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50+ Shades of Dementia with Norms Mc Namara on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites.

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The Radio Show Goes Live – Thursday – Nov, 21st 2019 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on Nov. 22nd at 6am in Australia

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Host, Lori La Bey is excited to share her interview with Norrms Mc Namara, a long-time friend and man living with dementia.  Norrms  has done extraordinary work promoting dementia awareness and education around globally.  His collaborative efforts, creative mind set and willingness to share ideas and concepts with others has help bring the world together to fight the battle of dementia   Today he shares information about his new book, 50+ Shades of Dementia, which is a book of poems about living with dementia.

In Case I Forget by Norrms Mc Namara

In case I forget when glancing at you,
The one who makes me complete,
Dementia may have won with my mind,
But my heart it will never Defeat,

In case I forget the children we`ve raised,
Or the hundreds of stories I’ve told,
Shed not a tear “For blessed are we,
Who forget one day we are old,

In case I forget to tell you how much,
You’re cherished and treasured each day,
My best friend beside me to brighten the path,
And carry me all of the way,

I may greet you someday, with questioning eyes,
As a stranger with whom I’ve just met,
Still, I love you my darling, with all of my heart,
Please Remember…… In case I forget

Contact Norrms Mc Namara at:

Website:  www.purpleangel-global.com

Purchase 50+ Shades of Dementia:   https://www.amazon.co.uk/50-SHADES-DEMENTIA-Dementia-dementia/dp/1089449224

FaceBook:   Norm Mac

Have You Seen My Independence? by Norrms Mc Namara

Have you seen my Independence?
I can’t find it so?
I used to be right here with me,
But now I do not know?

One day there I was,
As confident as can be,
The next always surrounded,
And never only me

Oh, how I long,
To walk the meadows grass,
To sit down on a bench alone, 
And watch the seagulls pass

To get my morning paper,
To read along the way,
With nobody else, that’s right, just me!
Oh Lord, for just one day

I love my family dearly,
And they are always there,
But they must get fed up too,
Of sharing all this care,

I was so incredibly Independent
And you all will know,
Have YOU SEEN my independence?
Oh dear, where did it go ??

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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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Giving Hope – Because It Matters

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites.

The Radio Show Goes Live – Tuesday – Nov, 19th 2019 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on Nov. 20th at 6am in Australia

Host Lori La Bey talks with Maryann Makekau on how she is making a difference in others lives by giving them hope.  Come and join the conversation as we offer a safe respectful forum. Use the chat box or call in  (323) 870-4602.  

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Contact at Maryann Makekau:

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/becausehopematters

Email:  contact@becausehopematters.com

Phone:  850-582-3496

Purchase Book:  https://www.becausehopematters.com/product/when-your-grandma-forgets

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

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Coming to Anniston, AL – Nov. 21st

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

See what Others have to 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

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Check Out Research Outcomes
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World Alzheimer’s Day – Tips, Tricks and Research

Well I missed getting this posted yesterday to chime in with people around the world recognizing this important day, due to computer issues… but I’m back up and running now. I also understand one day doesn’t do dementia justice and that is exactly way I started Alzheimer’s Speaks in the first place. Our goal here is to raise all voices to lift great ideas and concerns regarding living with dementia. To help families and professionals connect to wonderful services, products, tools, tips and research to live graciously along side dementia.

I firmly believed than and still do today that if we are going to find solutions, support and a cure we must talk about dementia in all forms on a regular basis without feeling uncomfortable.

For thirty years my own Mother battled Alzheimer’s Disease. She passed on five years and during our families experience no one was talking about Alzheimer’s diseas or other froms of dementia. So, as a family we didn’t either. I know now that was a mistake and am so happy to see so many others joining the voice of dementia.

The first ten years, starting in 1984, she was misdiagnosed and was told it was menopause. My Mother always knew it was that.

Did you know getting a proper diagnosis is a common problem still today?

It’s common for many doctors to not be as educated as we all think. This is something that needs to change. By all of us raising our concern for a better diagnostic process along with supportive information on where to get help and resources is critical. We have done it for Cancer, Heart Disease, HIV and Diabetes, so we can do it for dementia too!

Below are a bunch of great resources, research and support I want to share with you.

Alzheimer’s Disease International does a great job each year pulling together an amazing global report with fascinating information. This years report covers Attitudes to Dementia.

Here are just a few highlights from the 160 page report.

Almost 80% of the general public are concerned about developing dementia at some point and 1 in 4 people think that there is nothing we can do to prevent dementia

35% of carers across the world said that they have hidden the diagnosis of dementia of a family member

Over 50% of carers globally say their health has suffered as a result of their caring responsibilities even whilst expressing positive sentiments about their role

Almost 62% of healthcare providers worldwide think that dementia is part of normal aging

40% of the general public think doctors and nurses ignore people with dementia

This video is loaded with great tips for living with dementia from John Gross and Lori La Bey

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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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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – 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.

World Dementia Council Requests Your Help

Complete Survey By Sept. 30th, 2019

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey
Another Great Resource

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Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation

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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.

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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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5 Technological Innovations For Those With Dementia

by Holly Clark

5Technological Innovations for Those With Dementia

Dementia can be terrifying and devastating to both caregivers as well as the loved ones affected by this disease. People with this disease can now feel some relief due to technological advancement which is meant to improve the quality of their lives. This technology can enhance autonomy as well as independence, manage possible risks in homes and get rid of stress.

In this article, we are going to look at the 5 technological innovations for those with Dementia.

1. Communication Aids

Interacting with others is necessary for the quality of life in memory care. Individuals with dementia can remember how an event has made them feel, even if they are unable to recall the faces and names. Technology has simplified the interaction process with loved ones. Adapted telephones are now programmed with contacts that are frequently dialed and usually have bigger buttons which simplify their usage. It’s now possible to stay connected with loved ones who are distant apart via the video chat services.

“Changes in the brain caused by dementia begin years before diagnosis. And throughout this timeframe, there are no clear signsthat that person has dementia.” comments Jane Byrne, Project Coordinator at FirstCare.

2. Electrical applianceuse monitoring

This innovation is meant for caregivers who do not stay together with their loved ones. It controls the use of electrical apparatuses through plugging into a power strip or wall outlet as it will notify caregivers when their appliances have been switched on or off. These technologies do not makethe diagnosis of dementia easy. This disease is yet overwhelming. The dementiais now more manageable; this is due to the innovation in new technologies.

3. Reminder messages

Reminders play an important role as the caregiver does as they help to keep the loved ones safe and also retain their relationships. The recording of these messages is done on a device in the residential area and then played out loud at the most suitable time. Caregivers can record a message that when played reminds an individual to take medication at the appropriate time. Some gadgets are designed to play messages based on individuals activity. Some devices are meant to remind individuals with dementia to lock the front doorwhen leaving home. There are other reminder messages designed to help people with dementia on when to close the door when to go to bed and provide reassurance at times when the caregiver is not present.

4. Home care robots

Technological advancement has led to the invention of home care robots which will help reduce the caregiver duty. They are not designed to replace human caregivers, but instead, they are meant to do overall housework and remind individuals who are suffering from dementia on when to take medication or notify medical experts when assistance is required. With further inventions, home care robots may replace caregivers and handle their responsibility fully.

5. In-home cameras

In-home cameras are another technological innovation that is meant to enhance the safety of your loved ones from a distance. By either positioning the camera focusing on medication or in the entrance room can increase your confidence as you are sure your loved one is taking the necessary medication and also active. These cameras can monitor movements and also enable one to communicate with his or her loved one. It will also notify you if no movements have been detected for a particular period.

About the Author –

Holly Clark has been working in the care industry for 5+ years as a project coordinator. She regularly blogs about both the personal and practical challenges of caring and is always actively working on producing informative content. Holly is currently writing for Firstcare.

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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 WA

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Caring & Coping as a Working Daughter

This Episode of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio is Available On & After: Tuesday – July 23rd, 2019 at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London time and July 24th at 6am in Australia

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Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with author Liz O’Donnell about her new book, “Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Earning A Living.”  Come and join the conversation as Liz shares some of her own story about caring for both parents while working.  We will find out some of the lessons she learned which can help the rest of us avoid the pitfalls that can exhaust us. Liz will also tells us about the positive side of caring for another.

Call into the live show a (323) 870-4602  and ask your questions or make a comment.

Contact Liz O’Donnell at her Website:  www.workingdaughter.com

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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

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Beautiful Song About Alzheimer’s From MOUNTAINCITY

Tuesday – July 16th, 2019 at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London time and July 12th at 6am in Australia

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Lori La Bey talks with Dave and Tara Power of MOUNTAINCITY about why they wrote and recorded the song “Sweet Norma Jean” in honor of Tara’s Grandmother.  Joining us on the show will be Cyndy Luzinski the Executive Director of Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado who featured MOUNTAINCITY at their first Community-Wide Intergenerational Memory Cafe and Concert in June.

Contact Information:

Dave and Tara Powers

Website:  www.mountaincitymusic.com

FaceBook:  www.facebook.com/mountaincitymusic

Cyndy Luzinski

Phone:  970-213-4548

Email:  cluzin63@gmail.com

Website:  DementiaFriendsNoCo.org

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

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Coming to Woodbury, MN – Sept 25th and 26th

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

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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

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