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50+ Shades of Dementia with Norms Mc Namara on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

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.

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The Radio Show Goes Live – Thursday – Nov, 21st 2019 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on Nov. 22nd at 6am in Australia

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Host, Lori La Bey is excited to share her interview with Norrms Mc Namara, a long-time friend and man living with dementia.  Norrms  has done extraordinary work promoting dementia awareness and education around globally.  His collaborative efforts, creative mind set and willingness to share ideas and concepts with others has help bring the world together to fight the battle of dementia   Today he shares information about his new book, 50+ Shades of Dementia, which is a book of poems about living with dementia.

In Case I Forget by Norrms Mc Namara

In case I forget when glancing at you,
The one who makes me complete,
Dementia may have won with my mind,
But my heart it will never Defeat,

In case I forget the children we`ve raised,
Or the hundreds of stories I’ve told,
Shed not a tear “For blessed are we,
Who forget one day we are old,

In case I forget to tell you how much,
You’re cherished and treasured each day,
My best friend beside me to brighten the path,
And carry me all of the way,

I may greet you someday, with questioning eyes,
As a stranger with whom I’ve just met,
Still, I love you my darling, with all of my heart,
Please Remember…… In case I forget

Contact Norrms Mc Namara at:

Website:  www.purpleangel-global.com

Purchase 50+ Shades of Dementia:   https://www.amazon.co.uk/50-SHADES-DEMENTIA-Dementia-dementia/dp/1089449224

FaceBook:   Norm Mac

Have You Seen My Independence? by Norrms Mc Namara

Have you seen my Independence?
I can’t find it so?
I used to be right here with me,
But now I do not know?

One day there I was,
As confident as can be,
The next always surrounded,
And never only me

Oh, how I long,
To walk the meadows grass,
To sit down on a bench alone, 
And watch the seagulls pass

To get my morning paper,
To read along the way,
With nobody else, that’s right, just me!
Oh Lord, for just one day

I love my family dearly,
And they are always there,
But they must get fed up too,
Of sharing all this care,

I was so incredibly Independent
And you all will know,
Have YOU SEEN my independence?
Oh dear, where did it go ??

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Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Coming to Anniston, AL – Nov. 21st

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See what Others have to 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

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Giving Hope – Because It Matters

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.

The Radio Show Goes Live – Tuesday – Nov, 19th 2019 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on Nov. 20th at 6am in Australia

Host Lori La Bey talks with Maryann Makekau on how she is making a difference in others lives by giving them hope.  Come and join the conversation as we offer a safe respectful forum. Use the chat box or call in  (323) 870-4602.  

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Thank you for joining Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  We hope you subscribe and share this episode with your family, friends, clients and colleagues.

Contact at Maryann Makekau:

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/becausehopematters

Email:  contact@becausehopematters.com

Phone:  850-582-3496

Purchase Book:  https://www.becausehopematters.com/product/when-your-grandma-forgets

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/becausehopematter

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

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 Others have to 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

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

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Check Out Research Outcomes
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Exploring Lewy Body, Loved Ones and Poetry

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.

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The Radio Show Goes Live – Thursday – Nov, 14th 2019 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on Nov. 15th at 6am in Australia

Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with poet Su Croll who shares her experience of caring for her Father with Lewy body dementia.  Her prose express the range of emotions when caring for someone with a chronic illness and insights as to the caring journey itself from many angles.  Listen in anytime once the show goes live as all episodes are archived for your convenience.

Hands and Face by Su Croll

It is true. I will remember the hands and face.

The whole frustrating trickery of the thing.

My mother tells how she dogged him

to get all numbers limned at their true points.

Noon and midnight made for due north.

Six headed south. The clock becoming

a demented compass, a supposed proof

fumbled for in that doctor’s office

right before my dad was officially diagnosed.

I don’t know where his attempted drawings

of clocks are today. I don’t know how

that suddenly uncertain face triggered

his ragged response. Three and nine left off

or the hands wayward and drawn in the blank

outside the clock. I don’t know why that wrong

clock condemned him, tripped him up, making

that day the day they told us with all certainty

it was dementia.

Contact Su Croll at:

Website:  https://sucroll.wordpress.com

Book:  https://www.turnstonepress.com/books/poetry/cold-metal-stairs.html

FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/su.croll.9 

Thank you for joining Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  We hope you subscribe and share this episode with your family, friends, clients and colleagues.

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Coming to Reading & Lexington MA – Nov. 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

                                            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

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Check Out Research Outcomes
Click Above to Get a Discount

Read Full Post »

Dementia – Finding Comfort

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.

The Show Goes Live – Tuesday – Oct. 29th 2019 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on the 31st at 6am in Australia

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Today Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Trish Laub’s whose care for her parents, one with Alzheimer’s disease shaped her into an expert through lived experiences. Trish learned more than she probably wanted to know on living with Alzheimer’s, dignified care, and end of life. She has a great book series you can check out below on her journey and experience caring for her parents. Join our live conversation Tuesday Oct 29th by utilizing the chat box or call in with your questions or comments at (323) 870-4602. We love to hear from our listeners!

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Check Out Trish Laub’s Book Series

Contact Information on Trish Laub

Website:  www.trishlaub.com

Email: info@trishlaub.com

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

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

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World Dementia Council Requests Your Help

Complete Survey By Oct. 30th, 2019

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

What Questions Do You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

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Finding Balance

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Stephen G. Post Graces Us With Insights On Dementia And More

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.

Lori La Bey is thrilled to talk with international thought leader, public speaker and best-selling author Stephen G. Post, Ph.D..  He has a new book called God and Love on Route 80, the hidden mystery of human connectedness which is an amazing book.

Steven has been quoted in more than 4000 national and international newspapers and magazines and has been featured on numerous television shows including The Daily Show. 

Listen in. I know you will be glad you did!

Order Your Books today. Click Below.

Contact Information for Stephen G. Post    

Website  

Website 2    

Email   

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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

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Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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A Shift in Perspective: Different, Not Less

Below is an article by Author, Trish Laub who will be guest on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio October 29th at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12pm MT, 11am PT, 7pm London and 6am in Australia on the Oct 30th.

Mark you calendars to listen to the show.

A Shift in Perspective: Different, Not Less

By Trish Laub

I think for a moment my heart stopped. Had I really been told that my dad was being treated for Alzheimer’s? I hadn’t really had time to absorb the news when I heard Maria Shriver, who has worked to spread awareness of Alzheimer’s, speaking about her father who had been diagnosed with the disease. She shared some valuable advice that she had been given: to accept her father as who he was at the time, just as she would have had he not been living with Alzheimer’s. That one piece of advice, intended for someone else, saved me! That was the start of my shift in perspective  —  that even with Alzheimer’s, the possibilities were limitless for my dad to have a meaningful life.

I imagine that I knew that there was a stigma about Alzheimer’s looming somewhere. But I had never known anyone with the disease, and I had no investment in the stigma. What I would come to learn through my experience with my dad was that the Alzheimer’s stigma is unfounded, for a variety of reasons, and is not only based on fear but also generates it.

Here’s what the stigma, and its negative ramifications, mean to me:

S-T-I-G-M-A

Shortsighted limitations => causes missed opportunities for quality of life

Taboo => thwarts supportive communication

Ignorance => results in fear

Genetic cause => exaggerates heredity factor

Memory erased => minimizes reinforcement of old or creation of new memories

Applicable to all => eliminates individuality and uniqueness

I had heard one piece of the stigma, that Alzheimer’s is a death sentence. In one pivotal moment, I had the thought “but perhaps Dad will die from something other than Alzheimer’s.” He had heart disease, and people died from accidents all the time. I didn’t want either alternative for my dad, but it opened up a new way of thinking for me. Alzheimer’s would be a factor in his life, but it might not have the final say.

Another pivotal moment for me was hearing that a doctor told Maria Shriver, “Once you’ve seen one case of Alzheimer’s, you’ve seen … one case of Alzheimer’s.” I was now ready to fight against any preconceived notion about life with Alzheimer’s, to find the uniqueness, and I refused to buy into the stigma.

Here’s how I saw my mission:

R-E-F-U-S-E-D

Rise to the challenges and recruit a care team to help

Educate myself

Fight for what’s best for my loved one

Unknown may not mean unbearable

Solutions abound to solve problems that arise

Engage my loved one wherever they are in that moment

Different does not mean less

I committed to doing everything in my power to see that Alzheimer’s was going to have the smallest-possible negative impact on my dad’s life. I had the great clarity that my dad was still my dad, that he might be different, but not less. He was not a disease, and Alzheimer’s was not his identity. I would work to keep his life as close to the way he would have lived without the disease.

My shift in perspective would go on to dictate that Alzheimer’s was not going to define the man who loved me unconditionally, as Alzheimer’s did not have that power. It is a disease, not a man, and certainly not my dad. I knew that I was in uncharted territory, but I was going to find my way. What I found was that even when living with Alzheimer’s, there are limitless possibilities to live a meaningful life, and that was a reality for my dad.

Sadly, the stigma associated with Alzheimer’s continues to exist. My own mom didn’t want anyone to know that Dad was living with Alzheimer’s, because she feared that others would see him as less. That is heartbreaking. The stigma is unfounded, based on outdated information, before the importance of diet, supplementation, exercise and brain stimulation were understood.  It doesn’t help that few want to talk about it. The stigma continues to propagate fear of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or of having a loved one diagnosed with it.

Understanding Alzheimer’s is important. Knowledge empowers you with a clear understanding of what you are facing and reduces fear so you can analyze your options with a clear head and make educated decisions. We need to come out of the shadows and talk about what Alzheimer’s is and what it is not.

I believe that my dad’s success in continuing to live a meaningful life with Alzheimer’s was largely due to my family’s rejection of the stigma and fear, and our willingness to shift our perspective from limitation and deficit to limitless possibilities. If it was possible for my dad to live a most meaningful life to the end with Alzheimer’s, then it is possible.

Trish Laub will be a guest on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Oct 29th.
Website: www.trishlaub.com Email: info@trishlaub.com

Trish Laub is an expert on living with dementia and navigating the maze of care options and decisions for dignified care through end of life. Trish will be a guest on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Oct 29th.

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.

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

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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

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!

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Balancing Caring For Another When Working

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Having a difficult time balancing caring for others while still working yourself? Lori La Bey talks with author Liz O’Donnell about her new book. “Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Earning A Living.”  Come and join the conversation as Liz shares some of her own story about caring for both parents while working.  We will find out some of the lessons she learned which can help the rest of us avoid the pitfalls that can exhaust us. Liz will also tells us about the positive side of caring for another.

Contact Liz O’Donnell at her Website:  www.workingdaughter.com

Thank you for joining Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio where sound information regarding dementia and caregiving is delivered.  Our true talk radio style goes beyond sound bites to help you in your everyday life with dementia regarding lifestyle, research, care models, family dynamics and more.  There is something for everyone here.

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Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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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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