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Home Instead Senior Care – Meets Dementia Head On

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Host Lori La Bey talks with Lakeyln Hogan a Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate for Home Instead Senior Care. They will discuss what Home Instead is doing to address the needs of those diagnosed with dementia and those that care for them.  We will learn how they are positioning themselves as a global leader in the industry and why they feel this is such an important issue to address.  Join us and find out about several resources you won’t want to miss!

Contact Lakelyn Hogan:

Main Websitewww.HomeInstead.com

Websitewww.HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com

Website –  www.Caregiverstress.com

Website https://missingseniornetwork.com/

Website www.Preventwandering.com

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EmailLakelynHogan@homeinsteadinc.com

Diana Pierce of “What’s Next with Diana Pierce” talks with Lori La Bey , CEO of Alzheimer’s Speaks helping us reframe our expectations to replace fear with HOPE!

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Digital Dementia Summit is online and FREE from May 20-26, 2019

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Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

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See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “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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Dementia, Empathy & Conflict Resolution

 

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Teaching Empathy and Conflict Resolution

to People with Dementia”

Live Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London

Tuesday, Radio Host Lori La Bey talks with Dr. Cameron Camp, Gerontologist and Psychologist, who has been on the show a few times in the past.  On this show, Cameron and his wife Linda, a retired Montessori teacher, will discuss the new book they have written,”Teaching Empathy and Conflict Resolution to People with Dementia.”

You can reach the Camp’s

Email<  Cameron@Cen4ARD.com      

                            

 

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Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge Washington

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The Detoxing of Caregivers

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – July 21st

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The Detoxing of Caregivers: Key Tips

for Survival, Strength and Patience

Thursday, July 21st, we will have Dr. Lawrence T. Force, a Gerontologist, who has worked in the field of aging and for over 30 years. Dr. Force is the Founder & CEO of AgePlan, a national advocacy and training organization.  Come and join the conversation.

Contact Information For Dr. Lawrence T. Force, Gerontologist                          

Email: drltforce@gmail.com                              

Twitter: drforce                                      LinkedIn: Dr. Lawrence T. Force

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Mind Over Matter: Woodcarving And Dementia

 Mind over Matter:

Woodcarving And Dementia

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Today we are lucky to have Eilon Caspi Ph.D. Gerontologist & Dementia Behavior Specialist, Founder and Director of Dementia Behavior Consulting, Minneapolis, MN.   He specializes in evidence-based psychosocial strategies for prevention of various forms of distressing behavioral expressions.  We discuss his hobby of woodcarving which turned into an interactive tool for dementia, which is now displayed at the Cushing Center at Yale University.  As we discuss his project we also get many tips and techniques for living gracefully with dementia.

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Contact and Resource Information From Eilon Casp PH.D.

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Email:      eiloncaspi@gmail.com 

Blog:       http://eiloncaspiabbr.tumblr.com

Author of the Upcoming Book: 

Fighting for Dignity: The Guidebook for Prevention of Resident-to-Resident Altercations in Dementia in Long-Term Care Homes. Health Professions Press. Expected release: Mid 2016.

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The Cushing Center at Yale University:  

http://library.medicine.yale.edu/cushingcenter 

Wood carved brain hemisphere and booklet at Cushing Center II

If you are interested in the above book contact Eilon directly for a link.

Photo Credit to Jason Campbell website:

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David Shenk’s brain animation called What is Alzheimer’s Disease? (illustrating a basic and simplified way the impact of Alzheimer’s on the different parts of the brain):

Interactive Brain Tour:

http://www.alz.org/braintour/cortex.asp

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Denial – Talking to Someone with Dementia Symptoms

Denial –

Talking to Someone with Dementia Symptoms

Dementia Chats Webinar

On April 12th, 2016, The Dementia Chats Webinar addressed how and when a family, friend or physician should address seeing dementia symptoms in a person. Why denial can be a huge issue for the person suspected of having symptoms. Approaches for the conversation. The benefits of get diagnosed and more.

Our Expert Panel Today, Each Living with Dementia Are:
Paulan Gordon
Michael Ellenbogen
Laurie Scherrer
Brian LeBlanc
Kate Knapp
Mary Howard

Facilitators Are:
Lori La Bey, founder of www.AlzheimerSpeaks.com
Eilon Caspi, Gerontologist & Dementia Behavior Specialist

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The Caregiving Experience – Share Yours

The Caregiving Experience – Share Yours

As we all know, the Caregiving Experience is unique to each individual and family member.  Larry Force, Ph.D. and Gerontologist, is in the process of collecting Personal Essays, Narratives, Stories & Reflections on the Experience of Caregiving – for a Book titled: The Detoxing of Caregivers: Key Tips for Survival, Strength & Patience. I am asking if you would be kind enough to contribute to this work by submitting material. You can choose the format, i.e., it can be in the format of:

●    a reflection (a small paragraph)

●    an essay or personal story (a page or more)

●    a favorite quote that you have used

●    a poem that you love

●    an example of a strategy that has not worked for you

●    an example of a strategy that has worked for you

  • areas in your Caregiving Life – that are the most difficult
  • areas in your Caregiving Life – where you draw the most strength from.

You choose the format that works for you. Please know, all material will be referenced anonymously (unless you want your name included).

Please submit material to: drltforce@gmail.com

Many Thanks for helping with this Project.

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Red Carpet Event For “His Neighbor Phil” Was Massive Hit!

His Neighbor Phil Was Massive Hit

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What a beautiful evening at the Music Box Theater this past Saturday in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  HealthStar Home Health hosted the premiere of the new dementia film “His Neighbor Phil,” for the collation formed to get this film out to public.

Two Hollywood Stars Graced The Red Carpet

along with several local actors from Zumbrota where the film was shot.

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Daniel Roebuck, well known for his roles in Matlock, Glee, Lost and the movie The Fugitive played Harvey, a loving husband doing the best he can to care for his wife Mary diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, played by Stephanie Zimbalist.  Their daughter, Isabel, is played by new comer Kristi Knudson, who delivers a powerful performance.   Isabel, helps for care her mother, but struggles not only with her own grief and loss, but the frustration of others in denial of Mary’s disease.Kristi by posterEllen Dolan, who played Margo in As the World Turns, plays the role of Charlie; a loving sister of Mary’s in search of alternative methods to support Mary.  While Mary’s mother played by Sally Kellerman, (Hot Lips on MASH) has to face the fact her daughter has dementia.

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Ellen Dolan (Charlie), Bob Bird (Phil) and Tim Balderramos (Lyle)

Additional Local Actors, Musicians And Crew Also Joined The Fun.

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Pam Potter Langley, Kristi Knudson, Lauren Jenkins (makeup artist) and Ronda Anderson

audience in the theaterThe audience laughed and cried together as this realistic and emotional film touched hearts showing how one person with living dementia impacts a whole community.  Here is what Gerontologist & Dementia Behavior Specialist, Eilon Caspi, had to say about this film:

“A rare, authentic, intimate, and attentive depiction into what it means for each individual in an ordinary family and to the family as a whole when a loved one develops Young-onset Alzheimer’s Disease (also called Early-onset Alzheimer’s or Working Age Alzheimer’s). The film represents a major contribution to raising awareness to this relatively unrecognized, often misunderstood, and grossly underserved subgroup of people living with this form of dementia (i.e. relative to the common form of Alzheimer’s disease which develops later in life).

Moving and powerful moments in the film capture beautifully some of the tremendous daily challenges, struggles, frustrations, and tensions caused by the disease. As importantly, it offers inspiring and uplifting portrayal of creative and effective approaches with which it is possible to alleviate the emotional pains experienced by people with this condition and bring them comfort, joy, and hope. These include the frequent engagement in personally tailored and enjoyable live music, active listening, and the…eventual…realization of the critical need to genuinely “tune into” the person’s subjective experience and inner world…no matter how illogical it may seem to family care partners.

Terrific way to start an open heart-to-heart conversation in every community about the personal, familial, community, and societal implications of living with Young-onset Alzheimer’s disease and the ways to support and preserve the dignity and personhood of these individuals and their family members.

Phenomenal acting! it was hard to believe after watching it that it was the first film of two of the main characters! ”

Here what people are saying about the His Neighbor Phil.

After the film Actors: Daniel Roebuck, Ellen Dolan, Kristi Knudson and Bob Bird took to the stage along with Director Scott Thompson for a Q and A with the audience.

Actors on stage Daniel Ellen Kristi Bob ScottThe audience loved hearing how the script came to be and why the Actors decided to get involved with this project.   There were a few behind the scenes stories shared and people wanted to know how the film will get out to others.

Director Scott Thompson and Actor Daniel Roebuck explained they are working on distribution deals.  Lori Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks who Emceed the event along with Brian McDonald of Synergy HomeCare explained the sponsor collation which has rights to show the film.  The marketing plan is to have sponsors host viewings, which will also have talk back sessions after the film to engage the audience and connect them to resources and local support services.

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His Neighbor Phil

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The Sponsors Are:

Platinum Sponsors

HealthStar Home Health

Alzheimer’s Speaks

Synergy HomeCare

Gold Sponsors:

The Lutheran Home Association

Saint Therese Senior Living Communities

Bronze Sponsors:

Avinity Senior Communities

KeyStone Senior Living

Country Meadows Retirement Community

Leading Age Georgia

Senior Care Authority

A Big Thank You To Our Photographers Who

Volunteered Their Time To  Cover Our Event.

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