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They Are Here! 2017 Move For Minds – Power Panel Videos

They Are Here!

2017 Move For Minds –

Power Panel Videos

Maria Shriver and Equinox Sports Clubs joined together in this one-of-a-kind fundraising event benefiting the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement in its mission to fund research that will wipe out this mind blowing disease.  Participants were able to experience a unique mind-body workout class, an exclusive marketplace with brain healthy snacks, and an engaging panel discussion featuring superstars of brain research, fitness, nutrition and more. Get involved for 2018! moveforminds.org.

I can’t wait to see what Maria lines up for next year!

Check out the video below and get great information.

For those of you that follow me, as per your request I have pulled together my segments for you, so you can take a quick peak, but please when you have time listen to all of this panels.

The videos are loaded with great information

 

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A Beautiful Poem About Alzheimer’s

Alzheimers 

By Paula Allen 

 

Down by the sea

on this beautiful day

Brings back memories

of my friend far away.

 

He became a fireman,

and later a nurse

Never thinking his studies

would bring him face to face

with the Alzheimer’s curse.

 

This disease that attacks the brain

was like a mirage that left me in doubt

and he in pain.

 

He got his degree and followed his dream,

Moved upstate by a running stream.

 

As a male nurse he was in great demand

The nursing home in town he worked

with compassionate command.

 

Such sorrow,

sadness he witnessed.

The alzheimer’s patients endure

Knowing there was to be no cure.

 

Years have passed and I received a note.

He had moved to a little hamlet  on

Long Island he wrote.

 

Retirement has come, if only I can.

Enjoy the long-term plan.

 

He used the phrase in the beginning

They’ve got me in the loop and I want to let go,

It was like a spider spinning his web in his head,

oh so slow

 

My kindhearted friend suffered with hallucinations,

confusion and sadness each morning,

The helplessness I felt

as the new day was dawning.

 

The compassionate nurse has now become

the patient, so filled with fear.

Is this the end of my retirement year?

 

Near the end he asked me to pray,

That someone, somewhere would find the cure someday.

 

Thank you Paula. We so appreciate you taking the time share your poem and heart with our community.

Dementia Friendly Cruise –

Find Out What All the Excitement Is About!

Watch The Short Video Below

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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Color Your Mind by Maria Shriver

“This is an amazing book which brings a holistic approach to engaging those with dementia and their care partners.  I love how Maria intertwines the simple yet creative works of coloring which has been embraced by so many people looking for a peacefulness within and now has created a product specifically designed for those living with dementia.”

~  Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

 

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Independence Day – What does it make you think of?

Independence Day –

What does it make you think of?

For me, it triggers many things.  Fireworks and parties seems to be on the top of the list for most I talk to, yet this year I’m going a bit deeper for myself.  It’s a time of reflection on what it took to found the US and make it independent.  It’s about the price it cost us and how I want to look at being independent differently going forward.

I think of the bravery it took to break away and go away from a country many thought wasn’t working for them anymore and to create a new environment. To break away from a lifestyle which was the only one they ever knew.  To  reach for a vision they believed in with a passion.

Yet, as I look at what our country has become, I now want to break away from it, just as I have tried to do with dementia.  To stop accepting the status quo as normal, good and acceptable.  To try to improve the quality of care for those diagnosed and those caring for them.

Some may ask, but how does one start.  There in hand is your answer.

JUST START! 

Stop being afraid of failure and fear.  The only real thing worth being afraid of is…

You not being all you can be.  You not standing up to your own values and You not using your talents.

As I have submerged myself in the world of dementia, I have found that what is lacking is not so much dementia specific but, rather our Care Culture.  This is something not really identified, appreciated or talked about.  So I ask you who have taken the time to read this to think about your own life – family, work, friends, community… and really do some soul-searching on how you as an individual can make our country strong and proud again, by becoming independent.  By becoming a leader.  If you are like me you don’t even like to listen to the news as it is all about disrespect and harm to others.

If we individually concentrate on our Care Culture, we can each take small steps which will have a big impact.  If we believe in the ripple effect of one.  If we understand and embrace the power each person holds to create change; not only with ones self, but our personal sphere of influence and the world as a whole.

If we all choose to step up and step out to make a difference.  If we choose brilliance and love verse destruction and hate.  If we choose acceptance verse judgement.  If we choose trust over defiance. If we choose a better life for ourselves and others.

Become independent in thoughts, words and actions to make this world a better place.  One we can be proud of. One which lifts souls verse slamming them to the ground. Do so, in any area that aligns with you and your authentic being will be seen, heard and noticed.

When looking at the fireworks tonight, think of all that is possible. All you can change, if you choose to believe in the power of yourself.

May we all have a wonderful and safe 4th of the July.  I look forward to watching our care culture shift to one of compassion and collaboration in the coming years ahead.

Dementia Friendly Cruise –

Find Out What All the Excitement Is About!

Watch The Short Video Below

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

Color Your Mind by Maria Shriver

“This is an amazing book which brings a holistic approach to engaging those with dementia and their care partners.  I love how Maria intertwines the simple yet creative works of coloring which has been embraced by so many people looking for a peacefulness within and now has created a product specifically designed for those living with dementia.”

~  Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

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Dementia Friendly Cruise – Find Out What All the Excitement Is About

 

Celebrate The 4th of July 

with Independence and Travel

While Supporting One Another

Dementia Friendly Cruise –

Find Out What All the Excitement Is About!

Watch The Short Video Below

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

Color Your Mind by Maria Shriver

“This is an amazing book which brings a holistic approach to engaging those with dementia and their care partners.  I love how Maria intertwines the simple yet creative works of coloring which has been embraced by so many people looking for a peacefulness within and now has created a product specifically designed for those living with dementia.”

~  Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

 

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Color Your Mind – by Maria Shriver

Color Your Mind

by Maria Shriver

“This is an amazing book which brings a holistic approach to engaging those with dementia and their care partners.  I love how Maria intertwines the simple yet creative works of coloring which has been embraced by so many people looking for a peacefulness within and now has created a product specifically designed for those living with dementia.”

~  Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

 

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The SHARE Program: Support, Health, Activities, Resources and Education

 Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

The SHARE Program:

Support, Health, Activities, Resources and Education  

Thursday we will have Carol Whitlatch, Assistant Director of Research & Education and Senior Research Scientist at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging with us.  For over 25 years, Dr. Whitlatch studied a variety of topics related to family caregiving including: developing and evaluating intervention programs including the SHARE program (Support, Health, Activities, Resources and Education) which she will talk to us about today.  Join the conversation!

Contact Information For Carol Whitlatch:

www.benrose.org/share

216.373.1693

share@benrose.org

Learn how you can host a screening and talk back of “His Neighbor Phil.”

 

 

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Liz Tatum Host of Better Living Radio Interviews Lori La Bey founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

  Liz Tatum Host of Better Living Radio Interviews

Lori La Bey founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

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Learn how you can host a screening and talk back of “His Neighbor Phil.”

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