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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.

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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

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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

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Dementia Stakeholders to Gather in Atlanta in October

Click Below To Listen Thursday – Sept. 5th, 2019 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and Sept 6th at 6am Australia. All Shows are Archived for Ease of Access.

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Host Lori La Bey, interviews Anne and Steve McSweeney, with CEU Creations who are coordinating an amazing event In Atlanta October 4th, featuring Keynote Speaker Eloy Van Hal – Hodeweyk Dementia Village, Scott Tarde – Glenner Town Square and Actress Carolyn Cook who will be performing a one act play on dementia. Listen in to make sure you don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to hear from those who have designed new models of care for dementia.

CEU”s for the October 4th Event are Available as follows:

  • Social Work (GSCSW – 6 Clock Hours)
  • Case Managers  (CCMC – 6 Contact Hours)
  • RN (CA Board of Registered Nursing – 6 Contact Hours)
  • LPC (Core: 6 NBCC Hours)

Attendance or applied credit certificate available for other credentials

Check Out These Wonderful Videos of

Two Exceptional Programs Being Featured

CCN’s feature on the Dementia Village
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Nightline’s Coverage of Town Square
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Also joining Steve and Anne McSweeney will be:

Phyllis Joseph,
Supervisor in Care Management, at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital GA
MaryLea Boatwright Quinn, Advocacy and Public Policy for the Alzheimer’s Association – GA Chapter
Cindy Nelson
Attorney and Founder of Nelson Elder Care Law in Woodstock, Georgia.  

Contact CEU Creations:    

Website:  www.ceucreationsinc.com      

Email:  anne@ceucreationsinc.com

Facebook: CEU Creations 

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

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.

Take The Dementia Airport Travel Survey Below

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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Laughter Yoga – Natural Medicine For Our Soul

This Episode of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio is Available On & After: Thursday – Aug 1st, 2019 at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London time and Aug 2nd at 6am in Australia

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio host Lori La Bey, talks with Pete and Jan Girard who are certified  Laughter Yoga leaders.  Today we will learn about the power of laughter, how it changes our body chemistry and the positive impact it has on our lives.  Pete and Jan will share their personal stories of how they have been touched by dementia and why they were driven to make a difference in the lives of people living and dealing with dementia. They will share examples of laughter yoga with us. 

Contact at Pete and Jan Girard

Phone: 612-423-3167

Email: girard.janandpete@gmail.com

Dr. Kataria’s website for information how to get certified: www.laughteryoga.org

American School of Laughter Yoga https://www.laughteryogaamerica.com

What Questions You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

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

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

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Several Songs on Dementia and Caregiving

Thank you Bakhus Saba and friends for these beautiful songs that touch our heart. You might want a tissue handy. I know I needed a couple.

If you have a loved one who is no longer able to live at home or if you wonder what life might be like for others who can no longer live independently, this is a must listen to song.

Will you be moved to carve out time for a visit? Even a stranger can lighten a day of another. Will you be that stranger or friend?

Below is a song for those that care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

Alzheimer’s / Dementia – Knows No Borders

Below is a great tribute to so many. I was so proud my own mother was able to be part of this beautiful song.

Dementia – Younger Onset

Another beautiful song about Younger Onset dementia.

Stay for a Little While

This song below sings about how children have such a great impact on our elderly.

What Questions You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

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

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

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Juggling Dementia Care & Finding Balance

Lessons Learned & Shared

Reduce Stress When Caring For Another

This webinar hosted by Lakeyln Hogan with Home Instead and her guest Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks will give you tools and examples of how to shift your perceptions and others, and give you ideas to obtain the outcomes you want.

Learn how stigma and fear can paralyze care partners as well as those diagnosed and how to replace fear with hope.

Get ideas and insight to deal with your own anger.

Find out how to maintain and expand your relationships with those you care for.

Discover the beauty and strength of selfcare in order to care better for others.

Understand how changing your verbiage can change outcomes.

Better understand basic communication styles to engage those with dementia.

Learn how to look for joy and how to create joyful moments.

Find a new calmness in your life when caring for another.

How to deal with guilt.

Free Downloadable Tools Below:

Let Us Know What Else You Are Interested In Learning About!

UPCOMING EVENT WITH LORI LA BEY:

Join Lori La Bey in Alabama

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

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Read Full Post »

Caregiver Chats Friday – Celebrating the Summer Solstice

Learn How To Make Days Fly By with Joyfully Engagement

Friday – June 21st, 2019 at 12pm EST, 11am CST, 10am MST, 9am PST & 5pm London and 22nd at 4am Australia

It’s FREE!

UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS WITH LORI LA BEY:

Join Lori La Bey in Alabama

Below is Hosted by
Artis Senior Living

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

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

More Information to Come

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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Differentiating Care – Utilizing the BeeHive Model

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Lori La Bey speaks with two franchise owners of BeeHive Homes in her home state of Minnesota.  Join the conversation and learn more about this model of care for those with dementia and why the BeeHive model is different and what it has to offer families.   Joe and Ioana Childs have a BeeHive home in Maple Grove, while Jing Huang and Jin Fang are opening a BeeHive home in Lakeville, Minnesota.

Call into make a comment or ask a question (323) 870-4602

Contact Information

BeeHive Homes of Maple Grove

     Address: 14901 Weaver Lake Rd., Maple Grove, MN 55311

     Website: www.BeeHiveMapleGrove.com

     Facebook: www.facebook.com/BeeHiveMapleGrove

     Phone: 763-415-3900

BeeHive Homes of Lakeville

Address: 20159 Iberia Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044.

Email:  jfang@beehivehomes.com

Website: www.facebook.com/BeeHiveHomesofLakeville

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/BeeHiveHomesofLakeville

Phone:  952-679-2076 and ask for Kristine Backman, Director of Nursing

Opening mid-August 2019. “Hard Hat” tours coming soon!

UPCOMING EVENT WITH LORI LA BEY:

Join Lori La Bey in Alabama

Below is Hosted by
Artis Senior Living

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

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

More Information to Come

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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Find A Memory Café In Your Area

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Dimensions of Dementia – A Sons Journey with His Mother

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Lori La Bey talks with Author, Elvis Gardin, about the dynamics between a mother with Alzheimer’s disease and a son trying to protect and help her live the best life in her elderly years and at the end of life.  You will hear their story of love, courage and battles and triumphs.

Elvis has written a book about their journey and how it challenges even the best care partners intentions.  Their story will make you cry, cause you to laugh and provoke you to think more conscientiously how you care for another person. The book, “Dimensions of Dementia” is a candid and raw story which comes straight from the writers’ heart to yours.

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Order your book and get it personally signed on Elvis Gardin’s  website below:   www.DimensionsofDementia.com

Email:  dimensionsofdementia@yahoo.com

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Click Below Download Tips

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

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How Mother’s Day Has Changed for Me

by Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

Dementia or not, Mother’s are to be loved

Celebrate Life No Matter What!

First, I have to say I was blessed to not only have an amazing Mother who loved and cared for our family and others without exception.  She put her children’s needs first, often missing out on things that would have made her own life easier. 

Below is a video showing some of those special moments growing up as a young child like… Christmas, birthdays, swimming and skiing and patience when we weren’t so perfect, but still cute; like when my brother Scott sits on his potty pulling all the toilet paper off the roll. 

One thing you probably noticed is my mom wasn’t in the video much.  That was her way – preparing and assuring everyone was having a great time and working in the background to keep things running smoothly.  I guess that’s where I get it from too.  People are always trying to get me to sit down and visit and I’m running around cooking and cleaning. I do have to admit, like my Mother, I take pride and enjoy pulling off a great party that flows just seeing others enjoying the experience fills my heart.

This is my Mother’s finger print which I adore. Click above if you want more information how to get your own custom jewelry that matters.

Over the years I have realized Mothers are not just women who give birth to a child, or their Grandmothers or their Great Grandmothers.  They step up and protect not only children, but humanity as a whole including our fur babies and the earth, They are women and even young girls who are all different ages and are in all different stages of life who care, guide, love and support people.  The color of their skin, their educational level, the amount of money they have or don’t, their ability to speak your language or even speak at all doesn’t matter. It’s their heart.  It’s their compassion. It’s their desire to bring a calmness and balance to life.  It’s their ability to encourage and engage people so they feel good about themselves and their situation.

Yes, I have found it’s the personal connectiveness Mothers offer.  The simple but much overlooked skill of listening.  The ability to accept what is, even when there really is no way to fix a situation.  Their willingness to love us unconditionally and hold a sacred space where we can be weak, confused and scared without judgement.

It’s Mothers who lift our spirits and point out what we have or are doing right when we are in our darkest space.  They can paint us a picture of the beauty they see within us, when we can’t visualize one good thing about ourselves.  They encourage us to be all that we can be in whatever direction that may take us. 

Mothers have learned each person’s uniqueness is exceptional and important to the world.

Mother’s understand that staying calm when we can’t be is a huge gift helping us center ourselves.

Mother’s feel our pain, fear, embarrassment, and lack of confidence. They celebrate our silliness, joy, deep love and take pride in and celebrate when we get life right. 

To all the Mother’s in our world I say “Thank You” for all you have done and continue to do.

May you all recognize the Mother’s in your life and appreciate what they have done and continue to do for you.  May you not stay quiet but let each of them know the value and richness they have brought to your life.  May you share the lessons you have learned from them which have made you a better person, so that you may lead by example for others.

If you are like me and have lost your Mother and/or women in your life who have played that role for you, I know Mother’s Day can be tremendously sad. 

Shift to an Attitude of Gratitude

Try to remember you can’t feel great loss without having great love and that is a true blessing. 

Enjoy, embrace and celebrate this Mother’s Day honoring all who have given you the gift of being Mothered.

Miss you Mom. Love you to the moon and back!

Diana Pierce of “What’s Next with Diana Pierce” talks with Lori La Bey , CEO of Alzheimer’s Speaks helping us reframe our expectations to replace fear with HOPE!

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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Digital Dementia Summit is online and FREE from May 20-26, 2019

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

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program 

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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 Testimonial

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

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