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AGE-u-cate, Dementia Live and Compassionate Touch are Changing Lives for those Living with Dementia.

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AGE-u-cate, Dementia Live and Compassionate Touch are

changing lives for those living with dementia.

Learn how AGE-u-cate, Dementia Live and Compassionate Touch are changing lives for those living with dementia.

Today we are lucky to have Pam Brandon,  AGE-u-cate, Ann Catlin, Compassionate Touch and Kayla Gaiennie, Harbor Chase of Plano, Texas. with us to share their passion to shift dementia care. They will discuss how their collaborative efforts are changing lives not only in the US but is expanding overseas.

Contact Information For

Website – www.AGEucate.com

Pam Brandon –  pam@AGEucate.com 8 17-857-1157

Ann Catlin – ann@ageucate.com  417-844-8514

Kayla – kgaiennie@hraonline.net  972-362-1110  

Learn how you can host a screening and talk back of “His Neighbor Phil.”

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SafeTracks™ Personal GPS Emergency Communication Devices

SafeTracks™ Personal GPS

Emergency Communication Devices

on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Today we are lucky to have Lorinda Porter the Director of Sales & Marketing for SafeTracks™ who is the leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of advanced Personal GPS Emergency Communication Devices used to monitor at-risk individuals including those living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Learn what role a GPS can play in the lives of Caregivers and those living with Dementia and the recommendations that came out of the “Acceptance of Global Positioning System GPS Technology Among Dementia Clients and Family Caregivers” study.

Contact Information For

info@safetracksgps.ca

1-877-761-4477

www.safetracksgps.com

 

Finding Your Way Resources Mention on the Show:

 Explanation & Checklist GPS

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Recommended Products

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Checklist of what to do if someone goes missing

  http://findingyourwayontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/FYW-Safety-Kit-Incident-Response-Checklist-English-Jul2016.pdf

What do when reuniting after someone has been missing

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Move for Minds with Maria Shriver

Move for Minds with Maria Shriver

WHAT IS MOVE FOR MINDS?

  • On Saturday, June 4th, Equinox Sports Clubs in eight different cities across the United States will become ground zero for a one of a kind experience to support women’s brain research into Alzheimer’s and raise awareness of the fact that Alzheimer’s disproportionately impacts women. For the second year, this unique event brings together two powerhouse brands in Equinox and Maria Shriver.
  • Participants in Equinox Sports Clubs in New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Miami and Washington, D.C. will fundraise to participate in a one-hour work out specifically designed by Equinox’s top fitness experts to optimize both body and brain health. This workout marries the benefits of yoga and mindful meditation with the adrenaline rush of cross training.
  • Following the innovative brain/body workout, attendees will engage with one another socially in a groundbreaking marketplace where they will get to meet and hear from leading superstars of brain research, fitness, food, nutrition, stress, sleep and caregiving.
  • Move for Minds is an unprecedented gathering of empowered women, men and leading experts who believe funding women’s brain research will help us solve the Alzheimer’s epidemic and answer the question: Why are so many people getting Alzheimer’s and why are the majority of them women?

WHEN WILL IT TAKE PLACE? 

  • Saturday, June 4th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in each of the cities except for Dallas (1-4 p.m.).

WHO WILL BE THERE? 

  • Some of the superstars joining participants from coast to coast include include Maria Shriver, Ann Romney, Dr. Lisa Genova, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Roberta Brinton, Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Richard Isaacson, Dr. Dena Dubal, Dr. Reisa Sperling, Bob Roth, Mallika Chopra, Brooke Burke, Leeza Gibbons,  Liz Hernandez, Dr. Pamela Peeke, Mary Hart, Moll Anderson, Lori La Bey and others.
  • Participants include over a thousand women and men of all ages who come together for an empowering, educational and inspiring day of exercise and information. They are intent on learning about brain health and the lifestyle choices to make when we are young to better protect our brains as we age.
  • Participants in the day’s activities must be at least 16 years of age. Anyone under 18 years old, must be accompanied by an adult.

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?

  • 100% of the funds raised by the over 1,250 attendees and their network of supporters will benefit The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, a non-profit devoted to raising awareness of the fact that women are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s disease and raising funds to research why that is.
  • Proceeds will support women-based research efforts at leading Alzheimer’s research institutions and in the labs of individual scientists.

HOW TO SIGN UP: 

  • Every attendee must sign up at MoveForMinds.org where they select a city of their choice, and register as a fundraiser. They then reach out to their networks via email and/or social media to raise at least $250 to support WAM. Gifts will be awarded to the highest fundraisers in each club.
  • If people want to form a team, they can call Samara Metz at (310)873-5000, and she will help them establish one. A team must consist of a minimum of 5 people, each of whom must have their own fundraising page and pledge to raise a minimum of $250.
  • If you cannot attend the event, donate to someone who can. Go to MoveForMinds.org and look for a friend or person you want to support. Or you can join donate to Maria Shriver’s page. If you’d like to sponsor a caregiver to participate in Move for Minds you can underwrite her $250 fundraising minimum at MoveForMinds.org.

ABOUT WOMEN’S BRAIN RESEARCH & ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE  

  • There are 5.4 million people living with Alzheimer’s in America
  • Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s and two thirds of them are women.
  • A woman in her early sixties is about two times as likely to develop Alzheimer’s than breast cancer over the remainder of her life.
  • By 2050, 16 million brains will have fallen victim to Alzheimer’s and a majority of them will belong to our mothers, sisters, daughters and friends.
  • Alzheimer’s is the only disease among the top ten causes of death in America that cannot be slowed, prevented or cured.
  • Of the top killer diseases, Alzheimer’s disease research is severely underfunded. In 2017, the NIH will spend $910 million in Alzheimer’s research while it spends over $6 billion on cancer research, $1.3 billion on heart disease research and $3 billion on HIV/AIDS research.
  • Per a recent WebMD and Shriver Report Snapshot: Insight into Alzheimer’s Attitudes and Behaviors, while 96% of survey respondents have heard of Alzheimer’s, nearly half aren’t concerned with getting the disease and only 11% have asked their doctors about preventing it.

ABOUT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN YOUR BODY AND YOUR BRAIN

  • In fact, in a recent study of Americans at a higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease due to the presence of the APOE 4 gene found that the brains of the high risk individuals who exercised regularly looked much more like the brains of volunteers who were not predisposed to Alzheimer’s disease. Meanwhile the brains of sedentary high-risk subjects appeared to be slipping, structurally toward dysfunction. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/02/can-exercise-reduce-alzheimers-risk/?_r=0
  • Regular exercise also helps those coping with the disease and their caregivers and research shows that fit patients and caregivers have far less anxiety, irritability and depression that those who did not work out. http://www.nbcnews.com/health/aging/better-treatment-alzheimers-exercise-n397461
  • Both yoga and meditation are ‘brain exercises’ that engage different parts of the brain through breathing, movement, changing, visualization and concentration. This forces the brain to develop new connections and stimulate neuroplasticity which prevents physical brain degradation. http://www.yogajournal.com/meditation/benefits-yoga-meditation-alzheimers-dementia/
  • Chronic stress and related stress hormones could negatively affect brain structures important for memory and cognition, like the hippocampus. Chronic stress is also associated with inflammation in the body and in the central nervous system/brain that is linked to Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders of aging. Yoga can reduce stress hormones and inflammatory factors, and teach an individual over time how to cope more effectively and protect the body from going through the stress response. http://www.yogajournal.com/meditation/benefits-yoga-meditation-alzheimers-dementia/
  • A 2013 study showed that as little as 15 minutes of daily meditation can significantly slow the progression of memory loss. Eight weeks after beginning a regular practice, participants had improved functional connectivity in the default mode network (ie the part of your brain that never shuts down) and slowed shrinkage of the hippocampus (ie the part of your brain responsible for memory which is affected by Alzheimer’s). http://www.prevention.com/health/brain-health/mindfulness-meditation-slows-progression-alzheimers-and-dementia

 

 

 

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The Forget-Me-Not Memory Café Building Community & Lifting Spirits

The Forget-Me-Not Memory Café Building Community & Lifting Spirits

On Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio 

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Forget-Me-Not Memory Cafe

Today we are lucky to have three team members; Andrea Carruthers, Jody Loseth and Kathy Thonvold from the West Central Dementia Awareness Network (WCDAN).  We talked about their “Forget-Me-Not Memory Café” and several additional dementia friendly efforts they are involved.

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Depression, Sadness, Grief & Dementia

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Learn About The A-List & How Dementia Research Will Improve Lives

Learn About The A-List

& How Dementia Research

Will Improve Lives

 A missing piece in Alzheimer’s research is hearing from those who are closest to the disease.  Don’t miss the opportunity to be heard. Join us Tuesday, May 30th and learn how you can let Researchers know What Matters Most to you and your loved ones.

Listen and learn from our panel of experts each a powerhouse as an advocate and activist for dementia. Meryl Comer, Ginny Biggar, Terry Frangiosa and Greg O’Brien.

  • You will hear how this journey is tough, even for those with resources and those who work in the area.
  • Learn how we can all learn and grow through our dementia journeys. 
  • Find out how crucial you voice is in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

http://www.alist4research.org/

Depression, Sadness, Grief & Dementia

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Learn How To Host A Screening Of The

Hollywood Film “His Neighbor Phil”

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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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Now is the perfect opportunity to join the Move for Minds experience. Please sign up today and we’ll thank you by giving you a pair of Beats urBeats Earphones ($99 value) at our Move for Minds event on June 4.  (Limit one Beats UrBeats Earphones per person-offer ends 5/24)

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Join the fun at one of the events in eight different cities where you can participate in an extraordinary workout and panel discussion.  Leeza Gibbons  will be the moderator.  All you have to do is sign up online and commit to a fundraising minimum of $250.00.

Check Out The Panel of Experts

• Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D. – Brain Health 

 • Tana Amen – Nutritionist

• Katy Bowman – Biomechanist

 • Mallika Chopra– Meditation Expert

•  Dr. Joshua Grill, Ph.D. – Alzheimer’s Research

•  Lori La Bey– Caregiving / Alzheimer’s & Dementia Activist

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The Buzz About Fragile Storm?

What Is All The Buzz About The Film Fragile Storm?

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

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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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Learn How You Can Host A Screening of the Hollywood Film

“His Neighbor Phil”

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4 Pillars of Prevention

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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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Mom and Dad’s Wedding Day

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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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Learn How You Can Host A Screening of the Hollywood Film

“His Neighbor Phil”

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4 Pillars of Prevention

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