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A Global Discussion Regarding Covid 19 and 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 sound information, not just sound bites since 2011.

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Today’s weekly Covid Special features James Hamilton who has vascular dementia, Cathy Braxton Co-founder of Dementia Raw living with MCI and Geert Bettinger author and Educator from the Netherlands.

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

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Please leave a comment.  We would love to hear from.

All shows on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio are accessible to listen to at anytime to once they go live – Enjoy.

Contact Information for Our Panelists

James Hamilton:  Facebook & Linkedin – Dementia family, friends, and caregivers

Catherine Braxton:  Website – www.dementiaraw.net

Geert Bettinger:  www.geertbettinger.com

Support Alzheimer’s Speaks work by Downloading the Song Clarion Call by the Mark Arneson Band featuring Mia Dorr on your favorite msuic APP and

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

Finding Gratitude During Difficult Times

Click Below To Watch Dementia Quick Tip #9

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

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

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!

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Dementia Quick Tip #7 – Family By Choice™

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

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 .

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All shows on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio are accessible to listen to at anytime to once they go live – Enjoy.

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

Our topic is confusion when dealing with dementia. Our experts living with dementia give us wonderful real life examples of how and when confusion occurs in their lives and how they dealing with it. They talk about routines, anxiety, depression, executive function, cognitive crutches and so much more. Families, professionals along with others living with dementia will find this video very informative. Please feel free to share with others and subscribe to Alzheimer’s Speaks Youtube channel.

Upcoming Public Event Lori La Bey Will Be At

Book Your Next Event, Staff/Management or Family Training for 2020 & 2021 with Lori La Bey today! Consulting and Mentoring also Available.

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

This Is Great Gift Idea For A Family Dealing With Dementia

Parental Dementia – A guide through all the difficult questions. Author Keith Galas, is an Executive Director with 20 years’ experience and has helped families with all their difficult questions. Every chapter in the book covers a question he gets most from families.

Parental Dementia – A guide through all the difficult questions is available through Amazon, Walmart and Barnes and Noble, but if you go to www.parentaldementia.com  all Alzheimer’s Speaks listeners can get a discount by using the code word, Lori.

Available in eBook now as well

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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Laughter Is One Of The Best Medicines For 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.

Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio is joined by writer and comedian Dani Klein Modisett.  Dani is the founder of Laughter On Call, a company providing “comedy care.”  She does this by pairing comedians with seniors with dementia and trains healthcare workers and families how to connect with shared laughter.

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Listen to Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Thursday Dec 19th at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on the 20th at 6am in Australia,

All shows are accessible to listen to once they go live,

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Contact Information for Laughter On Call

Website: laughteroncall.com              

Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @laughteroncall              

Phone: 805-254-HAHA (4242)

Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly About

Holiday Stress Triggers on Dementia Chats

Today Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Our Topic is Holiday Stress Triggers for those Living with Dementia In this video you will hear those living with dementia speak articulately as they talk about holiday stress triggers, how they adapt to changing situations and environments as well as giving care partners ideas to make the holidays run smooth.

Book Your Next Event, Staff/Management or Family Training for 2020 & 2021 with Lori La Bey today! Consulting and Mentoring also Available.

See what Others have to 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

What a Great Holiday Gift for a Family Dealing with Dementia! 

Check out this book helping families deal with a dementia diagnosis. 

You can get a holiday discount too!

The book is called Parental Dementia:   A Guide through all the Difficult Questions by Keith Galas has spent more than 20 years helping families work through all of the questions that keep popping up through the dementia journey. The book even has some great worksheets to help keep your thoughts and needs organized.

Discount Code is: Lori (Save $5.99)

You can purchase the book by going to

www.ParentalDementia.com

What a Great Holiday Gift for a Family Dealing with Dementia!

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Check Out Research Outcomes
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Surviving Alzheimer’s with Paula Spencer Scott on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

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.

Thursday – Dec. 12th, 2019 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on the 13th at 6am in Australia

Today Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Paula Spencer Scott who is the author of Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers which Lori personally believes is one of the best resource books available for those touched by dementia. Paula has had five family members diagnosed dementia.  She understands the journey from a deep personal level.

Learn About

The 50% Rule, the 3 things you CAN change and so much more!

What a Great Holiday Gift for a Family Dealing with Dementia!

Contact Paula Spencer Scott

Website: www.SurvivingAlz.net          FaceBook: SurvivingAlz

Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers 

Available as Paperback or on Kindle           

Amazon              Barnes & Noble

Listen in. I know you will be glad you did! Click Above

Thank you for joining Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  We hope you subscribe and share this episode with your family, friends, clients and colleagues.

Book Your Next Event, Staff/Management or Family Training for 2020 & 2021 with Lori La Bey today! Consulting and Mentoring also Available.

See what Others have to 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

What a Great Holiday Gift for a Family Dealing with Dementia! 

Check out this book helping families deal with a dementia diagnosis. 

You can get a holiday discount too!

The book is called Parental Dementia:   A Guide through all the Difficult Questions by Keith Galas has spent more than 20 years helping families work through all of the questions that keep popping up through the dementia journey. The book even has some great worksheets to help keep your thoughts and needs organized.

Discount Code is: Lori (Save $5.99)

You can purchase the book by going to

www.ParentalDementia.com

What a Great Holiday Gift for a Family Dealing with Dementia!

What Questions Do You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Let Us Know and We Will Do a Chat on The Topic!

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Check Out Research Outcomes
Click Above to Get a Discount

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5 Technological Innovations For Those With Dementia

by Holly Clark

5Technological Innovations for Those With Dementia

Dementia can be terrifying and devastating to both caregivers as well as the loved ones affected by this disease. People with this disease can now feel some relief due to technological advancement which is meant to improve the quality of their lives. This technology can enhance autonomy as well as independence, manage possible risks in homes and get rid of stress.

In this article, we are going to look at the 5 technological innovations for those with Dementia.

1. Communication Aids

Interacting with others is necessary for the quality of life in memory care. Individuals with dementia can remember how an event has made them feel, even if they are unable to recall the faces and names. Technology has simplified the interaction process with loved ones. Adapted telephones are now programmed with contacts that are frequently dialed and usually have bigger buttons which simplify their usage. It’s now possible to stay connected with loved ones who are distant apart via the video chat services.

“Changes in the brain caused by dementia begin years before diagnosis. And throughout this timeframe, there are no clear signsthat that person has dementia.” comments Jane Byrne, Project Coordinator at FirstCare.

2. Electrical applianceuse monitoring

This innovation is meant for caregivers who do not stay together with their loved ones. It controls the use of electrical apparatuses through plugging into a power strip or wall outlet as it will notify caregivers when their appliances have been switched on or off. These technologies do not makethe diagnosis of dementia easy. This disease is yet overwhelming. The dementiais now more manageable; this is due to the innovation in new technologies.

3. Reminder messages

Reminders play an important role as the caregiver does as they help to keep the loved ones safe and also retain their relationships. The recording of these messages is done on a device in the residential area and then played out loud at the most suitable time. Caregivers can record a message that when played reminds an individual to take medication at the appropriate time. Some gadgets are designed to play messages based on individuals activity. Some devices are meant to remind individuals with dementia to lock the front doorwhen leaving home. There are other reminder messages designed to help people with dementia on when to close the door when to go to bed and provide reassurance at times when the caregiver is not present.

4. Home care robots

Technological advancement has led to the invention of home care robots which will help reduce the caregiver duty. They are not designed to replace human caregivers, but instead, they are meant to do overall housework and remind individuals who are suffering from dementia on when to take medication or notify medical experts when assistance is required. With further inventions, home care robots may replace caregivers and handle their responsibility fully.

5. In-home cameras

In-home cameras are another technological innovation that is meant to enhance the safety of your loved ones from a distance. By either positioning the camera focusing on medication or in the entrance room can increase your confidence as you are sure your loved one is taking the necessary medication and also active. These cameras can monitor movements and also enable one to communicate with his or her loved one. It will also notify you if no movements have been detected for a particular period.

About the Author –

Holly Clark has been working in the care industry for 5+ years as a project coordinator. She regularly blogs about both the personal and practical challenges of caring and is always actively working on producing informative content. Holly is currently writing for Firstcare.

What Questions Do You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

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Finding Balance

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Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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

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Unseen Gifts in Dementia

This Episode of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio is Available On & After: Thursday – July 25th, 2019 at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London time and July 26th at 6am in Australia

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Call into the live show a (323) 870-4602  and ask your questions or make a comment.

Lori La Bey talks with author Wendy Wells-Chanampa about her book The Unseen Gifts of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia; The Greatest of These is Love Come and join us for an interesting look at how we care and how we can find joy and love in the process. Learn ways to reframe and reduce the stress you carry when caring for a person with a form of dementia.

Contact Wendy Wells-Chanampa at:

Email:  wjchanampa@gmail.com

Website  www.seniorconsultantssrc.com 

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What Questions You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

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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 »

Beautiful Song About Alzheimer’s From MOUNTAINCITY

Tuesday – July 16th, 2019 at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London time and July 12th at 6am in Australia

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Lori La Bey talks with Dave and Tara Power of MOUNTAINCITY about why they wrote and recorded the song “Sweet Norma Jean” in honor of Tara’s Grandmother.  Joining us on the show will be Cyndy Luzinski the Executive Director of Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado who featured MOUNTAINCITY at their first Community-Wide Intergenerational Memory Cafe and Concert in June.

Contact Information:

Dave and Tara Powers

Website:  www.mountaincitymusic.com

FaceBook:  www.facebook.com/mountaincitymusic

Cyndy Luzinski

Phone:  970-213-4548

Email:  cluzin63@gmail.com

Website:  DementiaFriendsNoCo.org

FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/dementiafriendlycommunitiesnoco/

What Questions You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Below Video Compliments of Dementia Chats

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

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