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Dementia and Long Term Care Services

Newman Long Term Care Talks Dementia

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

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

This coming Tuesday, we are thrilled to have Deb Newman as our guest on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  Deb is a pioneer in the long term care insurance industry and founder of Newman Long Term Care – one of the largest and most successful long term care marketing organizations in the country. Deb’s focus is on helping people understand that planning ahead will allow them to finish life well.

Contact Information For Deb Newman
612-454-4402

DebN@NewmanLTC.com

www.newmanlongtermcare.com

 

We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Cruise. We just got back so there will be much to share in the near future!

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Using Lavender to Treat Dementia

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Video – We Need to Reassess the Word “Behavior” in Dementia Care

Video Interview –

Why We Need to Reassess the

Word “Behavior” in Dementia Care

If you want to just listen to the audio click below

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio doesn’t usually do video, but we knew this was going to be a very interesting conversation and so we wanted to fully capture it. Lori La Bey had the privilege of having Geert Bettinger, from the Netherlands on the show with us.  He is the Author of “Moving on by standing still,” a different view of Problem behaviors.  She also  had two amazing Co-Hosts; Harry Urban and Laurie Scherrer both living with a diagnosis of dementia.

Geert Can be Reached:

Email:  geertbettinger@gmail.com

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Our Dementia Friendly Cruise

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Movement Matters – Simple Ways to Healthy Living

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

With Katy Bowman

Thursday October 26th, 2017

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

Lori La Bey meet Katy Bowman in California this summer at Maria Shriver’s “Move for Minds” Event in Orange County.  She was so impressed with her work and outlook, she immediately asked Katy if she would consider being a guest on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  Lori wanted her to share her insights with our audience.  We are thrilled she said YES!

Katy Bowman is part biomechanist, part science communicator, and full-time mover and shaker.  She has educated hundreds of thousands of people on the role of “Nutritious Movement” and how it plays out in the body and in the world.

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Instagram: NutritiousMovement

Twitter: @NutritiousMvmnt

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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

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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 

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Host the Dementia Film “His Neighbor Phil”

 

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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

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Insights from Arthur’s 

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The Impact of Humor and Laughter when Living with Dementia

The Impact of Humor and Laughter

when Living with Dementia

 Welcome To Dementia Chats Where Voices of Those Diagnosed with Dementia are Heard and Raised.

Today we discussed the impact of humor and laughter as perceptions of both change as the disease progresses. I think you might be surprised at some points made by those living with dementia during this conversation.

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 at: https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/dementia-chats-webinar

Thank You To Our Experts Living With Dementia:

Michael Ellenbogen
Truthful Loving Kindness
Brian LeBlanc
Harry Urban

Brought To You By and Facilitated By Lori La Bey, Founder of
www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com

Facilitated By
Eilon Caspi, Ph.D., Gerontologist and Dementia Behavior Specialist
http://dementiabehaviorconsulting.com
http://eiloncaspiabbr.tumblr.com

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

 

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Insights from Arthur’s

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Define What “Quality” Means to You

Open To All In The U.S.

University of Minnesota PhD candidate Heather Davila describes a survey to get input from people age 55+ family members, and professionals who work in the field of aging services about which aspects of “quality” in aging services matter most.

To take the survey go here: www.tinyurl.com/Qagesurvey

Contact: Heather Davila,

Email:  wood0132@umn.edu

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Push Research Forward. Join the A-List

An Important message from our friend Meryl Comer:

We want what you want when it comes to figuring out solutions to the challenges we all face on our personal Alzheimer’s journeys. Take the critical issue of recruitment for clinical trials. How do you figure out whether you or a loved one is eligible, or if there is even a trial or study close to home? These simple online tools from two trusted A-List partners will help you get started, so just click below to get started.


Roobrik: click here to take a free, 4-minute assessment to learn more about clinical research and decide whether participating in a research study is right for you. You will be asked a series of questions to help you understand how factors such as age and health can affect which studies you might be eligible for, and what exactly is involved in clinical studies.

Antidote: click here when you are ready to look for a clinical trial. You will be asked a series of questions to determine which trials may be right for you.

Please give us feedback on your experience and look out for the next round of decision tree tools on issues like “Is It Still Smart To Drive” and “Is Homecare Right For You.”

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

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Dementia Poem – A ROSE IN THE SNOW

 

Another Gorgeous Poem About Dementia

By One Of Our Members

If you have something you would like to share contact us!

 A ROSE IN THE SNOW

Author – Alana LeClaire

 

His dazed, tired eyes were far away

in deep blue oceans where he once played

But the little girl beside him prays

that one day he will remember her name.

It seemed more certain for a rose

to bloom in ice cold winter snow

than for grandfather to recall the name

of a little girl who waits in faith.

We were all casting her hope away,

trying to help her “cope,”

to ease the pain of a little girl

who longs for a rose in the snow.

Then, one night, grandfather sat next to a window

that displayed a crescent moon.

He turned away his face from it

to look across the room.

He smiled at her,

She ran to him,

He gently caressed her face.

Then, he leaned over and in her ear

He slowly whispered her name.

Her smile was such

that its radiance

could now outshine the moon…

And somewhere on Earth,

on a snow-filled mountain,

a rose emerged in bloom.

 

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

 

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I Don’t Endorse Products and Services Often,

But I Love This Company!

Arthur’s Residential Care has sponsored and supported the Memory Cafe Concept from the beginning I brought it to the United States.  The minute I suggested they become involved in launching one they jumped with both feet in the water and have never looked back. ACR not only graciously gave us space for meetings, but provided treats and additional facilitators as our one group expanded to three.  They have been so progressive in staff dementia training and creating moments of joy for both their residents and their families; which I must admit brings a smile to my face and a warmth to my heat every time.  I am so blessed to witness their work.  Kudos Arthur’s Residential Care!

Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

 

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Take The Survey Now and Help Define

What “Quality” Means to You and Your Family!

Open To All In The U.S.

University of Minnesota PhD candidate Heather Davila describes a survey to get input from people age 55+ family members, and professionals who work in the field of aging services about which aspects of “quality” in aging services matter most.

To take the survey go here: www.tinyurl.com/Qagesurvey

Contact: Heather Davila,

Email:  wood0132@umn.edu

Find a Memory Cafe & Get Resources

Read More to Get Resources

Push Research Forward. Join the A-List

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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