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Helping Families Care For Loved Ones with Dementia

Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Thursday – Jan 26th, 2023 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 27th at 6am in Australia AEDT

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Our Host, Lori La Bey talks with Emerson Lee, who uses they / them pronouns.  They are an end-of-life doula, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and the founder of Happy Memories Elder Support. Their practice supports current and future elders to live fully with dementia and other disabilities. Emerson is a neurodivergent person, creative, and lover of dogs, flowers, and cake.

Contact Emerson Lee – Happy Memories Elder Support, LLC 

Phone   360-972-6076

Website   makinghappymemories.com 

Email

Instagram   https://www.instagram.com/letsmakemoments/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/happymemorieseldersupport

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Do You Need Help With a Loved One Or Client Living With Lewy Body

Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Thursday – Jan 19th, 2023 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 20th at 6am in Australia AEDT

Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Norma Loeb, Founder & Executive Director of the Lewy Body Dementia Resource Center.  The founder and leaders of LBDRC are former care partners of loved ones with Lewy body dementia, so they understand the experience, and are here with loving support to help you through it.

Although a cure would be wonderful, their vision is to foster early diagnosis and enhance the quality of life for people with Lewy Body Dementia and their care partners with an all-inclusive website, call center, and devoted care. They advocate for increased funding and research for Lewy body dementia and promote essential scientific advances and research.

We’re live today so call in & ask your questions at (323) 870-4602

Contact Lewy Body Dementia Resource Center

Helpline  516-218-2026 or 833-LBD-LINE  (available 365 days a year 8am to 8pm) 

Websites   www.lewybodyresourcecenter.org  or  www.lbdny.org  

Facebook    https://www.facebook.com/lewybodyNY

Instagram   lewybodyny

Twitter   @lewybodyny

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Supporting Dementia Caregivers

Lance Slatton founder of All Home Care Matters interviews Dave Wiederrich and Lori La Bey the Co-founders of Dementia Map. Learn all the ways Dementia Map can support you as a family member or professional care partner. If you are a business looking to connect with those needing your services, find out how Dementia Map can assist you and your company.

You can learn more about All Home Care Matters, Dementia Map, the Memory Cafe Directory and Alzheimer’s Speaks by clicking on the logos below.

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Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Thursday – Jan 5th, 2023 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 6th at 6am in Australia AEDT

Our Host, Lori La Bey talks with Annalee Kruger, founder of Care Right, Inc..  Annalee has helped families navigate aging, family caregiving, dementia progression, and care options for over 28 years. As a neutral third-party family meeting facilitator, she has helped families come together in care decisions and by teaching improved communication skilled, helped families across the US work as a team in their loved one’s care journey.

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Contact Care Right Inc.

Facebook  

www.facebook.com/carerightincorp

FREE Care Right Family Caregiver Solution Facebook group  

www.carerightyou.com

LinkedIn Care Right Inc.  

https://www.linkedin.com/company/care-right-in

YouTube  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0gv2CVM6RGtRMpVGs6NaqQ/feature

LinkedIn Annalee Kruger  

https://www.linkedin.com/in/annaleekruger/

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An Amazing Conversation with Naomi Feil – A Pioneer in Healthcare

Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Tuesday – Jan 3rd, 2023 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 4th at 6am in Australia AEDT

Today, Eilon Caspi will be cohosting with Lori La Bey as they interview the one and only Naomi Feil. Joining us will also be Naomi’s daughter Vicki de Klerk.

A little background on Naomi Feil:

Naomi Feil is the developer of the Validation Method. She was born in 1932 in Munich Germany, graduated from Columbia University with a Masters degree in Social Work. Naomi developed the Validation method between 1963 and 1980, through practice, as a response to her dissatisfaction with traditional methods of working with the severely disoriented old. The older population was her client base.

In 1982, she published her first book, Validation: The Feil Method. Her second book, The Validation Breakthrough, was first published in 1993. Naomi and her husband Ed, have made many films and videos about aging and Validation. Since the mid-1970s, Naomi has done over 1000 workshops in the United States and Canada, plus almost 1000 workshops in Europe and Asia.

She can easily be called, the God-mother of ‘person-centered’ care.

Vicki de Klerk-Rubin is Naomi’s daughter and since 2014, she has taken on the role of Executive Director of the Validation Training Institute. She is a Dutch-trained, Registered Nurse, holds an MBA from Fordham University and is a certified Validation Master.

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Song: Halfway to Heaven

“Halfway to Heaven” is a song written for Joyce Ann Barczyk by her husband John Barczyk. There are a lot of songs about Alzheimer’s disease, but John felt there was something missing in all of them – hope. John’s goal was to frame the long hard struggle as a journey with many identifiable steps along the way, and help sufferers and their families find comfort in each successive crisis. When the song was shared with Kaitlin Ridgeway, a board-certified music therapist with Hospice of Michigan, she sang it to Joyce and then to other patients. Kaitlin commented, “I have played that song for other patients and families and every time they find such an emotional connection to the words.”

Kaitlin recorded “Halfway to Heaven” on her phone and sent it to John. John added an introduction he recorded on his phone and some images. That is what you will hear and see in the video above.

Joyce was a wonderful wife to John for over 50 years, a mother to four great kids, and an RN for whom no sacrifice was too great. She had a ready smile that never dimmed and faced her diagnosis with courage and determination. Joyce will be remembered for the comfort and joy she lovingly displayed to others. As a nurse, a friend, a mom, and a grandmother, she was always willing to offer help and support.

Joyce Ann Barczyk, of Lakeville, Michigan, passed peacefully on July 14, 2022 after a long, hard battle with early onset Alzheimer disease.

Click Here to Download the Lyrics with the Chords

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Lori La Bey and Alzheimer’s Speaks Can Help Your Organization With Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients, and Support Gatherings.

We’re proud to partner with Mediaplanet for its Alzheimer’s Awareness campaign! Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Not only is this disease the nation’s most expensive condition to treat and care for, but it also has devastating effects on the patient and his or her caregivers. This campaign advocates for increased education about how to better the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s, their loved ones, and their caregivers.

Click Graphic Above & Read The Article Featuring Alzheimer’s Speaks

Learn more about the leading organizations, resources, and technologies that are empowering dementia caregivers by reading the campaign in USA Today and online here: https://bit.ly/3GV2mfD

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Check Out Lori La Bey’s Book:

Pre-Order Now – A Great Holiday Gift For Anyone At Any Age

Lori La Bey and Alzheimer’s Speaks Can Help Your Organization With Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients, and Support Gatherings.

We’re proud to partner with Mediaplanet for its Alzheimer’s Awareness campaign! Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Not only is this disease the nation’s most expensive condition to treat and care for, but it also has devastating effects on the patient and his or her caregivers. This campaign advocates for increased education about how to better the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s, their loved ones, and their caregivers.

Click Graphic Above & Read The Article Featuring Alzheimer’s Speaks

Learn more about the leading organizations, resources, and technologies that are empowering dementia caregivers by reading the campaign in USA Today and online here: https://bit.ly/3GV2mfD

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Join Us For Gratitude and the Gift of Giving With Dr. Marion Somers

Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Thursday – November 10th, 2022 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 11th at 6am in Australia AEDT

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Dr. Marion Somers joins Lori La Bey on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio today.  She is recognized as a visionary and thought leader in the field of elder field of elder care.  She has over 40 years of experience as a geriatric care manager, caregiver, author, speaker, and teacher of all things elder and eldercare.  I’m honored to have Marion join us today to share her expertise.

After decades of working directly with seniors and their caregivers, Dr. Marion launched a public effort to provide practical tools, solutions, and advice to those struggling to care for our aging population. She has helped millions of Americans through her book, “Elder Care Made Easier: Doctor Marion’s 10 Steps to Help You Care for an Aging Loved One.”

Purchase Dr Marion’s Book Below

Contact Dr. Marion Somers

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Instagram  @dr_marionsomers

Let Your Ideas be Heard Around the World!

Email Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio if you would like to participate in the show or submit your thoughts and ideas for others to hear.

For Information on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio, Playlists, & More Click Here

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The time has come for comfortable, informative conversations to hit the airwaves highlighting dementia care! We are thrilled to announce “Dementia Divas – Caregiving & The Arts.” Click the graphic above to check out the trailer featuring Teepa Snow, Dr. Macie Smith and Lori La Bey.

Dementia Divas coming soon on SaltBox TV, a free online streaming service.

Watch Additional Videos or Download a PDF to Easily Access Titles & Links

Learn About Becoming A Dementia Chats Experts

Contact Dementia Chats

Take A Peak Below At Our FREE Educational Resources Go To Our Website Now

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

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

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

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Pioneers Improving Dementia Care – Koelsch Communities & Innovation Lab

Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Tuesday – November 8th, 2022 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 9th at 6am in Australia AEDT

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Our Host, Lori La Bey talks with Benjamin Surmi the Director of Education and Culture at Koelsch Communities, which is a third-generation family business that operates specialized memory care, assisted and independent living communities across eight states.  They are located in  Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Montana, Texas and Washington.

Koelsch’s Innovation Lab pioneers best-practice techniques and technologies from around the world, all seeking a higher quality of life and better health outcomes for seniors. The Innovation Lab includes emerging technologies such:

o   A new audio headset that leapfrogs the long-standing problems of hearing aids (a huge problem for those living with memory issues);

o   A “de-digitizing” technology that enables seniors to enjoy family photos without the confusion of electronic devices;

o   An AI tool mimicking the voices of family members;

o   And various innovative brain health and communications techniques that have led to extraordinary memory and senior care breakthroughs. 

Developed in France and largely unknown in the U.S., “Humanitude” is a special set of techniques for treating those living with memory issues – and it has demonstrated an ability to significantly improve quality of life. As a pioneer of the “Humanitude” practices, Benjamin is an impassioned advocate of these simple, principled, compassionate practices that anyone can use. His stories of Koelsch’s pilot innovation projects are uplifting and encouraging, especially to individual caregivers and those concerned about eventually living with dementia and other memory challenges.

We are live today so call in and join the conversation! (323) 870-4602

Contact Benjamin Surmi and Koelsch Communities

Website 

Facebook @KoelschCommunitiesLLC 

LinkedIn – Koelsch Communities

LinkedIn – Benjamin Surmi

Let Your Ideas be Heard Around the World!

Email Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio if you would like to participate in the show or submit your thoughts and ideas for others to hear.

For Information on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio, Playlists, & More Click Here

All Radio Shows are Archived

The time has come for comfortable, informative conversations to hit the airwaves highlighting dementia care! We are thrilled to announce “Dementia Divas – Caregiving & The Arts.” Click the graphic above to check out the trailer featuring Teepa Snow, Dr. Macie Smith and Lori La Bey.

Dementia Divas coming soon on SaltBox TV, a free online streaming service.

Watch Additional Videos or Download a PDF to Easily Access Titles & Links

Learn About Becoming A Dementia Chats Experts

Contact Dementia Chats

Take A Peak Below At Our FREE Educational Resources Go To Our Website Now

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

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

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

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The Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s – Empowering Generations to Change

Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Thursday – November 3rd, 2022 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 4th at 6am in Australia AEDT

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Our Host, Lori La Bey talks with Nihal Satyadev serves as the Chairman and Co-Founder of The Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s known as YMAA.  They are the national leader providing opportunities for college and high school students to advocate, research, and provide care for those battling dementia.

Nihal is a published researcher with primary interests in dementia and machine learning. Nihal is currently attends the University of Medicine and Health Sciences and is a member of the Duke Global Neurosurgery & Neurology research team. He holds a Masters in Public Health from George Washington University and a BA in Computer Science from the University of Redlands.

We are live today so call in and join the conversation! (323) 870-4602

Contact The Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s

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Email

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Contact Nihal Satyadev

Twitter & Instagram  @nihalsatyadev

Let Your Ideas be Heard Around the World!

Email Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio if you would like to participate in the show or submit your thoughts and ideas for others to hear.

For Information on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio, Playlists, & More Click Here

All Radio Shows are Archived

The time has come for comfortable, informative conversations to hit the airwaves highlighting dementia care! We are thrilled to announce “Dementia Divas – Caregiving & The Arts.” Click the graphic above to check out the trailer featuring Teepa Snow, Dr. Macie Smith and Lori La Bey.

Dementia Divas coming soon on SaltBox TV, a free online streaming service.

Watch Additional Videos or Download a PDF to Easily Access Titles & Links

Learn About Becoming A Dementia Chats Experts

Contact Dementia Chats

Take A Peak Below At Our FREE Educational Resources Go To Our Website Now

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

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

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

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Looking For support?

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