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CaringKind on Comfort Matters®

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Feb 23rd, 2017 – Thursday

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

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Thursday, Jed A. Levine the Executive Vice President and Director of Programs and Services at CaringKind will join us, along with my Co-Host Harry Urban, who is living with dementia.  CaringKind was formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter.  CaringKind has been New York City’s leading expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia care for more than three decades.

Jed has been at the organization for 27 years. He holds a Masters degree in Applied Human Development with a specialization in Gerontology and Community Recreation Services from Columbia University’s Teachers College, and he is trained as a Creative Arts Therapist.

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24-hour Helpline: (646) 744-2900

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Proven Whole Person Senior Care

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Whole Person Care

Tuesday Jan 24th, 2017

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

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Today we are lucky to have Joel Theisen, RN, founder and CEO of LifeSprk, has been building a proven whole person model of senior care in healthcare for more than 12 years, which is changing the aging experience. Come join the conversation.  We love hearing your questions and comments.

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Family, Struggles & Dementia

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Family & Dementia –

Brought To Our Senses

 

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112916-asr-kathleen-wheeler-graphicThursday we will have Author, Kathleen H. Wheeler.  She Wrote her debut novel Brought To Our Senses, a story of family, struggles and dementia. Join our conversation as we explore her journey of disease, dynamics and family.  Host Lori La Bey will be joined by Co-Hosts Laurie Scherrer and Susan Suchan.

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Book info: www.BroughtToOurSenses.com

Author info and contact: www.AuthorKathleenHWheeler.com/contact

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Dementia Friendly Community or Village – What’s The Difference?

Dementia Friendly Community or Village – What’s The Difference?

Dementia Chats Recording 3/8/16

Today our Experts living with dementia were Paulan Gordon, Harry Urban and Truthful Loving Kindness.  We discussed the confusion people are having about the differences between a Dementia Friendly Community and a Dementia Village.  If you watch the above YouTube in the comment section you will find additional links to both as well.

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Sky Factory Offers Relaxation & Comfort

In A Variety Of Environments

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Join us today, Friday at: 2:00pm EST, 1:00pm CST, 12:00pm MST, 11:00am PST 

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Today we have Ray Ward from the Sky Factory, who will share this fabulous technology which creates a relaxing environment most anywhere.  Here from Deb Bland with Polar Ridge to her thoughts as a Marketing Director of an Assisted Living and Memory Care Community.

Reach Ray Ward Below:

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Alzheimer’s Disease – Like The Heart Of An Onion

Alzheimer’s Disease – Like The Heart Of An Onion

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This is a story I wrote about a visit with my Mother with Alzheimer’s years ago.

She is now passed and I do miss her so.

mom pic in the heart of the onionI went to visit my Mother today at Maplewood Care Center, her nursing home.  It’s hard to believe she has been there since 2001, and that she asked to move into the nursing home.  Who would have thought?  Surely not me, Mom was always going to live with us. Nine years in the nursing home has been an incredible journey of friendship, love, and awakening.    Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined my Mother’s path would change my career and my way of life, but it did and I can’t thank her enough for what she has taught me through her illness.

mcdonalds hot fudge sundaeToday when I went to visit Mom it was just prior to supper time.  I decided to pick up a Hot Fudge Sundae from Mc Donald’s for her anyways.  She loves her Sundaes from McDonald’s chipped teeth and all.  As I scooped the ice cream with the black plastic spoon that came with the sundae, I was anticipating Mom’s smile once her lips felt the cold.  Instead, Mom’s lips popped open and closed around the spoon.  I gently pulled the spoon out from the lips that trapped it as the ice cream melted in her mouth.  My wrist soon turned to scoop another serving of hot fudge, and I saw Mom winkle her face like crisp dollar bill being scrunched in a powerful hand.   Today It was evident the cold was causing her pain, yet she wanted more.  I guess the fudge out weighted the pain, for today anyways.

After dessert was gone we went onto the main course.  Chow mien, peas and carrots, a whipped fruit salad, all per aide.  The baby food texture does nothing for my pallet, but it works well for Mom and she doesn’t seem to mine.  Who am I to complain anyways, especially when I know she can’t chew with her dilapidated teeth.  As I chatted with Mom and the staff I noticed one of my favorite people was missing from the dining room.

“Where’s  Lillian?” I asked.

“Oh she passed about two weeks ago.” One of the staff said in a soft compassionate voice.  My heart sunk to my toes.  I hadn’t seen Lillian in the past month between being out of town and visiting Mom later at night when she was in her room.  I felt horrible I hadn’t looked for Lillian when I was there.  My mind raced knowing there was no way of going back in time. I will miss Lillian, she made my heart smile.let_my_heart_smile_through_my_eyes_quoteLillian had befriended my Mother, watching and checking up on her throughout the years.  When I would come to visit Mom, Lillian would scurry over, grab my hand, look deep into my eyes, and share stories with me. Her soft loving smile positioned on her aged and wrinkled face was one of my favorite things to see.  Some days Lillian would sit and visit with Mom and me, other times she thought I was her daughter.  On these occasions she would grab my hand, lead me off to a private setting where we could sit next to each other holding hands and sharing stories uninterrupted.  Lillian’s crystal blue eyes could calm a tornado and her soft smile framed a strong and amazing woman who was a gift to know.  It was just in the last year Lillian started to fail physically losing her balance; needing a walker; which many times she would forget was hers.  Lillian was the elder, the wise one on the floor loving and caring for those around her until the day she died. If I’m not mistaken, she recently turned 104 years old.  I would have loved to have met her family, but it’s not likely now.  I will miss her beautiful crystal blues eyes, her soft fail hands that would reach for mine, and her compassionate voice like that of an angel.

Losing Lillian has made me realize, Mom could go any time.  Mentally, I’ve known this, but the loss of Lillian made the thought sink into every pour of my being.  One day, there may be no reason to go to the nursing home.  Mom will not be waiting for me.  She will not surprise me with subtle facial expressions, or a goofy comment, or a little giggle that lightens my spirit.  What in the world will I do when the time comes for Mom to pass?

I know many think I should be relieved as I am released from this “Caregiver Role.”  They view this journey I’ve been on with my Mother as a burden.  But truth be told, I will deeply miss her.  I will miss that shell of a body that is all many people see.  For me there is so much more to Mom than her shell.  I guess I see Alzheimer’s disease like peeling an onion.  There are many layers and like the heart of the onion the soul of a person is always in the middle and never dies first.

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Interviews Cast and Crew of “His Neighbor Phil” A New Powerful Film On Life With Dementia

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“As soon as I saw the film, His Neighbor Phil, I knew it had the unique ability to take the world by storm to change perceptions of dementia and help people and organizations create dementia-friendly families, communities and businesses.”  

Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

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Don’t miss the fascinating conversation about the new film soon to be launched which will play a significant role in shifting our dementia care culture.

For more details on the film, contact Lori La Bey.

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