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Join Our Sing-A-Long Wtih Barbara Lee Thursday May 14th

Do You Like to Sing, Humm or Dance?

The Next Sing-Along, Sing-Alone is May 14th, 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 Zoom Are Below:

Join Zoom Meeting https://tinyurl.com/ydbzrznz Meeting ID: 824 1819 4417
Password: 603365

When we do these sessions, participants can see one another but can’t hear each other sing together due to internet timing (delays) which are different for each user. Given there was so much interest we are recording these so people can access them as they want.

Here are Two Past Sessions

Watch the Sing-a-longs anytime on Youtube!

Subscribe to Alzheimer’s Speaks Youtube Channel

Barbara Lee entertains nursing homes, memory care, senior living centers, assisted living and private parties. She loves to engage the whole audience.

Contact Barbara Lee

Website: https://www.musicmemoriesmn.com/

Email: BarbaraLee@MusicMemoriesMN.com 

Phone: 612-227-7087

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.

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

Finding Gratitude During Difficult Times

Click Below To Watch Dementia Quick Tip #10

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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Sing-along, Sing-alone with Barbara Lee from April 30th Gathering

Do You Like to Sing, Humm or Dance? Watch the Sing-a-long anytime on Youtube!

Watch the complete video below

Subscribe to Alzheimer’s Speaks Youtube Channel

When we do these sessions, participants can see one another but can’t hear each other sing together due to internet timing (delays) which are different for each user. Given there was so much interest we are recording these so people can access them as they want.

Here are some of guests

Or Listen to the Show on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio by Clicking below Graphic

The Next Sing-Along, Sing-Alone is May 14th, 2020 -2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 6th at 5am in Australia AET

Join Zoom Meeting https://tinyurl.com/ydbzrznz Meeting ID: 824 1819 4417
Password: 603365

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.

Barbara Lee entertains nursing homes, memory care, senior living centers, assisted living and private parties. She loves to engage the whole audience.

Contact Barbara Lee

Website: https://www.musicmemoriesmn.com/

Email: BarbaraLee@MusicMemoriesMN.com 

Phone: 612-227-7087

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

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

Finding Gratitude During Difficult Times

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!

Read Full Post »

Join Us Thurs 4/30 For A Sing-A-Long

Sing, Dance, Clap or Hum Along!

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.

Next SING-A-LONG IS THURSDAY APRIL 30TH at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London, 8pm South Africa and on MAY 1ST at 5am in Australia AET

Bring a Baseball hat and a couple of tissues this time!

See Links and Codes are Below

Bring a Baseball hat and a couple of tissues this time!

Links and Codes are Below – Note You will need the Meeting ID and Password to enter

Join Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 966 7145 5883
Password: 024327

We Look forward to seeing you.

When we do these sessions, participants can see one another but can’t hear each other sing together due to internet timing (delays) which are different for each user.

Given there was so much interest we are recording these so people can access them as they want.

A picture of some of our guests

Barbara Lee has enjoyed entertaining people through song for years. Due to physical distancing Barbara agreed to join Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio for our SECOND SING-A-LONG! We had no idea what to expect but had a fabulous turnout from people around the world.

You will hear magical songs from years gone by which will trigger memories from the past. I can personally endorse Barbara’s work as I have several short youtube videos (videographer Nancy Chakrin) featuring her work with my mother.

Past Session is Below

Subscribe to Alzheimer’s Speaks Youtube Channel

Some more picture of our participants

Barbara Lee entertains nursing homes, memory care, senior living centers, assisted living and private parties. She loves to engage the whole audience.

Contact Barbara Lee

Website: https://www.musicmemoriesmn.com/

Email: BarbaraLee@MusicMemoriesMN.com 

Phone: 612-227-7087

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

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

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!

Read Full Post »

Join the Sing-a-long Thursday

Thursday – April 16th, 2020 -2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 17th at 5am in Australia AET

Do You Like to Sing, Humm or Dance? Join us Thursday April 16th

FREE EVENT

Barbara Lee Friedman has enjoyed entertaining people through song for years. Due to physical distancing Barbara has agreed to join us for our first Sing-a-long on Thursday April 16 at – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 17th at 5am in Australia AET.

You will hear magical songs from years gone by which will trigger memories from the past. I can personally endorse Barbara’s work as I have several short youtube videos (videographer Nancy Chakrin) featuring her work with my mother.

For Zoom Link, Meeting Id & Password See Below

Join Our Zoom Sing-A-Long Here

Meeting ID: 948 1304 3309
Password: 091068

Barbara Lee entertains nursing homes, memory care, senior living centers, assisted living and private parties. She loves to engage the whole audience.

Contact Barbara Lee Friedman

Website: https://www.musicmemoriesmn.com/

Email: BarbaraLee@MusicMemoriesMN.com 

Phone: 612-227-7087

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

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

Finding Gratitude During Difficult Times

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!

Read Full Post »

KSTP – Woman Helps People World Wide Cope with Dementia

Hi Everyone,

This is the news feature KSTP – Channel 5, did on Alzheimer’s Speaks yesterday.  This is the full 4 minute version.  I know many people have contacted me saying they were not local and couldn’t see it or missed it so here it is.

I think John Gross did a great job.  He has been working on this piece for months!  I can’t thank him enough for helping us raise awareness about dementia.

If you would all be so kind to make a comment on the KSTP Page, talking about the importance of coverage of this disease; maybe the station as a whole will decide to so more stories to help people.  By working together we can make a difference… We are making a difference!

Thank you to all of my supporters.  I couldn’t do what I do without your love and support.

You truly are the best!

Here is the link.

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Click on the picture above to view the video

For more information on Alzheimer’s Speaks visit our website.

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Check out the 2 hour radio show we are doing

Tuesday the 23rd on Dementia and Driving too.

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Thanks Alzheimer’s Prevention & Research Foundation for the Video

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I just love music therapy! 

I am a huge believer in the power of music.

Here is an example of my mother in her ends stages

of Alzheimer’s disease

 Alzheimer’s Speaks Was Born

Out Of My Mothers 30 Year Journey With Dementia

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Thanks Mom! 

You Are Helping More People Then You will Ever Know

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My good friend Nancy Chakrin sent me this wonderful surprise in my email yesterday.  The photo above is of me and my Mom two years ago.  It’s hard to believe Mom was in her end stages back then and still is now.  This moment in time will always be precious to me, as it was June 12th, 2009 when we captured about 30 minutes of video with Mom interacting with Barbara Lee Friedman, a musician who sang and played the guitar for her with her.  Whenever I’m having a tough day all I have to is watch one of these video perks me right up and puts a smile on my face.  Each video brings me back to an incredibly simple moment of joy. One wish I was lucky enough to have captured on tap.

Originally we had planned on tapping a full hour of music for Mom but she just couldn’t hang in there with us that long. I have broken the 30 minute video Nancy took into several short clips on my Youtube Channel  Alzheimer’s Speaks  I’ve been shocked by the response of viewers.  Some music video clips have over 4,000 views.  The comments I have received have been overwhelming as people have shared their tears and laughter, as well as their hopes and memories with me.

If you have never witnessed someone with memory loss being drawn out of the fog and back to life you must watch at least one of these videos.

Below are a couple of my favorites.  There are several more on Youtube Channel.

This next video was one year later in June of 2010

Melissa Hirokawa, a Certified Music Therapist who owns Living Spirit Therapy Services

www.livingspirittherapy.com/LSTS/Music_Therapy.html

I have not attempted to capture a video this year, as Mom’s ability to connect, has significantly decreased.  Now even writing this sentence makes me mad at myself.  Mom does still respond to music, just not as much as before.  It’s different.  The words are fewer.   The tapping of the hands is less, but yet it is still evident that she is connecting.  I know, as I have trained myself to look for different things.  A slight smile and maybe even a giggle. Her eyes opening ever so slight or if I’m lucky I’ll capture them wide open and maybe even see them dance.  Her hands might tap but with less strength and control.  I now know I need to try again to capture Mom’s joy. I know I will have to be more patient and that it may take a few visits to capture her reactions, as she doesn’t react every time.

The funny thing is, just last week we had to meet with a photographer to take photos for an AARP Article that Mom and I will be featured in and she came alive!  She gave the photographer direct eye contact and responded with a couple of strong and direct “Yeps” when asked a question.  Now days Mom doesn’t always acknowledge me, be it via my voice, or touch… but that day it was like she knew it was a big moment. She was going to be in a national magazine and she wasn’t about to miss out on that!

I believe it’s important for us not to predetermine what their reactions are going to be. 

I’ve learned over my 30 year journey with my Mom’s memory loss, we really just never know.

 

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