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Art Therapy – Elevating Dementia Care

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Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio will talk with Jael Weinberg, an Art Therapist who incorporates the creative process in many forms into her therapeutic work with residents at Aegis Living’s all memory care community, Callahan House. Today we will learn what art therapy is, how it is different from the typical arts and crafts most of us do and what the benefits are from art therapy.

I think you will learn a few new things Like I did that might just change your perception of art used as a form of therapy. We will discuss group sessions to one on ones, how emotions are released and created, as well as how energy levels can be adjusted all while building confidence and social engagement.

Contact Information for Jael Weinberg

Email:     Jael.weinberg@aegisliving.com

Phone:    206-452-0285

Website:  https://www.aegisliving.com

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Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development – LeadingAge WA

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Alzheimer's Speaks Radio with Dr Jessica Zwerling.

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Finding Joy Through Music

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Thursday, December 6th, Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio, will talk with Kaylee Tilton, a Music Therapist and Joe Kaufman, an intern with Aegis Living while completing his BA in music therapy.  Both work at Aegis Living. Join us and learn how and why people react to music.  You will find out how music therapy is different from our everyday use and enjoyment of music, along with their personal experiences that pulled them to become music therapists.  Kaylee and Joe will explain how the use music therapy to  improve lives and will give us some real life examples of its effect on people of all ages and stages of life.

Contact Kaylee or Joe via:

Email:  kaylee.tilton@aegisliving.com

Phone:  206-285-1106

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

Find a Music Therapist in your area: The America Music Therapy Association 

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 “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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Alzheimer's Speaks Radio with Dr Jessica Zwerling.

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Today on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio, host Lori La Bey, will talk with Dr. Jessica Zwerling, who is the Director, Montefiore Hudson Valley Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease (CEAD).  She is an Associate Professor of Neurology, and a Program Director for the UCNS Geriatric Neurology Fellowship.  Dr Zwerling is also the Director of the Memory Disorders Center at Blondell and the Associate Director for the Center for the Aging Brain and last the Clinical Director for the Einstein Aging Study.

Contact Information for Dr. Jessica Zwerling

Phone:     (914) 375-4880

Website:  http://www.montefiore.org/alzheimers-center 

Website:  https://www.montefiore.org/aging-brain

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 “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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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio with John & Susan McFadden

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

Call in and join the conversation (323) 870-4602

Learn About The Memory Camp

Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio is thrilled to talk with Susan and John McFadden.  Both are amazing individuals doing incredible work in the area of dementia.  Today we will discuss their new “Memory Camp” for those living with dementia and their family and friends.  Also joining us, were three adult children from the Farnum clan, that went on the experience with their parents.  Their stories touched my heart. 

John and Susan also are the back bone of the Fox Valley Memory Project where they provide leadership and volunteer.  Check out their book, Aging Together: Dementia, Friendship, and Flourishing Communities. Join our conversation and learn what they are doing now!

Contact Information for the McFadden’s:

Email:  susan.h.mcfadden@gmail.com   

Email:  john.t.mcfadden@gmail.com

Website: www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org 

Dementia Adventure:    http://www.dementiaadventure.com/

Wilderness Inquiry:           www.wildernessinquiry.org/

Additional Resources by Alzheimer’s Speaks:

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Keynotes/Training/Consultations

Dementia Chats

Memory Cafe

Become Dementia Friendly

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Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge Washington

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Poem About Dementia –

I want to again thank Cheryl Kempner for sharing her beautiful poetry with our community here at Alzheimer’s Speaks.

Her Birthday

Copyright Cheryl Kempner 2018

Like a new born that does not know,

Or a toddler that does not grow.

Her birthday came,

Her birthday went,

But she did not know what wishes were sent.

The mind is fierce and out of sight,

It does not know or care of the heart’s plight.

That we may need to keep moving on,

Or maybe it knows that we must stay calm. 

For we would go mad if we really did know,

That our mind was shrinking and we could not grow.

To new levels of our early existence, 

Or is it aware of our soul’s forever persistence.

Do the flowers, the wishes, the visits or chocolate cake,

Mean anything inside or is it all just fake.

The talking, the laughs, the pictures and more,

Does it tell a story or is it just knocking on a closed door.

To make up for lost time in these last few years,

Few years that to some mean many more tears.

But to other it’s a time to make memories to last,

Moments to take, moments to grasp

The veil has been lifted,

The wall is no more.

The relationship is freed, 

The tension is old lore.

Could there be a message, in disguise,

Or is it just the unraveling of all the lies.

The mind is a vicious thing,

It can take away a human being.

But can it really, as we can feel,

We know what’s what, but how do we deal.

With such thoughts that her birthday came and went,

But does she know what wishes were sent?

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Lenny the Dementia Friendly Barber

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Talks with

Lenny White the First 

Dementia Friendly Barber

 

Watch This Uplifting Story Below!

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Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio has a great conversation with Lenny White in Ireland who is the world’s first dementia friendly barber for men that can no longer get to the barber shop. He provides a pop-up service which creates a barber feel for my clients which includes: aroma therapy, a silent disco, a therapy dog and an amazing gathering with other men. Lenny also arranged to give out refurbished dolls for some of the ladies in the senior communities.

Contact Lenny White:

Website:  http://www.lennythedementiafriendlybarber.com/

Facebook:

Lenny the Dementia Friendly Barber

Phone:

07887 359 237

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Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge Washington

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Poem Regarding Dementia: Time Lost

Time Lost

Another Beautiful Poem

Submitted By A Community Member

Time Lost

By Sandy Cannon

A crestfallen look beholds her face

The life of her mind now wrapped up in lace

Bright smiles once captured are now fleeting and few

Her indifference grows stronger, as her prayers fill the pew

Words once spoken fall silent from her lips

Her captor steals her thoughts and robs her of bliss

A world yet to travel with opportunities so vast

Is held hostage by her mind and are now dreams of the past

Loved ones are devoted and keep vigil for her care

Unable to arrest this disease that so dares

Dares to be bold, dares to be brash

And forces us to mourn our loss before the ash

We take solace in knowing that her fear will surrender

To a place deep inside, that she will no longer remember

Let’s find a cure….

My name is Sandy Cannon and I live in St. Louis, MO.  My mother passed away in December, 2017, from dementia.  I am a volunteer for AFTD (The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration).  I also work with the Alzheimer’s Association in St. Louis.  

Thank you  Sandy for sharing you poem with all of us!

Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

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