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Dementia Behaviors NOT! Geert Bettinger Explains Why

Tune in Thursday – April 18th 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London and 6am Friday the 3rd in Australia

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Lori La Bey has Geert Bettinger, a Dementia Behavioralist back with us.  Geert is from the Netherlands, but travels the world spreading his message which helps us all have better relationships by having a better understanding of what a behavior is and why it exists.  His sensible and compassionate approach will change the way you think about an unwanted reaction and how you deal with it, no matter if you are dealing with a person with dementia, your partner, a friend or a child.

Contact Geert Bettinger at:

Email:  g.bettinger@ziggo.nl

Website:  www.geertbettinger.com

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/geert-bettinger-bb945669/

Book:  https://books.friesenpress.com/store/title/119734000047379847/Geert-Bettinger-Moving-on-by-Standing-Still

Phone: 031637410200 (the Netherlands)

Skype-address: g.bettinger@ziggo.nl

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Friday, April 19th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“Dementia Care Is Changing, Are You?”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, April 26th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“Realities of Dementia – Family Friendly Tools & Tips”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 3rd – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“As the Cookie Crumbles”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 10th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program 

“Shifting from Crisis to Comfort”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

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

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Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

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Fighting for Dignity: A Documentary Film

Fighting for Dignity: A Documentary Film on Injurious and Fatal Resident-to-Resident Incidents in Dementia” will show at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 in New Orleans as part of ASA’s Movie Night during the 2019 Aging in America Conference.

The film tells the deeply personal and emotionally painful story of three families (two from Minnesota and one from South Carolina) whose loved ones were seriously harmed during these episodes. One of them was seriously injured, another died as a result, and the third was sexually assaulted by another resident. Their family members share their feelings and thoughts about these traumatic incidents and the ways in which they devastated their families.

They ask that the harm experienced by their loved ones will not be in vein and that lessons will be learned from these incidents in order to realize the human right of other vulnerable and frail elders to live in a safe care environment.

Read the Full Article Here by Eilon Caspi

Make Alzheimer’s Research History!
Join Lori La Bey April 13th

1:30pm – 3:30pm EST

12:30pm CST, 11:30am MST, 10:30am PST

Become a Citizen Scientist for 1 Hour…

Push Alzheimer’s Research Ahead by Year!

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

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

Wednesday, April 9th – 5:00pm- 8:00pm

Educational Program – Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia “

Film Screening & Talk Back – “A Timeless Love”

Harmony Village at Care One – 800-272-3900

3014 No. Stanwick Road, Moorestown, NJ 08057

Wednesday, April 10th – 9:00am- 12:00pm

Educational Program

“A Day in the Life of Dementia”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores  800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Wednesday, April 10th – 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Educational Program

“A Day in the Life of Dementia”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores 800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Thursday, April 11th – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“His Neighbor Phil”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores   800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Thursday, April 11th – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“His Neighbor Phil”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores   800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Friday, April 19th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“Dementia Care Is Changing, Are You?”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, April 26th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“Realities of Dementia – Family Friendly Tools & Tips”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 3rd – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“As the Cookie Crumbles”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 10th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program 

“Shifting from Crisis to Comfort”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

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 Testimonials

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Register for the Symposium

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Find A Memory Café In Your Area

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New Jersey – Community Education, Collaboration

Tune in Friday March 15th at 11am EST, 10am CST, 9am MST, 8am PST, 4pm London

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Ryan Champion is the Sales Director at The Shores, a United Methodist Community and Mary Beth Lewis is the program coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter South Jersey join Lori LaBey to talk about the importance of educating the public in a safe and fun environment and how collaboration in such events adds value to all.

Contact Information:

Ryan Champion, United Methodist Communities

2201 Bay Avenue Ocean City, NJ 08226

609-399-8505 Main Office

Email:  rchampion@umcommunities.org

Website:  https://theshores.umcommunities.org

Mary Beth Lewis, Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, South Jersey Office

25 Dolphin Avenue Building D. Ground Floor, Northfield, NJ 08225

office: 215.561.2919 extension 8962

24/7 Helpline: 800-272-3900

Contact Information

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

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

Sunday, March 17th – 9:30am – 12pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Jewish Community Center        651-698-0751

1375  St. Paul Ave., St Paul Mn 55116

Tuesday, April 2nd, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

112- 6th Ave No., Princeton, MN  55371

Saturday, April 6th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Wednesday, April 10th – 9:00am- 12:00pm

Educational Program

“A Day in the Life of Dementia”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores  800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Wednesday, April 10th – 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Educational Program

“A Day in the Life of Dementia”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores 800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Thursday, April 11th – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“His Neighbor Phil”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores   800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Thursday, April 11th – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“His Neighbor Phil”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores   800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Friday, April 19th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“Dementia Care Is Changing, Are You?”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, April 26th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“Realities of Dementia – Family Friendly Tools & Tips”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 3rd – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“As the Cookie Crumbles”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 10th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program 

“Shifting from Crisis to Comfort”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

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 Testimonials

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Register for the Symposium

Click Below Download Tips

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

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New Books Allow People with Dementia the Ability to Continue to Reading

Listen Today, December 25th, 2018 at: 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST and 7pm London time.

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Watch the Interview Below

Marlena Books – Brings Dignity to Those Living with Dementia

Today Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio has a fascinating conversation with Rachel Thompson, CEO of Malena Books.  Rachel discusses the modification they have made to their books which make it much easier for those living with dementia symptoms, to be able to read independently. 

Contact Rachel Thompson at:

Malena Books

Purchase Books​

FaceBook

Twitter:  @Marlenabooks

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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 WA

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Alzheimer's Speaks Radio with Dr Jessica Zwerling.

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New Dementia Film “We Are Family,” Featuring The Butterfly Model

New Dementia Film Featuring The Butterfly Model

“We Are Family”

I am so proud of my friends Corinne Maunder and Cathy Greenblat who created this film, “We Are Family.”  Dr David Sheard is the creator of the Butterfly Model featured in this film. Corinne is the Director, Producer and Camera Operator and she owns Fire Films.  Cathy is the Executive Producer and Photographer for the film.  These two amazing women have done several exceptional films on dementia care which can be found at this website: SIDE BY SIDE: LOVE AND JOY IN DEMENTIA CARE A MULTIMEDIA PROJECT.

I am looking forward to interviewing all of them on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio in the near future, so get your questions ready!

Enjoy

The Other Films They Made Below.

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Reach Corinne Maunder & Dr. Cathy Greenblat:

Website: https://www.sidebysidedementia.com/ 


Lori La Bey Shifting Our

Dementia Care Culture 

From Crisis To Comfort

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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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Peter Berry on Living with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Talks to Peter Berry,

Who is Living with Dementia


Archives of all shows available after the first airing.

Watch the video interview below

Listen to the radio show below

On Thursday, September 27th, Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks interviews Peter Berry, a man living a positive life with dementia.  Peter is a huge advocate who loves riding his bike and raising awareness of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Today, Lori and Peter have an enlightening and fun conversation on how Peter and his family have dealt with his diagnosis at the age of 50, and how it threw them for a loop and how they recovered and came out stronger. Peter lives in London with his wife. Due to Peter’s dementia symptoms he found it necessary to step down from his position. He just formally retired a few months ago.

Contact Peter Berry

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/peter.berry.3958

Don’t forget to follow Peter on Facebook to get his weekly videos!

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Today our Dementia Chats Experts, those diagnosed and living with cognitive impairment, discuss what they would like to see their communities provide them to show they are truly a “Dementia Friendly Business or Communities.”  You will find great tips for businesses and communities to consider.

Our experts today are: Michael Ellenbogen, Laurie Scherrer, Bob Savage and Truthful Loving Kindness. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates the conversation. Lori can be reached at or visit Alzheimer’s Speaks website.

Voices of Those Diagnosed with 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.

For More Dementia Chats Videos 

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Register for the FREE Film Screening


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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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What Matters Most: Cognitive Self Assessment


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Enabling Travel for those with Dementia

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio 

with Greg Lais of 

Wilderness Inquiry

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at

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

Listen By Clicking Below

Come join Lori La Bey, host and founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio when she talks with Greg Lais, the founder of Wilderness Inquiry.  Greg has moved mountains during his 40 year career of getting people with disabilities and chronic illness out and about doing things no one thought was possible.  Greg will tell us how and why he got started in creating exceptional experiences for people, most had given up on.  You will hear Greg’s passion come through in his voice as he shares travel moments and discusses everything from destination and bucket list vacations to day trips.

Where do you want to go next?

 Contact Information for Wilderness Inquiry

Suzanne Huggett, Outreach Manager

Website:   www.wildernessinquiry.org 

Phone:  612-676-9408

Looking for a Keynoter, Consultant or Trainer?

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

For More Testimonials

Come See Lori La Bey in Colorado!

June 5th – Grand Junction

June 6th – Grand Junction and Delta

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