice-to-Text software will transcribe their responses into the written word and save the result.

To edit your responses simply return to the numbered question, position your cursor where you wish to make your amendment, then either ‘speak’ or ‘type’ your corrections and your responses will be updated & saved.

Health Benefits of ‘Life Story’ telling: https://lnkd.in/gk6Bq9P
Videos: https://lnkd.in/gnPgAnS and https://lnkd.in/gc-U8nw

Jolene Hill is happy to discuss further via Skype or Zoom…
Jolene@yourlifetalks.com
YourLifeTalks.com

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

Get the Information You Need as well as Distribute Your Products, Services & Tools with Others!

Click Above

We believe in Supporting People!

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

Accepting Dementia in Your Life

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

The Remember Project on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Tuesday – Nov 10th 2020 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 11th at 5am in Australia AET

Listen To The Interview Below

Lori La Bey talks with Danette McCarthy, who is a theatre artist, facilitator, and program designer who is focused on building community through the use of art and participatory leadership.  Lori Paulson a Senior Citizen Advocate at the Winona Friendship Center for the City of Winona, MN will also join us to talk about their joint venture “The Remeber Project.” Learn how the arts can help identify and remove stigma attached to dementia. Find out how to bring this project to your community or organization.

Contact Information for the Remember Project:

Website: www.rememberproject.org   

General Email:

info@rememberproject.org

Danette’s Email:

dmccarthy@rememberproject.org

Danette’s Phone:  651.251.5771

Facebook:  The Remember Project

Lori Paulson’s Email

lpaulson@ci.winona.mn.us

Facebook:  Winona DFC

Phone: 507-454-5212

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

Accepting Dementia in Your Life

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

Poem: The One’s in Blue – Written by a Nurse

The One’s in Blue

I know I should remember my name and how to dress, Yet I cannot fathom why I remember less and less.

Last week I went out shopping and

forgot where I called home,

I didn’t know where or who I was, I forgot I had a phone.

You are also getting tired, it’s plain for all to see, and I am not the same person, i am no longer ‘me’.

I cannot control my emotions, I shout out hit and curse, That’s why they came and got me, that’s where I met that nurse.

I can no longer tell you where I am or what is meant to be, But I do know that those ones in blue are there to look after me.

They help me with my clothes, they help me brush my hair, They help me try to understand why you’re no longer there.

I now feel less stupid by those ones dressed in blue, They care they love they laugh, my tears now falling few.

They point you out in photos, and talk of our life had, My memories of us together no longer feeling sad.

Our lives have turned out different, this was never part of our plan, But those ones wearing blue have turned “I can’t” into “i can”.

About Maria Weeks:

After qualifying as a registered nurse in 2019, she worked within a hospital ward setting until recently moving into a role within a nursing home on a dementia unit. Although she felt she would miss the clinical chaos of the wards, maria has been nothing but astounded at the level of care the care/nurse staff provide on a daily basis on the dementia unit. She wrote this poem as an example of how the staff here can transform a life lost to honour a ‘life lived’.

Maria Weeks – mariadzioba@hotmail.com

It’s Almost Here:

Do you think you know what we are rolling out tomorrow? If so, submit your guess via comments and you will find out tomorrow if you are right! Either way, check back for some exciting news!

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

Accepting Dementia in Your Life

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

Poem – REMEMBERING MARY

REMEMBERING MARY by Phil Ginsburg

In the end maybe it doesn’t matter that they never wrote back
That he didn’t apologize
That the salsa stain on your cardigan never came out
That your dreams fell asleep in the womb
That you were often passed over
passed by and never learned to conjugate verbs in the past perfect,

That you lost your will to live but kept on living

Failed geometry twice
Never did Vegan, never did Vegas

Never did what they told you,
Never told them what you did

Never got what you deserved
Never deserved what you got

That you flossed twice a day
Took your blood pressure meds regularly

Watched your sodium intake,
The nightly news
Once snoozed three Facebook friends

Never saw Elton John perform live
Or viewed Lenin’s dead body.

In the end what does matter is the day when Mary’s DNA pressed the
SELECT ALL option on the keyboard of her cerebellum

Then its index fingerprint on the DELETE KEY

Making one last withdrawal from Mary’s memory bank

Maybe it does matter
How two days after that
Mary’s husband Bernie sat at table
With a half eaten English muffin and a Kodak Moment photo of their summer Vacation in the Costwolds decades ago

He reminded Mary of a pub where they dined on Sheep Street

And how the One who is able to restore the heavenly Manna of memory
Will, in the end, make all things new

Even perhaps offering them both a platter of Bangers and Mash in Paradise

At that moment something lit up in the dark hallways of Mary’s hippocampus

And, after not speaking a complete phrase in sixteen months, suddenly blurted

“Bangers and Mash? I had almost forgotten how much I loathe that dish”

Mary never spoke again after that

At the church. during Mary’s brother’s solemn eulogy
Bernie remembered his wife’s last words and broke out, in what some described unholy spasms of laughter

It was an awkward moment, to be sure

But Bernie didn’t care

In the end, he reasoned, maybe it doesn’t matter if there’s Bangers and Mash in Paradise

He’ll have Mary again

And, hopefully, maybe some decent Chinese takeout.

Author Byline:

Phil Ginsburg is a playwright/poet who lives in Colorado Springs, CO.  His most recent theater piece is a virtual play entitled “Voices Beyond the Veil” that can be viewed on VillageArts.AnywhereSeat.com “Remembering Mary” is a work prompted by witnessing the effects of Alzheimer’s on several friends in his life.

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

Accepting Dementia in Your Life

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

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