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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Covid Special

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Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio facilitates a conversation with four different businesses serving those with dementia and they talk about how they have adapted during this time.  Learn about some free services you can tap into along with general information of how to stay connected even if you and your loved one are apart. You will hear from Coro Health & Music First, Maria’s Place, Avinity Senior Living and the Percolator Resources.

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Percolator Resources – Beth Soltzberg

Website: www.jfcsboston.org/Percolator

Avinity Senior Living – Denyse Ethridge

Website:  http://avinityseniorliving.org

Email: info@AvinitySeniorLiving.org

Phone: 612-861-2799

Address: 7645 Lyndale Avenue South, Suite 110
Richfield, MN 55423-4029

Maria’s Place – Maria Brady & Nichole Bontrager

Website: mariasplace.com

Email:  contact@mariasplace.com

FaceBook:  facebook.com/mariasplacecom 

Pinterest:  pinterest.com/seniorsactivities

Coro Health & Music First – Dave Schofman

Email:  david@corohealth.com  

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

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Do You Like to Sing, Humm or Dance?

The Next Sing-Along, Sing-Alone is May 28th, 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 May 28th Zoom Sing-a-Long Are Below:

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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.

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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

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Radio Station Vs. Therapeutic Music 

Making the Right Choice for Alzheimer’s Patient Care

By Leanne Flask, Chief Content Officer of Coro Health


You know that in the past, the Alzheimer’s or Dementia patient for whom you care always loved country music.  So, with the best of intentions, you tune the radio to her favorite station. But rather than responding positively to the music, you are surprised and disappointed when she becomes agitated.  What went wrong?  In a word, the selection of music based solely on genre and popularity, such as that available over radio or on CD’s, stands in sharp contrast to the development of a therapeutic music program, designed scientifically with specific outcomes in mind.

Your original impulse was spot on:  music does hold the potential to soothe, heal and inspire.  Both clinical research and qualitative observation reveals that the effective use of music with Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients can contribute to specific desirable outcomes.   Results can include a lessening of agitation and depression.  Other benefits include the reduction of medication, the lessening of pain perception, increased cognitive stimulation, enhanced social interaction support and more.


But there’s a caveat.  As our example illustrates, not all music sources are created equal.  The key is in what goes into the creation of a music program. In brief, the primary goal of the radio station programmer versus that of the team of music therapists, designers and neuroscientists behind therapeutic music could not be further apart. 


The objective of the typical radio station is to reach the broadest possible audience with a popular selection of music.  In most cases, the music is interrupted periodically by news, commentary or advertisements which can influence a mood or stimulate a memory. Even commercial-free entertainment music service programmers use tools such as listener data on radio audiences, record sales and mass market airplay to identify which songs to play, and often, in which order.  The desired outcomes of entertainment music are to drive sales and obtain market saturation.  When a consumer turns on a radio or TV in search of a station or genre, they are listening to a structure of songs based on rating scales attached to each song.   


Therapeutic music, on the other hand, makes its selections with the specific goal of supporting and improving the quality of life for the individual.   Music genres, sub-genres, tempo, texture, and energy are just a few of the musical qualities that are evaluated.  In addition to including individual songs with which the individual is likely to be familiar, designers and therapists also review how the songs fit together to create a therapeutic music experience. 


Why are these considerations important? Here is an example. The song Amazing Grace has a wide variety of versions. If someone suffers from agitation, then a version of the song with less instrumentation and a slower tempo would be selected.  Even if the same version happened to be available on a radio station, it would likely be followed by a disruptive sales pitch or up-tempo song which could easily undo the benefits of the music.  Clearly, this is too important and complex a methodology to be left to chance.


While professionals in the Alzheimer’s field understand the role music can play in enhancing the patients’ quality of life, until recently, accessing therapeutic music on a one-on-one basis has been prohibitively expensive for individual caregivers.  Recently, however, one of Alzheimer’s Speaks sponsors, Coro Health, launched an affordable mHealth mobile app that is revolutionizing the delivery of therapeutic music to individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.   MusicFirst: Alzheimer’s draws on over 1000 hours of music and is delivered over most mobile devices.  Easy-to-use, the Alzheimer’s app targets outcomes for those suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia and other forms of memory impairment as well as behaviors associated with Sundowning syndrome.

Early adopters of Coro Health’s MusicFirst include over 1000 long-term care communities, hospitals, rehabilitation agencies, home health companies, individual caregivers and third party media distributors, supporting over 100,000 people per day.  


Broadcast music accessible over the radio is great for targeting the masses.  However, Coro Health realizes that your loved one is more than just a face is the crowd. That’s why when we create therapeutic music programs, we base our decisions on what’s best for the individual, not what’s most popular, or will be most attractive to advertisers.


MusicFirst: Alzheimer’s

is available in the Apple iTunes store. You can download and receive the first hour for free and then the app is $4.99 a month.  


For more information: visit corohealth.com or to download the app:

MusicFirst:  Alzheimer’s

For additional resources check out Alzheimer’s Speaks



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Music Prescriptions Effective for those Living with Dementia

Today Coro Health will be joining us to discuss the power of music and their modes and ability to engage people with dementia and to have them stay on task. We will also be reviewing their new APP Music First, which is ideal for easy access. You can get 3 hours of free music to test out the Music First APP for Alzheimer’s

Contact information:  www.corohealth.com        david@corohealth.com

Youtube Channel  http://www.youtube.com/user/CoroHealth

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Activities Service That Come To Your Home!

Our Second guest will be Janet Calltharp, with Senior Activity Service.  This is a great service which comes to your home to provide meaningful engagement with your loved one.

contact information: www.senioractivityservice.com
email   info@senioractivityservice.com
They are currently located in the North Dallas area and would love to expand their services.


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Reminder Alzheimer’s Radio Live  Friday June 24th

12pm Central,  1pm Est,

Click here to get to the show

Or Call in at 714-364-4757

“Music First” Hi Tech Personalized Therapy for Alzheimer’s

Guest – David Schofman, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer of Coro Health

I am so thrilled to be able to introduce you to David Schofman, CEO of Coro Health.  Not only will Dave share this life changing musical product with us, but he will also be giving out a FREE TRIAL LINK FOR OUR LISTENERS!  The inspiration for Coro Health was largely driven by his daughter with special needs, with whom music therapy has had a strong impact. The work she has undergone and progress she has made with the help of the Austin Center for Music Therapy, proves inspirational for his mission. For further information on Music First and Coro Health

Website:  www.corohealth.com    

Email:    david@corohealth.com

Our Second Guest  –  Dennis Berkholtz, Founder and President of the National Senior League (NSL)

Dennis coordinates Wii Bowling Leagues and is interested in started one league for people with Early Onset Dementia.




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