Posts Tagged ‘Information’

Resources & Insights During A Time Of Crisis

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Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with the VP of Operations at PRN Home Care.  They will discuss everything from the impact the Coronavirus is having on their companies and clients.  You will pick up a variety of tips to care better for someone with dementia and yourself.  In addition, Kearn will share about the elder conference and resource guide she’s worked on along with her project called the Unwrinkled Heart Caregivers’ Journeys. 

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 since 2011.

The Radio Show Will Start Tuesday – March 26th, 2020 –2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 27th at 5am in Australia AET

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Contact Information for Kearn Cherry:

Email:  kearn@prnhomecareservices.com

Website:  www.kearncherry.com 

FaceBook:  PRN-Home-Care

Phone:  228-239-1867 Cell                             Phone:  888-782-3316 Off

FaceBook:  kearn.crockettcherry

YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6nRwXqwl4nRgsdtJ15X3dQ?view_as=subscriber

LinkedIn: Kearn Cherry

Instagram:  www.instagram.com/kearncherry

Twitter:  @KearnCherryPRN

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All shows on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio are accessible to listen to at anytime to once they go live – Enjoy.

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

Click Below To Watch Dementia Quick Tip #9

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

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Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

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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                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

This Is Great Gift Idea For A Family Dealing With Dementia

Parental Dementia – A guide through all the difficult questions. Author Keith Galas, is an Executive Director with 20 years’ experience and has helped families with all their difficult questions. Every chapter in the book covers a question he gets most from families.

Parental Dementia – A guide through all the difficult questions is available through Amazon, Walmart and Barnes and Noble, but if you go to www.parentaldementia.com  all Alzheimer’s Speaks listeners can get a discount by using the code word, Lori.

Available in eBook now as well

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Willing To Help

Willing To Help

By: Michelle Remold

For as long as I can remember, Alzheimer’s disease has fascinated me. Since fifth grade, every research paper I wrote was able to, somehow, be tied to Alzheimer’s. I always knew I wanted to volunteer in dementia care units, but once I found out that I could have a career working with older adults and that I could work with families and individuals struggling with Alzheimer’s or dementia, I was sold.

When it comes to learning about Alzheimer’s I seem to retain a lot of information about the disease and tend to jump at an opportunity to learn more about the disease. Last month I even bought a textbook on Alzheimer’s for no other purpose than to expand my knowledge.

It seems like with Alzheimer’s you can go from not knowing anything about the disease to be being overwhelmed with information, statistics, research articles, and so much more that it can be difficult to sift through it all and learn what is fact from fiction. It is incredibly overwhelming.

I have been lucky to have had college professors and mentors who have aided me in learning all that I know about Alzheimer’s and dementia. I have to say though, I am learning that while I do enjoy being around individuals who have Alzheimer’s or dementia, it is the caregivers that I am learning a lot from.

I love answering questions and am always willing to look up any information I am not sure about. People thank me for taking the time to talk with them or to get them some information they are searching for, but the truth is that they are guiding me into what I think will be my career path and I am more than happy to help. I have never seen it as an inconvenience to sit down and talk about dementia and Alzheimer’s, help with resources, or to just be a sympathetic ear. I am more than happy to help. After all, knowledge is power and the best way to increase knowledge about the various forms of dementia is to be willing to talk about them.

???????????????????????????????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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A Quest For Answers

By: Michelle Remold

I think that one of the most challenging aspects of Alzheimer’s, for not only those who have Alzheimer’s or dementia but their caregivers and family as well, is what seems to be a lack of answers available to them. I think it is human nature to ask questions – What? Where? When? How? With many diseases, some questions can be answered or researched, but when it comes to Alzheimer’s or dementia many of the answers to questions asked seem to be hard to come by.

When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it is important to provide people with the information they need to know on where they can find resources and support. Providing resources and information are what make organizations like Alzheimer’s Speaks so valuable.

It is important to help people find the resources and support they need after a diagnosis of any disease, especially Alzheimer’s or dementia. I think we need to share ideas on where to find the information people are looking for. Without helping others find the services, resources, or information they are looking for, dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia can seem very lonely.

It’s important to support and help people going through the disease, so it doesn’t turn into “A Quest For Answers”.

???????????????????????????????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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Read a Book

By: Michelle Remold

One of my favorite past times is reading. I enjoy reading anything by John Steinbeck and have two lists of books I am trying to read my way through. During my undergrad however, I discovered a new literary area that I enjoyed reading. This area was made up of personal accounts from those who had first hand experiences with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

I have read non-fiction books before, but they haven’t really been anything that sparked my interest. Within the last couple of years however, I have found that reading personal accounts of Alzheimer’s and dementia are a strong interest area for me. It provides a glimpse into someone else’s experience with the disease.

Reading personal accounts provides the opportunity to find comfort in similarities of the disease and the differences increases my compassion for those dealing with the disease while increasing  my knowledge. While I also enjoy reading books about Alzheimer’s and dementia based on research and theory, I find personal accounts to be more educational in their own right. Often they give insight to things about the diseases that aren’t discussed in everyday conversations. They address everything from tears shed to laughs shared to struggles and triumphs.

I think that personal accounts of Alzheimer’s and dementia make coping with the disease a little easier. They help reiterate that you are not alone in dealing with it and can provide the support and comfort that someone may need. While nothing can take the place of conversations, I believe that reading a book, on anything you may be trying to learn about, can be beneficial. In the case of caring for or working with individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia, I think that knowledge is power and encourage everyone to read a book.

??????????????????????????????? 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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