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Depression, Sadness, Grief & Dementia

Depression, Sadness, Grief & Dementia

Dementia Chats™ was created with the intention to educate people living with dementia; their care partners both family and friends as well as professionals and advocates.  Our Experts are those diagnosed with dementia. We have been doing this series since July of 2012.
Today we discussed the following:
Depression, Grief, Sadness and Dementia
Today we address the following:
Dementia vs Depression
Grief, sadness and depression
Dementia and loneliness
Added stress for Care Partners due to loneliness
Quiet isn’t always lonely
Fear and depression
Advocacy and purpose can replace fear and depression
Depression is a personal experience
Sadness vs Depression
Look for things to be grateful for
Does loneliness have to do with how we grew up?
Care Partners are afraid of saying anything that might upset their person with dementia.
A sadness felt by both sides for different reasons
Listen and validate feelings
“Happy Places” can shift sadness and depression
Everyone with dementia is different and has their own “Happy Places.”
Thank You To Our Experts Living With Dementia:
Harry Urban
Laurie Scherrer
Bob Savage
Truthful Loving Kindness
Brian LeBlanc
Susan Suchan
Brought To You By Lori La Bey, Founder of
www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com
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Learn How To Host A Screening Of The

Hollywood Film “His Neighbor Phil”

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 Meet Me in Orange County June 4th

You Can Have An Impact, Even If You Can’t Make Maria Shriver’s Event. 

Become A Sponsor Help Raise Funds for Women’s Research on Dementia

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Now is the perfect opportunity to join the Move for Minds experience. Please sign up today and we’ll thank you by giving you a pair of Beats urBeats Earphones ($99 value) at our Move for Minds event on June 4.  (Limit one Beats UrBeats Earphones per person-offer ends 5/24)

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Join the fun at one of the events in eight different cities where you can participate in an extraordinary workout and panel discussion.  Leeza Gibbons  will be the moderator.  All you have to do is sign up online and commit to a fundraising minimum of $250.00.

Check Out The Panel of Experts

• Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D. – Brain Health 

 • Tana Amen – Nutritionist

• Katy Bowman – Biomechanist

 • Mallika Chopra– Meditation Expert

•  Dr. Joshua Grill, Ph.D. – Alzheimer’s Research

•  Lori La Bey– Caregiving / Alzheimer’s & Dementia Activist

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Dr Peter Rabin – Updates on Dementia

Dr Peter Rabin – Updates on Dementia

On Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017

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

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Peter Rabins, MD, MPH, who is the Author of “The 36-Hour Day,” join us to discuss various areas of progress regarding dementia and caregiving.   He is a professor of the practice in the Erickson School of Aging Management Services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He was the founding director of the geriatric psychiatry program and the first holder of the Richman Family Professorship of Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Contact Information For Dr Peter Rabin

https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/36-hour-day 

www.Amazon.com

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 Meet Me in Orange County June 4th

You Can Have An Impact, Even If You Can’t Make Maria Shriver’s Event. 

Become A Sponsor Help Raise Funds for Women’s Research on Dementia

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Now is the perfect opportunity to join the Move for Minds experience. Please sign up today and we’ll thank you by giving you a pair of Beats urBeats Earphones ($99 value) at our Move for Minds event on June 4.  (Limit one Beats UrBeats Earphones per person-offer ends 5/24)

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Join the fun at one of the events in eight different cities where you can participate in an extraordinary workout and panel discussion.  Leeza Gibbons  will be the moderator.  All you have to do is sign up online and commit to a fundraising minimum of $250.00.

Check Out The Panel of Experts

• Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D. – Brain Health 

 • Tana Amen – Nutritionist

• Katy Bowman – Biomechanist

 • Mallika Chopra– Meditation Expert

•  Dr. Joshua Grill, Ph.D. – Alzheimer’s Research

•  Lori La Bey– Caregiving / Alzheimer’s & Dementia Activist

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Learn How To Host A Screening Of The

Hollywood Film “His Neighbor Phil”

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4 Pillars of Prevention

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The Buzz About Fragile Storm?

What Is All The Buzz About The Film Fragile Storm?

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

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Thursday May 18th at 1pm, Dawn Fields is the director, producer, editor and co-writer of the multiple award-winning short film Fragile Storm, starring Lance Henriksen, a heartbreaking caregiver story.  We will discuss what all the buzz has been and the impact the film has had on its audience.

Dawn is currently focused on promoting the short film, which is now available for free at www.FragileStorm.com and she is also in development on her first feature film.

Contact Information For Dawn Field:

www.FragileStorm.com

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Join Me in Orange County June 4th

Have An Impact, Even If You Can’t

Make Maria Shriver’s 8 City Events.

Become A Sponsor Help Raise Funds for Women’s Research on Dementia

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Learn How You Can Host A Screening of the Hollywood Film

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Brightening Up Visits With Those Living With Dementia

Brightening Up Visits With Those Living With Dementia

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Tuesday, May 16th, we will have Deborah Shouse back with us.  Deborah is a very collaborative and supportive partner of those living and dealing with dementia.  She is also a writer, speaker, editor, former family caregiver, and all around dementia advocate.

Deborah’s latest book, Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities to Explore Together, features dozens of experts in the field of creativity and dementia. These innovators share ideas that engage the creative spirit so you can continue to experience meaningful moments of connecting.

Feel free to reach out to Deborah Shouse via her website:  DementiaJourney.org

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Meet Me in Orange County June 4th

You Can Have An Impact, Even If You Can’t Make Maria Shriver’s Event. 

Become A Sponsor Help Raise Funds for Women’s Research on Dementia

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Learn How You Can Host A Screening of the Hollywood Film

“His Neighbor Phil”

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4 Pillars of Prevention

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My Mother Has Inspired Many

Today Mom Is The Symbol Of Alzheimer’s Speaks

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But Growing Up I Always Knew…

She Was More Than My Mom

My Mom Dorothy Moeschter was a very special woman.  She was loving, fun and strict.  Organized and messy.  She engage all and was one of the fist to reach out to help those in need.  Mom believed in our democratic process and I can only imagine what she is thinking looking down on the world of politics today. She took a true interest in people and volunteered in a variety of circles from school, church, government, girl scouts and boy scouts, hockey and various boaster clubs.  Mom was well liked and had a great laugh.  Entertaining and sales were a passion for her and she was so much more until dementia showed up. 

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Although the Alzheimer’s disease took much from mom and our family over 30 years, there was much that stayed untouched.  Our hearts and souls. Mom’s fun loving approach to life lived on strong throughout the dementia journey…even at the end.

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Mom and Dad’s Wedding Day

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Our family cruise Mom with dementia and Dad with brain cancer

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Learn about the Dementia Symposium and Cruise Setting sail this fall for families to create their own memories!

Sometimes Our Family Focused

On What Was Gone Instead What’s Left

It was the rest of us who sometimes focused on what was gone, and than we missed all that was left. We had to learn to look for different things: the slight smile, the glint in the eye, the giggle, the touch and the word(s) that make your heart melt and connect us on a deeper level.

Here is just one example of Mom’s infectious love and joy.

Even when my Mother was dying she was teaching my family about the circle of life and how to care for those at the end of their journey here on earth. Even for her obituary I couldn’t resist continue moms teaching by adding the Purple Angel to her announcement.

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May Your Legacy Live On Mom

Watch Maria Shriver’s Tribute to her Mother and Motherhood 

a must watch!

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Meet Me in Orange County June 4th

You Can Have An Impact, Even If You Can’t Make Maria Shriver’s Event. 

Become A Sponsor Help Raise Funds for Women’s Research on Dementia

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Learn How You Can Host A Screening of the Hollywood Film

“His Neighbor Phil”

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4 Pillars of Prevention

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Voices from the Trenches – CNA’s Speak Out

CNA’s Speak Out on Dementia

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Corey Rotella began her work in long term care 2008, as a caregiver on the memory care unit. It quite literally changed her life. She is a member of the Alzheimer’s association, a co-author of both the blog and book CNA edge: A voice from the trenches of long term care.

Contact Corey Rotella:

visionaries76@gmail.com           coreyannerotella@gmail.com         

Buy the Book on Amazon

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Meet Me in Orange County on June 4th

Can’t Make It?  You can Still Have An Impact. 

Sponsor me to help raise fund for Women’s Research on Dementia

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At Maria Shriver’s Move For Minds Event

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Learn How You Can Host A Screening of the Hollywood Film

“His Neighbor Phil”

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4 Pillars of Prevention

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LA Times Cover’s Cruise For Those Living With Dementia & Their Families

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LA Times Cover’s Cruise For Those Living With Dementia & Their Families

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Lori La Bey, founder of a Minnesota-based organization called Alzheimer’s Speaks, maintains an online community in which patients and their caregivers “meet” and discuss common challenges.

Now she plans to bring them and others together on a weeklong Eastern Caribbean cruise in November.

The Dementia Friendly Symposium & Cruise will feature chats in which Alzheimer’s patients discuss how they live with the disease and what strategies they use to focus on what they want to do rather than on what they can no longer do. READ FULL ARTICLE

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Meet Me in Orange County on June 4th

Can’t Make It?  You can Still Have An Impact. 

Sponsor me to help raise fund for Women’s Research on Dementia

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At Maria Shriver’s Move For Minds Event

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Learn How You Can Host A Screening of the Hollywood Film

“His Neighbor Phil”

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4 Pillars of Prevention

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