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In Honor of Susan Suchan

One voice that has been significantly missed this past year is Susan Suchan.  She lived her life fully even when diagnosed with dementia. We continue to celebrate her birthday and the love, compassion and dear friendship she brought into our lives.

Through Death,

Our Connection Remains

It was an honor to work with Susan on Dementia Chats.  Her insights were brilliant and her laughter contagious.

A few of us gathered to honor what would have been Susan’s 62nd birthday.  Please watch and feel free to share Susan’s life and the impact she had on others.  Remember each one of us have the opportunity to lift and inspire others by sharing our authentic self with one another, just as Susan did.


For poems by Mary Radnofsky read on the above video Click Below: https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/images/Poetry/2_poems_mary_R_about_susan_suchan.pd

To see Truthful’s blog on Susan Click Below: https://truthfulkindness.com/memoriam/susan-suchan/

You never knew what would happen next….

A Bit More About Susan

Susan Suchan was the mother of two grown daughters and five beautiful grandchildren. She was a nurse for 23 years and was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (EOAD) at the age of 48; an additional diagnosis of Frontotemporal dementia(FTD)/Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). Susan advocated for and about the “lived experience”, working to change perceptions, stigma and help bring to life, and the realness of her disease process. She has had the opportunity to speak Nationally and locally. Susan was awaiting the release of a documentary featuring her life, showing the effects on friends and family relationships, finances and end of life discussions. The film is called, “Susan’s Story” and is still in need of funds to complete.

Here Are Some of Our Dementia Chats Sessions Featuring Susan

Help Make “Susan’s Story” a Documentary, a Reality 

In honor of what would have been Susan Suchan’s 62nd birthday, her family and the producers of the documentary, invite you to help complete the film.  The documentary is in post-production and the final $125,000 is still needed to complete the film. 

Please contact Russ Kirkpatrick, the Producer/Director of the film, if you have questions or would like to make a contribution. Tax deductible contributions can be made to one of two 501(c)(3) organizations associated with the film. 

Contact information: russ@kkp.film

Link to the trailer of Susan’s Story: https://vimeo.com/302739507

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Alzheimer’s Music Fest Expands in Fun Ways

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Thursday July 19th, 2018

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

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Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio chats with Vince Zangaro, founder of Alzheimer’s Music Fest regarding its expanded vision and his journey with his father who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease over 10 years ago at the age of 62.  Vince was only 29 at the time and little did he know his world would completely change.

I was honored to be part of the Alzheimer’s Music Fest several years ago and had the chance to meet Vince and see this amazing man in action.

Or Watch the Video Interview Below

Contact Alzheimer’s Music Fest

Websites: 

http://alzheimersmusicfest.org/

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1700142

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https://www.facebook.com/AlzheimersMusicFest/

Email:  

Vince Zangaro vincezangaro@gmail.com

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Quality Memory Care – Myth or Magic?

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Quality Memory Care Myth or Magic?


Thursday, June 28th, 2018 – Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Tommaso Commarano, Programming Director & Events Manager and Jessica Boonstra, Resident Services Coordinator both part of the Abiitan team at the Terraces. Their discussion will focus on the Abiitan difference in the Terraces Memory Care along with how they attract and keep quality staff.  In addition, Ruth Colby who is a wife of a former Memory Care resident.will join us. 

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Contact The Terraces of Abiitan:

Website:  https://www.theterracesatabiitan.org/index

Website:  https://www.abiitan.org

Phone:  Vicki Gunderson (612) 418-5994

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Healthcare Advocacy – Becoming a Powerful Patient Partner™

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Tiffany Mathews on 

Powerful Patient Partner™

Tuesday – May 8th, 2018

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

Lori La Bey the host and founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks will be talking with Tiffany Matthews who is founder & CEO of Live Better Boomer! also known as LBB!,  Tiffany  is a  Healthcare Advocate. who delivers products and services to educate and empower patients and their care partners to manage their care confidently and correctly in our current and confusing healthcare system. She will share how her Grandmother served as an inspiration to launch LBB!.

Contact Tiffany Matthews​:

Phone: 215 260 7782                    Website: LBBhealthcareadvocacy.com 

                           Join her Facebook Group, The Caregiver & Patient Protection Project at www.Facebook.com/groups/LBBcap3www.LBBhealthcareadvocacy.com

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Jacqueline Garrick on Aging & Veterans with PTSD

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Jacqueline Garrick on

Aging & Veterans with PTSD Listen Above or

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Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio interviews Jacqueline Garrick a former Army Social Work Officer who has also worked for the VA, Congress and the Pentagon.  Jacqueline specializes in military-related disability benefits, PTSD, suicide prevention and whistleblower peer support.  She is also the founder of Whistleblowers of America and FAR Group consulting.  Click here to read the Fox News report on her company.

The Whistleblowers of America Peer Support Mentor Training Manual has arrived. If you are interested in understanding more about whistleblower retaliation and the resilience skills needed to survivor or to help others like you, please order today to get your copy.

 

 

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Dance, Movement & Dementia

Dance, Movement & Dementia

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Tuesday  Feb 27th, 2018 at

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

 

Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio chats with Erica Hornthal, founder and president of Chicago Dance Therapy. Erica offers programs to a wide variety of groups, including adult day services, where she has worked with people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other degenerative brain disorders like Parkinson’s.  Erica recently added dance/movement therapy as an antidote to the pervasive bullying and violence occurring in our schools. This conversation is interesting, fun and thought provoking. 

Enjoy and Pass Along.

Contact Erica Hornthal:             

Phone:  847-848-0697                        Website

 

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