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Larry King… Please do another Alzheimer’s Epidemic Show

 

I thought I would share you what I wrote to CNN about Larry King’s special.  I would love to hear your thoughts and comments. 

 

As much as I love the awareness Larry King is bringing to Alzheimer’s disease, I have to say I along with many others we are tired of seeing celebrities being the face of this disease. Let’s get real and be honest. Most people are just everyday common people trying to survive this disease. Take a chance Larry, get down and dirty with this disease.

 

Talk to those who have Alzheimer’s and are making a difference! You will be amazed and walk away inspired and full of hope. Society is getting weary of being pushed by fear. Yes there is no cure. Yes the numbers are growing. So tell me Larry, what are people to do today? How are they to live their lives with purpose and promise when we give them no alternatives? No new ways to communicate and embrace life.

 

We Must Shift Caregiving from Crisis to Comfort!

Let me and many others help you bring hope to a world that is on the brink. Let these pioneers with Alzheimer’s disease teach you and the world new ways and new insights…Rick Phelps, Richard Taylor, and Norrms McNamara just to name a few. Their accomplishments are amazing. Their effect on others huge!

Let people like myself and Holly Eburne who have been impacted by the disease and changed careers and our lives to make life better for those that follow.  Let us help you help others.

 

This disease can be a gift or a disaster Larry.  How are you going to pitch it to the world?

Help us Change How Caregiving For And To An Alzheimer’s Patient Is Perceived, Received and Delivered In This World. Continue to be a change maker Larry. Don’t let us down now. You’ve tackled many important topics in your life time. Please position your pressing questions to give us real answers that can change lives today and into the future.

Bring hope back to this weary world.

Here is just a simple example of how we can connect and find joy in the depths of this disease. This is my Mother who has had memory problems for 30 years and is now in her ends stages of the disease. I dare you not to smile and feel the warmth of unconditional love when you watch this video.

 

https://alzheimersspeaks.wordpress.com/2011/04/29/another-powerful-connection-through-music-with-alzheimers-patient/

Lori La Bey of Alzheimer's Speaks and Senior Lifestyle Trends

 

Respectfully

Lori La Bey
http://www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com

 

 

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Video 74 – Living with Alzheimer’s – Rick Phelp’s

 Rick has been diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease  EOAD.  I will post these videos as I get them from Rick.  If you are interested in truly understanding what it is like to have Alzheimer’s or are caring for someone with the disease, I believe these video logs will change your life in a positive fashion.

Please don’t forget to check out Rick’s website:

Living with Alzheimer’s 2011

http://www.livingwithalzheimers2011.com/

PLUS ….FREE ONLINE ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP

If you or a loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s, Early Onset Alzheimer’s, or another Dementia related disease, or if you are an advocate, we invite you to join us. Memory People™ is a Facebook group founded by Rick Phelps, and created to bring real-time support to those touched by these diseases.

At Memory People™, you will find care and support in a comfortable and safe environment where patients, caregivers, and all involved come together to share our stories, support each other, and bring awareness to these diseases.

If you’re not already, you will need to have a Facebook account. From your home page, type “Memory People™ ” into the search bar. You then click on Memory People™, and you will be taken to our home page where you can read about us. Then, just click on the “Join Group” button and one of our Administrators will add you.

Once you become a member you will be asked to write a bio on your Alzheimer’s situation.  These can be brief or as long and detailed as you like.  The reason we ask for the bio is to help members see who members of the group are.  These are also used for quick reference when communicating with one another.  Members can take a quick glance and refresh their memories of personal situations of others which help conversation flow.  Theses bios will become more and more important as membership grows.  The bio assists those with memory loss to feel more independent by being able to check or recheck this information on their own without the embarrassment of having to ask someone to repeat their story.

 If you or a loved one has been touched by Alzheimer’s or a related disease, we encourage you to join us, at Memory People™.

 

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Pre-interview with Larry King on his upcoming show Alzheimer’s Epidemic on CNN May 1st at 8pm

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Larry King

Larry King

I am looking forward to watching Larry’s show on May 1st.  I can only hope that they focus not just on a cure, but how we are going to help people both diagnosed as well as family and friends of those effected by the disease survive the journey with Alzheimer’s. 
 
Please understand there is help.  There is hope.  Don’t buy into all the negative press.  Yes, I will be the first to admit, it is not a disease I would ever chose to have or for a loved one to have, but bottom line there are many things we can do to enhance our lives and those diagnosed with the disease.  Just read some of our stories and techniques here on our blog, Checkout Alzheimer’s Speaks Resource website, and visit Alzheimer’s Speaks on  youtube channel.

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Larry King

Larry King

 

Please check out the article on Alzheimer’s Reading Room about the upcoming episode Larry King is doing on Alzheimer’s disease.

Unthinkable: the Alzheimer’s Epidemic to Air on CNN.

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