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The Benefits of Music for Those Living with Dementia

Tune in Thursday Feb 28th at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London and 6am on the 29th at 6am

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Lori La Bey chats with Bexi Owen, a singer, who has been touring the UK to raise awareness of the benefits of music for dementia. Bexi is committed to campaigning for all those living with dementia to have regular access to music.  Join us in this fun and uplifting conversation.

Contact Information for Bexi Owen

Blog: bexiowen.wordpress.com

FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/bexowen

Twitter:  @bexiowen

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Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

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Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

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FINGERS Study on Dementia Reduce or Prevent Dementia

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Lori La Bey is honored to have Dr. Miia Kivipelto, the Primary Investigator of the landmark FINGER Trial, in Sweden on the show. They discuss the FINGERs study which was the first large scale trial on multi-domain lifestyle based interventions which can reduce the risk of cognition impairment. Specifically they talk about the impact of a healthy diet, exercise, obesity, psycho-social engagement, sleep patterns, stress and loneliness. The FINGER study was published in 2015 and in 2017 expanded to the World Wide FINGERS study, where 15 countries have joined in to expand the trial. In addition to the trial Dr Kivipelto discusses the FINGERS Brain Health Institute.

Contact Information

Portrait of Professor Miia Kivipelto

Email: Miia.Kivipelto@ki.se

FINGERS Brain Health Institute: http://www.fbhi.se

World Wide FINGERS Initiative: http://www.alz.org/wwfingers

Nordic Brain Network: https://www.researchgate.net/lab/Nordic-Brain-Network-Miia-Kivipelto

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Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia
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Powerful Poem Titled “They”

Once again, one of our community members writes a beautiful poem which points out just how much our words matter. Thank you Bob Savage!

A note from Bob Savage who is living with dementia –

Inspiration came from a recent national conference workshop that I attended where staff from a dementia care facility described what they are doing to improve communication with the people living in their facility. They used “THEY” at least 15 times when referring to the people living in their facility during their presentation. Each time they used the word “THEY” my stomach would cringe.

 THEY

By Bob Savage

 Who are these people who after one word we call them THEY

Did they have any choice as to why we call them THEY

Sometimes just one word (DEMENTIA) is why their THEY

Is a person any different after Dementia Diagnosed as THEY

We still love, hate, think, enjoy, cry, be depressed after THEY

We still love our family, friends, have enemies after THEY

We still love movies, parties, vacations, traveling after THEY

We still have emotional upsets, anger, frustrations after THEY

We do not like the loss of independence after THEY

We do not like the loss of social contact after THEY

We do not like people deciding and speaking for us after THEY

We do not like being a burden to those we love after THEY

We like to continue to speak for ourselves after our THEY

We like to be involved in all our decisions after our THEY

We like to set up new social contacts others after our THEY

We like to be accepted in our communities after our THEY

© of Bob Savage Living with Dementia 2018

If you would like to submit your poetry about dementia and caregiving make sure to include: The title of the piece Your by-line including your name as the author of the piece and any background or contact information you would like to share. Contact us  

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Dementia: Healing Moments Study Enhancing Lives

Alzheimer’s Speaks Talks with

Rev. Dr. Jade Angelica, Founder

of Healing Moments & the Research Team!

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Join Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio for a very interesting conversation with three women on a mission to improve dementia care by supporting those that care for individuals living with a diagnosis.  Through improv, care partners learn to reframe and refocus how to care.  Listen in and learn and feel free to reach to them for more details on their clinical research and program.

Rev. Dr. Jade Angelica is the founder and director of Healing Moments for Alzheimer’s. She cared for her own mother who died from Alzheimer’s disease in 2011.  She designs and leads workshops, services, and trainings for Healing Moments. Jade wrote the book Where Two Worlds Touch: A Spiritual Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease.

Kelsey Spalding Wilson is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Iowa. She is now completing a clinical neuropsychology internship at the St. Louis VA, working with Veteran’s with neurological disorders.

Edmarie Guzman-Velez moved to the US to complete her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Iowa.  She is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School studying the preclinical stage of Alzheimer’s disease.

Contact Healing Moments:

Website:  http://www.healingmoments.org/

Emails:       jadeangelica@gmail.com

Kelsey-spalding@uiowa.edu

Eguzman-velez@mgh.harvard.edu

Jade’s Phone:     563-582-4724

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Creating Joy filled Visits with Julie Bigham

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Creating Joy filled Visits with

Julie Bigham

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Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Julie Bigham creator of Joy Filled Visits.  They discuss how Julie helps families engage those they love with dementia. Tune in and learn about a new tool and techniques to create remarkable moments.  Julie is also working on a companion book as she has had some many requests for more information.  You can visit her website to learn more.

Contact Julie Bigham at Joy Filled Visits, LLC

Email:  julsbigham@yahoo.com

Website: www.joyfilledvisits.com

Phone:  704-910-9279

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Technology Lab Helps Families Decide What Will Work For Their Situation

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Talks with

 Larry Carpenter of the Augustana Care Learning Lab

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 Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio interviews Larry Carpenter of the Augustana Care Learning Lab for Eldercare Technologies.  They will discuss their mission and vision along with some of the latest technology they display for people to touch feel and test out, helping them decide what will help them in their situation today and in the future.

Contact the Learning Lab:

Website:     http://thelearninglab.org

Email:     kingallsmaloney@augustanacare.org

Phone:    612-843-6790  

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Great Ideas on How to Engage those with Dementia

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Talks with

Julie Bigham on How to Create Joy

Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio is excited to have Julie Bigham join her Tuesday April 10th, 2018, to discuss how to help families engage those they love with dementia. Join the conversation by calling in or using the chat box to talk with us.

Contact Julie Bigham at Joy Filled Visits, LLC

Email:  julsbigham@yahoo.com

Website: www.joyfilledvisits.com

Phone:  704-910-9279

 

 

 

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