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Making Caregiving Less Disruptive

Making Caregiving Less Disruptive

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

with Liz O’Donnell

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

Tuesday October 17th, 2017, Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Host Lori La Bey will speak with Liz O’Donnell the author of Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman.  Her book picks up where other business books leave off. Liz will discuss the impact caregiving can have on women, their careers and ways businesses can support those trying to balance both. Her website WorkingDaughter.com supports women who are balancing caring for an aging parent and their career. Liz is the founder of Rent-A-Sister, a company that provides support services to family caregivers. Join us for an interesting conversation and learn how to make caregiving less disruptive in your life.

Liz O’Donnell can be reached:

Blog WorkingDaughter.com

Phone:  617-433-8003

Twitter:  @LizOD

We Set Sail In 3 Weeks

Join Us!

We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Symposium and Cruise and we are encouraging people to book their cabins before we are sold out!

For more details on the symposium and cruise go to https://alzheimersspeaks.com/cruise-with-us

Click here for the Symposium Program

Kathy Shoaf the travel agent handling the symposium and cruise can be reached at: 219-608-2002 or email her at Kathy.Shoaf@CruisePlanners.com

Learn What the City of Roseville, MN

to be Dementia Friendly

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Host the Dementia Film “His Neighbor Phil”

 

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Do Experts & Care Partners Really Know What A Person With Dementia Wants?

 Dementia Chats Video –

Do Experts & Care Partners Really Know What A Person With Dementia Wants?

Welcome To Dementia Chats.
Where voices of those diagnosed with dementia are heard.

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, – See more here

In this video our experts living with dementia discuss their thoughts on the advise and decision making process of “Dementia Experts & Care Partners”

I think you will be surprised and interested in the insights offered by our Experts Living With Dementia:

Michael Ellenbogen
Bob Savage
Mary Howard
Harry Urban
Mary Radnofsky

I want to give a big Thank you to our Experts living with dementia for taking the time to share their perceptions, thoughts, wants and needs with us.

Brought To You By Lori La Bey, Founder of

www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com

www.alzheimersspeaks.com/dementia-chats-webinar

Facilitated By
Lori La Bey

Co Facilitated By
Eilon Caspi, Ph.D., Gerontologist and Dementia Behavior Specialist

http://dementiabehaviorconsulting.com

http://eiloncaspiabbr.tumblr.com

We Set Sail In 1 Month

Join Us!

We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Symposium and Cruise and we are encouraging people to book their cabins before we are sold out!

For more details on the symposium and cruise go to https://alzheimersspeaks.com/cruise-with-us

Click here for the Symposium Program

Kathy Shoaf the travel agent handling the symposium and cruise can be reached at: 219-608-2002 or email her at Kathy.Shoaf@CruisePlanners.com

 

Learn What the City of Roseville, MN

to be Dementia Friendly

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Insights from Arthur’s 

Here is One of Many Free Tips

 

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Fantastic Food Makes For Memorable Moments

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio with

Patrick & Dawn Nickleson of

Passion for Dining and Nutrition

Thursday will be a fun conversation with Patrick and Dawn Nickleson, two professional and passionate foodies who will share their expertise and insights to dining with dignity.  We will talk how food service has changed and what direction they see it going in the future.  They will also share some challenges in food service and what each of us can do to make a difference.

Check out their website at Passion for Dining and Nutrition

 

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We Leave in 1 MONTH!!!!!

We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Symposium and Cruise and we are encouraging people to book their cabins before we are sold out!

For more details on the symposium and cruise go to https://alzheimersspeaks.com/cruise-with-us

Click here for the Symposium Program

Kathy Shoaf the travel agent handling the symposium and cruise can be reached at: 219-608-2002 or email her at Kathy.Shoaf@CruisePlanners.com

 

Learn What the City of Roseville, MN

to be Dementia Friendly

Click Below to Download the Tips

Insights from Arthur’s 

Here is One of Many Free Tips

 

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Tips to Living with and Working with Dementia in a Dignified Manor

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio with

Cindy Bock – Dignified Dementia Coach

Oct 10th – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST and 7pm London

Cindy Bock, Dignified Dementia Coach is a nationally certified therapeutic recreation specialist, healthcare speaker, educator, trainer and dementia specialist for over 25 years. She demonstrates exemplary compassion and understanding of the cognitive and behavioral challenges of the aging process, especially those with dementia. Cindy utilizes a dignified approach to strengthen each individual’s remaining cognitive and physical abilities through structured wellness programs, to maintain their highest level of functioning.  Join us for a great conversation.

Call in with your questions or comments as we talk live. 323-870-4602

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Dementia Cruise of Compassion & Camaraderie

We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Symposium and Cruise and we are encouraging people to book their cabins before we are sold out!

For more details on the symposium and cruise go to https://alzheimersspeaks.com/cruise-with-us

Click here for the Symposium Program

Kathy Shoaf the travel agent handling the symposium and cruise can be reached at: 219-608-2002 or email her at Kathy.Shoaf@CruisePlanners.com

 

Learn What the City of Roseville, MN

to be Dementia Friendly

Click Below to Download the Tips

Insights from Arthur’s 

Here is One of Many Free Tips

 

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Dementia: Two Different Perspectives

Dementia:

Two Different Perspectives

These poems work in response to each other, one being from the perspective of my grandmother who died from complications with Alzheimer’s in 2011 and one being from my perspective seeing her at the nursing home.

“(Un)Familiar”

by Allison Budaj 

What is this place I cannot seem to leave?

Exit near, the flight I cannot achieve.

When did I get here? From where did I come?

Hard to recall in this ceaseless doldrums.

Who are these confined people all around?

Their fate like mine to this place ever bound.

Who is this girl by me in this bleak place?

A very calming, familiar sweet face.

Who is this child holding my hand in hers?

Seems so kind but her name I am unsure.

I do not know this girl they call my kin.

Her gaze fixed as tears glide around her chin.

Why do I not have a thought of her name?

May never know but love her all the same.

 

“(Un)Recognizable”

by Allison Budaj

Not my Nina, the woman before me,

Head hanging low without much joy or glee.

Not my Nina, laughing in days gone by,

Body broke from memory gone awry.

A hollow shell of the person I knew,

Her gaunt eyes still a radiating hue.

She looks up at me with a puzzled stare,

Her mind trying to guess me standing there.

As if she knows, her scowl curls to a smile,

Eyes burst into tears, been such a long while.

With this beaming grin years melt from her face,

How could we leave you in such a bleak place?

Mom says it’s best, she is beyond our care,

Turning to leave with heartbreak, I can’t bear.

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We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Symposium and Cruise and we are encouraging people to book their cabins before we are sold out!

For more details on the symposium and cruise go to https://alzheimersspeaks.com/cruise-with-us

Click here for the Symposium Program

Kathy Shoaf the travel agent handling the symposium and cruise can be reached at: 219-608-2002 or email her at Kathy.Shoaf@CruisePlanners.com

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Push Research Forward.

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An Important message from our friend Meryl Comer:

Only twice in my twenty plus years as an Alzheimer’s caregiver has a doctor ever asked whether I was doing okay. Yet my husband would have never made the clinic appointment on time if I had not gotten up extra early to bathe, dress, feed, manage his resistance and drive him there. Now here’s a chance to be heard!

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic want to learn what matters most to you when you go to the doctor with your loved one. They need volunteers for an online focus group who are current or former caregivers for a loved one with dementia.

Click here to learn more about this important Mayo Clinic caregiver study asking what matters to you when you go to the doctor with a loved one.

Study participants will be asked to join an online focus group and answer several questions over a week and a half posted by the moderator. Participants can choose to remain anonymous. Their goal is to help healthcare providers better support and communicate with caregivers by learning:

  • How health care providers can best help caregivers provide optimal care to loved ones while maintaining their own health.
  • How involved caregivers want to be their loved ones’ healthcare.
  • What the ideal “care team” looks like.

Please click here for more information about this important Mayo Clinic caregiver study.

Your opinions are critical to improving the experience for all caregivers when they accompany loved ones to doctor’s appointments. Let’s not miss this opportunity to make doctors tune into what matters to us.

Meryl Comer, A-List Team Member & 20-year Alzheimer’s care partner

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