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Join Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Tuesday Learn about the Play “Cracked – New Light on Dementia” Plus Memory/Alzheimer’s Cafes

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11am EST, 10am CST, 9am MST, 8am PST and 4pm London Time

Learn about the Play “Cracked – New Light on Dementia”

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Here is trailer on the play.

Our guest to discuss the play “Cracked” are Sherry Dupuis , Julia Gray and Mary Ellen MacLean from the play “CRACKED.”

cracked julia pic cracked Mary Ellen head shot cracked play Sherry The play is an innovative research-based theatre production that casts a critical light on society’s one-dimensional view of dementia as an unmitigated tragedy. The play raises questions about the predominant discourse of loss that defines current conceptions of dementia, and the dehumanizing care practices that still prevail in institutional care settings. Inspired in part by Leonard Cohen’s words in Anthem, the play is intended to inspire alternative ways of seeing persons with dementia, instill the importance of maintaining strong relationships with them, and reinforce the imperative for good ethical care.

cracked_play_snapThe play is based on research conducted by Drs. Sherry Dupuis, Gail Mitchell, Pia Kontos, and Christine Jonas-Simpson, all of whom are health researchers who specialize in the areas of aging, dementia, and research-based drama as a powerful catalyst for culture change. Developed collaboratively with a group of artists, persons with dementia, and their families Cracked is grounded in the idea that relationships must be front and centre when providing care for persons with dementia, memory in all of its forms must be valorized, self-expression must be nurtured, and the humanity of those who are living with dementia must be fully supported. Video created by Anthony Grani.


memory alzheimers cafe decriptionThe second half of our show we will be talking with Jytte Lokvig and Carole Larkin on Memory and Alzheimer’s Cafes.

jytte new photo - CopyJytte Lokvig grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark. She’s an artist, educator and counselor. Since 1994, Dr. Lokvig has worked with the elderly, especially those with severe memory loss. Her books, workshops and training programs have helped numerous families and caregivers develop better approaches and skills, improving the lives of everyone involved. In 2008 Dr. Lokvig opened the first Alzheimer’s Café in the northern hemisphere. The Santa Fe, NM café set the standard known as the American Model of the Alzheimer’s Café. These cafés honor the whole person, dementia and all, but are focused on the emotional and social needs of everyone.

carole_larkin_pic_jpegCarole Larkin MA, CMC, CAEd, DCP, QDCS, EICS is a nationally known expert in Alzheimer’s and related Dementias care. She is a Certified Geriatric Care Manager who specializes in helping families with Alzheimer’s and related dementias issues. She consults with families on the telephone and in person, on family problems related to the dementias. She trains caregivers in person and via video. One of her training videos is on You Tube. Other videos are on the videos page of her company’s website.

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Building Alliances For Person Centered Care

Lets talk radiolori_and_sherri_nov_radioClick above to  go to the radio show

The live show starts at 11am EST,10am CST, 9am MST, 8am PST and 4pm London time.

All shows are archived so you can listen to them later too!

You can call in with your comments and questions as well

(714) 364-4757

Building Alliances For

Person Centered Care

This will be a fantastic show with a wide variety of guests.  From formal national efforts to grassroots.  All giving voice and shifting our dementia care culture in their own way.  Come and listen and learn how you to can participate in providing person centered care and what it means to these individuals.

Our first guest will be Karen Love from CCAL – Advancing Person-Centered Living and the Dementia Action Alliance. She is a passionate person making huge strides to improve our dementia care culture.

Karen LoveKaren Love – CCAL –  Advancing Person-Centered Living

Our second half will have a variety of individual talking about the latest social support group for those dealing with dementia and their care partners – Memory Cafe’s, Alzheimer’s Cafe’s and Dementia Cafe’s. We will talk with facilitators and well as those that attend.  Come join the conversation with Carole Larkin, Jytte Lokvig, John and Virginia Sweeney and Ed and Judy Meehan.

carole_larkin_pic_jpegCarole Larkin – Third Age Services

Jytte Lokvig picJytte Lokvig – Alzheimer’s A to Z

john_and_virginia_sweeneyJohn and Virgina Sweeney – Arthur’s Memory Cafe Members

IM000609.JPGEd and Judy Meehan – Arthur’s Memory Cafe Members

Learn more about Cafe’s for those with dementia & Find a Cafe Mentor

Enter your Cafe int Alzheimer’s Speaks Resource Directory

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