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Dementia – A New Tool When Someone Goes Missing

What a Great Tool to Have in Place

When Someone Goes Missing

 

Communication Tips To And From

Those Living with Dementia

From Dementia Chats

Welcome To 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 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

Oprah Picks Her 2018 Health Hero’s.  Lori La Bey founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks is honored to be one of them. Click here for the Article

We are honored by your response to our offering of the

Dementia Friendly Cruise.

There will be much to share in the near future!

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Get Additional Resources Here

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3 Board Certified Music Therapists Share Their Amazing New Book

Join Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Three Board Certified Music Therapists join us to discuss

their new book “Music, Memory and Meaning.”

Tuesday, December 19th at 2pm EST, 1pm CST,12pm MST,11am PST and 7pm London

Dementia – Music, Memory and Meaning

Our radio host, Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks will be interviewing three board certified music therapists: Tara Jenkins, Meredith Hamons and Cathy Befi-Hensel; who are the authors of the new amazing book “Music, Memory and Meaning.”

Join the conversation by calling in (323) 870-4602, or use the chat box to talk with us.

Contact Our Guests:

You can purchase our book on Amazon. 

If you have questions, feedback, or would like to stay connected with “Music, Memory, and Meaning” and our upcoming events connect with us on Facebook. 

If you are local to the Austin, TX area and are interested in music therapy services contact us.

Phone: 512-422-9694

I can’t put into words how humbled and honored I am to be named one of fourteen people, picked by Oprah and her team as a 2018, “Health Hero.” Being mentioned twice in one year in the “O” magazine is just down right amazing.

Click here for the Article.

We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Cruise.

There will be much to share in the near future!

Click Below to Download the Tips

Read More to Get Resources

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Update on Our Dementia Friendly Cruise

Update On Our Dementia Friendly Cruise

Here at Alzheimer’s Speaks we take our commitment to “Dementia Friendly Travel” very seriously.   We are finding the need to clarify our relationship going forward with Kathy Shoaf, Elite Cruises and Vacations, LLC, and Cruise Planners/American Express who we used as our travel agent on our first cruise to the Caribbean last month.  The need for clarification is due to two major factors.

1)    There is much confusion and misconceptions in dementia communities around the world, about Alzheimer’s Speaks involvement with future Dementia Friendly Cruises being marketed by Kathy Shoaf, Elite Cruises and Vacations, LLC, and Cruise Planners/American Express. To clarify, Alzheimer’s Speaks has never been involved, nor will we be involved in their future events.

2)    Due to an overwhelming response for Alzheimer’s Speaks to provide additional Dementia Friendly Travel, we have decided to do so under the titles of “Dementia Friendly Travel with Lori La Bey”and/or “Dementia Friendly Travel with Alzheimer’s Speaks,” so there will be no confusion going forward.  This decision was not made lightly as it was after serious review of feedback from our dementia friendly program team and many attendees.   We are honored and vow to hold to a high standard of providing Dementia Friendly Travel in the future.

Although the symposium and programs were highly rated, and many told us they can’t wait to do it again, we can’t apologize enough to those of you who had difficulties in any fashion regarding the cruise.  Please know we have meticulous notes to improve the travel process, communication chains and our programming; to make our next venture even more fun and resourceful than the last.

Thank you again, for your understanding and your continued support of Alzheimer’s Speaks. 

We are truly humbled and honored in your faith is us and promise to always continue to raise the bar when it comes to dementia. 

We Still Owe You a Beautiful Article on Our Dementia Friendly Cruise.

Below Are Some Great Pictures to Hold You Over.

Again I would like to Acknowledge

Our Sponsors for the Cruise

 

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We’ve all wrestled with a guilt trip – aging parents or a sick spouse who fear that we will not respect their wishes to stay at home. Statistics reaffirm that seventy-five percent of families try to do just that, despite the physical and emotional challenges of 24/7 dementia care. Often families turn to outside professional home care support.

Please take our A-LIST needs assessment survey and let us know your opinions on paid nursing support.

Decisions about care are deeply personal for those living with dementia and their families. I know from experience that there are no easy answers. Whether you are living with dementia, are a current or past caregiver, or just concerned about your memory, please take this survey and let us know what matters to you when it comes to professional home care.

24/7 care is often central to the Alzheimer’s experience. Every one of us facing this challenge – patients and care partners alike – strives to honor and help our loved ones live well with dementia. Home care providers and policy makers want to know what matters most to the A-LIST.

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Starting with “YES” Changes Dementia Care

Starting with “YES” Changes Dementia Care

on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Airs Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

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

Educators, Trainers and Authors Cathy Braxton and Tami Neumann, join Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Host Lori La Bey, to discuss their new book “Start with Yes!”  This dynamo team has been with us before and are always fun and energizing to talk to.  Their insights are fabulous, so  don’t miss out on new information that will help you care better for those with dementia.

Contact Information for Cathy and Tami

Website:  www.DementiaRAW.com

Phone:  219-649-1732

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/DementiaRAW

 

 

We were honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Cruise.

More details to follow!

 

Click Below to Download the Tips

Read More to Get Resources

Push Research Forward – Join the A-List

We’ve all wrestled with a guilt trip – aging parents or a sick spouse who fear that we will not respect their wishes to stay at home. Statistics reaffirm that seventy-five percent of families try to do just that, despite the physical and emotional challenges of 24/7 dementia care. Often families turn to outside professional home care support.

Please take our A-LIST needs assessment survey and let us know your opinions on paid nursing support.

Decisions about care are deeply personal for those living with dementia and their families. I know from experience that there are no easy answers.
Whether you are living with dementia, are a current or past caregiver, or just concerned about your memory, please take this survey and let us know what matters to you when it comes to professional home care.

24/7 care is often central to the Alzheimer’s experience. Every one of us facing this challenge – patients and care partners alike – strives to honor and help our loved ones live well with dementia. Home care providers and policy makers want to know what matters most to the A-LIST. 

 

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Dementia and Long Term Care Services

Newman Long Term Care Talks Dementia

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Friday, November 24th, 2017

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

This coming Thursday, 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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Shifting Our Perceptions of “Behaviors”

Shifting Our Perceptions of “Behaviors”

Related to Dementia

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Watch the Video Interview with

Geert Bettinger, Harry Urban & Laurie Scherrer

T Geert Bettinger, is an author from the Netherlands.  His book “Moving on by standing still,” a different view of Problem behaviors is getting rave reviews.  Lori La Bey’s Co-Hosts Harry Urban and Scherrer both living with dementia added so much to the conversation.

Saying we had an interesting conversation is an understatement.  Listen and learn how shifting your perceptions can shift your outcomes.

Geert Can be Reached:

Email:  geertbettinger@gmail.com

Website

LinkedIn 

Book

 

A Big “Thank You” To Our Sponsors of

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.

Website 

Facebook

Instagram: NutritiousMovement

Twitter: @NutritiousMvmnt

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