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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Covid Special

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Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio facilitates a conversation with four different businesses serving those with dementia and they talk about how they have adapted during this time.  Learn about some free services you can tap into along with general information of how to stay connected even if you and your loved one are apart. You will hear from Coro Health & Music First, Maria’s Place, Avinity Senior Living and the Percolator Resources.

Listen to the Radio Show Below

Percolator Resources – Beth Soltzberg

Website: www.jfcsboston.org/Percolator

Avinity Senior Living – Denyse Ethridge

Website:  http://avinityseniorliving.org


Email: info@AvinitySeniorLiving.org

Phone: 612-861-2799

Address: 7645 Lyndale Avenue South, Suite 110
Richfield, MN 55423-4029

Maria’s Place – Maria Brady & Nichole Bontrager

Website: mariasplace.com

Email:  contact@mariasplace.com

FaceBook:  facebook.com/mariasplacecom 

Pinterest:  pinterest.com/seniorsactivities

Coro Health & Music First – Dave Schofman

Email:  david@corohealth.com  

Click Below To Watch Dementia Quick Tip #10

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

Do You Like to Sing, Humm or Dance?

The Next Sing-Along, Sing-Alone is May 28th, 2020 -2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 6th at 5am in Australia AET

Instructions to Join May 28th Zoom Sing-a-Long Are Below:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89295095391?pwd=WW40T0JhZy91YlhRUGFoZ1o4NUNXQT09

Meeting ID: 892 9509 5391
Password: 489425

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sound information, not just sound bites since 2011.

Support Alzheimer’s Speaks work by Downloading the Song “Clarion Call” by the Mark Arneson Band featuring Mia Dorr on your favorite msuic APP.

Finding Gratitude During Difficult Times

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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Getting Creative Yet Back To Basics With Dementia, Engagement and Covid 19

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites, since 2011.

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Today’s weekly Covid Special features Barbara Lee Friedman a vocalist and guitarist with Music Memories MN, Cathy Braxton, Author and Co-founder of Dementia Raw living with MCI and Trescia Dunn from Blessences, who is always implementing ways to improve the world. Our host has a fun conversation which will give people a lot of ideas on ways to engage with those with dementia and their families.

The Radio Show Goes Live: Monday – May 4th, 2020 -2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 6th at 5am in Australia AET

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Contact Information for our Panelists:

Catherine Braxton:

Website – www.dementiaraw.net

Email: SilverDawnInfo@Gmail.com

Barbara Lee:

Website – https://www.musicmemoriesmn.com

Email: BarbaraLee@MusicMemoriesMN.com

Phone: 612-227-7087

Trescia Dunn:

Blog – www.Blessences.com

Email: Trescia@Blessences.com

Contact our Host, Lori La Bey with Questions or Branding Needs

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All shows on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio are accessible to listen to at anytime to once they go live – Enjoy.

Support Alzheimer’s Speaks work by Downloading the Song Clarion Call by the Mark Arneson Band featuring Mia Dorr on your favorite msuic APP and

Contact Lori La Bey

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

NEXT SING-A-LONG APRIL 30TH

Click Below To Watch Dementia Quick Tip #9

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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Alice’s Clubhouse

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites.

Click the graphic below to listen to the radio show Thursday October 10th, at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on the 11th at 6am in Australia

Diane Sancho of Alice’s Clubhouse joins Lori La Bey on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  Learn about this wonderful Medical Model Adult Day Program which enriches lives and supports not only the person attending the program but their family.  I think you will be very impressed with Alice’s Clubhouse.

Contact Information for Diane Sancho of Alice’s Clubhouse

Website:  www.alicesclubhouse.com

Email:  diane@alicesclubhouse.com

Phone: 843.284.8367

UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS WITH LORI LA BEY:

Coming to Elmhurst, IL – Oct 16th & 17th

Coming to Minnetonka, MN – Oct. 19th

Coming to Reading & Lexington MA – Nov. 13th & 14th

Coming to Anniston, AL – Nov. 21st

Learn More or Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

World Dementia Council Requests Your Help

Complete Survey By Sept. 30th, 2019

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

What Questions Do You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Let Us Know and We Will Do a Chat on The Topic!

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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World Alzheimer’s Day – Tips, Tricks and Research

Well I missed getting this posted yesterday to chime in with people around the world recognizing this important day, due to computer issues… but I’m back up and running now. I also understand one day doesn’t do dementia justice and that is exactly way I started Alzheimer’s Speaks in the first place. Our goal here is to raise all voices to lift great ideas and concerns regarding living with dementia. To help families and professionals connect to wonderful services, products, tools, tips and research to live graciously along side dementia.

I firmly believed than and still do today that if we are going to find solutions, support and a cure we must talk about dementia in all forms on a regular basis without feeling uncomfortable.

For thirty years my own Mother battled Alzheimer’s Disease. She passed on five years and during our families experience no one was talking about Alzheimer’s diseas or other froms of dementia. So, as a family we didn’t either. I know now that was a mistake and am so happy to see so many others joining the voice of dementia.

The first ten years, starting in 1984, she was misdiagnosed and was told it was menopause. My Mother always knew it was that.

Did you know getting a proper diagnosis is a common problem still today?

It’s common for many doctors to not be as educated as we all think. This is something that needs to change. By all of us raising our concern for a better diagnostic process along with supportive information on where to get help and resources is critical. We have done it for Cancer, Heart Disease, HIV and Diabetes, so we can do it for dementia too!

Below are a bunch of great resources, research and support I want to share with you.

Alzheimer’s Disease International does a great job each year pulling together an amazing global report with fascinating information. This years report covers Attitudes to Dementia.

Here are just a few highlights from the 160 page report.

Almost 80% of the general public are concerned about developing dementia at some point and 1 in 4 people think that there is nothing we can do to prevent dementia

35% of carers across the world said that they have hidden the diagnosis of dementia of a family member

Over 50% of carers globally say their health has suffered as a result of their caring responsibilities even whilst expressing positive sentiments about their role

Almost 62% of healthcare providers worldwide think that dementia is part of normal aging

40% of the general public think doctors and nurses ignore people with dementia

This video is loaded with great tips for living with dementia from John Gross and Lori La Bey

UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS WITH LORI LA BEY:

Coming to Woodbury, MN – Sept 25th and 26th

Coming to Toms River, NJ – Oct 8th and 9th

Coming to Elmhurst, IL – Oct 16th & 17th

Coming to Minnetonka, MN – Oct. 19th

Coming to Reading & Lexington MA – Nov. 13th & 14th

Coming to Anniston, AL – Nov. 21st

Learn More or Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting Dementia Care from Crisis around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites.

World Dementia Council Requests Your Help

Complete Survey By Sept. 30th, 2019

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey
Another Great Resource

What Questions Do You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Let Us Know and We Will Do a Chat on The Topic!

Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

Great FREE Activity and Engagement Resources

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Alzheimer’s Music Connect is Great for Everyone!

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Laughter Yoga – Natural Medicine For Our Soul

This Episode of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio is Available On & After: Thursday – Aug 1st, 2019 at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London time and Aug 2nd at 6am in Australia

Watch The Video Interview Below

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio host Lori La Bey, talks with Pete and Jan Girard who are certified  Laughter Yoga leaders.  Today we will learn about the power of laughter, how it changes our body chemistry and the positive impact it has on our lives.  Pete and Jan will share their personal stories of how they have been touched by dementia and why they were driven to make a difference in the lives of people living and dealing with dementia. They will share examples of laughter yoga with us. 

Contact at Pete and Jan Girard

Phone: 612-423-3167

Email: girard.janandpete@gmail.com

Dr. Kataria’s website for information how to get certified: www.laughteryoga.org

American School of Laughter Yoga https://www.laughteryogaamerica.com

What Questions You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS WITH LORI LA BEY:

Coming to Woodbury, MN – Sept 25th and 26th

Coming to Toms River, NJ – Oct 8th and 9th

Coming to Elmhurst, IL – Oct 16th & 17th

More Information to Come

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

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Caring Better for Loved Ones with Dementia

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Caring Better for Loved Ones with Dementia

Lori La Bey, host and founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Jennifer Franza the founder of Caregiver Concierge which empowers families caring for a loved one with dementia. Some topics discussed today are self-care, transfers, activities. Listen in and you will learn a lot about how to help others.

Contact Jennifer Franza at:

Email:       Jennifer@caregiver-concierge.com

Website:   www.caregiver-concierge.com

Looking for a Keynoter,

Consultant or Trainer?

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 
Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development      LeadingAge WA

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Alzheimer's Speaks Radio with Dr Jessica Zwerling.

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Helping Family Create Joy Filled Moments

Helping Family Create Joy Filled Moments

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Host, Lori La Bey, is excited to have Julie Bigham join her Tuesday Feb 6th, to  discuss how to help families engage those they love with dementia. Join the conversation by calling in or using the chat box to talk with us.

Contact Julie Bigham at Joy Filled Visits, LLC

Email:  julsbigham@yahoo.com

Website: www.joyfilledvisits.com

Phone:  704-910-9279

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3 Board Certified Music Therapists Share Their Amazing New Book

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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!

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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

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Favorite Things

Favorite Things

By: Michelle Remold

I often hear that finding activities for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia is difficult. Sometimes people have told me, they just don’t know what to do for activities with them. I always think that we all have hobbies and activities that we enjoy. I love to read and have three lists of books that I would like to complete reading. My grandpa enjoyed woodworking, painting, and gardening. As his Alzheimer’s progressed he wasn’t able to do these things any longer, but my grandma still let him have a smaller form of his garden to work on while he was still at home. Since it was something he enjoyed, it was a fitting activity for him to participate in.

I think that it is important that different facilities get to know their residents so it becomes easier to find activities that they might enjoy. While in college, a friend and I volunteered at a local nursing home in Cedar Falls, IA. We volunteered to help residents bake on Thursday afternoons. There were a few residents with dementia that would come to bake with us. Everyone loved it. They would share stories about potlucks, baking with grandkids, or learning to bake from their mothers or grandmothers.

I have heard of and have seen different dementia care wings where the wing is set up like a town and they have different rooms that reflect places that one might find within a town. There are ice cream parlors, workshops, car shops, or salons that allow people to ‘work’ on things that they might have partaken in before. While having residents play catch maybe a fun activity, I think that it is important to have them engage in meaningful activities. If someone enjoys washing tables, let them wash the tables or let them set out the silverware at meal times. Maybe have them help plant flowers for a garden or make decorations for different holidays. Whatever it is, it is important to find the skills and hobbies that people have so it is a little easier to find and create various activities for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

???????????????????????????????Michelle graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology: Social Sciences and a minor in Family Studies.  She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Aging Studies and Nursing Home Administration from Minnesota State University Mankato.

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