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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

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 sounds news, not just sound bites.

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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

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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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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.

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Website:   https://www.amprionme.com

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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.

Voices of Those Diagnosed with Dementia

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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Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge Washington

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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

Neurology® 2018;90:139. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000004841

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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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