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The Silent Killer – Poem by Gwen Barnes

I dreamt about my mum today

a cruel disease took her away

it crept up upon her from behind

and slowly crushed synapses in her mind

I watched it happen

I couldn’t fight

I was powerless, as she was

in it’s might

I sometimes hear the latest news

the scientists have made

the next breakthrough

but this killer is still at large

it’s appetite is on turbocharge

its killing millions in it’s wake

it must be stopped

for humanity’s sake

So all I can do is hope and pray

that it doesn’t get me one day

there’s evidence to suggest it will

by then there may well be a pill

to cure this dreaded predator of the brain

to let old age have it’s longest reign

to enjoy this life, to be fit and well

until it’s time to bid my last farewell.

By Gwen Barnes

(in loving memory of my mum who passed away with Alzheimer’s in 2016)

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Reducing the Stress of Caring for a Loved One

Reducing the Stress of Caring for a Loved One

on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017, we are lucky to have Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, the author of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One.  She is a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University and also the founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc. a full service training company.

Contact Information For Jennifer FitzPatrick

Twitter @fitzpatrickjen

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We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Symposium and Cruise and we are encouraging people to book their cabins before we are sold out!

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Kathy Shoaf the travel agent handling the symposium and cruise can be reached at: 219-608-2002 or email her at Kathy.Shoaf@CruisePlanners.com

 

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Color Your Mind by Maria Shriver

“This is an amazing book which brings a holistic approach to engaging those with dementia and their care partners.  I love how Maria intertwines the simple yet creative works of coloring which has been embraced by so many people looking for a peacefulness within and now has created a product specifically designed for those living with dementia.”

~  Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

 

 

 

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Lori La Bey of Alzheimer's Speaks & Senior Lifestyle Trends

Pull Your Purple Out!  

You have a little over a day to pull out something purple so you can show your support for World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21st.   It’s up to us to break the silence and extend our hands in support of this chronic illness and all who are dealing with it.  Get ready to chat it up and spread the word about Alzheimer’s disease.   If you are able, donate to the cause.  Show your support by volunteering or contribute financially to one of the many organizations and foundations.    

Everyone needs compassion.  Don’t let a of lack of expression or response determine ones ability to connect.   

All it takes is a mil-a-second and things can change.  

  

Need resources for yourself or a friend check out the Alzheimer’s Speaks Resource website:  

http://www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com  

Need a list of organizations check out the following link on our resource website Alzheimer’s Speaks:  

http://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/idx/links/topicDetails.asp?id=164#Organizations%20&%20Foundations  

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