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Neurologist – Dr. Daniel Potts on Dementia and Compassion

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Neurologist – Dr. Daniel Potts on Dementia and Compassion

Tuesday, December 26th at 2pm EST, 1pm CST,12pm MST,11am PST and 7pm London




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Clergy Against Alzheimer’s Network and Open Mic

Clergy Against Alzheimer’s Network and Open Mic

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We go live Tuesday December 23rd at 11am EST, 10am CST, 9am MST, 8am PST and 4pm London time.

USAgainstAlzheimer’s Clergy Network will be join us to discuss their new book released, “Seasons of Caring: Meditations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers”.  Joining us will be: Dr. Daniel Potts, Rabbi Steven Glazer, Dr. Richard Morgan and Lynda Everman.

usagainst alz clergy book cover Seasons of Caring_coverTo learn more about our guest by clicking on the links below:

Dr. Daniel Potts – Cognitive Dynamics or Dementia Dynamics

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Dr. Richard Morgan

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Lynda Everman and Stamp Out Alzheimer’s

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Celebrating The Holiday Season. 

Let your voice be heard.

Before another holiday season slips by us, we would love to hear from you.  What are your struggling with during this time of year?  What are you grateful for?  Are you holding to your normal family traditions or have you made some adjustments?

We all know the holidays can be a beautiful and stressful time of the year.  For some, it’s down right depressing.  Here on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio we believe it’s ok to feel a variety of emotions and we want to be a safe place for people to share  and support one another.

Call in at (714) 364-4757 or use the chat box to talk with us.  Together, we can make a difference to improve our dementia care culture.

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Two Sharecare Experts Join Forces to Celebrate National Alzheimer’s & Caregiver Month

Two of the Top 10 most influential online experts on Alzheimer’s disease according to ShareCare – the health and wellness experts site launched by Dr. Oz – Lori La Bey (#1) of Alzheimer’s Speaks and Sherri Snelling (#4) of Caregiving Club announced today a joint project in November to celebrate National Caregiver Month and National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

The “Let’s Talk Tuesdays” series of caregiving radio programs on La Bey’s Alzheimer’s Speaks blog talk radio channel features both ShareCare experts interviewing other thought leaders on caregiving topics to help empower, enlighten and engage the nation’s 65 million family caregivers. In addition to La Bey discussing the growing trend in Memory Cafes and Snelling talking about the tipping points and health risks caregivers face, the hosts have selected a line-up of experts ranging in topics from technology to volunteerism to entertainment and education programs.

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The programs will air live every Tuesday in November from 10 a.m. to Noon CT and features: Eric Hall, Chairman of the Board of the newly launched Alzheimer’s Global Initiative; Brooks Kenny of Lotsa Helping Hands will talk about volunteering to help caregivers; Cathie Borrie, author of The Long Hello, will talk about adapting her memoir for the stage; Daniel and Ellen Potts will talk about the first middle school language arts curriculum for Alzheimer’s awareness Let Me Be Your Memory; Gary Kaye, founder of IntheBoomBox.TV will talk on caregiving technology; Walter Greenleaf Stanford Center on Longevity will discuss a global student design challenge to help early-stage dementia sufferers with safety and independence; Karen Love CCAL will discuss Advancing Person Center Living & Dementia Action Alliance on Building Alliances for Person-Centered Care; Carole Larkin from Third Age Services will discuss Memory Cafes.  Some members will also tell us what they think about these groups and Ruth Curran creator of Cranium Crunches will discuss brain games and smartphone apps to help caregivers engage with loved ones and learn to relax. Check the host web sites for detailed guest information.

“Caregivers often say they feel all alone which is why Lori and I teamed up for this special effort on her talk radio program to encourage caregivers, especially the 15 million Americans caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, to call in and talk to us as well as learn from other experts about resources and services to help them and to know they are not alone,” says Sherri Snelling, founder and CEO of Caregiving Club and author of “A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrities Stories to Help You Prepare to Care.” “Part of our role as ShareCare experts is providing guidance and advice to caregivers who don’t know where to turn. My personal mission is to help caregivers navigate caring for their loved one while also finding time to care for themselves – what I call the Sandwich Generation juggling act.”

“My goal is to shift the dementia care culture worldwide, from crisis to comfort, by giving a voice to all which is why this November we’re going to highlight caregiver challenges and solutions,” says Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks. “If we can help even one person with dementia or those caring for others as a result of these radio shows and help change how dementia care is perceived, received and delivered, then we’ll start the spark that will ignite a huge difference caregiver’s lives.”

About Caregiving Club
Sherri Snelling, CEO and founder of the Caregiving Club and author of A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrities Stories to Help You Prepare to Care, is a nationally recognized expert on America’s 65 million family caregivers with special emphasis on how to help caregivers balance self-care while caring for a loved one. Sherri has been honored as one of the Top 10 Influencers on Alzheimer’s by Sharecare, the online health and wellness experts site created by Dr. Mehmet Oz. She is a caregiving contributor reaching 15 million readers monthly through the Huffington Post, Forbes.com, PBS/Next Avenue, MariaShriver.com, MORE.com, Alzheimer’s Association and Caring.com. She is also a TV producer, program host and celebrity interviewer at red carpet galas, creator of the Me Time Monday weekly videos in support of the non-profit Healthy Mondays Campaign, Caregiver’s Network Webinar host for Lifecare’s 61,000 employer clients and the former Chairman of the National Alliance for Caregiving based in Washington, D.C. Sherri has been a caregiver for her maternal grandparents and recently for her father who passed away from prostate cancer.

Follow on Twitter: @SherriSnelling and @CaregivingClub and learn more at: caregivingclub.com

About Alzheimer’s Speaks
Lori La Bey is founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, a U.S.- based advocacy group that provides education and support for those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. She was named the #1 Influencer online for Alzheimer’s by Sharecare with Dr. Oz in November of 2012. Her training programs are designed for people with memory loss, care partners, professionals and the public. She is a highly sought after speaker, trainer, and advocate for new delivery systems and attitudes towards those with memory loss. Her mission is to deliver programs such as her Dementia Chats Webinar™, platforms and collaborations such as Memory Cafes and Dementia Friendly Campaigns to the US. Along with the newly launched Resource Directory which allows the world to share knowledge in an easy to use format. In addition to her radio show, Lori has been a contributing author in four books and is currently working on two books. Lori is a long-time caregiver for her mother who has Alzheimer’s disease and has also been a caregiver for her father.

Follow on Twitter at: @AlzSpks and learn more at: www.alzheimersspeaks.com

About ShareCare
Sharecare, created by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold, is the online destination for content contributors including the most prestigious associations, leading brands, eminent hospitals and significant healthcare organizations and professional societies that represent the world’s foremost medical expertise. From the American Red Cross to Colgate to Johns Hopkins Medicine to the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Sharecare.com is bringing together diversity in thought leadership from the top minds in the healthcare field to provide consumers with multiple perspectives within a single web site dedicated to improving health. SharecareNow, a partnership of Sharecare and powered by WCG, is dedicated to facilitating more meaningful online conversations about health and wellness among patients, physicians, brands and associated healthcare organizations and professionals. They have identified the Top 10 influencers on a variety of topics including Depression, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Eye Health, Breast Cancer and Children’s Health. In 2012 they added influencers for Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more at: sharecare.com


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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Celebrates

Dementia Awareness Day With Great Friends!

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Celebrating Dementia Awareness Day (DAD)

I had a great time today hosting Dementia Awareness Day on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio today.  We had great guest speakers as well as wonderful participation from our listeners.  Below are the links I promised from our guests.  I also want to thank all of our listeners for participating in the program today, making it a powerful force showing our collaborative efforts and giving great hope and insights as we work together to shift our Dementia care culture throughout the globe!   So again, I thank each of you.

Our Guests Today

Dawn Fields, Producer of the film “Shattered Love” joined us to tell us about this extra ordinary film she is working on.  This a film has a powerful script which will captivate its audience and hold them hostage in the reality of delusions which holds the hands of those walking the path of dementia. The film shows the importance of feeling the pain in order to move through it.  Shattered Love, hits a home run and is a beautiful art form you won’t be able to forget even if you want to.  Like dementia this film will leave you scared and wondering why and how do people cope? What resources are available to help them?  For each of us the true question this film asks is, are we strong enough as a community to reclaim the lives devastated by dementia?  The film will tear at your heart-strings, scream at you asking for your compassion and your help to allow others to live a dignified, respectful life filled with love when dementia comes calling. Don’t miss your chance to make a difference by supporting this project.  There are many levels to show your financial support as well as helping raise awareness through the donation of your time watching the trailer, spreading the word of the film via social media and in person.

For more information please check out both links below. don’t forget to mention you heard about Shattered Love here on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio so when you donate to the film you will get an extra bracelet “Proud To Care.”



Ashley Allison Developer of Unus Tactus an incredible APP for the iphone assisting those with dementia and their care partners.  The APP can also be used for just about anyone.  Some of the features are:

Unus Tactus – the app with T.L.C. (Touch. Locate. Call.) was developed to assist people of all ages with mild cognitive and/or motor deficits by allowing them to have an easy to use cell phone, with a simple set up. It utilizes a one touch photo dialing system to generate phone calls using phone numbers from your existing contacts or ones that are imported directly.

One Touch Photo Dialer For Your iPhone

Unus Tactus simplifies the calling process by turning your iPhone into an easy-to-use, one touch photo dialer. Your contacts are displayed in a 4×4 grid which shows both the contacts name and a large thumbnail photo. A single tap on any of the names or thumbnails will place a call that particular contact.

Customizable Emergency Contact

Unus Tactus allows you to enter in both an emergency phone number and email address to maximize the users chance of getting help during times of distress. A large, red HELP button is visible anytime you launch the application. When the HELP button is tapped, two separate processes are kicked off. First, a phone call is immediately placed to the users emergency contact phone number (a friend, a family member, a local hospital, etc). Secondly, an email is immediately sent to the users emergency email address alerting the emergency contact that the user has placed an emergency call. The email includes Google Maps link showing the user’s exact location.

Geofence Alerts

Unus Tactus features a customizable geofence with immediate email alerts. The geofence will allow the user to notify their emergency contact when they have left a designated radius of a given location (i.e. when the user is more than 5 miles from their house). When the geofence alert is triggered, an email is sent to the user’s emergency contact including a Google Maps link to the user’s exact location. If you know the user’s iCloud login, we also provide a convenient iCloud link to track them in real time.

Here is more information on Unus Tactus

Web Site – www.unustactus.com

Email – unustactus@yahoo.com

Twitter – @unustactus

Facebook –  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Unus-Tactus-Keeping-you-connected-with-One-Touch/323648804336736?ref=ts

Unus Tactus Walk to End Alzheimer’s Page


Alan Arnette

called in to share a short documentary the AARP produced on his 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer’s.  Here is the link:


Alan will also be speaking at the Pat Summitt Foundation on October 7th.  Here is the link for more information on this event:


Dr. Daniel Potts

also called in to tell us of some of the work he is involved in.  Daniel and his wife Ellen have written a fantastic book called A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver — www.alzpocketguide.com

They also have a three other sites worth checking out:

Here is the youtube of his father Lester’s paintings entitled broken jar:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6ksfsp94YQ&feature=relmfu

Cognitive Dynamics was developed to improve the quality of life of patients with cognitive disorders (such as Alzheimer’s disease) and their caregivers through education, research, and support of innovative care models which promote human dignity, especially therapies employing the expressive arts http://www.cognitivedynamics.org/

Dementia Dynamics, LLC is dedicated to improving the lives of dementia patients and their caregivers through education and technology.  http://dementiadynamics.com/

Bakhus Saba

Here is the link to the beautiful heartfelt music video written by Bakhus Saba and John and Michele Laws, called “Still A Child” which is a story that tells the  story of having to place a loved one in a community setting.


Memory People A Social Support Group on Facebook.

Just google Rick Phelps or contact him on facebook to connect and join the group.

Alzheimer’s Speaks International Collaborative Resource Site


Memory Cafes

Dementia Chats FREE Webinars where I interviewed people with dementia

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We are launching September 20th, Dementia Friendly Businesses and Communities! 

If you are interested please contact Lori La Bey

Thank you all again for Celebrating

Dementia Awareness Day With Us!

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