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The Buzz About Fragile Storm?

What Is All The Buzz About The Film Fragile Storm?

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Thursday May 18th at 1pm, Dawn Fields is the director, producer, editor and co-writer of the multiple award-winning short film Fragile Storm, starring Lance Henriksen, a heartbreaking caregiver story.  We will discuss what all the buzz has been and the impact the film has had on its audience.

Dawn is currently focused on promoting the short film, which is now available for free at www.FragileStorm.com and she is also in development on her first feature film.

Contact Information For Dawn Field:

www.FragileStorm.com

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Join Me in Orange County June 4th

Have An Impact, Even If You Can’t

Make Maria Shriver’s 8 City Events.

Become A Sponsor Help Raise Funds for Women’s Research on Dementia

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My Mother Has Inspired Many

Today Mom Is The Symbol Of Alzheimer’s Speaks

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But Growing Up I Always Knew…

She Was More Than My Mom

My Mom Dorothy Moeschter was a very special woman.  She was loving, fun and strict.  Organized and messy.  She engage all and was one of the fist to reach out to help those in need.  Mom believed in our democratic process and I can only imagine what she is thinking looking down on the world of politics today. She took a true interest in people and volunteered in a variety of circles from school, church, government, girl scouts and boy scouts, hockey and various boaster clubs.  Mom was well liked and had a great laugh.  Entertaining and sales were a passion for her and she was so much more until dementia showed up. 

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Although the Alzheimer’s disease took much from mom and our family over 30 years, there was much that stayed untouched.  Our hearts and souls. Mom’s fun loving approach to life lived on strong throughout the dementia journey…even at the end.

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Our family cruise Mom with dementia and Dad with brain cancer

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Learn about the Dementia Symposium and Cruise Setting sail this fall for families to create their own memories!

Sometimes Our Family Focused

On What Was Gone Instead What’s Left

It was the rest of us who sometimes focused on what was gone, and than we missed all that was left. We had to learn to look for different things: the slight smile, the glint in the eye, the giggle, the touch and the word(s) that make your heart melt and connect us on a deeper level.

Here is just one example of Mom’s infectious love and joy.

Even when my Mother was dying she was teaching my family about the circle of life and how to care for those at the end of their journey here on earth. Even for her obituary I couldn’t resist continue moms teaching by adding the Purple Angel to her announcement.

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May Your Legacy Live On Mom

Watch Maria Shriver’s Tribute to her Mother and Motherhood 

a must watch!

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Meet Me in Orange County June 4th

You Can Have An Impact, Even If You Can’t Make Maria Shriver’s Event. 

Become A Sponsor Help Raise Funds for Women’s Research on Dementia

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LA Times Cover’s Cruise For Those Living With Dementia & Their Families

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LA Times Cover’s Cruise For Those Living With Dementia & Their Families

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Lori La Bey, founder of a Minnesota-based organization called Alzheimer’s Speaks, maintains an online community in which patients and their caregivers “meet” and discuss common challenges.

Now she plans to bring them and others together on a weeklong Eastern Caribbean cruise in November.

The Dementia Friendly Symposium & Cruise will feature chats in which Alzheimer’s patients discuss how they live with the disease and what strategies they use to focus on what they want to do rather than on what they can no longer do. READ FULL ARTICLE

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Can’t Make It?  You can Still Have An Impact. 

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Dementia Conference and Cruise Brings Hope, Fun and Education to Families

Dementia Conference and Cruise Brings

Hope, Fun and Education to Families

Caribbean vacation for those living with early memory loss accompanied by families and friends

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Participants will find this week-long Caribbean cruise an empowering retreat rich in hope and filled with fun, all while learning tips to live graciously with their “new normal” in life.

Lori La Bey, Radio Host and founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks is the brain child behind the event.  Her own mother lived with dementia for 30 years.  La Bey said, “Our conference is designed to encourage open conversations, raise awareness, and build a sense of comradery while rejuvenating souls.  We want to help people expand the depths of their relationships while functioning as caregivers and care receivers.  Our goal is to show people how to live graciously with dementia, not become it.”

Kathy Shoaf, RN, Accessible Travel Advocate became La Bey’s perfect partner.  Shoaf owner of Elite Cruises and Vacations, LLC, is helping La Bey bring people together to share insights, reduce fears and eliminate feelings of isolation often caused by dementia. Shoaf has been overwhelmed by the gratitude expressed by those inquiring about the conference. “People are excited and simply surprised that this opportunity to get support actually exists,” she said.

Most people don’t realize how many families are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, a person develops dementia every 3 seconds in the world.  It’s rare to find someone who has not been touched by the dementia.

La Bey’s unique team includes both professionals in the field as well as what she calls the “True Experts.” Four international advocates living with a dementia diagnosis will play a large role in the conference sharing their profound insights and coping strategies.  They are: Michael Ellenbogen, Mary Read, Laurie Scherrer and Harry Urban.

As Harry Urban, a man living with dementia for 13 years said, “I’m finally going to meet my family.  The one I’ve never met.”  Harry refers to his “social media family” as a major source of support to him. Like so many living with dementia and those caring for them, these social media platforms can be lifelines.

Professionals Cyndy Luzinski and Becky Watson bring their passion and superior skill sets to the conference.  Luzinski is an advanced practice nurse and dementia practitioner, along with being the founder of Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado. Watson is a Board-Certified Music Therapist and Founder of Music for Wellness, a company that provides engaging, energizing and empowering music wellness programs and services to enrich the mind, body, and spirit.

La Bey, reminisces with us about a family cruise with her mom with dementia and her dad with brain cancer.  “What a beautiful experience it was for my parents, all siblings and our children.” She goes on to say, “To be able to offer a supportive atmosphere where others understand the dementia experience and are in the trenches side by side with one another — well it’s just beyond words.”

This conference will provide a fun and hopeful environment to share life stories and lessons learned which in turn builds a strong sense of comradery.  Participants will be given resources, tips and tools to help them live better with and alongside dementia. Alzheimer’s Speaks is seeking sponsorships and donations to provide scholarships for those who can’t afford to attend.

Johns Hopkins University Press has donated a couple of their best-selling books on dementia for the conference, “The 36 Hour Day” and “A Loving Approach to Dementia Care.” La Bey encourages individuals and organizations to donate services, products or tools to enhance this experience.  La Bey is also seeking sponsors through cash or frequent flier miles… at any level to provide scholarships for those who can’t afford to attend on their own.

The group will set sail November 11th, for the Eastern Caribbean and return to Fort Lauderdale, on November 18th, 2017.  All interested in this amazing conference and cruise must book their cruise through Kathy Shoaf who can be reached at 219-608-2002 or via email kathy.shoaf@cruiseplanners.com

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Alzheimer’s Speaks is an advocacy group making an international impact providing education for those dealing with dementia.  Dr. Oz and Sharecare recognized Alzheimer’s Speaks as the “#1 Influencer online for Alzheimer’s.”  Maria Shriver recognized La Bey as an “Architect of Change for Humanity.”

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Chair Yoga For Dementia

Chair Yoga For Dementia

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Stacie Dooreck was born vegetarian with a yogic upbringing and teaching yoga since 1994. She is author of SunLight Chair Yoga: yoga for everyone! books and DVD and created the SunLight Chair Yoga: yoga for everyone! teacher trainings. Stacie teaches for assisted-living homes, companies, libraries and community centers in Bay Area CA and teaches her chair yoga teacher trainings at various ashrams.

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Email: info@sunlightyoga.com

Tel: 415.68.YOGA.8 (415.689.6428)

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Today we had an interesting conversation regarding communication.  You will here from those diagnosed and what they think about all the tips given by “Professionals” to communicate with them.  You will gain insights which will help you care better.  Learn how their senses change, how their emotions and behaviors are affect by their surroundings and how that impacts them in their daily living.

Thank You To Our Experts Living With Dementia:

Michael Ellenbogen, Paulan Gordon, Truthful Loving Kindness, Brian LeBlanc, Laurie Scherrer, Mary Howard, Susan Suchan and Harry Urban

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MARIA SHRIVER’S EXCITING EXPERIENCE
FOCUSED ON THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION

One Day. Eight Cities. Millions Impacted.
June 4, 2017
Boston | DallasLos Angeles | Miami | New York
Orange County | San Francisco | Washington DC

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Can’t Make it?   Donate & help her raise funds for research.

Any and all donations are appreciated.

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Move for Minds: The Event for Everyone With a Brain!

Move for Minds:
The Event for Everyone With a Brain!

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You’re invited to join Maria Shriver and The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement for a fun, one-of-a-kind event to wipe out Alzheimer’s. Sign up, fundraise and be a part of this exciting three hour experience featuring an exclusive mind-body workout just for Move for Minds participants!

One Day. Eight Cities. Millions Impacted.
June 4, 2017
Boston | DallasLos Angeles | Miami | New York
Orange County | San Francisco | Washington DC

Come Meet Lori La Bey  In Orange County

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Can’t Make it?   Donate & help her raise funds for research.

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AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE
FOCUSED ON THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION

  • Exercise your brain and body with a specially designed and fun fitness experience
  • Engage in a brain healthy marketplace with friends, food, books, experts and more
  • Educate yourself with a panel of superstars in brain research, fitness, nutrition and more
  • Empower yourself to save your brain and help wipe out Alzheimer’s

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Once you are registered, you will receive tips and tools to make exceeding your $250 fundrasing minimum easy. Your fundraising efforts will benefit womens-based research to understand why women are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s.

I hope you will join us!

Thank you,
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Cruising with Dementia

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Dementia: Learning to Shift from Crisis to Comfort

November 11th – 18th, 2017

This cruise is ideal for anyone dealing with or who has dealt with dementia. If you fall into any of these categories, you will find this week-long Bahama’s cruise a must for you and your family.

  • Those diagnosed with early to mid-dementia are welcome to join us with their Care Partner (family, friends and/or professional).
  • Families and friends who have a loved one with dementia
  • Professionals working with those dealing with dementia.
  • Advocates for dementia.

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Join Us as we Relax, Rejuvenate,

Get Educated and Connected

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Radio Host, Lori La Bey founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks has pulled a very special team together for a one of kind heartfelt cruise filled with fun, life lessons, techniques and insights to assist all parties with understanding and meeting the needs of those dealing with diagnosis.

The team’s goal is to provide a comfortable setting to relax and learn. By coming together as a common community, we can assist individuals, families and friends along with professionals to integrate life with dementia; maximizing moments and identifying and creating joy.  You will learn simple techniques which have a huge impact, which allows individuals to live graciously with the disease. There will be plenty of time to relax and play while you mix in a much-needed vacation in a supportive, uplifting learning atmosphere.

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A Cruise of Hope!

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Alzheimer’s Speaks and Kathy Shoaf, RN, BSN, ATP of Elite Cruises and Vacation have given a lot of thought to this collaboration and are very excited to bring people together for a common cause to learn, share insights and build a new community of support filled with great resources.  Not only will you learn from two dynamos’ shifting dementia care here in the United States, but these two are collaborating with others around the world to give you expansive knowledge and cutting edge information.

A Dynamic Duo at Your Call: 

Lori La Bey & Cyndy Luzinski

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Lori La Bey –

Moving Humanity Forward

Lori La Bey is the founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, a Minnesota based advocacy group making an international impact and providing education and support for those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  Her own mother struggled with dementia for over 30 years.

Lori is a highly sought after speaker, trainer, and advocate for new delivery systems and attitudes towards those with memory loss.   In November of 2013, she was appointed to be an International Ambassador for the Purple Angel Project, the new global symbol for dementia.

Lori ignited the fire that sparked what is believed to be the first Memory Café in the U.S. in Roseville, Minnesota in 2011, and the first Dementia Friendly Community in the United States, in Watertown, Wisconsin in 2013. She was also involved with the launching of Dementia Caregivers Re-Entry Initiative fall of 2016.

Named the “#1 Influencer Online for Alzheimer’s” by Sharecare and Dr. Oz

In the fall of 2015, Lori become a Platinum Sponsor and helped launch the new Hollywood film, “His Neighbor Phil,” which highlights a wide range of emotions families struggle with, as well as the great depths of simple joys while on their path with dementia.  The film and talk back will be part of this cruise.

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Lori is driven to provide a variety of free resources to connect family, friends, professionals, advocates and those just interested in learning how to live positive and purpose filled lives with dementia.

Lori La Bey’s show, Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio is also believed to be the first program dedicated to dementia in the world, along with the first webinar series called, “Dementia Chats™,” whose experts are those diagnosed with the disease.  Her goal is to continue to develop and provide unique delivery systems that have 24/7 access.

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Cyndy Luzinski

A Mover & Shaker making a Difference!

Cyndy Luzinski is an advanced practice nurse and dementia practitioner. She is a strong advocate for community collaboration and providing person centered dementia care. She is especially enthused to help others learn one of the person-centered care approaches called “Contented Dementia” because she has experienced how this simple approach makes remarkable differences in the lives of those who use it. Cyndy enjoys one on one consultation with families and facilitating a dementia care partners’ support group and two Memory Cafes in Fort Collins, CO. She is passionate about helping people discover that there is still a lot of living to do and joy to be shared even when dementia becomes part of the life journey. Cyndy is part of the Northern Colorado Music & Memory team and is also on the B Sharp Arts Engagement team responsible for the innovative program which allows people living with dementia and their care partners to attend the Fort Collins Symphony and participate in a research study related to music and cognition. She was named by the Coloradoan’s Mind + Body magazine as one of the 2016 Northern Colorado Superwomen.   Cyndy is the founder of the volunteer initiative to build and sustain “Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado.”

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Actively Changing How Caregiving is

Perceived, Received and Delivered

Lori La Bey and/or Cyndy Luzinski will facilitate discussions with those who know the disease best, as part of our team is living with a dementia diagnosis!

Yes, You Read that Right

You will be shocked and grateful for the honesty and insights you will gain from those living with the disease.  Each Expert Panelist is an international advocate.

Expert Panelists are International Advocates

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Michael Ellenbogen

An International Dementia Advocate & Connector

Michael is currently in his mid-fifties. Michael was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease at the age of 49. He no longer can work and had to give up his career as a high-level manager in Information Technology. Michael now spends his time increasing awareness of this disease, and works to increase funding for research. He also wrote a book called, “From the Corner Office to Alzheimer’s,”  Which outlines his experience with Alzheimer’s.  Michael serves on the Leadership Board for Dementia Action Alliance and is a Dementia Advisor for USAgainstAlzheimer’s.

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Laurie Scherrer

Teaches Us How to Live Beyond the Diagnosis

Laurie was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s & FTD in August of 2013. Unable to continue a professional career she turned her focus towards helping others through their dementia journey. She is a Dementia Mentor and active in many support groups. On her website, dementiadaze.com Laurie shares her feelings, challenges and symptoms in hopes of encouraging other Persons with Dementia to explore a life well lived with disease. Laurie is on the technology committee for Dementia Action Alliance.

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Harry Urban

A Calming Voice in Trying Times

Harry Urban’s life changed 13 years ago, when his world came crashing down on him with a diagnosis of dementia, of the Alzheimer’s type. Harry has refused to let the diagnosis ruin his life and so he created a social medial group called “Forget Me Not,” on Facebook which expanded to several sub – groups along with a Spanish group called No Me Olvides which is a dementia group designed for the Spanish community.

Harry writes a blog called “My Thoughts on Dementia” where he records his daily thoughts and feeling living with dementia. He also Co-founded a group called “Dementia Mentors” that provides mentors for any form of dementia.

Harry’s latest attempt to raise dementia awareness is creating a webinar called “Welcome to My World with Harry Urban” which features people living with dementia discussing ways they have adapted to their dementia and what they do to find happiness living with dementia.  Harry is a voice that inspires us all.

Each of our Experts living with dementia is a founding member of Dementia Chats™ a free webinar series which discusses everyday topics and has brilliant insights to help those diagnosed and those dealing with dementia live better together.  Dementia Chats Mission is to Shift Our Dementia Care Culture™. Our goal is to remove stigmas related to the disease by engaging people in conversation, answering their questions, listening to their comments and raising awareness in a positive light. We are firm believers in giving hope and empowering others to live with the disease not as the disease.

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In addition to having a great time while you meet others with similar interests, you will receive access to resources, tips and tools to help you live better with and alongside dementia. Join us as we set sail together to become dementia friendly.

Learn About the New Global Symbol

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The Purple Angel symbolizes a guardian over those living with dementia, their families and friends and those helping to raise awareness of the disease. The Purple Angel Project became embraced by individuals and organizations around the world and so the globe was added to show the impact and collaboration of this movement.  Now, there is one symbol representing a global message raising awareness, hope and empowerment for all people living with dementia, their families and care partners.

Join Us as We Set Sail to

Shift from Crisis to Comfort Together

Our Itinerary and Tentative Progaming

Nov. 11th, 2017, Saturday – Private Cocktail Party prior to dinner

Ft. Lauderdale – Head Out to Sea

Nov 12th, 2017, Sunday – Time TBD – Am Devotion

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Optional Land Excursions

Nov. 13th, 2017, Monday –  Time TBD – Am Devotion

At Sea      9:30am – 11:30am Program

Group Lunch in Dining Room

1:30pm – 3:30pm Program

Nov. 14th, 2017, Tuesday –  Time TBD – Am Devotion

San Juan    9:30am – 11:30am Program

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Nov. 15th, 2017, Wednesday – Time TBD – Am Devotion

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Nov. 16th, 2017, Thursday – Time TBD – Am Devotion

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Nov. 17th, 2017, Friday –       Time TBD – Am Devotion

Half Moon Cay Private Island       10:00 – 11:30am Impromptu Memory Cafés on the Island

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Nov.18th, 2017, Saturday –      Depart Ship

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Phone: 219-608-2002 

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E-mail:   Kathy.shoaf@cruiseplanners.com

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