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Dementia Icon, Richard Taylor Will Be Missed But Never Forgotten

Dementia Icon, Richard Taylor

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Will Be Missed

Richard Taylor form websiteBut Never Forgotten

Richard Taylor was a trailer blazer in the world of dementia.  Known around the world for his honest and pressing insights, Richards legacy will forever live on.  His goals where simple yet massive, his stamina on wavering and his passion for change electric.  To list his accomplishments would surprise most, but instead I would love for each of you to hear from those that knew Richard.  Listen to what people around the world thought of Richard and his work. Learn what you can do to make a difference.

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ASR Richard Taylor“Richard, may you rest in peace my friend.  May you find freedom and renewed sense of purpose as you guide us from the other side.”

                                                                     Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks 

To learn more about Richard go to his website.

When you go to Richards Website, please check his amazing books and DVD’s along with his blog.

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A Huge Step In The Right Direction – Festival Foods In Wisconsin Becomes Dementia Friendly

A Huge Step In The Right Direction –

Festival Foods In Wisconsin Becomes Dementia Friendly

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Your Vote Is Needed For The Film “Finding the Why” for Dementia – It’s up for a People’s Choice Telly Award!

Your Vote Is Needed

This brilliant short film, “Finding the Why” is up for a People’s Choice Telly Award and we need to get the most votes to win. Please CLICK HERE to vote.  Make sure to register and log in order for your vote to count.

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This is a beautiful short film having big impact around the world.

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Join Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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If you can’t join us live, you can always listen to the show later.  All shows are archived for your convenience.

Alzheimer’s Speaks loves hearing everyone’s opinions and insights to living with dementia.  Today we all have the great honor to speak with Rev, Mary Kay Baum who is not only diagnosed with dementia, but who is doing amazing work to improve lives.  In fact I personally got the chance to meet her and interview her the other week at the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association 1/2 intensive preconference on building Dementia Friendly Communities and Businesses.

I promise this will be a wonderful conversation and you will walk away some brilliant new insights on how to live with the disease gracefully.

Check out Mary Kay Baum’s website  or Call her at (608)935-5834

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WALA’s 20th Annual Spring Conference – Creating a Dementia Friendly Culture

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There is still time to REGISTER!

I hope you can join us!

 Wednesday, March 18, 2015

12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Everyone Is Welcome To Attend!

Creating a Dementia Friendly Culture – One Community At a Time: A Panel Presentation

Every person with dementia has the right to live well in their community and everyone- from governments and communities to businesses and individuals – has a role to play in making this a reality. It is now the time for action to improve the lives of people living with this condition. Creating a Dementia Friendly Community focuses on improving inclusion and quality of life for people with dementia through a high level of public awareness and understanding of dementia.

Dementia Friendly Communities are popping up in every corner of Wisconsin – each with unique characteristics that tap into local interests and talents. While this is a larger cultural issue, learn why assisted living providers are seeing increased census through participation. During this session, panel experts will discuss the barriers people with dementia face in their community and provide you with detailed methods on running a DFC from a global, national, state, and local perspective.

Sponsored by Senior Living University

Meet & Greet Reception – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Let’s play “Memory”! This meet-and-greet will put you in front of more industry leaders and decision makers in one night than you would normally be able to connect within a month. Attendees will not only have the chance to reconnect with colleagues and make new connections, but will also participate in a networking game of “Memory” for a chance at a prize!

Networking reception sponsored by Wipfli LLP

Cash bar service sponsored by M3 Insurance

Download a registration form or register at the WALA Store!

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Surprise Radio Show Honoring

Dr. Richard Taylor’s Dementia Work



Join us and we gather people around the world to talk about the power of one man and changes he has brought about in Dementia Care Culture.  If you would like to share with Richard how he has touched your life, please make a comment below so we can string them together and make it easy for him to access.

May you heal quickly Richard.  You have all of our thoughts and prayers wrapped around you and your family while you go through your treatment for cancer. 

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Well how fun is it to get this award.  I love the idea.  Here are the rules below.

Nominees for this award are required to:

1.  Thank the blogger who nominated them.  I my case that was Theresa Hupp.  Her blog is called

“Story & History~ One writer’s journey through life and time”  Thank you Theresa for picking Alzheimer’s Speaks for this award.

2.  Post the One Lovely Blog emblem on their blog.  Proudly done!

3.  List seven random facts about themselves.  Here goes everyone:

    • I was a Grandma before I was a mom…figure that one out…LOL
    • Being around water makes me peaceful
    • Laughter is a must in my life, not an option
    • I can be an introvert… I know for many that is hard to believe
    • Friendships are the best of all treasures in the world
    • My favorite color is PURPLE
    • There is nothing more precious to me that truly connecting with a person

4.  Nominate fifteen other bloggers for the award, and let them know of their nomination. 

In no particular order the nominees are…

My Demented Mother by Kathy Ritchie. Kathy’s raw honesty has always seared my soul as she shares her ride on the emotional roller coaster of Dementia.  Kudos Kathy for your bravery.

Dr. Richard Taylor, Ph.D. by Dr. Richard Taylor. Richard was diagnosed with Dementia probably of the Alzheimer’s type and has been an international advocate for the disease.  Recently Richard was diagnosed with cancer and so he will be taking a break from posting, but his website and blog are a wealth of information and should not be ignore.  Richards insights are life changing. Prayers are coming your way my friend. You have made an incredible difference in the world regarding Dementia.  It is an honor to call you  my friend.  Thank you for all you do.

Mind-Start by Monica Heltemes.  Monica is a Occupational Therapist by trade.  Her commitment to change Dementia Care Culture through her insights and products is phenomenal.  I just love this woman and how she thinks and addresses things. Thanks for your friendship and wisdom Monica.

AARP Caregiving Resource Center & Blog  This site is a wealth of information.  We all want to live purposeful lives as we age, even when ill.  AARP can help us do just that.  Thank you ARRP for making critical  information to everyone.

Sharecare Blog  This site is rich and full of great information.  Sharecare was created by Dr. Oz and Jeff Arnold and is loaded with amazing information and resources to live a healthy life at any stage or age.  Make sure to check out Sharecare’s Top 10 Influencers on a variety of subjects.  Thank you Jeff and Dr Oz for your big vision to make the world a better place.

Alzheimer’s Reading Room by Bob Demarco.  Bob has done an incredible job building a great community for those dealing with dementia.   He has personally lived the journey with his Mother Dotty and inspired many through his life lessons, updates on research and honest thoughts.  Keep up the great work Bob.

Real Women on Health by Kelley Connors. Kelley has a wonderful blog which is a great resource for a variety of topics important to women. Kudos girlfriend!

Alzheimer’s Association Blog has update to date information and resources for those dealing with dementia. I thank you for your work.

Care Space is an online community addressing social care over in the UK.  My good friend Norrms McNamara, who has Lewy Body Disease posts here often.  Norrms is an amazing writer sharing his insights, thoughts and vision to shift our Dementia care culture around the world.  Norrms I raise my glass to you buddy.  Cheers for making such an impact world wide!

June K. Berg a Journey through Alzheimer’s by Stanton O. Berg.  This is a true love story written by a husband and driven by his love for his wife to improve our Dementia care.  Stan offers his personal insights and often posts updated statistics prior to the other large organizations.  He is great source of information. Kudos Stan for your diligence I’m sure June is looking down on you and bursting with pride.

Oprah’s Blog.  As with everything Oprah does her blog is spirited, fun, uplifting and thought provoking. I love the work you do Orpah! Thank you for being you.

About.com Alzheimer’s/Dementia Blog  by Esther Heerema.  This blog is loaded with tons of information from research and daily living ideas.   Kudos Esther for keeping us informed.

Sharing my life with Lewy Body Dementia.  This blog documents ones’ persons journey with  Lewy Body Dementia. Thank you for sharing your life experiences with us.

Early Onset Blog  This blog gives great insight to the progression of the disease from early onset. Once again honest insights from one on the journey with Dementia. Your work here is important.  Thank you.

Changing Aging Blog by Dr. Bill Thomas.  Bill has been leading the world in culture change for years.  He covers an expansive array of topics that are always thought provoking. Bill you have and continue to make such huge strides in shifting our care culture.  Thank you for your work.

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Hello Dinners With Dr Richard Taylor –

Dementia & Alzheimer’s

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A Groundbreaking Webinar for Those With Dementia

On September 10 and 11, people with dementia from across the USA and Canada will be getting together in a virtual conference room for A Meeting of the Minds. At this ground-breaking event for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, participants will discuss the issues they face as people with dementia in their communities, provinces/states and countries, and will begin to think about actions they can take and how they can support each other in taking these actions.

A Meeting of the Minds will be hosted by Richard Taylor, PhD and Laura Bramly.  Richard is based in the USA, and was diagnosed nine years ago with dementia, probably of the Alzheimer’s type. Since then he has created a life of purpose by speaking out about dementia, and teaching others about the disease through his book, DVDs and speeches at conferences around the world.Laura Bramly is a writer, editor and graphic designer based in Canada. She edits the I CAN! I WILL! Stand Up and Speak Out About Dementia website and is a caregiver support group facilitator. The event is sponsored by Dementia Support Networks, a nonprofit organization started by Richard with the purpose of connecting people with dementia.

The idea for A Meeting of the Minds grew out of the I CAN! I WILL! website (www.alz.co.uk/icaniwill), which is an idea library sponsored by Alzheimer’s Disease International and a rich resource populated by ideas to combat issues related to dementia. All ideas are written by people with dementia, caregivers, professionals and volunteers who work in the field of dementia, and contributors come from many countries around the world.

Both Richard and Laura have experienced the power of face-to-face, in-person meetings that have taken place between people with dementia at Alzheimer’s Disease International annual conferences, where participants discuss issues and actions that are being taken around the world. Inspired by the incredible stories being told by people with dementia, both at these meetings and on I CAN! I WILL!, Laura and Richard decided to try and bring their message of empowerment, community and hope to a wider audience via webinar technology on the Internet.

During A Meeting of the Minds, participants will confront issues that are taking place in their lives and communities as people with dementia. They will hear stories from people with dementia who are already taking action in ways small and big in their own lives. They will brainstorm possible actions, saying “I CAN!” and “I WILL!” to some goals, and finally, will consider ways in which they can support each other in taking these actions.

Separate meetings are being held for the USA and Canada so that participants can discuss issues that may be particular to their countries. In the future, Richard and Laura hope to make these meetings even more focused and local, so that participants can connect and create community together.

Registration is open for both meetings. Many people with dementia have registered, along with family members, friends or other caregivers acting as support people. There have also been inquiries from Early Stage Support Group facilitators, who will broadcast the webinar live to support group participants.

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A Meeting Of The Minds –

A Support Group For Those With Dementia

This is a fabulous opportunity to connect and make a difference!

Bringing folks with the symptoms of Dementia together into one virtual room.

USA – Sept. 10 at 12pm Central Time
Canada – Sept. 11 @ 12 pm Central Time

To register, please visit www.dementiasupportnetworks.com

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