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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.

side by side logo

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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Dementia: Healing Moments Study Enhancing Lives

Alzheimer’s Speaks Talks with

Rev. Dr. Jade Angelica, Founder

of Healing Moments & the Research Team!

Watch the Video Interview Below

Listen to the Radio Interview Below

Join Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio for a very interesting conversation with three women on a mission to improve dementia care by supporting those that care for individuals living with a diagnosis.  Through improv, care partners learn to reframe and refocus how to care.  Listen in and learn and feel free to reach to them for more details on their clinical research and program.

Rev. Dr. Jade Angelica is the founder and director of Healing Moments for Alzheimer’s. She cared for her own mother who died from Alzheimer’s disease in 2011.  She designs and leads workshops, services, and trainings for Healing Moments. Jade wrote the book Where Two Worlds Touch: A Spiritual Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease.

Kelsey Spalding Wilson is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Iowa. She is now completing a clinical neuropsychology internship at the St. Louis VA, working with Veteran’s with neurological disorders.

Edmarie Guzman-Velez moved to the US to complete her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Iowa.  She is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School studying the preclinical stage of Alzheimer’s disease.

Contact Healing Moments:

Website:  http://www.healingmoments.org/

Emails:       jadeangelica@gmail.com

Kelsey-spalding@uiowa.edu

Eguzman-velez@mgh.harvard.edu

Jade’s Phone:     563-582-4724

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 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge Washington

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Fabulous Fiblets And Sundowner Symptoms

Fabulous Fiblets

By John Sweeney, Care Partner for his wife Virginia

Every since the “sundowner’s” episodes commenced about 3 years ago, I would try to convince my wife, Virginia that this is her home.  Show her pictures, furniture and clothes to convince her.  It wasn’t working, her “dreams” were very real to her and she would think that I had her confused with someone else.   About a year ago, with the good counsel of people like Sue from the memory cafe and Carolyn from “The Gathering”  I started “getting in the moment” with her, not arguing about the facts, but role playing in the time she was in.   This was uncomfortable for me at first, as it didn’t seem natural to be deceptive to the love of my life.   But it gave her comfort and takes the trauma out of it. 

Although it shouldn’t have been uncomfortable, as the Irish (which I’m one of) are known for fibbing! 

Frequently Virginia gets visibly upset because she can’t find “the little girl, or the little boy.”  She worries that she has done something wrong in his/her care.   My response, “he/she was just visiting with us and he/she is back home with his/her parents”. Again, this solves the concern at the moment. 

Care giving is mostly “on the job training”  it usually gets better with more experience.

 

Thank you so much for sharing your insights with our community John.  I’m sure it will help many.

We are so gratefully to have you and Virginia participate in Arthur’s Memory Cafe

Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks


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Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge Washington

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Talks Kindness with Dr. Lori Myren- Manbeck, Geriatric Psychologist

Alzheimer’s Speaks Talks with

Dr. Lori Myren- Manbeck,

Geriatric Psychologist on

Being Inclusive & Kind & the

10 Days of Kindness Coming to Grinnell, Iowa

Watch the Video Interview Below

Listen to the Radio Interview Below

World Kindness Day – November 13th, 2018

On World Kindness Day it just seemed appropriate to talk with Dr Lori Myren-Manbeck who is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in geriatrics.  She is also the founder and CEO of INCLUSIVI-TEE, a t-shirt company devoted to justice and kindness.
Dr. Myren- Manbeck believes the most important things we can do are listen, pay attention, and try every day to make the world a better place for the people we meet. Listen to this insightful and fun conversation.  Find out about the 10 days of Kindness movement Lori is coordinating.

Contact Dr Lori Myren-Manbeck at:

Website: Click on Above Logo

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

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/inclusivitee

Twitter:

@InclusiviTee4us

YouTube: 

www.youtube.com/channel/UCoohsEjA-4pCywL9DcMvy-Q/featured 

Email:

lori@inclusivi-tee.com

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The King and The Pawn – A Poem a Families Dementia Journey

Another Beautiful Poem

Submitted By A Community Member

 

The King and The Pawn

  by Carol Brown

The King and The Pawn
The roles have now reversed as you
became the parent and I
became the child.

When you entered my space then
It became the games that people
play, or the games that
you and I played from
day to day.

My mindset became your mindset
for we were now one. My thoughts became your thoughts,
we thought like one.

My footsteps became your footsteps
as you followed me.

My world became your world
however difficult it might be.

When I roamed the house, you roamed
the house walking besides me,
watching my every footstep while protecting me.

When I crawled under the Baby Grand
Piano you followed me, removing me
from a dangerous place where I thought
we could play the game of hide and seek.

 

At night time, sleep was only a fallacy,

for this was the best time to roam the house
while you were asleep.

Climbing 13 stairs to get to
my “palace” on the second
floor, and locking myself
In the bedroom closet where I could
call for help through the closet door.

Returning down stairs, to a house
that was pitch black,
I would continue my mission to
steal popsicles from the refrigerator for my delight.

When I attempted to flee the house
against your advice, you changed the
locks on the doors and hid my
shoes to stop my flight.

When I was hospitalized and placed in
restraint, you advised medical staff
Of what I would do, but they
failed to listen and found me
down the hall, in a patient’s
room, hiding in the bathroom shower stall.

From 1994 until 2008 and
for fourteen years, with our brains
boggled and lives modified
to an arduous way of life,
My footsteps became
your footsteps as we roamed the
house together and played games my way .

Yes, I did it my way and you did
what I’d say.

” Doggone your time” is what I would say, for
having Alzhemier’s is a game,
a Chess Game that you,
(The Pawn)
and I
(The King)
played from day to day.

 

 Author Carol Brown,

Retired Probation Officer and Caretaker of my Father for 14 years

 

Thank you Carol for sharing your journey with us.

Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

 

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BBC Radio Show With Great Dementia Insights

A Fascinating BBC Radio Show With

Great Dementia Insights

 

Below is a 60-minute BBC radio documentary designed to be more enjoyable for people with dementia.

They want to encourage the use of dementia-friendly techniques in the broadcasting industry, so they need to

do a statistical analysis, which requires feedback using a short structured questionnaire.

 

You Won’t Want To Miss This One!

Listen, Learn and Give Back!

 

Take the Survey

I listened to the whole show and I have to admit,

I learned a lot and it lofted my mood to boot!  

Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

 

Listen to the radio show below

https://www.alexiskirke.com/2000/03/03/radio-feedback-see-below/

 

Time Type Topic
00:00 Spoken Preview of topics and introduction
01:30 Spoken Ear worms and memory jingles
08:22 Music Humorous
13:04 Spoken Repeated introduction
13:28 Spoken Radio and Dementia: Cocktail Party Effect
17:38 Spoken Repeated introduction and re-cap
18:18 Spoken Music and Reminiscence (including some brief music clips)
27:42 Music Bridge over Troubled Water
32:12 Spoken Musical Memory
36:00 Music My First, My Last, My Everything
38:25 Spoken Time Checks; Music and Action (including music clips)
47:15 Music Toms Diner
49:40 Spoken Repeated introduction and summary
50:15 Spoken Programmes targeted at people with dementia
55:28 Music Toms Diner opening to fade out
55:44 End

Take a short multiple-choice questionnaire below 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CTRPLJP

 

Please pass this along to others. 

The more responses the better!

 

Thanks in advance for helping out!

Thank you Dr. Alexis Kirke, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth. 

I found the show fun and fascinating Plus I learned a lot!

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I’m Sorry – A Poem That Will Touch Your Heart

Another Beautiful Poem

Submitted By A Community Member

 

I’m Sorry

by Ciaara Abke

 

I see you as my granny

You see me as a stranger

My eyes turn to you with love

Your eyes turn to me in confusion

I’ve known you all my life

And you’ve only known me for some

I say your name

But you can’t recall mine

My love for you is endless

But yours is imprisoned

I’m sorry

Thank you so much for sharing your poem with us Ciaara. 

I think everyone can feel your pain and your love through your words.

Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks


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