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Singing and Celebrating Dementia Side By Side

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio on Thursday, Jan 17th, 2019 at:

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

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Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio chats with Simon McDermott, the son of Teddy, who goes by the nickname “The Songaminute Man.”  Teddy was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2013. This father and son teams carpool karaoke videos went viral across the globe raising over £150,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Learn how music reunited a son and father and affect people around the globe.  Simon and Ted even won the Pride of Britain Award for raising dementia awareness. 

Contact Simon McDermott

FaceBook:   www.facebook.com/songaminute

Website:  www.songaminuteman.com

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/TheSongaminuteMan

Twitter: @songaminute

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Powerful Poem Titled “They”

Once again, one of our community members writes a beautiful poem which points out just how much our words matter. Thank you Bob Savage!

A note from Bob Savage who is living with dementia –

Inspiration came from a recent national conference workshop that I attended where staff from a dementia care facility described what they are doing to improve communication with the people living in their facility. They used “THEY” at least 15 times when referring to the people living in their facility during their presentation. Each time they used the word “THEY” my stomach would cringe.

 THEY

By Bob Savage

 Who are these people who after one word we call them THEY

Did they have any choice as to why we call them THEY

Sometimes just one word (DEMENTIA) is why their THEY

Is a person any different after Dementia Diagnosed as THEY

We still love, hate, think, enjoy, cry, be depressed after THEY

We still love our family, friends, have enemies after THEY

We still love movies, parties, vacations, traveling after THEY

We still have emotional upsets, anger, frustrations after THEY

We do not like the loss of independence after THEY

We do not like the loss of social contact after THEY

We do not like people deciding and speaking for us after THEY

We do not like being a burden to those we love after THEY

We like to continue to speak for ourselves after our THEY

We like to be involved in all our decisions after our THEY

We like to set up new social contacts others after our THEY

We like to be accepted in our communities after our THEY

© of Bob Savage Living with Dementia 2018

If you would like to submit your poetry about dementia and caregiving make sure to include: The title of the piece Your by-line including your name as the author of the piece and any background or contact information you would like to share. Contact us  

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The Affects and Outcomes of Dementia

Live Thursday, Jan 10th, 2019 at: 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST and 7pm London time.

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Join Janie Jasin and Lori La Bey Tuesday anytime after 1pm CST

Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio will talk with Janie Jasin a best selling author and keynote speaker and daughter of two parents that lived with demenita.  Janie will share how she managed carrying for her parents that were 400 miles away and how caring for them efffected her.  She will also share with us her new funderaiser to benefit organizations.

Website:  www.JanieSpeaks.com

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Email:  janie@janiespeaks.com

Phone:  952 240-7167

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Aegis Living Talks Care Culture – It’s Different and Working!

Dwayne Clark, CEO of Aegis Living talks about their culture of care; not only for their residents and families but their own staff.

Contact Aegis Living

Website: https://www.aegisliving.com/

Email: https://www.aegisliving.com/contact-us/

Phone: (866) 688-5829

Another unique model of care is called the Butterfly Model, which Dr David Sheard created. Below is a film produced by Corinne Maunder and Cathy Greenblat called “We Are Family,” which shows the impact and outcomes of the model.

You can see Corinne and Cathy’s other film projects at: SIDE BY SIDE: LOVE AND JOY IN DEMENTIA CARE A MULTIMEDIA PROJECT.

Corinne Maunder: Email  Website 

Dr. Cathy Greenblat Email Website

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Poem – Floating Words

  Problems understanding spoken sentences (verbal comprehension):

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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Enjoy Their Other Films Below:

Corinne Maunder & Dr. Cathy Greenblat Joint Website:

Go to Joint Website

Contact information for Corinne Maunder

Email  Website 

Contact information for Dr. Cathy Greenblat

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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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The above is a 50 minute show which shares a variety of ideas and concepts when living and dealing with dementia. Thank you John Gross for producing it.

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