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Open Mic on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Join the Conversation

Thursday – Sept. 23rd, 2021 – 2pm EDT, 1pm CDT, 12pm MDT, 11am PDT & 7pm London BST, 8pm South Africa SAST, and on the 24th at 4am in Australia AEST

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What Ties You to Dementia? 

Call in and Tells Us Your Story

Call and Talk with us at (323) 870-4602

Join Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio today on Open Mic as we shift dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time.  Our host Lori La Bey and her Co-host Cathy Braxton love raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites!  So, we invite you to call in and tell us how you are improving dementia care. We just ask all parties hold to having a respectful conversation.

Share your personal dementia or caregiving stories. Tell us about your service, product, or tool you have which can help others dealing with dementia.  Have you written a book, penned or produced a song or film?  Maybe you are working on a research project or have a trial you are promoting.  Please call in and share your work with us.  We want to hear from you. 

Go To The Radio Page Here

Call in and Talk with us (323) 870-4602

Contact Cathy & Lori After The Show

Contact Cathy Braxton or visit Improv4Caregivers.com

Contact Lori La Bey  with questions, branding needs or visit www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com

Be Our Next Guest. Email us at Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

All Shows are Archived

Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

Register for a Live Demo Tour of Dementia Map on Zoom!

Upcoming Public Events Lori La Bey Will Be At:

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

See What Others Have 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

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Find A Memory Café In Your Area

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                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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Humor as a Tool for Caring & Coping

Wednesday – Sept. 22nd, 2021 – 2pm EDT, 1pm CDT, 12pm MDT, 11am PDT & 7pm London BST, 8pm South Africa SAST, and on the 23rd at 4am in Australia AEST

Clowning Around to Care Better

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Our Host, Lori La Bey will be talking with Shannan Calcutt, who is a multi-award-winning performer and instructor. Shannan has conducted workshops in clown and play worldwide. She is a regular instructor at Cirque du Soleil, Celebration Barn Theater, and Vegas Theatre Hub.  This will be a fun show and lift your spirits.  Join us, to learn more.

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio has partnered with the Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team to provide resource information for caregivers and people living with dementia during the pandemic.

Click Below to Listen to the Interview

Contact Shannan Calcutt:

Website: https://www.shannancalcutt.com/ 

Contact The Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team:

Website: https://www.cityofroseville.com/2721/Alzheimers-Dementia

Email

Series #1 – Caring and Coping During the Pandemic Playlist (Episodes 1- 8)

Series #2 – Caring and Coping During the Pandemic Playlist (Episodes 1- 6)

All Shows are Archived

Be Our Next Guest. Email us at Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

Register for a Live Demo Tour of Dementia Map on Zoom!

Upcoming Public Events Lori La Bey Will Be At:

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

See What Others Have 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


Find A Memory Café In Your Area

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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So Many Goodbyes with Journalist Karla Hult

Monday – Sept. 20th, 2021 – 2pm EDT, 1pm CDT, 12pm MDT, 11am PDT & 7pm London BST, 8pm South Africa SAST, and on the 21th at 4am in Australia AEST

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Our Host, Lori La Bey will be talking with Karla Hult who is an Emmy, Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite award-winning journalist who founded her own company, So Many Goodbyes. Her company helps those on the Alzheimer’s journey… through mentoring, workshops, and public speaking.  Join us and learn more how So Many Goodbyes and support you.

Contact Karla Hult

Website:  https://somanygoodbyes.com/

Email: karla@somanygoodbyes.com 

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn:

@somanygoodbyes and @karlahult

All Shows are Archived

Be Our Next Guest. Email us at Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

Register for a Live Demo Tour of Dementia Map on Zoom!

Upcoming Public Events Lori La Bey Will Be At:

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

See What Others Have 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


Find A Memory Café In Your Area

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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Announcing Maude’s Awards Winners for 2021

Wednesday – Sept. 15th, 2021 – 2pm EDT, 1pm CDT, 12pm MDT, 11am PDT & 7pm London BST, 8pm South Africa SAST, and on the 16th at 4am in Australia AEST

MAUDE’S AWARDS: RECOGNIZING INNOVATION IN ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA CARE

The 2nd Annual Maude’s Award Recipients are announced today. Three organizations will each receive $25,000 and five individuals will receive $5,000 each.

Maude’s Awards was created to enrich the quality of life for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their care partners. It provides monetary awards to organizations and individuals for innovations excelling in one of the categories of care The Awards – Maude’s Awards (maudesawards.org)

Those Categories in which winners will be awarded are:

Making Connections – Connecting people with dementia to the world and people around them

Supporting Care Partners – Providing education, training or support for care partners of persons living with dementia. 

Check Out The Two Shows Below to Learn More – You Can Watch the video Interviews or Listen to the Radio Show

Click Below to Watch the Organizational Winners

Lori La Bey will be talking with Marilyn Raichle, who is the Executive Director Maude’s Awards and we will talking with one of the winners of Maude’s Award, Eyleen Braaten, representingGiving Voice. 

Marilyn has lived the journey of being a care partner for her parents, both of whom were developing Alzheimer’s Disease.  In 2015, inspired by her mother’s newfound artistic ability, she founded The Art of Alzheimer’s, celebrating the creativity of persons living with dementia and the power of the creative arts to enrich and empower their lives.

Eyleen joined Giving Voice in 2017 and has been instrumental in the growth of the organization. Since becoming Executive Director in 2021, Eyleen’s focus has been on creating unique and innovative opportunities to expand the Giving Voice mission across the world while keeping our local choruses strong. Eyleen believes that music is an expression of our humanity and connects us all. 

$25,000 Organizational Winners

Opening Minds Through Art (Oxford, OH) – Making Connections Category

            Giving Voice Initiative (Bloomington, MN) – Making Connections Category

            Duet: Partners In Health & Aging (Phoenix, AZ) – Supporting Care Partners Category

Click Below to Watch the Individual Winners

Our Host, Lori La Bey will be talking with Our Host, Lori La Bey will be talking with Marilyn Raichle, who is the Executive Director Maude’s Awards, and we will talking with two of the winners of Maude’s Awards as individuals who won $5,000, each; Laurette Klier the Founder of Nana’s Books Series, and Carol B. Amos the founder of the Caregiver Principal.

Marilyn has lived the journey of being a care partner for her parents, both of whom were developing Alzheimer’s Disease.  In 2015, inspired by her mother’s newfound artistic ability, she founded The Art of Alzheimer’s, celebrating the creativity of persons living with dementia and the power of the creative arts to enrich and empower their lives.

Laurette Klier is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and holds a Master’s and Undergraduate Degrees from Boston College.  She is an Aetna fellow through the National Writing Project with a focus on creating literacy environments in underserved communities, she is an advocate for compassionate care initiatives for seniors and created Nana’s Books to engage and delight people living with dementia and their car partners.

Carol B. Amos developed the “Caregiver Principal” which reflects her passion to help dementia caregivers.  She cared for her mother for over 11 years. Carol shares insights in her book helping caregivers thrust into this role.   Her book is called “H.O.P.E. for the Alzheimer’s Journey: Help, Organization, Preparation, and Education for the Road Ahead.”

$5,000 Individuals Winners

Fayron Epps (Atlanta, GA) – Making Connections Category

Diana Blackwelder (Washington DC) – Making Connections Category

Laurette Klier (Lyme, CT) – Making Connections Category

Mary Beth Riedner (Elgin, IL) – Making Connections Category

Carol B. Amos (Hockessin, DE) – Supporting Care Partners

ORGANIZATIONAL WINNERS

Opening Minds Through Art

scrippsoma.org

Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is an evidence-based, intergenerational art program for people living with dementia that has been replicated in over 200 communities in North America. OMA provides those living with dementia opportunities to connect with students and to experience joy through creative explorations. These opportunities include weekly intergenerational abstract art-making sessions pairing nursing home residents with students, and Zoom sessions that connect college students with people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Director of OMA Elizabeth “Like” Lokon, Ph.D., said, “OMA is honored to be selected for this award. This prize will help us develop a web-based application of OMA that we are calling ScrippsAVID (Arts-based, Virtual, Intergenerational, and Dementia-friendly) so that we can reach more people and continue to build intergenerational friendships through art-making.”

Giving Voice Initiative

Giving Voice Chorus

Giving Voice Initiative (GVI) is a nonprofit that inspires and equips organizations to bring together people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias (AD) and their care partners, to sing in choruses that foster joy, well-being, purpose and community understanding. GVI empowers chorus members to develop their musical capabilities while fostering a community of people on their journey with AD. Chorus Members gather weekly for rehearsals learning and practicing songs in multi-part harmony with skills encouraging repetition & recall. Rehearsals are also a time for social connection. They help singers improve confidence, memory and mood. Chorus members sing with a care partner, creating a positive experience for both.

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging

www.duetaz.org

Finding Meaning and Hope is Duet’s free video discussion program for family members caring for someone with Alzheimer’s/related dementia. The program gathers care partners in person or online for 10 weekly sessions led by a trained volunteer facilitator. Finding Meaning and Hope teaches care partners effective strategies for managing their ongoing stress and grief, while building resiliency and restoring meaning and hope in their lives. Duet celebrates its 40-year anniversary this year as a partner in health and aging though its vitally needed, free-of-charge services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities, and grand families.

“We are so honored to receive this award. These funds will truly go far to bring Finding Meaning and Hope’s critical support to dementia family caregivers across the nation,” said Duet Executive Director Ann Wheat.

INDIVIDUALS

Fayron Epps – For Alter

Alter Dementia

Alter is the only nurse-led dementia-friendly initiative to support African American congregations. The Alter program was designed to build resources and awareness around dementia in African American and faith communities. The program partners with churches over a two-year period to develop a supportive environment that enhances the well-being of African American families affected by dementia. The program offers education programs and a personalized toolbox for all church partners with information, materials, and resources to support dementia-friendly communities. Through working with African American churches, we hope to reduce dementia stigma, enhance empathy, create resource centers, increase awareness, and maintain social and spiritual connectedness. There is no cost for churches to participate in this program.

Diana Blackwelder – Advocating for policy changes and other means for those living with dementia to live better

“I live alone with Young-Onset Alzheimer’s and continue to learn and develop ways to continue to thrive as my brain and abilities change since diagnosed in 2017 at age 57. I collaborate, teach, and advocate globally, nationally and locally towards empowering others to maintain their autonomy, dignity, connectivity and self-worth. I use a unique introspective process to develop material that helps others gain insights into their own or their loved one’s experience with the disease.”

A dementia diagnosis leaves most with a sense of loss, hopelessness and fear. The internet is full of horror stories. By publicly sharing my life experiences and lessons learned including the good and the bad post diagnosis helps to put others fears at ease.

Through Federal and Local government agencies I have impacted the passage of significant legislation that facilitates improving the lives of those living with and supporting people living with dementia to include securing a permanent Dementia Services Coordinator in the DC Government.

Laurette Beth Riedner – Nana’s Books

Nana’s Book Series

Laurette Klier, a former educator, was frustrated by the lack of quality materials with which to engage her mother-in-law Mary, 89, who was living with Lewy body dementia in memory care. “FaceTime visits were tremendously challenging for us, as there was little we could converse about due to her total loss of short-term memory. Once an avid reader, the re-purposed children’s books available only added to her frustration and left her dispirited. When I realized that conversations about her past lit her up and brought her joy, I decided to use nostalgic texts and images to create books to meet her where she was now; in her mind’s eye.”  Klier subsequently created sixteen large print books of nostalgic classics (poetry, praise, proverbs, patriotism and prose) to fill the gap for her mother-in-law, and now, the wider dementia community.NANA’S BOOKS are the only inclusive books available for people living with dementia and their care partners and include titles for veterans, BIPOC Communities and non-denominational communities of faith.

Mary Beth Riedner – For Tales & Travel Adventures (T&TA)

Tales and Travel

“Through my 10-year journey as a caregiver for my husband, I was inspired to bring my first book and reading program to those living with dementia at a local memory care facility in IL. Tales & Travel Memories (T&TM) program takes residents of memory care facilities in IL and Memory Café participants in AZ on imaginary trips to another country or part of the US using library materials. With the pandemic, I adapted the program into an online series called Tales & Travel Adventures (T&TA). The series simulates real time trips to locations I have visited over the past few decades. Participants are invited to read aloud a simple narrative that accompanies photos from each destination. Other literacy activities such as reading poems, singing and playing word games are incorporated into the programs. This interactive program can be easily replicated on almost any topic.”

Carol B. Amos – For The Caregiving Principle®

Carol B. Amos

The Caregiving Principle®, introduced in 2018, is a novel approach to caregiving. It states: Needs of the Loved One minus Needs Filled by the Loved One equals Needs to Be Filled by the Caregiver(s) The loved one has needs and will be able to meet some of his needs. The unfilled needs define the role of the caregivers. As the disease progresses the loved one will be unable to fulfill as many needs therefore increasing the role of the caregivers. The needs are defined using Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs: physiological, safety, social, esteem, and self-actualization. Some benefits of The Caregiving Principle®: • Focuses on the needs of the person with dementia, • Encourages caregivers to maximize the ability of their loved one by seeking appropriate medical care for physical and cognitive issues, • Improves interactions with the loved one, • Encourages caregivers to proactively prepare for the increase need for care.

Maude’s Awards was created in 2019 by Richard Ferry in honor of his beloved wife of 65 years.  In 2013, Maude was diagnosed with dementia. Now as a loving care partner and tireless advocate, Richard continues their journey together by discovering and sharing innovations that speak to the challenges and needs of persons living with dementia and their care partners.

Maude’s Awards are for achievement, as opposed to grants for future programs.  The intent of Maude’s Awards is to reward programs that have demonstrated success.  The nominated program must have been active in 2020 or the year prior. If the program is currently active or recurring, it must have completed 1 year of operation, or enough time to demonstrate success.

For more information, visit:  

https://maudesawards.org/2021-awardees/

Listen to the Radio Shows Below

Click Below to Listen to the Organizational Winners

Click Below to Listen to the Individual Winners

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Be Our Next Guest. Email us at Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

Register for a Live Demo Tour of Dementia Map on Zoom!

Upcoming Public Events Lori La Bey Will Be At:

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

See What Others Have 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


Find A Memory Café In Your Area

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We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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A Fabulous Film About A Family Dealing With Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Thursday – Sept.2nd, 2021 – 2pm EDT, 1pm CDT, 12pm MDT, 11am PDT & 7pm London BST, 8pm South Africa SAST, and on the 2nd at 4am in Australia AEST

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Our Host, Lori La Bey will be talking with Pat Moffett who wrote and produced the award-winning film “Ice Cream in the Cupboard.” This film is a true story of caring for his late wife with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Pat is dedicated to supporting caregivers and providing education about early-onset Alzheimer’s. 

Contact Pat Moffett

Ice Cream in the Cupboard Website: https://www.icecreaminthecupboard.com

Pat Moffett Website: https://www.patmoffett.com/

Twitter: @IceCreamMovie

Instagram: @icecreaminthecupboard

FaceBook: @icecreaminthecupboard

Email: patmoffettauthor@gmail.com

All Shows are Archived

Be Our Next Guest. Email us at Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

Register for a Live Demo Tour of Dementia Map on Zoom!

Upcoming Public Events Lori La Bey Will Be At:

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

See What Others Have 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


Find A Memory Café In Your Area

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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How To Make The End Of Life Conversation Easier – Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Watch or Listen – Now

Our Host, Lori La Bey will be talking with Jeanne Bain, End of life navigator, dementia trainer and consultant.  Jeanne is co-host of a podcast called “Death Unfiltered.”  She dreams of a day when talking about hard subjects is as easy and common as talking about the weather.  

Listen to the Radio Show by Clicking the Graphic Below

Contact Jeanne Bain, End of Life Navigator

Website: www.belovemn.com 

Website:  https://belovemn.com/about-jeanne 

Website: www.belovemn.com

Email

Phone: 612-475-5465

Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team

Website: https://www.cityofroseville.com/2721/Alzheimers-Dementia  

Email

All Shows are Archived

Be Our Next Guest. Email us at Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

Register for a Live Demo Tour of Dementia Map on Zoom!

Upcoming Public Events Lori La Bey Will Be At:

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

See What Others Have 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


Find A Memory Café In Your Area

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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Magical Music for Those Living with Dementia

Thursday – Aug 26th, 2021 – 2pm EDT, 1pm CDT, 12pm MDT, 11am PDT & 7pm London BST, 8pm South Africa SAST, and on the 27th at 4am in Australia AEST

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Our Host, Lori La Bey will be talking with Steve Toll is a classically trained musician and composer. Steve’s interest in the amazing transformative “power of music” inspired him to research and develop a philosophy which uses music as a powerful therapeutic tool. Steve trains caregivers in the use of music for people living with dementia and has a daily live stream program called Tune in Today which features memorable songs and interesting musical anecdotes.

We are live today so call in and join the conversation. 

Ask your questions or make a comment at (323) 870-4602

Contact Steve Toll with ComforCare Home Care

Email:  stoll@comforcare.com

Website:  https://www.comforcare.com/

ComForCare Corporate FaceBook Page Where You Can Participate in Live Streaming Of Tune in Today” daily at 1pm EST, 12pm CST, 11am MST, 10am PST

ComForCare FaceBook Past Shows – “Tune In Today” Music Videos

Sound Cloud Listings of Joyful Moments with Steve Toll

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Be Our Next Guest. Email us at Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

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Register for a Live Demo Tour of Dementia Map on Zoom!

Upcoming Public Events Lori La Bey Will Be At:

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

See What Others Have 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


Find A Memory Café In Your Area

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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Exploring & Understanding Compassionate Choices To Honoring Final Wishes

Thursday – Aug 19th, 2021 – 2pm EDT, 1pm CDT, 12pm MDT, 11am PDT & 7pm London BST, 8pm South Africa SAST, and on the 20th at 4am in Australia AEST

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Understanding Options & Final Wishes

Before You Need Them Is Critical!

Lori La Bey will be talking with Kim Callinan the President and CEO of Compassion & Choices and Matt Whitaker is National Director of Integrated Programs. Today we will learn about options and choices available when people are discussing their wishes when it comes to end of life.

Kim leads the organization’s strategy to empower people to take charge of the final chapter of their lives, help people plan for a possible dementia diagnosis, and advocate for closing disparities in end of life care.

Kim has led efforts around authorizing and implementing medical aid in dying in several states and jurisdictions, frequently testifies before state legislatures, and serves as a national thought leader on end-of-life care options.

Matt works to support medical education, end of life planning and client services nationwide. He has helped lead state-level campaigns to increase access to end of life choice, and has spoken at numerous conferences on bioethics and person-centered care across the country. He’s also testified as an expert resource on end of life choice to numerous state agencies and legislative committees.

Know Your Options

Show Kindness, Allow Dignity, Empower All By Giving Comfort For End Of Life Choices

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Contact Compassion and Choices

Website: https://compassionandchoices.org/

Tools:

Dementia Values & Priorities Tool – helps you develop a set of instructions outlining your care/treatment wishes at different stages of dementia

Dementia Decoder  – https://diagnosisdecoder.org/decoder/dementia – preparing for an appointment with the doctor when you or a loved one have dementia

Dementia V&P Tool Video

Twitter: @CompAndChoices

FaceBook: @CompassionandChoices  

YouTube: CompassionChoices 

Instagram:
CompassionAndChoices

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Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

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Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

See What Others Have 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

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Mental & Social Wellness Initiatives for Dementia on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Thursday – Aug 12th, 2021 – 2pm EDT, 1pm CDT, 12pm MDT, 11am PDT & 7pm London BST, 8pm South Africa SAST, and on the 13th at 4am in Australia AEST

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Our Host, Lori La Bey will be talking with Tori Tellem, the Founder of Comfort Human™ which creates mental and social wellness initiatives for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  Tori also, is a published journalist, has produced television and has been a film writer.  Today we will learn about her book Conversations With Alzheimer’s, the baby doll initiative, and the Pen Palz project.  You can call in with your questions and comments to as we will be live today.  Listen to the show live or later at your convenience.

Call into our live show and ask your questions or make comments on this concept.  (323) 870-4602

Contact Tori Tellum

Instagram: @theofficialcomforthuman

Website:  comforthuman.org

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Be Our Next Guest. Email us at Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

Register for a Live Demo Tour of Dementia Map on Zoom!

Upcoming Public Events Lori La Bey Will Be At:

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

See What Others Have 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


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Learn About RITA and the My Improvement Network

Thursday – Aug 5th, 2021 – 2pm EDT, 1pm CDT, 12pm MDT, 11am PDT & 7pm London BST, 8pm South Africa SAST, and on the 23rd at 4am in Australia AEST

Watch the Interview Below

Our Host, Lori La Bey will be talking with Mike Hamilton who has been working with the UK’s National Health Service in a technology supplier capacity for over 16 years.  Mike’s passion is to not only improve patient care via improvements in service and financial performance, but also by supporting frontline staff to deliver a higher quality of person-centred care by using alternative therapeutic and patient experience interventions alongside traditional clinical interventions.

In April of 202 Mike joined the business team of My Improvement Network, which we will be talking about today.

Below Are 3 Great Videos Highlighting RITA and Life Story

Listen to the Interview Below


Contact Michael Hamilton

Email

Website:  https://www.myimprovementnetwork.com

FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/My-Improvement-Network-300939166763330/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RITASystem

LinkedIn:  https://linkedin.com/company/21551115/

All Shows are Archived

Be Our Next Guest. Email us at Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

Register for a Live Demo Tour of Dementia Map on Zoom!

Upcoming Public Events Lori La Bey Will Be At:

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

See What Others Have 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


Find A Memory Café In Your Area

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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