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Poem – Floating Words

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Floating Words

© Truthful Kindness 2018 Dec 11

Words float around and past me.

sometimes they splash against my body.

i hear them spoken.
i understand each word.

I reach for them,
but mostly they just float around me without joining;
without coalescing into concepts that i can grab, hold, and understand.

Sometimes i am able to grab a passing thought and hold it;
finally understanding,
responding to the speaker and building relationship …
… but then it is gone again.

Words float around and past me.

Sometimes i feel alone
… and require visuals or TOUCH.


© Truthful Kindness 2018 Dec 11

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“We Are Family” – Living a Beautiful Life with Dementia

A New Dementia Film

Featuring The Butterfly Model

“We Are Family”

Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio is so proud to interview her friends Corinne Maunder and Cathy Greenblat who created this film, “We Are Family.”  The film was shot in Nottingham, England at Landermeads where life is celebrated daily. 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.

Here is our interview below

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

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Corinne Maunder & Dr. Cathy Greenblat Joint Website:

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As We Cheer in the New Year… Be Kind and Compassionate to Others

As we cheer in the New Year I ask that you please keep in mind that this time of year can be very difficult for many people. I like most have been one of those people though this year I’m feeling good about the new year. I know all too well not everyone is so lucky. Personally, I have several people close to me struggling. Maybe they have lost a loved one, or their goals and plans for 2018 didn’t turn out the way they had hoped, or maybe the sting of being alone has struck them deeply tonight.

It doesn’t matter who you are or if you do or you don’t feel like ringing in the new year with bells and whistle on. Just know deep in your heart you are loved just as you are and you do make a significant difference in this world. Also keep in mind, that you are not alone. Everyone’s feelings are fluid and always changing. That being said, know what you are feeling today will pass and change as well… for good and bad for highs and lows our emotional are forever evolving and that is what makes us human.

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For those of you celebrating the new year with glee, please find compassion in your heart and actions for those who are not able to express happiness as 2018 rolls out and 2019 takes the stage. Know that none of us are on the high side of life all the time. Pray for and be kind to those who are struggling, as it could be you or someone you love next. Realize we all have more in common than we openly discuss, so be the person you would like to have stand by you if you were down.

I want to thank the Alzheimer’s Speaks community for their support and loyalty. And a special thank you to all of those living with dementia who participate in our Dementia Chats videos as they help so many people around the world better understand the symptoms and needs of those living with diagnosis. I also have to thank Eilon Caspi who co-facilitates Dementia Chats with me along with all those who have been a guest or cohost with me on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio and last but not least, the organizations, communities, businesses and individuals who have hired me to speak, train or consultant with them.

In closing I want to wish everyone a brilliant 2019. One that fills your heart and mind with joy. One that produces joyful moments that will stay with you in spirit throughout you life.

Cheers to 2019

May All Your Dreams Come True

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New Books Allow People with Dementia the Ability to Continue to Reading

Listen Today, December 25th, 2018 at: 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST and 7pm London time.

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Marlena Books – Brings Dignity to Those Living with Dementia

Today Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio has a fascinating conversation with Rachel Thompson, CEO of Malena Books.  Rachel discusses the modification they have made to their books which make it much easier for those living with dementia symptoms, to be able to read independently. 

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Caring Better for Loved Ones with Dementia

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Caring Better for Loved Ones with Dementia

Lori La Bey, host and founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Jennifer Franza the founder of Caregiver Concierge which empowers families caring for a loved one with dementia. Some topics discussed today are self-care, transfers, activities. Listen in and you will learn a lot about how to help others.

Contact Jennifer Franza at:

Email:       Jennifer@caregiver-concierge.com

Website:   www.caregiver-concierge.com

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Art Therapy – Elevating Dementia Care

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Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio will talk with Jael Weinberg, an Art Therapist who incorporates the creative process in many forms into her therapeutic work with residents at Aegis Living’s all memory care community, Callahan House. Today we will learn what art therapy is, how it is different from the typical arts and crafts most of us do and what the benefits are from art therapy.

I think you will learn a few new things Like I did that might just change your perception of art used as a form of therapy. We will discuss group sessions to one on ones, how emotions are released and created, as well as how energy levels can be adjusted all while building confidence and social engagement.

Contact Information for Jael Weinberg

Email:     Jael.weinberg@aegisliving.com

Phone:    206-452-0285

Website:  https://www.aegisliving.com

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In Honor of Susan Suchan

One voice that has been significantly missed this past year is Susan Suchan.  She lived her life fully even when diagnosed with dementia. We continue to celebrate her birthday and the love, compassion and dear friendship she brought into our lives.

Through Death,

Our Connection Remains

It was an honor to work with Susan on Dementia Chats.  Her insights were brilliant and her laughter contagious.

A few of us gathered to honor what would have been Susan’s 62nd birthday.  Please watch and feel free to share Susan’s life and the impact she had on others.  Remember each one of us have the opportunity to lift and inspire others by sharing our authentic self with one another, just as Susan did.


For poems by Mary Radnofsky read on the above video Click Below: https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/images/Poetry/2_poems_mary_R_about_susan_suchan.pd

To see Truthful’s blog on Susan Click Below: https://truthfulkindness.com/memoriam/susan-suchan/

You never knew what would happen next….

A Bit More About Susan

Susan Suchan was the mother of two grown daughters and five beautiful grandchildren. She was a nurse for 23 years and was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (EOAD) at the age of 48; an additional diagnosis of Frontotemporal dementia(FTD)/Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). Susan advocated for and about the “lived experience”, working to change perceptions, stigma and help bring to life, and the realness of her disease process. She has had the opportunity to speak Nationally and locally. Susan was awaiting the release of a documentary featuring her life, showing the effects on friends and family relationships, finances and end of life discussions. The film is called, “Susan’s Story” and is still in need of funds to complete.

Here Are Some of Our Dementia Chats Sessions Featuring Susan

Help Make “Susan’s Story” a Documentary, a Reality 

In honor of what would have been Susan Suchan’s 62nd birthday, her family and the producers of the documentary, invite you to help complete the film.  The documentary is in post-production and the final $125,000 is still needed to complete the film. 

Please contact Russ Kirkpatrick, the Producer/Director of the film, if you have questions or would like to make a contribution. Tax deductible contributions can be made to one of two 501(c)(3) organizations associated with the film. 

Contact information: russ@kkp.film

Link to the trailer of Susan’s Story: https://vimeo.com/302739507

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