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Here is the Dementia Chats Recording from Today March 24th, 2015

Here is the Dementia Chats Recording

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March 24th, 2015, Today we discuss loss.  The types of loss experienced when living with dementia.  How they handle dealing with loss as well as how others around them deal with it. There was also discussion of how those diagnosed with dementia are in need of volunteers to assist them and help bring the comfort into their lives.  Our experts living with dementia from the top left to right are: Steve Ponath, (Lori La Bey, facilitator), Robert Bowles. The bottom row from left to Dena Dotson, Paulan Gordon and Harry Urban.

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Dementia Chats Educational Webinar Recorded Session – March 10th 2015

Dementia Chats Educational Webinar

Recorded Session – March 10th, 2015

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Talk With Those Diagnosed With Dementia On

Dementia Chats Tuesday Jan. 27th, 2015

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The Webinar Goes Live At:

3pm EST, 2pm CST, 1pm MST, 12pm PST and 8pm London Time. 

All Webinars Are FREE And Archived For Viewing Later As Well.

Bring your questions or comments on any topic pertaining to dementia or care partnering.  Our experts living with dementia are always open to sharing their insights to improve our dementia care culture.

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Here is the Dementia Chats Recording for December 23rd, 2014

Here is the Dementia Chats Recording

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December 23rd, 2014

Today we had a great spontaneous discussion with our experts living dementia. Harry Urban and Robert Bowles below where on video. Dena Dotson participated with wonderful comments and questions via the chat box today.

Our Primary Conversations Covered:

Family dynamics and dementia

The importance of social interaction and connection

What happens when the disease changes

We had fun listening to the “Little Drummer Boy” by Vanessa Campagna at the end of the webinar from the Memories – The Songs and Spirit of Christmas by Alzheimer’s Music Connect.

Harry_with_santa_hatHarry Urban, Founder of “Forget Me Not,” a closed support group on Facebook for those with dementia, their care partners, professionals and advocates.

Robert Bowles Pharma PicRoberts Bowles, sold his pharmacy in December 2010, Robert lost his purpose in life. Eighteen months later, he was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. One year after his diagnosis, I found my purpose in life again….that of dementia awareness and transparently journalizing and sharing my experience, strength and hope seeking to help both persons with dementia and their care partners.

Robert’s mother and father both had dementia

Dena Dotson picDena Dotson, was diagnosed with Lewy Body with probable Alzheimer’s at age 47 2011. She is working hard to decrease the stigma attached with dementia.

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Join Dementia Chats & Talk With Those Who Have Dementia

Join Dementia Chats &

Talk With Those Who Have Dementia

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We start at 3pm EST, 2pm CST, 1pm MST, 12pm PST and 8pm London

This is an informal webinar where we have casual conversations about life with dementia.  Everyone is welcomed to join in.  We have no formal agenda, just go where our participates need to find answers and have discussions.

Our Experts Actually Have Dementia

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Harry Urban , Founder of “Forget Me Not,” a closed support group on Facebook for those with dementia, their care partners, professionals and advocates.

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Steve Ponath , was diagnosed with EOAD in 2011. He has become an advocate for those who can’t speak out about the disease. It’s time to bring awareness to everyone of what this disease does to not only the patient, but to the caregiver’s and loved ones who are on this journey with us.

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Dena Dotson , was diagnosed with Lewy Body with probable Alzheimer’s at age 47 2011. She is working hard to decrease the stigma attached with dementia.

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Michael Ellenbogen , is 54 years old. His career was in Information Technology, where he was a high level manager. Michael was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease at the age of 49. He is no longer able to work. Michael now spend my time trying to increase awareness of this disease, and work to increase funding for research. He just finished writing his book outlining my experience with Alzheimer’s.

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Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks is also the creator and host of Dementia Chats. She facilitates the group and asks our experts living with dementia questions and pull participants into the conversation to get their questions answered and their comments heard. Lori is a professional speaker and trainer on dementia and caregiving.   Her mother has struggled with dementia for over 30 years and she is now in her end stages of the disease.

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Eilon Caspi , is a PhD, Gerontologist and Dementia Behavior Specialist. He runs The Center for Prevention of Resident-to-Resident Aggression in Dementia.   Eilon will be assisting Lori in managing the webinars as well as monitoring participants conversations so we make sure we stay interactive and on top of all conversations. Eilon can also be reached via another website. Eilon can also be reached via another website.

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Here Is The Recording of Today’s Dementia Chats

Here Is The Recording of

Today’s Dementia Chat

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090914_DC_Harry_Dena_Eilon_LoriToday we talked  about the phrase “Living Well With Dementia,” with Harry Urban and Dena Dotson.  It was a very interesting conversation.  I personally use this phrase for some of my events and so the insights from Dena and Harry were very important to hear.  Eilon Caspi also joined us and added great value.

Last, I want to thank our participants for their enriching comments too!  As they say it takes a village!

Please share this valuable information with others!  Together we can and are changing the way the world deals with dementia.

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Dementia Chats This Afternoon – Today Tuesday Aug 12th

Join Dementia Chats Webinar Today

Tuesday August 12th, 2014

           at 3pm EST, 2pm CST, 1pm MST, 12pm PST and 8pm London time

It’s FREE and FUN!

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