Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Harry Urban of Dementia Chats’ Category

New Training: Dementia RAW

Dementia RAW Training:

Unscripted, Unconventional and Unapologetic  

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

013117-asr-dementia-raw

Today we are lucky to have Tami Neumann and Cathy Braxton of Silver Dawn Training Institute which equips professionals and loved ones with a new way to communicate with those diagnosed with dementia using empathy & improv. This new training method is called “Dementia RAW.”

Contact Information:

Email: SilverDawnInfo@gmail.com            Phone:  219-649-1732

Website:  DementiaRAW.com      Twitter: @DementiaRAW     Instagram:  @DementiaRAW

Facebook:  facebook.com/DementiaRAW

additional_resources

keynote_no_text__2_pic

copy-of-dc_hq_062714_bannerpurple

memory_cafedirectory_with_url_2

60me_alz_support_grps_jan_2017

DF communities     businesses logo

cac_logo_comibined_113016

Save

Save

Read Full Post »

Can Nostalgia Really Help to Amplify Dementia Treatment

Sixty & Me On

Can Nostalgia Really Help

Those Diagnosed With Dementia

60_and_me_nostalgia_and_dementia_jan_2017

Dementia could be quite depressing for both the person who suffers from it and those who care for them. Is there a way to bring joy into a life of deteriorating mentality? Our guest today, Lori La Bey, will share with us the importance of nostalgia and happy memories when dealing with dementia. Enjoy the show!  READ THE FULL ARTICLE  on Sixty and Me.

60_and_me

additional_resources

Radio_HQ_062314_purple2  for radio show header 071114

keynote_no_text__2_pic

copy-of-dc_hq_062714_bannerpurple

memory_cafedirectory_with_url_2

cac_logo_comibined_113016

Save

Read Full Post »

Triumphs, Struggles & Passions Living With Dementia

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Triumphs, Struggles & Passions Living With Dementia

012617 ASR graphic jeff Borghoff living w dementia.jpg

This Thursday, we are lucky to have Jeff Borghoff with us.  Jeff was diagnosed  in March of 2016 at the age of 51 with Early-Stage (or younger onset) Alzheimer’s Disease.   Since than he has been working with great fervor with the National Alzheimer’s Association as a member of the National Early-Stage Advisory Group and with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater NJ Chapter.  Today we will talk to Jeff and learn about his struggles triumphs and passions.

Contact Information For Jeff Borghoff

http://www.borghoff.com

http://twitter.com/Jeff_Borghoff     

jeff.borghoff@borghoff.com 

additional_resources

Check Out Our YouTube Channel

Looking For A Speaker?

keynote_no_text__2_pic

DC logo horizontal

cac_logo_comibined_113016

memory_cafedirectory_with_url_2

Save

Save

Read Full Post »

Dementia Support Groups Can Help

Sixty & Me On

Alzheimer’s Support Groups

Giving You the Help You Need

60Me_Alz_Support_Grps_jan_2017.png

Alzheimer’s and dementia can make you feel depressed, alone and socially isolated. When ‘normal’ people don’t understand your need for human contact, what do you do? Lori La Bey is here today to share some incredible information about useful social interaction resources. Enjoy the show!  READ THE FULL ARTICLE  on Sixty and Me.

60_and_me

additional_resources

keynote_no_text__2_pic

Radio_HQ_062314_purple2  for radio show header 071114

PA-Join-Us__R

memory_cafedirectory_with_url_2

cac_logo_comibined_113016

Save

Read Full Post »

Proven Whole Person Senior Care

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Whole Person Care

Tuesday Jan 24th, 2017

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

012417-asr-lifesprk-web

Today we are lucky to have Joel Theisen, RN, founder and CEO of LifeSprk, has been building a proven whole person model of senior care in healthcare for more than 12 years, which is changing the aging experience. Come join the conversation.  We love hearing your questions and comments.

Contact Information For

952-345-0919

Lifesprk.com

additional_resources

maria_shriver_media_planet_and_architech_of_change_pics

DF_HQ_070114_yellow1

Need A Keynoter, Contact Lori La Bey

memory_cafedirectory_with_url_2

cac_logo_comibined_113016

Read Full Post »

An Inspirational Man

An Inspirational Man

Positively Changing lives of People with Dementia to Honor his Father’s Legacy

By Carole Larkin

I met Alex Nameth and his wife Barbara in 2009 when he was just starting his Adult Day Center called Friends Place of McKinney Texas. I’ve told clients’ families to have them go there, off and on thru the years. It was an excellent Adult Day Center. I visited a number of times and observed how engaged and happy his participants were. I even spoke to his support group, caregivers and persons with dementia both. I was sad when he sold the Day Care to new owners from California last year. Fortunately for the people of McKinney and surrounding towns, they have carried on with his tradition of quality programming, love for their participants and with tremendous compassion for their participants and their families.

It wasn’t until earlier this week when he and I had lunch and a “what are you up to now?” session that I really began to understand in depth what an inspirational human being he is. Here is his story, much condensed.

He was from Michigan. He graduated with a Social Work degree from Michigan State. As time went by, his career morphed into marketing in the world of technology, which was growing by leaps and bounds.  Somewhere in that period of time he moved to the Dallas Texas area.  His father and 2nd wife were still up in Michigan. His stepmother became very ill. After she passed away, Alex discovered that his father had dementia. That is an all too common occurrence nowadays. A spouse cares for the other spouse, who has dementia, and it is covered up, even to the children out of town. When that spouse dies, the cover up is over. The children discover the truth.

Alex moved his dad to Texas to live with him and his wife. Where they cared for him until he died. His dad didn’t have a lot of money, and Alex wished for a place that was reasonable in cost, but would give his dad some enjoyment, a chance to socialize with others without stigma, and to give his wife and himself some break from the 24/7 caregiving.

After his dad died, Alex decided to create a place for others with a dementia who were in the same situation as he, Barb and his dad. He researched and researched, and found an owner of a (relatively) local day care that was ready to branch out. They got together and Alex bought the rights to open his own day care, under the “Friends Place” Banner. With some mentoring, and a lot of hope, he eventually opened his own Day care, called Friends Place of McKinney.

Even though it was extremely reasonable in price, and was chocked full of wonderful activities for his people to do, it struggled to stay in business the first few years. (Adult Day Centers are very, very, difficult small businesses to own, for a multitude of reasons, not the least is the difficulty of letting the local families find out that his care center existed. They are isolated in their homes, due to the nature of dementia).

Still he persisted, and eventually found grants from the Veteran’s Department and from Texas Medicaid  that finally helped populate Friends Place of McKinney enough to allow the business some breathing room to finally have a firm foundation to count /continue on.

After some years, of success with Friends place, he sold Friends Place, and retired (or so he said at the time). Really it turned out to be the incubation period of his next endeavor to expand the benefits of quality Adult Day services to families across the United States, albeit from one step back from direct care himself.

He has partnered with a woman who has many contacts with Adult Day Cares across the country and has developed Webinars to teach them how to make their day cares not only profitable, but also be centers of excellence in programming (activities) and care for people with dementia. He’s a consultant to them, if you will. He teaches the day cares a multitude of techniques designed to help them be the best they can be for their participants. Everything from how to market themselves to their community to which activities work and which don’t.

What a wonderful way to improve the lives of those with dementia, while improving the lives of their caregivers and families.  And to top it off, at the end of our conversation, Alex told me that he has done this whole thing as a tribute to his dad, and as a way of continuing his legacy. That comment alone impelled me to consider him inspirational, and to write this article about him.

If there is anyone out there whose loved one goes to a day care, and you think things can be improved from where they are now, show your day care this article. If your day care wants to improve, they can contact Alex at Anameth@tx.rr.com.

carole_larkin_pic_jpegthird_age_services_logo

additional_resources

keynote_no_text__2_pic

Radio_HQ_062314_purple2  for radio show header 071114

 

cac_logo_comibined_113016

memory_cafedirectory_with_url_2

Save

Read Full Post »

Dementia And Ambiguous Loss

A Special Evening with Dr. Pauline Boss

pauline_boss
Please attend this very special evening with Pauline Boss, author of Ambiguous Loss. The evening’s topic will be “Coping with Losing Someone One Memory at a Time.”

pauline-boss-invite-for-web-side-1

Dr. Pauline Boss provides a name for what families and caregivers experience with Alzheimer’s disease and other illness or conditions that cause memory loss. She discusses the immense pain of such loss, its effects on family members, and importantly, how to live with the ambiguous loss of a loved one’s dementia without hindering one’s own health. She challenges the idea of closure with new information about grief and loss and offers guidelines for finding meaning, hope, and resilience despite a loved one’s memory loss.

To Purchase Tickets: 

http://paulineboss.bpt.me/

Nursing CEU’s Are Available

For More Information:

612-824-2345

www.Rakhma.Org

Office@Rakhma.Org

additional_resources

Radio_HQ_062314_purple2  for radio show header 071114

gable_topgable_bottom_2

keynote_no_text__2_pic

memory_cafedirectory_with_url_2

cac_logo_comibined_113016

 

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: