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Finding that Next Home When Dementia Hits

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio 

Becky Orr Montgomery and Discusses

Housing Options for Dementia

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Lori La Bey, Founder and Host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio met Becky Orr Montgomery in Iowa this spring at a conference and knew immediately she wanted to have her on the show.  Becky has great lived experience with dementia and other chronic illnesses.  She is passionate about people diagnosed with dementia living full lives and she also knows what a difficult decision any type of move can be for the whole family. Today we will have an interesting conversation about housing transitions for those diagnosed and their families.  Come join the conversation!

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Contact Becky Orr Montgomery

Phone:  515-770-8831

Email:  becky@seniorhomefinderofiowa.com

Website:  seniorhomefinderofiowa.com

  

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June 5th – Grand Junction

June 6th – Grand Junction and Delta

June 7th – Montrose

June 8th and 9th  – Fort Collins

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Honoring Those We’ve Lost

Stan Writes to Honor His Wife June

stan and jusne berg

“I FOUND AN ORCHID WHILE SEARCHING FOR A ROSE”(Stan Berg’s Revision of the Carl Smith’ 1950 Lyrics)

I found an Orchid while searching for a Rose

The Orchid that I found dear June was you

The Orchid is a flower that blooms so tenderly.

And thrills the fairest ladies of the land

While the rose is a flower of love and romance

When placed beside the Orchid…

The Rose could not compare…

I found an Orchid while searching for a rose

The Orchid that I found dear June was you

The Roses I had been searching for

All proved to be untrue

The Orchid that I found dear June was you

While the roses have all lost their color

my orchid June remained the same…

I found an Orchid while searching for a rose

The Orchid that I found dear June was you

June is now in Heaven as we face the future years

But someday heaven’s wonders will all erase my tears

I found an Orchid while searching for a Rose

That Orchid dear June was you… 

Check out Stan’s website which is a tribute to his wife June who lived with dementia and has since passed away.  junebergalzheimers.com  Stan has a variety of articles from what is Alzheimer’s, how to cope, statistics and more.

Come See Lori La Bey in Colorado!

June 5th – Grand Junction

June 6th – Grand Junction and Delta

June 7th – Montrose

June 8th and 9th  – Fort Collins

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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 Washington

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Trevor Mumby Shares Passionate Tips for Dementia Care

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio 

Talks with Trevor Mumby

Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks is thrilled to interview Trevor Mumby from the U.K.. Tune in for a fun, heartfelt and uplifting conversation between two passionate advocates changing perceptions of dementia and learn brilliant tips Trevor has to offer to bring joy to those living with dementia, their families as well as professionals.  

Contact Trevor Mumby:     Email

Email Trevor to Get His Books

Coming Soon – Euphoria Made Easy

Come See Lori La Bey in Colorado!

June 5th – Grand Junction

June 6th – Grand Junction and Delta

June 7th – Montrose

June 8th and 9th  – Fort Collins

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See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “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 Washington

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Honoring All Mother’s on this Very Special Day

 

Cheers to all the women who have taken the time to be there when we needed them most!

Mother’s Day has always been a day of deep reflection for me.  Even before my Mother passed away in 2014, I had such great appreciation for all she gave not only me but any child or adult in need of love or support.  My mom was a very loving and compassionate person, one I can only hope to be like.

Years after graduating I was told by many friends, that they wished my parents were theirs.  I know now, when I was younger many of my friends hid what their lives were really like.  They experienced things like abuse and neglect that I can honestly say, never even crossed my mind.  I didn’t know they existed. Boy, how lucky was I! It makes me wonder if I was really that naïve or if things just weren’t talked openly back than. Either way, all I know is that my Mother, like many women made a difference not only in the lives of their own children, but many people in need.  Maybe they adopted a child or helped care for a child.     Maybe they recognized a person in need and made time to be there. Most all of us have experienced a time in our lives when we didn’t want to be alone, when we needed someone to hear us, validate our feeling or give us counsel.  Most of us were lucky to have a woman step up and be a Mother to us catching us when we were falling.

Mother’s are a gift and should be treated as such. 

Below is a short video when my mom was in her end stages of Alzheimer’s.  To this day it puts a smile on my face to see her joyful.  You may miss it, if your looing for someone to be in the perfect outfit and makeup… but I can’t watch this video or many others on my YouTube channel with out picking up on all the non verbal ways she is communicating joy – smile, dimples, tapping toes and hands, squinting eyes and of course her adorable laugh.  May you enjoy watching mom listen and at times sing with musician Barbara Lee Friedman.

Today, I am lucky to have a daughter.  A daughter who loves her children and puts them first and foremost in her life.  It brings me great pleasure to watch her in action with her girls.

Blessings To All Women To All Mothers

Come See Lori La Bey in Colorado!

June 5th – Grand Junction

June 6th – Grand Junction and Delta

June 7th – Montrose

June 8th and 9th  – Fort Collins

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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 Washington

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Technology to Engage – The Birdsong Initiative

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Finds Out How

The Birdsong Tablet Engages People

Lori La Bey, Host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio is also the founder of Alzheimer’s Speak which offers multiple platforms to educate and support those dealing with dementia.  This Thursday Lori will talk with J. Benjamiin Unkle, Jr., the CEO of Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay and Senior Options LLC and Aisha Azher, the Coordinator of The Birdsong initiative.  Join the conversation and learn why LeadingAge, the national senior living provider association, recognized Birdsong with the 2016 Award.

Contact Information on the Birdsong Tablet:

Website:   www.wcbay.com/birdsongtablet

Email:  birdsong@wcbay.com                               Phone: 757-496-1161

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Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge Washington

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Healthcare Advocacy – Becoming a Powerful Patient Partner™

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Talks with

Tiffany Mathews on 

Powerful Patient Partner™

Tuesday – May 8th, 2018

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

Lori La Bey the host and founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks will be talking with Tiffany Matthews who is founder & CEO of Live Better Boomer! also known as LBB!,  Tiffany  is a  Healthcare Advocate. who delivers products and services to educate and empower patients and their care partners to manage their care confidently and correctly in our current and confusing healthcare system. She will share how her Grandmother served as an inspiration to launch LBB!.

Contact Tiffany Matthews​:

Phone: 215 260 7782                    Website: LBBhealthcareadvocacy.com 

                           Join her Facebook Group, The Caregiver & Patient Protection Project at www.Facebook.com/groups/LBBcap3www.LBBhealthcareadvocacy.com

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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 Washington

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Dementia – What did you say?

 

Enjoy another poem by one of our members.  This poem is written by a 15 year old.   Thank you Ari for sharing your thoughts and feelings with us.

What did you say? 

By : Ari Kempner Age 15

Wait what did you say? Oh yes, I remember now.
Where are we going again? Oh, I see now.
What’s your name? Oh yea, you are my granddaughter.

Five years ago, she walked this world knowing all,
She talked in conversations confident and standing tall. 

Smiled bright and always with a colored pencil in her hand, 

She would even come to play with me in the sand.

We could play and play cards for hours,

From the dark dark night at one am to afternoon spring showers.

But now she wanders till she is directed,
She follows him because they are so connected.

Yes, he is my grandpa her best friend since day one,
He takes care of her and his day is never done.
What I try do is be there for my mom,
She is always there for me to keep me cool and calm.

On the outside she handles this as cool as ice,
But on the inside I think she really feels like she is paying the price.
She cries in secret and I know feels sad,
I mean why wouldn’t she, she has to watch her mom deteriorate and become mad.

She never grew up the way I did,

She wasn’t as close with her family when she was a kid.
Walking through this world day by day,
Now of days she has nothing left to say.

Wait what did you say? I can’t remember
Where are we going again? I can’t remember.
What’s your name? I can’t remember.
She will soon be gone, but not quite yet,
But little does she know she is mentally gone already and making us fret. 

So here is to the days that you are still alive,
But when you leave us, I know your soul and arts will continue to thrive.

Thank You Healthline and All of Our Followers!

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