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Musical Play Highlights A Mother & Daughters Relationship through Dementia

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My Mother Has 4 Noses Is Back!

Musical Play – One Daughter’s Story of Life with Her Mother Who Has Dementia

Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio interviews Jonatha Brooke, a highly acclaimed singer/songwriter with 4 major label releases, and 9 CDs on her own label, Bad Dog Records.  She has written for film, including Disney’s Peter Pan and Tinkerbell series; TV, including the theme for Joss Whedan’s  Dollhouse; and for other artists – Katy Perry, Madeleine Peyroux, Lizz Wright, Joe Sample.

The interview will focus on Jonatha’s 2014, One-Woman Musical, My Mother Has 4 Noses, which played Off Broadway at the Duke Theater. It was a Critic’s picks in the NY Times, and NY Post and ran for 3 months.  La Bey has personally seen the show several times, with a variety of friends and associates.  Each time, La Bey has been so impressed with the beautiful storyline highlighted through gorgeous music, which allows the audience laugh and cry together, removing the isolation dementia can create.

 Contact Information for Jonatha Brooke

jonathabrooke.com     jungletheater.com       4noses.org

jonathabrooke/facebook.com

  

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Deadline March 2nd, 2018

Whether you are simply fascinated by the wonders of the brain or have a personal story to tell about you or a loved one living with brain disease, we want to hear from you! Your story could inspire others and help raise awareness of the need for more funding for research into cures. Submit a video to the 2018 Neuro Film Festival by March 2.            

   SUBMIT TODAY  

Four Categories…Four Chances to Win!

One Grand Prize winning video from each of the following categories will receive $1,000:

1.            “Why I think Neuroscience Is… Cool”—Tell us why the brain is fascinating (for students ages 13-17 only)

2.            “Why I think Neuroscience Is… Rewarding”—Tell us how discovery opens doors (for college students, medical school students, neurology residents)

3.            “Why I think Neuroscience Is… Essential”—Tell us why research is key (for families, patients, neurologists)

4.            “Why I think Neuroscience Is… Critical”—Tell us why advocacy makes an impact (for advocates, neurologists, neurology professionals, government, patient groups, families)

Visit Neurofilmfestival.com to learn more about the contest, get inspiration for topics within each category, and submit your entry today!

 

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Open Mic Kicks Off the New Year on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Tuesday

Cheers to a Remarkable New Year!

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As They Kick Off the New Year with

Open Mic!

 Tuesday, January 2nd, at 2pm EST, 1pm CST,12pm MST,11am PST and 7pm London

Or Watch via Video

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio loves hearing from their audience.  Call in and join the conversation and tell us what you are doing to shift our dementia care, or what needs you are seeing in the industry and ideas you have to make improvements.

Talk to Host Lori La Bey at (323) 870-4602

 

I can’t put into words how humbled and honored I am to be named one of fourteen people, picked by Oprah and her team as a 2018, “Health Hero.” Being mentioned twice in one year in the “O” magazine is just down right amazing.

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3 Board Certified Music Therapists Share Their Amazing New Book

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Three Board Certified Music Therapists join us to discuss

their new book “Music, Memory and Meaning.”

Tuesday, December 19th at 2pm EST, 1pm CST,12pm MST,11am PST and 7pm London

Dementia – Music, Memory and Meaning

Our radio host, Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks will be interviewing three board certified music therapists: Tara Jenkins, Meredith Hamons and Cathy Befi-Hensel; who are the authors of the new amazing book “Music, Memory and Meaning.”

Join the conversation by calling in (323) 870-4602, or use the chat box to talk with us.

Contact Our Guests:

You can purchase our book on Amazon. 

If you have questions, feedback, or would like to stay connected with “Music, Memory, and Meaning” and our upcoming events connect with us on Facebook. 

If you are local to the Austin, TX area and are interested in music therapy services contact us.

Phone: 512-422-9694

I can’t put into words how humbled and honored I am to be named one of fourteen people, picked by Oprah and her team as a 2018, “Health Hero.” Being mentioned twice in one year in the “O” magazine is just down right amazing.

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We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Cruise.

There will be much to share in the near future!

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Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks Honored as One of Oprah’s “Health Hero’s”

A Big Thank You to Oprah and Her Team

I can’t put into words how humbled and honored I am to be named one of fourteen people, picked by Oprah and her team as a 2018, “Health Hero.” Being mentioned twice in one year in the “O” magazine is just down right amazing.  Last time, it was for the Memory Cafe’s.  This time, for Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio and Dementia Chats educational video interviews with people who are living with a diagnosis of dementia.

I want everyone involved with the radio show and/or Dementia Chats to know I share this recognition with them.  Everything Alzheimer’s Speaks does is about raising voice and collaboration for the betterment of the worlds dementia care.  So if you have been a guest on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio,  an expert on Dementia Chats, someone who has joined the conversation by calling in, using the chat box, emailing, texting, using twitter, responding to or sharing a blog post, please know none of this would be possible without you.  From the bottom of my heart I “THANK YOU!”

For this article, they sent me to a 4 hour photo shot… what an experience!  I have a new appreciation for models, photographers and make up artists.  I need to also thank Chad Holder the Photographer and Terra Hinrichs the Hair and Makeup Artist.  What a great team to work with.

Below is the article which featured my work, but please check out the full article with the other thirteen Health Hero’s.

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We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Cruise.

There will be much to share in the near future!

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Engaging Aging Parents

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Live Thursday – December 14th, 2017

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

Today, Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio will be talking with Certified Music Therapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Cristina Britton Conroy who is the founder and Executive Director of Music Gives Life.  As a former senior center director, nursing home music therapist, and primary caregiver for two elderly family members, Christina has unique insights into the joys and frustrations shared by geriatric patients and their care partners.  Join in and hear all of her wonderful tips to engage in a fun way with loved ones and those we care for.

Contact Christina Britton Conroy

Website             LinkedIn             Twitter:  @ChrisBritConroy

Book: HOW TO HAVE FUN WITH YOUR AGING PARENTS 

 

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Dementia: Empathy, Vulnerability and Acceptance

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Empathy, Vulnerability and Acceptance

Tuesday Dec. 12th, 2017, Host Lori La Bey is joined by Scott Taylor as he discusses how dementia changed his life.  He will share lessons learned through his journey along side his Mother’s illness.  We hope Scott will have time to share a bit about his new book “Jacob and the Cloak” too. 

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Website for Scott’s Book: www.jacobandthecloak.com

Scott’s Art Company: www.colorpoptulsa.com

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Update on Our Dementia Friendly Cruise

Update On Our Dementia Friendly Cruise

Here at Alzheimer’s Speaks we take our commitment to “Dementia Friendly Travel” very seriously.   We are finding the need to clarify our relationship going forward with Kathy Shoaf, Elite Cruises and Vacations, LLC, and Cruise Planners/American Express who we used as our travel agent on our first cruise to the Caribbean last month.  The need for clarification is due to two major factors.

1)    There is much confusion and misconceptions in dementia communities around the world, about Alzheimer’s Speaks involvement with future Dementia Friendly Cruises being marketed by Kathy Shoaf, Elite Cruises and Vacations, LLC, and Cruise Planners/American Express. To clarify, Alzheimer’s Speaks has never been involved, nor will we be involved in their future events.

2)    Due to an overwhelming response for Alzheimer’s Speaks to provide additional Dementia Friendly Travel, we have decided to do so under the titles of “Dementia Friendly Travel with Lori La Bey”and/or “Dementia Friendly Travel with Alzheimer’s Speaks,” so there will be no confusion going forward.  This decision was not made lightly as it was after serious review of feedback from our dementia friendly program team and many attendees.   We are honored and vow to hold to a high standard of providing Dementia Friendly Travel in the future.

Although the symposium and programs were highly rated, and many told us they can’t wait to do it again, we can’t apologize enough to those of you who had difficulties in any fashion regarding the cruise.  Please know we have meticulous notes to improve the travel process, communication chains and our programming; to make our next venture even more fun and resourceful than the last.

Thank you again, for your understanding and your continued support of Alzheimer’s Speaks. 

We are truly humbled and honored in your faith is us and promise to always continue to raise the bar when it comes to dementia. 

We Still Owe You a Beautiful Article on Our Dementia Friendly Cruise.

Below Are Some Great Pictures to Hold You Over.

Again I would like to Acknowledge

Our Sponsors for the Cruise

 

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We’ve all wrestled with a guilt trip – aging parents or a sick spouse who fear that we will not respect their wishes to stay at home. Statistics reaffirm that seventy-five percent of families try to do just that, despite the physical and emotional challenges of 24/7 dementia care. Often families turn to outside professional home care support.

Please take our A-LIST needs assessment survey and let us know your opinions on paid nursing support.

Decisions about care are deeply personal for those living with dementia and their families. I know from experience that there are no easy answers. Whether you are living with dementia, are a current or past caregiver, or just concerned about your memory, please take this survey and let us know what matters to you when it comes to professional home care.

24/7 care is often central to the Alzheimer’s experience. Every one of us facing this challenge – patients and care partners alike – strives to honor and help our loved ones live well with dementia. Home care providers and policy makers want to know what matters most to the A-LIST.

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