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“Wonders In DementiaLand” with Author Suzka

Wonders In DementiaLand”

with Author Suzka

On Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

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Tuesday, March 28th  we are thrilled to talk with author Suzka, who is  painter, muralist, set designer for the Monterey Jazz Festival, cartoonist and now… writer.  We will have a wonderful conversation about her book “Wonders In DementiaLand,”  which is an Intimate and Whimsical Account of Dementia, Memory Loss, Caregiving and Dancing Gypsie.

Contact Information For

‘Wonders In Dementialand’available on Amazon

Website: www.dementialand.com                                eAddress: suzka@dementialand.com

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Our Experts have Dementia

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 – family, friends as well as professionals and advocates.  Our Experts are those diagnosed with dementia. We have been doing this series since July of 2012.

Today we had an interesting conversation regarding communication.  You will here from those diagnosed and what they think about all the tips given by “Professionals” to communicate with them.

You will gain insights which will help you care better.  Learn how their senses change, how their emotions and behaviors are affect by their surroundings and how that impacts them in their daily living.

Thank You To Our Experts Living With Dementia:

Michael Ellenbogen
Paulan Gordon
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Brian LeBlanc
Laurie Scherrer
Mary Howard
Susan Suchan
Harry Urban

Here are the links to “20 Sign Language Words”

Laurie Scherrer’s Website
https://dementiadaze.com/about/videos/
https://www.dementiamentors.org/videos.html

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Coming Together For Dementia Through Music

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WRAD- Together For Dementia Through Music

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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

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Tuesday we will have Wayne Mesker with us to talk about Rock Against  Dementia.  Wayne has been the CEO Worldstock Entertainment since Sept. 2008.  He Founded Rock Against Dementia in March of 2014 at Cleveland Film Festival screening of Alive Inside.  In 2016, with help of Purple Angel “Friends” Rock Against Dementia became World Rocks Against Dementia.  Rock Against Dementia.

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E-Mail:  wm@aliveinside.org

PH: 216-375-4920   or     212-433-2734 Ext. 704

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Libraries Offer Memory Minders: A Kit for Caregivers!

Now available at

Ramsey County Library in Roseville and Shoreview:

Memory Minders: A Kit for Caregivers!

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 Memory Minders are specially created for caregivers

caring for people experiencing memory loss

MMkits_2The materials in these kits are specifically selected to spark memories, create conversation and provide positive and engaging interactions between people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and their care partners. The kits are divided into high, middle and low activity levels.

Each Memory Minder kit is unique and features an interactive activity for use with those with memory loss (such as a puzzle, bingo, games or conversation cards), a book with colorful illustrations created for individuals with memory loss, a cd with music to soothe and spark memory, and A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia by Laura Gitlin, which explores the use of activities and other techniques to prevent, reduce and otherwise manage the behavioral symptoms of dementia.

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The Memory Minder Kits are available at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville and Shoreview, and be checked out for three weeks. The kits are renewable and requestable via the library’s catalog at www.rclreads.org.

These kits were created out of a unique partnership between:

Ramsey County Library, Roseville Alzheimer’s & Demential Community Action Team, and sponsorships by Cherrywood Pointe, Lyngblomsten, Sunrise Senior Living, New Perspectives Senior Living, and the Friends of Ramsey County Library.

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Ramsey County Library – Shoreview

4560 Victoria St. N.

Shoreview, MN 55126

651-724-6006

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A CAREGIVER’S VALENTINE

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A CAREGIVER’S VALENTINE

-Karen Brenner, Author of You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello”  

                                              

We were impossibly young and so beautiful

When we met and fell in love.

You were the cool guy from the big city,

I was the shy small town girl.

 

I bring you photographs of those days long ago.

You look at me and smile and ask me who those people are.

I take your hand.

It is warm and strong in mine.

 

You don’t remember but you know that we belong together.

I tell you the stories of those two young people.

You listen intently and study their faces.

And look into my face with wonder in your eyes.

 

I have come to understand that it doesn’t matter

that you no longer remember who we were then.

It only matters that we can sit and hold hands

While I tell you stories of those two young lovers:

You and Me

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Can Nostalgia Really Help to Amplify Dementia Treatment

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Can Nostalgia Really Help

Those Diagnosed With Dementia

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Dementia could be quite depressing for both the person who suffers from it and those who care for them. Is there a way to bring joy into a life of deteriorating mentality? Our guest today, Lori La Bey, will share with us the importance of nostalgia and happy memories when dealing with dementia. Enjoy the show!  READ THE FULL ARTICLE  on Sixty and Me.

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Attorney Turns Travel Companion

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Attorney Sees A Need &

Becomes A Travel Companion

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Carol Giuliani a former attorney with 34 years of experience as a caregiver and 23 years as a professional fiduciary and guardian for the elderly will join us.  Carol will share how she has combined her love of travel with her passion for helping seniors to safely and securely get them to their long distance destinations.

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Carol Giuliani, Owner/ Founder

Senior Travel Companion Services, LLC

Email                      Phone:  952)946-7997

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Cheers To The New Year

Cheers To The New Year

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It’s hard to believe another year is about to pass.  Each year we all have our own ups and downs.  It’s called life.  Most of us look back over the year and take a conscious count of the events that have occurred and give thought to what changes we would like to see come true in the coming year.

For those dealing with dementia; having the diagnosis personally, caring for a loved one or providing services; wishes for 2017, may vary depending on where we are at in the disease process and how we are maintaining emotionally with the disease.    

There is no cure.  We can all wish for one, but deep inside we know even if one is found tomorrow it won’t affect our lives next year due to the time frame to get a new medication approved for the public. Yet a wish for a cure can help other families avoid the struggles, stigmas and stress that come with a diagnosis.  I still encourage you all to add this to your wish list.

Some Pray For Slow Progression And More Time,

Others Will Pray For An End

For 2017, some people will wish dementia’s progression slows down, halts or even reverses.  Others will pray for the end to come for themselves or the person the love dearly diagnosed to pass.  At this time, I ask people not to judge others.  This disease is a roller coaster of emotions and thoughts.  

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I can honestly say, although my mother’s dementia was a lengthy journey of thirty years, I wouldn’t have given up one second with her.  For me, her disease was a gift, yet I have met many people both living with dementia and those caring for them where this is not the case.

Keep in mind the saying “When you’ve met one person with dementia you’ve met one.”  But in addition, know the same goes for Care Partners.

As 2016, passes I am thankful for many people in my life including those that believe in and follow our work here at Alzheimer’s Speaks.  My life is rich with both family and friends; as well as being privileged to do work I love and having the opportunity to help shift our dementia care culture.

For 2017, more than ever I wish for peace on many levels. Peace to those diagnosed with dementia, peace for care partners caring for loved ones, peace for professionals providing services, products or tools to those dealing with dementia, peace in our families, organizations, communities, cities, states, countries and governments.

May magnificent collaborations improve dementia care and progress in dementia research.

Thank you all for the love and support you have shown Alzheimer’s Speaks.

May you each be showered with blessing in 2017.

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