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Depression, Sadness, Grief & Dementia

Depression, Sadness, Grief & Dementia

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.
Today we discussed the following:
Depression, Grief, Sadness and Dementia
Today we address the following:
Dementia vs Depression
Grief, sadness and depression
Dementia and loneliness
Added stress for Care Partners due to loneliness
Quiet isn’t always lonely
Fear and depression
Advocacy and purpose can replace fear and depression
Depression is a personal experience
Sadness vs Depression
Look for things to be grateful for
Does loneliness have to do with how we grew up?
Care Partners are afraid of saying anything that might upset their person with dementia.
A sadness felt by both sides for different reasons
Listen and validate feelings
“Happy Places” can shift sadness and depression
Everyone with dementia is different and has their own “Happy Places.”
Thank You To Our Experts Living With Dementia:
Harry Urban
Laurie Scherrer
Bob Savage
Truthful Loving Kindness
Brian LeBlanc
Susan Suchan
Brought To You By Lori La Bey, Founder of
www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com
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You Can Have An Impact, Even If You Can’t Make Maria Shriver’s Event. 

Become A Sponsor Help Raise Funds for Women’s Research on Dementia

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Now is the perfect opportunity to join the Move for Minds experience. Please sign up today and we’ll thank you by giving you a pair of Beats urBeats Earphones ($99 value) at our Move for Minds event on June 4.  (Limit one Beats UrBeats Earphones per person-offer ends 5/24)

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Join the fun at one of the events in eight different cities where you can participate in an extraordinary workout and panel discussion.  Leeza Gibbons  will be the moderator.  All you have to do is sign up online and commit to a fundraising minimum of $250.00.

Check Out The Panel of Experts

• Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D. – Brain Health 

 • Tana Amen – Nutritionist

• Katy Bowman – Biomechanist

 • Mallika Chopra– Meditation Expert

•  Dr. Joshua Grill, Ph.D. – Alzheimer’s Research

•  Lori La Bey– Caregiving / Alzheimer’s & Dementia Activist

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Dr Peter Rabin – Updates on Dementia

Dr Peter Rabin – Updates on Dementia

On Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017

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

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Peter Rabins, MD, MPH, who is the Author of “The 36-Hour Day,” join us to discuss various areas of progress regarding dementia and caregiving.   He is a professor of the practice in the Erickson School of Aging Management Services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He was the founding director of the geriatric psychiatry program and the first holder of the Richman Family Professorship of Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Contact Information For Dr Peter Rabin

https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/36-hour-day 

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 Meet Me in Orange County June 4th

You Can Have An Impact, Even If You Can’t Make Maria Shriver’s Event. 

Become A Sponsor Help Raise Funds for Women’s Research on Dementia

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Now is the perfect opportunity to join the Move for Minds experience. Please sign up today and we’ll thank you by giving you a pair of Beats urBeats Earphones ($99 value) at our Move for Minds event on June 4.  (Limit one Beats UrBeats Earphones per person-offer ends 5/24)

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Join the fun at one of the events in eight different cities where you can participate in an extraordinary workout and panel discussion.  Leeza Gibbons  will be the moderator.  All you have to do is sign up online and commit to a fundraising minimum of $250.00.

Check Out The Panel of Experts

• Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D. – Brain Health 

 • Tana Amen – Nutritionist

• Katy Bowman – Biomechanist

 • Mallika Chopra– Meditation Expert

•  Dr. Joshua Grill, Ph.D. – Alzheimer’s Research

•  Lori La Bey– Caregiving / Alzheimer’s & Dementia Activist

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My Mother Has Inspired Many

Today Mom Is The Symbol Of Alzheimer’s Speaks

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But Growing Up I Always Knew…

She Was More Than My Mom

My Mom Dorothy Moeschter was a very special woman.  She was loving, fun and strict.  Organized and messy.  She engage all and was one of the fist to reach out to help those in need.  Mom believed in our democratic process and I can only imagine what she is thinking looking down on the world of politics today. She took a true interest in people and volunteered in a variety of circles from school, church, government, girl scouts and boy scouts, hockey and various boaster clubs.  Mom was well liked and had a great laugh.  Entertaining and sales were a passion for her and she was so much more until dementia showed up. 

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Although the Alzheimer’s disease took much from mom and our family over 30 years, there was much that stayed untouched.  Our hearts and souls. Mom’s fun loving approach to life lived on strong throughout the dementia journey…even at the end.

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Mom and Dad’s Wedding Day

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Our family cruise Mom with dementia and Dad with brain cancer

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Learn about the Dementia Symposium and Cruise Setting sail this fall for families to create their own memories!

Sometimes Our Family Focused

On What Was Gone Instead What’s Left

It was the rest of us who sometimes focused on what was gone, and than we missed all that was left. We had to learn to look for different things: the slight smile, the glint in the eye, the giggle, the touch and the word(s) that make your heart melt and connect us on a deeper level.

Here is just one example of Mom’s infectious love and joy.

Even when my Mother was dying she was teaching my family about the circle of life and how to care for those at the end of their journey here on earth. Even for her obituary I couldn’t resist continue moms teaching by adding the Purple Angel to her announcement.

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May Your Legacy Live On Mom

Watch Maria Shriver’s Tribute to her Mother and Motherhood 

a must watch!

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Meet Me in Orange County June 4th

You Can Have An Impact, Even If You Can’t Make Maria Shriver’s Event. 

Become A Sponsor Help Raise Funds for Women’s Research on Dementia

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Learn How You Can Host A Screening of the Hollywood Film

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LA Times Cover’s Cruise For Those Living With Dementia & Their Families

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LA Times Cover’s Cruise For Those Living With Dementia & Their Families

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Lori La Bey, founder of a Minnesota-based organization called Alzheimer’s Speaks, maintains an online community in which patients and their caregivers “meet” and discuss common challenges.

Now she plans to bring them and others together on a weeklong Eastern Caribbean cruise in November.

The Dementia Friendly Symposium & Cruise will feature chats in which Alzheimer’s patients discuss how they live with the disease and what strategies they use to focus on what they want to do rather than on what they can no longer do. READ FULL ARTICLE

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Can’t Make It?  You can Still Have An Impact. 

Sponsor me to help raise fund for Women’s Research on Dementia

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At Maria Shriver’s Move For Minds Event

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Living with Dementia – What is it Really Like?

Living with Dementia –

What is it Really Like?

on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

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Today we are lucky to have Brian Van Buren is a 66 year old black gay man living in Charlotte NC., who was diagnosed with vascular dementia and later Early Onset Alzheimer’s in 2015. Come listen and learn from his journey with dementia.

Contact Information For Brian Van Buren:

Email:  brpvb@aol.com

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Support This Amazing Event By Maria Shriver

Sponsor Me – Making a Donation

Or Come visit Me In Orange County, CA

Or Become a Participant Yourself!

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Dementia Conference and Cruise Brings Hope, Fun and Education to Families

Dementia Conference and Cruise Brings

Hope, Fun and Education to Families

Caribbean vacation for those living with early memory loss accompanied by families and friends

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Participants will find this week-long Caribbean cruise an empowering retreat rich in hope and filled with fun, all while learning tips to live graciously with their “new normal” in life.

Lori La Bey, Radio Host and founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks is the brain child behind the event.  Her own mother lived with dementia for 30 years.  La Bey said, “Our conference is designed to encourage open conversations, raise awareness, and build a sense of comradery while rejuvenating souls.  We want to help people expand the depths of their relationships while functioning as caregivers and care receivers.  Our goal is to show people how to live graciously with dementia, not become it.”

Kathy Shoaf, RN, Accessible Travel Advocate became La Bey’s perfect partner.  Shoaf owner of Elite Cruises and Vacations, LLC, is helping La Bey bring people together to share insights, reduce fears and eliminate feelings of isolation often caused by dementia. Shoaf has been overwhelmed by the gratitude expressed by those inquiring about the conference. “People are excited and simply surprised that this opportunity to get support actually exists,” she said.

Most people don’t realize how many families are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, a person develops dementia every 3 seconds in the world.  It’s rare to find someone who has not been touched by the dementia.

La Bey’s unique team includes both professionals in the field as well as what she calls the “True Experts.” Four international advocates living with a dementia diagnosis will play a large role in the conference sharing their profound insights and coping strategies.  They are: Michael Ellenbogen, Mary Read, Laurie Scherrer and Harry Urban.

As Harry Urban, a man living with dementia for 13 years said, “I’m finally going to meet my family.  The one I’ve never met.”  Harry refers to his “social media family” as a major source of support to him. Like so many living with dementia and those caring for them, these social media platforms can be lifelines.

Professionals Cyndy Luzinski and Becky Watson bring their passion and superior skill sets to the conference.  Luzinski is an advanced practice nurse and dementia practitioner, along with being the founder of Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado. Watson is a Board-Certified Music Therapist and Founder of Music for Wellness, a company that provides engaging, energizing and empowering music wellness programs and services to enrich the mind, body, and spirit.

La Bey, reminisces with us about a family cruise with her mom with dementia and her dad with brain cancer.  “What a beautiful experience it was for my parents, all siblings and our children.” She goes on to say, “To be able to offer a supportive atmosphere where others understand the dementia experience and are in the trenches side by side with one another — well it’s just beyond words.”

This conference will provide a fun and hopeful environment to share life stories and lessons learned which in turn builds a strong sense of comradery.  Participants will be given resources, tips and tools to help them live better with and alongside dementia. Alzheimer’s Speaks is seeking sponsorships and donations to provide scholarships for those who can’t afford to attend.

Johns Hopkins University Press has donated a couple of their best-selling books on dementia for the conference, “The 36 Hour Day” and “A Loving Approach to Dementia Care.” La Bey encourages individuals and organizations to donate services, products or tools to enhance this experience.  La Bey is also seeking sponsors through cash or frequent flier miles… at any level to provide scholarships for those who can’t afford to attend on their own.

The group will set sail November 11th, for the Eastern Caribbean and return to Fort Lauderdale, on November 18th, 2017.  All interested in this amazing conference and cruise must book their cruise through Kathy Shoaf who can be reached at 219-608-2002 or via email kathy.shoaf@cruiseplanners.com

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Alzheimer’s Speaks is an advocacy group making an international impact providing education for those dealing with dementia.  Dr. Oz and Sharecare recognized Alzheimer’s Speaks as the “#1 Influencer online for Alzheimer’s.”  Maria Shriver recognized La Bey as an “Architect of Change for Humanity.”

Media Contact:
Lori La Bey                                                 Lori@AlzheimersSpeaks.com
651-216-5413                                              https://alzheimersspeaks.com/cruise-with-us

Join Our Cruise filled with Hope and Fun!

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Creative Engagement for Those Living with Dementia

Creative Engagement for

Those Living with Dementia

 on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

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Thursday we will have Lola Fraknoi the creator of an Art Kit for people with memory loss and a professor of art in the Older Adult Program at the City College of San Francisco.  Lola has over 25 years of experience in the aging field and as the founder and director of Ruth’s Table (a center for multi-generational creative learning) She trained as a professional artist who always finds a way to bring art, music, and creativity of all kinds into the programs she has led.

Contact Information for Lola Fraknoi

Art Kit Website: www.arttimeprograms.com 

My Art Website: www.lolafraknoi.com

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