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Learn Why Early Diagnosis Is So Important When It Comes To Dementia?

A BIG THANK YOU to Dr. Lakelyn Hogan Eichenberger with Home Instead who invited me on her live video chat to discuss early diagnosis and why it’s so important.

So many people worry about changes in cognition from individuals who are sensing a change in their own lives, to family and friends. This chat will give you some ideas of common changes people question, what could be causing the changes, who to go see if you are concerned, to how to approach the conversation with a loved one, and even how to respond to someone who is telling you they are worried about cognitive changes.

As always with Lakelyn, this is a positive empowering chat loaded with resources and and ideas for you.

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When Dementia Takes a Back Seat To Other Health Issues Plus Examples of Misperceptions, Hallucinations, Delusions and Misunderstandings On Dementia Chats™ Today our experts living with dementia give us great examples of situations where dementia can be ignored, or not acknowledged when other health issues pop up. They also give us great examples of the differences between hallucinations, delusions, misunderstandings and misperceptions.

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A big thank you to our experts who gave their time to share their insights: Craig Hanke, Truthful Loving Kindness, Dr. Jennifer Bute, Christine Thelker, Karen Creekmoore, and Lonni Schicker

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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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Local Passion Turned to Action – DCAN on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Thursday May 5th – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the May 6th at 6am in Australia AEDT

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Our Host, Lori La Bey talks with Dr. Patrick Zook, who was a family physician for 40 years. In 2019, Dr. Zook took on the public health issue of community dementia care and founded the St. Cloud, MN-based nonprofit, Central Minnesota Dementia Community Action Network known as D-CAN.  D-CAN’s Dementia Resource Center has two paid staff and two volunteer physicians.  Dr Zook has been evaluating clients/care partners either living with dementia symptoms or just worried about their dementia risk since April 2021. D-Can’s mission is to “improve access to quality dementia care in our community.”

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Contact Central Minnesota Dementia Community Action Network (D-CAN)

Website  https://dcan-mn.org/

Email

LinkedIn  https://www.linkedin.com/company/central-mn-dementia-community-action-network/

Phone  320-640-6726 (Main)

Contact Tami Kolbinger to Schedule an Appointment

Phone  320-640-6695  or Email

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Dementia and the Arts is an Educational Panel where all levels of artists and all types are welcome. Our goal is to elevate panelists work and ability to create beauty in many forms. They will share examples of various types of art they participate in, how, and why they started, what they have learned, and what they personally get out of making art. Panelists, do not have to attend all sessions.

As you will see from the sample video above, conversations are comfortable, casual, and fascinating. We have so much to learn from one another. All recordings will be prerecorded and published to Alzheimer’s Speaks YouTube channel with a specific playlist channel for easy access. Each episode will be pushed out on Alzheimer’s Speaks social media channels as well.

Anyone living with dementia interested in participating, please reach out to Lori La Bey via email, or Private message her on FaceBook

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Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

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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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Sarah Ashton on Diagnosis, Disruption, and Finding New Purpose

Thursday – Sept. 3rd, 2020 – 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12pm MT, 11am PT & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 28th at 5am in Australia AET

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Lori La Bey founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Sarah Ashton was diagnosed with early onset dementia at the age of 57. At that time, Sarah was working as a senior district manager for New South Wales Health in the Mid North Coast. Her position responsibilities included District Management for Accreditation, Risk Management Consumer Advocacy and Legislative Compliance.

Overnight, Sarah lost her job and most of her friends as her diagnosis became known. For the past few years, Sarah has been working as an advocate for Dementia Australia. She also sits on the National Dementia Advisory Council.

Contact Sarah Ashton

Email: SarahAAshton@BigPond.com or sesashton1@yahoo.com

Phone: 61-0468-635-816

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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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Driving Global Strategies in Dementia Care on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Thursday – May 21st, 2020 -2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 22nd at 5am in Australia AET

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Today Lori La Bey speaks with Dr. Mylea Charvat who has been touched by  dementia which she will share and how that has impacted her desire for answers.  As the CEO of Savonix, Mylea drives strategies to address dementia globally with business and clinical leaders. Listen in and learn.

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Contact Information for Dr. Mylea Charvat

Website:  www.savonix.com

Email:  info@savonix.com

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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.

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

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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Attacking Alzheimer’s Disease One Molecule at a Time – Amprion

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Talks with

Amprion CEO and Co-Founder

Russell M. Lebovitz

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Amprion – Attacking Alzheimer’s Disease One Molecule at a Time

Today our host, Lori La Bey interviews Russell M. Lebovitz, CEO and Co-Founder of Amprion.  They discuss Amprion’s vision to revolutionize the diagnosis for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases along with how they are paving a breakthrough pathway to reinvent drug development and discovery for these elusive, incurable diseases. These are incredible times we are living in with so much potential to improve lives of those living with dementia.  Although, a cure is not in hand, it feels good to know there are companies like Amprion with researchers who are realistic and energized about their work.  I look forward to watching this group closely as they forge forward.

Contact Amprion

Website:   https://www.amprionme.com

Video:  https://youtu.be/cvBBTXMVh8o

Email:    https://www.amprionme.com/contact


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Today our Dementia Chats Experts, those diagnosed and living with cognitive impairment, discuss what they would like to see their communities provide them to show they are truly a “Dementia Friendly Business or Communities.”  You will find great tips for businesses and communities to consider.

 

Our experts today are: Michael Ellenbogen, Laurie Scherrer, Bob Savage and Truthful Loving Kindness. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates the conversation. Lori can be reached at or visit Alzheimer’s Speaks website.

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Dementia Chats™ was created with the intention to educate people living with dementia; their care partners both family and friends as well as professionals and advocates. Our Experts are those diagnosed with dementia. We have been doing this series since July of 2012.

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Poem Inspired By Disease – Matter of Fact

Matter of Fact

By Ron Louie, MD

Her face was matter of fact when she heard the pronouncement. 

The neuropsychologist was her colleague; he remained professional, but slipped in some sympathy with the data, which I could not appreciate.

She didn’t display a mask of depression, or Parkinson disease.

Her face remained pliable, not pleased, but neither terribly pained, no exhibition of perplexity, or petulance, or surprise, a pensive look, retaining its complex grace, a quiet reserve, a solemn alertness, the beauty of humane consciousness, with no further expectations.

In her own practice, she had encountered early Alzheimer disease first hand:

that wonderful younger woman, whose baby she had delivered, working in accounting until the numbers became exotic, then alien; she had told me about that patient, with shock, sadness, and resignation.

But I didn’t understand this. I wouldn’t. It was the guy, his tests, the setting.

At home, I made her try to draw a clock, count backward, recite words, and copy intersecting rectangles.  She tried, this good doctor who had always bested me in calculus, organic chemistry and marriage.  She wasn’t angry.

So how could I be mad? She was setting the example, as she had done her whole life, her whole career, without pessimism or regret, or fanfare, just ready to go on, even though her words and steps might mutate, unpredictably, ever aware of the possible endpoints, with each of us now grappling this present moment, trying to recognize its identity.

Dedicated to IRJ, MD; suggested by Meryl Comer

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Nothing Stays The Same

By: Michelle Remold

As we grow up one of the hardest lessons to learn is that things always change and never stay the same. This perhaps is why it can be difficult for people to receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia.

When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, I think it is easy to try to remember the person as their former self and to resist changes brought on by the disease. At first resisting these changes may be easy to do, but it isn’t always what is best. Some of the best moments can be missed if you stay focused on the past and what was.

Things constantly shift and change, no matter what it is.  Undergoing changes may be due to a diagnosis, growing up, or moving away.  There are many factors that contribute to changes in life. I think that dealing with change involves two things. The first is being able to accept change and adapting to the new things that change brings about. Being able to appreciate the things that seem to remain constant is also important when it comes to dealing with change.  Things like family and close friends are what make adapting to change a little easier. Being able to rely on constant factors make change seem less daunting.

I think the most important thing is to be supportive in times of change. The things changing might be great or they may not always bring about good things, but you never know how much being there for someone will mean to them. Embrace change, it might even create some of your best memories.

???????????????????????????????Michelle graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology: Social Sciences and a minor in Family Studies. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Aging Studies and Nursing Home Administration from Minnesota State University Mankato.

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