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Helping Families Care For Loved Ones with Dementia

Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Thursday – Jan 26th, 2023 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 27th at 6am in Australia AEDT

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Our Host, Lori La Bey talks with Emerson Lee, who uses they / them pronouns.  They are an end-of-life doula, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and the founder of Happy Memories Elder Support. Their practice supports current and future elders to live fully with dementia and other disabilities. Emerson is a neurodivergent person, creative, and lover of dogs, flowers, and cake.

Contact Emerson Lee – Happy Memories Elder Support, LLC 

Phone   360-972-6076

Website   makinghappymemories.com 

Email

Instagram   https://www.instagram.com/letsmakemoments/

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

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Are You Struggling In Your Role As A Caregiver?  Get The Help You Deserve

Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Tuesday – Jan 24th, 2023 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 25th at 6am in Australia AEDT

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Lori La Bey the host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Courtney Nalty, the founder of Generational Support, LLC, a caregiver consultancy, and resource guide founded in 2020. You will learn about Courtney’s tools you can purchase like The Caregiver Toolbox and The Hopsital Discharge Handbook. Courtney also does family consultations, has a support group, and a membership subscription too. She truly is a wealth of information you can tap into.

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Contact  Courtney Nalty

Website  www.generationalsupport.com

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

LinkedIn  https://www.linkedin.com/company/generational-support/

Pinterest  https://www.pinterest.com/courtneynalty/

Instagram @gensupport

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Do You Need Help With a Loved One Or Client Living With Lewy Body

Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Thursday – Jan 19th, 2023 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 20th at 6am in Australia AEDT

Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Norma Loeb, Founder & Executive Director of the Lewy Body Dementia Resource Center.  The founder and leaders of LBDRC are former care partners of loved ones with Lewy body dementia, so they understand the experience, and are here with loving support to help you through it.

Although a cure would be wonderful, their vision is to foster early diagnosis and enhance the quality of life for people with Lewy Body Dementia and their care partners with an all-inclusive website, call center, and devoted care. They advocate for increased funding and research for Lewy body dementia and promote essential scientific advances and research.

We’re live today so call in & ask your questions at (323) 870-4602

Contact Lewy Body Dementia Resource Center

Helpline  516-218-2026 or 833-LBD-LINE  (available 365 days a year 8am to 8pm) 

Websites   www.lewybodyresourcecenter.org  or  www.lbdny.org  

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

Instagram   lewybodyny

Twitter   @lewybodyny

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Looking For New Ways To Care For Those Living With Dementia? Join Us Today

Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Tuesday – Jan 17th, 2023 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 18th at 6am in Australia AEDT

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Lori La Bey the host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Jill Couch who serves as an advocate, educator, care manager, and fellow of families touched by the dementia journey. She is a bringer hope and the right kind of help that families need.  Jill is the founder and director of Better People Care. She is a DAWN Trainer and Consultant, a DAWN Dementia Care Specialist, and leads a team of talented, devoted DAWN Dementia Care Specialists.

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For those of you who are not familiar with the DAWN Method, Judy Cornish is the creator of the DAWN Method® of dementia care, an author, and a retired elder law attorney. Judy has written two books – 1) The Dementia Handbook and 2) Dementia With Dignity take person-centered dementia care from theory to practice by identifying the skills not lost to dementia. 

Contact – Jill Couch – Dawn Method Partner

Email

Website  www.betterpeoplecare.com

Website – Pro31 Safe Senior Driver  www.pro31safeseniordriver.com

Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/betterpeoplecare/

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

Twitter @BetterPeopleCa1  https://twitter.com/BetterPeopleCa1

Contact – Dawn Method – Founder Judy Cornish

Website  www.thedawnmethod.com

TEDx   Spokane 2017

The Dementia Handbook – How to Provide Dementia Care at Home at www.amazon.com

Dementia With Dignity – Living Well with Alzheimer’s or Dementia Using the DAWN Method at www.amazon.com

Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/judy.cornish.33/

Twitter  https://twitter.com/theDAWNmethod

LinkedIn  https://www.linkedin.com/in/judycornish/

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An Amazing Conversation with Naomi Feil – A Pioneer in Healthcare

Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Tuesday – Jan 3rd, 2023 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 4th at 6am in Australia AEDT

Today, Eilon Caspi will be cohosting with Lori La Bey as they interview the one and only Naomi Feil. Joining us will also be Naomi’s daughter Vicki de Klerk.

A little background on Naomi Feil:

Naomi Feil is the developer of the Validation Method. She was born in 1932 in Munich Germany, graduated from Columbia University with a Masters degree in Social Work. Naomi developed the Validation method between 1963 and 1980, through practice, as a response to her dissatisfaction with traditional methods of working with the severely disoriented old. The older population was her client base.

In 1982, she published her first book, Validation: The Feil Method. Her second book, The Validation Breakthrough, was first published in 1993. Naomi and her husband Ed, have made many films and videos about aging and Validation. Since the mid-1970s, Naomi has done over 1000 workshops in the United States and Canada, plus almost 1000 workshops in Europe and Asia.

She can easily be called, the God-mother of ‘person-centered’ care.

Vicki de Klerk-Rubin is Naomi’s daughter and since 2014, she has taken on the role of Executive Director of the Validation Training Institute. She is a Dutch-trained, Registered Nurse, holds an MBA from Fordham University and is a certified Validation Master.

Contact the Validation Method

Website

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YouTube Channel

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Twitter

Vicki de Klerk LinkedIn

Contact Eilon Caspi on LinkedIn or Visit His Website

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Expanding Access to Art Therapies for Those Living with Dementia

Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Thursday – December 29th, 2022 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 30th at 6am in Australia AEDT

Our Host, Lori La Bey talks with Doctor Daniel C. Potts, who is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN) and a neurologist, author, educator, and champion of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their care partners. He was personally inspired by his father’s transformation from saw miller to watercolor artist as his journey with dementia progressed. Dr. Potts seeks to make a variety of expressive art therapies more widely available through his foundation, Cognitive Dynamics.

Contact Dr. Daniel C. Potts

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielcpotts/

WordPress Blog  https://danielcpotts.wordpress.com/

Twitter  https://twitter.com/danielcpotts

Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dcpottsmd/?__coig_restricted=1

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/daniel.potts.92372/

Contact Cognitive Dynamics

Website  https://www.cognitivedynamics.org/

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/Cognitive-Dynamics-Foundation-162239647129910/

Twitter  https://mobile.twitter.com/cogdynamics

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Song: Halfway to Heaven

“Halfway to Heaven” is a song written for Joyce Ann Barczyk by her husband John Barczyk. There are a lot of songs about Alzheimer’s disease, but John felt there was something missing in all of them – hope. John’s goal was to frame the long hard struggle as a journey with many identifiable steps along the way, and help sufferers and their families find comfort in each successive crisis. When the song was shared with Kaitlin Ridgeway, a board-certified music therapist with Hospice of Michigan, she sang it to Joyce and then to other patients. Kaitlin commented, “I have played that song for other patients and families and every time they find such an emotional connection to the words.”

Kaitlin recorded “Halfway to Heaven” on her phone and sent it to John. John added an introduction he recorded on his phone and some images. That is what you will hear and see in the video above.

Joyce was a wonderful wife to John for over 50 years, a mother to four great kids, and an RN for whom no sacrifice was too great. She had a ready smile that never dimmed and faced her diagnosis with courage and determination. Joyce will be remembered for the comfort and joy she lovingly displayed to others. As a nurse, a friend, a mom, and a grandmother, she was always willing to offer help and support.

Joyce Ann Barczyk, of Lakeville, Michigan, passed peacefully on July 14, 2022 after a long, hard battle with early onset Alzheimer disease.

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We’re proud to partner with Mediaplanet for its Alzheimer’s Awareness campaign! Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Not only is this disease the nation’s most expensive condition to treat and care for, but it also has devastating effects on the patient and his or her caregivers. This campaign advocates for increased education about how to better the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s, their loved ones, and their caregivers.

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Learn more about the leading organizations, resources, and technologies that are empowering dementia caregivers by reading the campaign in USA Today and online here: https://bit.ly/3GV2mfD

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Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Thursday – December 15th, 2022 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 16th at 6am in Australia AEDT

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Host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio, Lori La Bey, talks with Jenna Zark, the author of Crooked Lines: A Single Mom’s Jewish Journey and a playwright whose works are produced in New York, the Midwest and at regional theaters throughout the country. She is also the director of communications at Cassia, which provides housing, health care and community services to older adults.

Chaplain Arlen Solem will also join us.  He has been a chaplain with Emerald Crest memory care since 2018. He loves that he gets to spend his days with so many people he considers friends.

 

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Contact Jenna Zark 

Book  Crooked Lines: A Single Mom’s Jewish Journey at https://www.jennazark.com/

Facebook  Jenna Zark Author Playwright

Twitter   ZarkWriting

Instagram  AuthorJennaZark

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Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Tuesday – December 13th, 2022 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 14th at 6am in Australia AEDT

Today author Kirsten Levy of the book Alzheimer’s Fantasy in the Key of G, joins our host Lori La Bey, of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  Kirsten enjoyed a long career in research and administration at Boston University where she managed research, brought funds to the university, published several academic publications. She has an MBA in health care management. These twin pillars of her career, set in the medical environment in which she has worked, help her when Alzheimer’s Disease hit her family circle.

 

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Contact Kirsten Levy 

Website   My Irish family history and memoir | Kirsten Levy

LinkedIn   https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirsten-levy-79534a116/

Facebook author page  https://www.facebook.com/klevy.writer/

Instagram     klevy_writer

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Listen Live or Listen at Your Convenience Thursday – December 8th, 2022 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 9th at 6am in Australia AEDT

Our Host, Lori La Bey will learn about the AlzBuddy APP as she talks with Rithvik Ganesh who is a current computer science student at MIT and Cofounder of AlzBuddy. He has participated in Alzheimer’s Advocacy Work through the Alzheimer’s Association and has been active in scientific research initiatives. 

In addition, we have Vedant Tapiavala is a freshman at Dartmouth studying Neuroscience and Human-Centered Design and Cofounder of AlzBuddy. He has also been involved with multiple 501(c)(3) nonprofits and NGOs and is interested in medicine, likely neurosurgery.

 

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Contact AlzBuddy

Website

For Android, Amazon or Apple

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Check Out Lori La Bey’s Book:

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