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Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly About Holiday Stress Triggers on Dementia Chats

Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly About

Holiday Stress Triggers on Dementia Chats

Today Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Our Topic is Holiday Stress Triggers for those Living with Dementia In this video you will hear those living with dementia speak articulately as they talk about holiday stress triggers, how they adapt to changing situations and environments as well as giving care partners ideas to make the holidays run smooth.

A Few Highlights You Will Hear About:

1) How gatherings large and small can affect them

2) Tips to manage time and tasks

3) Understanding the exhaustion, they feel from their brain working overtime trying to get things right

4) Decorating and Cooking Tips

5) The importance of a Care Partner being able to read anxiety and stress symptoms to distract and diffuse the situation

6) Where to position with dementia at a table setting

7) Types of food and settings 8) Retreat areas and why they are important and how to excuse yourself from the gathering for a bit

Contact Lori La Bey with any questions you have:

Website: www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com

Email: Lori@AlzheimersSpeaks.com

Phone: 651-748-4714

What Questions Do You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Let Us Know and We Will Do a Chat on The Topic!

Book Your Next Event, Staff/Management or Family Training for 2020 & 2021 with Lori La Bey today! Consulting and Mentoring also Available.

See what Others have to say about Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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

For More Testimonial

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

What a Great Holiday Gift for a Family Dealing with Dementia! 

Check out this book helping families deal with a dementia diagnosis. 

You can get a holiday discount too!

The book is called Parental Dementia:   A Guide through all the Difficult Questions by Keith Galas has spent more than 20 years helping families work through all of the questions that keep popping up through the dementia journey. The book even has some great worksheets to help keep your thoughts and needs organized.

Discount Code is: Lori (Save $5.99)

You can purchase the book by going to

www.ParentalDementia.com

What a Great Holiday Gift for a Family Dealing with Dementia!

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

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50+ Shades of Dementia with Norms Mc Namara on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites.

Watch the Video Interview Below

The Radio Show Goes Live – Thursday – Nov, 21st 2019 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on Nov. 22nd at 6am in Australia

Listen in. I know you will be glad you did! Click Above

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Host, Lori La Bey is excited to share her interview with Norrms Mc Namara, a long-time friend and man living with dementia.  Norrms  has done extraordinary work promoting dementia awareness and education around globally.  His collaborative efforts, creative mind set and willingness to share ideas and concepts with others has help bring the world together to fight the battle of dementia   Today he shares information about his new book, 50+ Shades of Dementia, which is a book of poems about living with dementia.

In Case I Forget by Norrms Mc Namara

In case I forget when glancing at you,
The one who makes me complete,
Dementia may have won with my mind,
But my heart it will never Defeat,

In case I forget the children we`ve raised,
Or the hundreds of stories I’ve told,
Shed not a tear “For blessed are we,
Who forget one day we are old,

In case I forget to tell you how much,
You’re cherished and treasured each day,
My best friend beside me to brighten the path,
And carry me all of the way,

I may greet you someday, with questioning eyes,
As a stranger with whom I’ve just met,
Still, I love you my darling, with all of my heart,
Please Remember…… In case I forget

Contact Norrms Mc Namara at:

Website:  www.purpleangel-global.com

Purchase 50+ Shades of Dementia:   https://www.amazon.co.uk/50-SHADES-DEMENTIA-Dementia-dementia/dp/1089449224

FaceBook:   Norm Mac

Have You Seen My Independence? by Norrms Mc Namara

Have you seen my Independence?
I can’t find it so?
I used to be right here with me,
But now I do not know?

One day there I was,
As confident as can be,
The next always surrounded,
And never only me

Oh, how I long,
To walk the meadows grass,
To sit down on a bench alone, 
And watch the seagulls pass

To get my morning paper,
To read along the way,
With nobody else, that’s right, just me!
Oh Lord, for just one day

I love my family dearly,
And they are always there,
But they must get fed up too,
Of sharing all this care,

I was so incredibly Independent
And you all will know,
Have YOU SEEN my independence?
Oh dear, where did it go ??

Thank you for joining Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  We hope you subscribe and share this episode with your family, friends, clients and colleagues.

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Coming to Anniston, AL – Nov. 21st

Learn More or Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

See what Others have to say about Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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

For More Testimonial

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

What Questions Do You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Let Us Know and We Will Do a Chat on The Topic!

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Check Out Research Outcomes
Click Above to Get a Discount

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Giving Hope – Because It Matters

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites.

The Radio Show Goes Live – Tuesday – Nov, 19th 2019 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on Nov. 20th at 6am in Australia

Host Lori La Bey talks with Maryann Makekau on how she is making a difference in others lives by giving them hope.  Come and join the conversation as we offer a safe respectful forum. Use the chat box or call in  (323) 870-4602.  

Listen in. I know you will be glad you did! Click Above

Thank you for joining Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  We hope you subscribe and share this episode with your family, friends, clients and colleagues.

Contact at Maryann Makekau:

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/becausehopematters

Email:  contact@becausehopematters.com

Phone:  850-582-3496

Purchase Book:  https://www.becausehopematters.com/product/when-your-grandma-forgets

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/becausehopematter

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Coming to Anniston, AL – Nov. 21st

Learn More or Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

See what Others have to say about Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!”

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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

For More Testimonial

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

What Questions Do You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Let Us Know and We Will Do a Chat on The Topic!

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Check Out Research Outcomes
Click Above to Get a Discount

Read Full Post »

Exploring Lewy Body, Loved Ones and Poetry

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites.

Listen in. I know you will be glad you did!

The Radio Show Goes Live – Thursday – Nov, 14th 2019 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on Nov. 15th at 6am in Australia

Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with poet Su Croll who shares her experience of caring for her Father with Lewy body dementia.  Her prose express the range of emotions when caring for someone with a chronic illness and insights as to the caring journey itself from many angles.  Listen in anytime once the show goes live as all episodes are archived for your convenience.

Hands and Face by Su Croll

It is true. I will remember the hands and face.

The whole frustrating trickery of the thing.

My mother tells how she dogged him

to get all numbers limned at their true points.

Noon and midnight made for due north.

Six headed south. The clock becoming

a demented compass, a supposed proof

fumbled for in that doctor’s office

right before my dad was officially diagnosed.

I don’t know where his attempted drawings

of clocks are today. I don’t know how

that suddenly uncertain face triggered

his ragged response. Three and nine left off

or the hands wayward and drawn in the blank

outside the clock. I don’t know why that wrong

clock condemned him, tripped him up, making

that day the day they told us with all certainty

it was dementia.

Contact Su Croll at:

Website:  https://sucroll.wordpress.com

Book:  https://www.turnstonepress.com/books/poetry/cold-metal-stairs.html

FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/su.croll.9 

Thank you for joining Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  We hope you subscribe and share this episode with your family, friends, clients and colleagues.

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Coming to Reading & Lexington MA – Nov. 14th

Coming to Anniston, AL – Nov. 21st

Learn More or Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

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 WA

For More Testimonial

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

What Questions Do You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Let Us Know and We Will Do a Chat on The Topic!

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Check Out Research Outcomes
Click Above to Get a Discount

Read Full Post »

Dementia: Molds, Toxins, Fungi and Heavy Metals. What’s Going On?

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites.

Watch the Video Interview Below

The Radio Show Goes Live – Thursday – Oct. 31st 2019 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on Nov.1st at 6am in Australia

Click Above To Go To The Show

Host Lori La Bey talks with Dr. Mary Kay Ross, MD, FACEP the founder of the Brain Health & Research Institute (BH&RI) and Kerry Mills, MPA, MCHC who is a master certified health coach, award-winning Author.  Today their focus will be on the relationship between the various types of dementia and molds, toxins, fungi and heavy metals.  This promises to be a very interesting topic, one which is gaining a lot of attention. 

Come join us and listen and learn.

Listen in. I know you will be glad you did!

Contact the Brain Health & Research Institute 

Website:  www.BrainHealthandResearch.com

Email: info@brainhealthandresearch.com

Phone: (800) 936-1272

Address: 200 W. Mercer Street, Suite E506
Seattle, WA 98119

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Coming to Reading & Lexington MA – Nov. 13th & 14th

Coming to Anniston, AL – Nov. 21st

Learn More or Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

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 WA

For More Testimonial

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

What Questions Do You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Let Us Know and We Will Do a Chat on The Topic!

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Read Full Post »

World Alzheimer’s Day – Tips, Tricks and Research

Well I missed getting this posted yesterday to chime in with people around the world recognizing this important day, due to computer issues… but I’m back up and running now. I also understand one day doesn’t do dementia justice and that is exactly way I started Alzheimer’s Speaks in the first place. Our goal here is to raise all voices to lift great ideas and concerns regarding living with dementia. To help families and professionals connect to wonderful services, products, tools, tips and research to live graciously along side dementia.

I firmly believed than and still do today that if we are going to find solutions, support and a cure we must talk about dementia in all forms on a regular basis without feeling uncomfortable.

For thirty years my own Mother battled Alzheimer’s Disease. She passed on five years and during our families experience no one was talking about Alzheimer’s diseas or other froms of dementia. So, as a family we didn’t either. I know now that was a mistake and am so happy to see so many others joining the voice of dementia.

The first ten years, starting in 1984, she was misdiagnosed and was told it was menopause. My Mother always knew it was that.

Did you know getting a proper diagnosis is a common problem still today?

It’s common for many doctors to not be as educated as we all think. This is something that needs to change. By all of us raising our concern for a better diagnostic process along with supportive information on where to get help and resources is critical. We have done it for Cancer, Heart Disease, HIV and Diabetes, so we can do it for dementia too!

Below are a bunch of great resources, research and support I want to share with you.

Alzheimer’s Disease International does a great job each year pulling together an amazing global report with fascinating information. This years report covers Attitudes to Dementia.

Here are just a few highlights from the 160 page report.

Almost 80% of the general public are concerned about developing dementia at some point and 1 in 4 people think that there is nothing we can do to prevent dementia

35% of carers across the world said that they have hidden the diagnosis of dementia of a family member

Over 50% of carers globally say their health has suffered as a result of their caring responsibilities even whilst expressing positive sentiments about their role

Almost 62% of healthcare providers worldwide think that dementia is part of normal aging

40% of the general public think doctors and nurses ignore people with dementia

This video is loaded with great tips for living with dementia from John Gross and Lori La Bey

UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS WITH LORI LA BEY:

Coming to Woodbury, MN – Sept 25th and 26th

Coming to Toms River, NJ – Oct 8th and 9th

Coming to Elmhurst, IL – Oct 16th & 17th

Coming to Minnetonka, MN – Oct. 19th

Coming to Reading & Lexington MA – Nov. 13th & 14th

Coming to Anniston, AL – Nov. 21st

Learn More or Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

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 WA

For More Testimonial

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting Dementia Care from Crisis around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites.

World Dementia Council Requests Your Help

Complete Survey By Sept. 30th, 2019

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey
Another Great Resource

What Questions Do You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Let Us Know and We Will Do a Chat on The Topic!

Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

Great FREE Activity and Engagement Resources

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Alzheimer’s Music Connect is Great for Everyone!

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SAIDO Learning – Changing Dementia

Click Below To Listen Tuesday – Sept. 10th, 2019 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and Sept 11th at 6am Australia. All Shows are Archived for Ease of Access.

Alzheimer’s Speaks – Shifting Dementia Care from Crisis around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites.

Click Above To Go To The Radio Show

On Tuesday September 10th, 2019, Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Host, Lori La Bey talks with Jill Ricker, the Director of Operations for SAIDO Learning.

Call In and Talk with Lori and Jill (323) 870-4602

SAIDO Learning was developed by the Kumon Institute of Education (Kumon) of Osaka, Japan, in conjunction with Professor Ryuta Kawashima of the Smart Aging International Research Center (SAIRC) at Tohoku University in Sendai. It has been practiced for more than 18 years in more than 1,600 nursing facilities across Japan, showing increased engagement in over 18,000 older adults. The goal of SAIDO Learning is to not only provide care for individuals with dementia, but to improve their quality of life through intentional engagement opportunities.

Listen in by going to the radio show or join the live conversation by calling in at (323) 870-4602.

Contact Jill Ricker:

Website:  saidolearning.com   

Email:  JTRicker@saidolearning.com

Phone: 216.905.0296

Thank you for joining Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  We hope you subscribe and share this episode with your family, friends, clients and colleagues.

Please Take The Dementia Airport Travel Survey Below. It Closes out Sept 15th…Thank You!

What Questions Do You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Let Us Know and We Will Do a Chat on The Topic!

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS WITH LORI LA BEY:

Coming to Woodbury, MN – Sept 25th and 26th

Coming to Toms River, NJ – Oct 8th and 9th

Coming to Elmhurst, IL – Oct 16th & 17th

More Information to Come

Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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 WA

For More Testimonial

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

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