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Feeling So Blessed

alz Lori mom photo logoToday I am feeling so blessed and humbled by a beautiful article written by Mara Botonis the author of “When Caring Takes Courage.”  Not only does it honor my work, but more importantly my mother’s thirty year journey with dementia.

Needless to say, without my mother being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s I would probably still be selling residential real estate. I wouldn’t be known as an advocate on steroids for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. I wouldn’t have met such terrific new friends and colleagues all over the world.  I surely wouldn’t be a speaker or a writer. In fact, I actually can’t  imagine missing out on all of the life lessons I was taught through moms illness.  Yes, life would be much different, and much less then it is today for me.

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“Lori La Bey, the “Oprah” of Alzheimer’s”

Chronic illness and loss can and will be difficult there is no doubt about that, but it can also give us great life lessons, increase our drive and passion to live life fully, simply and respectfully. How are you going to chose to look at an live life?

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Join Dementia Chats Free Educational Webinar Tuesday March 24th 3pm EST

Join Dementia Chats Free Educational Webinar

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3pm EST, 2pm CST, 1pm MST 12pm PST

and 8pm London Time

Meet our Experts living with dementia

    Harry Urban                   Robert Bowles          Michael Ellenbogen

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Come with your questions, comments and insights to share.

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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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Dementia Chats Educational Webinar Recorded Session – March 10th 2015

Dementia Chats Educational Webinar

Recorded Session – March 10th, 2015

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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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An Alzheimer’s Love Story: The First Day of the Rest of My Life

An Alzheimer’s Love Story:

The First Day of the Rest of My Life

As the movie “Still Alice” captures awards for its fictional portrayal of Alzheimer’s effect on a woman and her family, the video above shares a mans feelings the day his memory-impaired wife moved into a dementia care community.  Please watch this beautiful love story of John and Kerry’s and how Alzheimer’s changed them forever. These are John’s personal thoughts, told by him, and precious moments the couple shared at Silverado Memory Care in Naperville, Illinois.

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Great Video On Things To Consider When Deciding

To Drive With Dementia

Thank TruthfulKindness for making this video.

What Are Your Thoughts on Driving and Dementia?

We would love to hear from you.

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Join Dementia Chats – Offering FREE Educational Insights on Dementia While Building Community

Join Dementia Chats –

Tuesday Feb. 10th, 2010

FREE Educational Insights on Dementia While Building Community

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We start at 3pm EST, 2pm CST, 1pm MST, 12pm PST and 5pm London time

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Meet Harry Urban and Robert Bowles our experts who will join us. 

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Alz_Care_Res_Center_logoAlzheimer’s Care Resource Center and Mara Botonis, Author of

“When Caring Takes Courage” Form Partnership to

Benefit Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers

The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center (ACRC) and Mara Botonis announce they have partnered together to adapt her bestselling book, “When Caring Takes Courage: A Compassionate and Interactive Guide for Alzheimer’s Caregivers” into a DVD series for both family and professional caregivers.  The series will offer simple solutions to common challenges that caregivers can easily reproduce based upon their own unique needs supporting those coping with Alzheimer’s or dementia. The collaborative project will produce DVD’s that will closely follow Mara’s book and provide proven techniques to support caregivers in both “Getting Through the Day” and “Creating the Best Possible Day”.

Mara botonis High Res Version of Front Cover (2)“We were approached by several companies that wanted to adapt the book into DVD’s.  After careful consideration we chose to partner with the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  We passionately support their mission to provide, education, training and supportive programs and services to caregivers of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other neurocognitive disorders, and who will continue to help them throughout their caregiving journey”, said Mara Botonis.

“The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center is thrilled to bring these DVD’s to caregivers throughout the United States. These DVD’s will provide caregivers with real world solutions to so many challenges they face each and every day”, said Elayne Forgie, President and CEO of ACRC.

“In addition to bringing these DVD’s to caregivers across this country, the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center has been granted the exclusive right to bring Biography Based Care and When Caring Takes Courage to all caregivers in South Florida via our “Making Moments Matter™” program. This will allow us to train family caregivers, as well as home health agencies and nurse registry caregivers, to use Mara’s techniques to improve the quality of life for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia”, said Elayne.

After thirty years in healthcare, working throughout the United States in the senior housing industry, Mara Botonis’ life and career trajectory was forever changed when a close family member was stricken with Alzheimer’s.  Her everyday work at the national level alongside families coping with the impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as countless medical and healthcare professionals specializing in these diseases, offered unparalleled opportunities to learn from their collective knowledge.  Mara’s extensive background and successful track record, in collaborating with both family caregivers and healthcare professionals in all aspects of at-home and community-based Memory Care nationwide, has provided the ideal foundation with which to share the successes thousands of caregivers experience each day in coping with dementia through her book, and now this highly anticipated DVD series.

Mara’s passion and life’s work has been to learn the best practices which capable caregivers use to find success, joy and hope in the face of this devastating disease, and find a way to share that information with those who deal with dementia on a day-to-day basis.   Her company, Biography Based Care®, offers educational tools, resources and training for both professional and family caregivers.  Mara continues to be an in-demand speaker for healthcare professionals and a highly requested trainer for family caregivers.

50% of the net proceeds from the sale of the DVD’s go to the benefit of The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center.

The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization that serves as the first point of contact for Alzheimer’s caregivers, families and friends. You can reach the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center at 561-588-4545.

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Talk With Those Diagnosed With Dementia On

Dementia Chats Tuesday Jan. 27th, 2015

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The Webinar Goes Live At:

3pm EST, 2pm CST, 1pm MST, 12pm PST and 8pm London Time. 

All Webinars Are FREE And Archived For Viewing Later As Well.

Bring your questions or comments on any topic pertaining to dementia or care partnering.  Our experts living with dementia are always open to sharing their insights to improve our dementia care culture.

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