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The Taboo Conversation Life or Death with Dementia

The Taboo Conversation

Life or Death with Dementia


Click above to go to the show. 

Listen live Tuesday Oct 29th, 2013 or later

Live 11am EST, 10am CST, 9am MST, 8am PST, 4pm London time

Today we will devote the full two hour show to a conversation with a variety of people and thoughts of living and dying with dementia.  Should one have the ability to decide when they want to end their life?  If so, when and under what circumstances?  Hear from those living with the disease, care partners, a Doctor, a Hospice Worker, an Attorney and more.  My guess is you are going to be pretty surprised by what you hear during this conversation.  I know I was.

Please note, Alzheimer’s Speaks understands not everyone will appreciate let alone agree with all comments on this show.  So feel free to call in and join the conversation.

Our only rule is that all comments be respectful.

Our goal is to get the topic off the taboo list.  It is our belief we need to learn more about how everyone deals with this diagnosis. What are their needs?  What are their concerns? How can we help live better with dementia?

What questions do you have?  What thoughts of yours do you want heard?  Call in and join the conversation or use the chat box to let us know your thoughts.  (714) 364-4757  or listen in via you computer by CLICKING HERE

Here is additional contact information on our guests:

Frank Kavanaugh    Dr. Frank Kavanaugh



Robert Rivas 


dr stan termanStanley A. Terman, PhD, MD

Natural Dying Living Will Cards
My Last Wishes

Check out the 5 short videos on the site



Derek humphreyDerek Humphry


email:  ergo@finalexit.org         Website          Final Exit Book 

ERGO’s Advance Directive dealing with Alzheimer’s is at www.finalexit.org/ergo-store under the icon “Control and Choice”

Michael Ellenbogen newest pic 102813Michael Ellenbogen


On Facebook – search The Michael Ellenbogen Movement

Jim Crabtree- Jim was unable to make the show but this video is worth watching

jim_crabtree_snapp_on_today_showClick Above to Watch the Video 

 Article – http://www.nbcnews.com/health/man-loses-his-wife-father-mother-alzheimers-fatal-8C11033573

I want to also thank our other participants:


Dean Dotson – living with dementia

Myriam Marquez- living with dementia

Mary Bailey – – living with dementia, who was at the last minute unable to make the show

cathy purghCathy Prugh – who had technical difficulties and had to drop off prior to her time slot.


What are your thoughts? 

We loved to hear from you!

For more resources check out our website


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Driving and Dementia A Special On Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Driving and Dementia

A Two Hour Special

 Aired Live On Tuesday July 23rd, 2013

Go there now to listen to Recorded Program


This is one of the most difficult and frustrating topics to address when it comes to dementia.

This program was designed to allow us to hear from a variety of voices: from those with dementia to Doctors, Insurance Professionals, State Patrol, trainers and caregivers.

Together we can begin to break through the myths and stigmas and help people design a practical and fair method to assist them when tackling this issue.

Our Experts Are:

driving_dr_weismanDr. David Weisman Neurologist a works with clinical trials in stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.




Drivingi MattGurwellMatt Gurwell is the founder & CEO of Keeping Us Safe and had worked for many years as a State Patrol

info@keepingussafe.org    www.keepingussafe.org



Driving_JD_Howard_J. D. Howard, Executive Director

Insurance Consumer Advocate Network





Jack Schatz, is a Care Partner for his wife with dementia. He kept her behind the wheel as long as possible and he will tell us why he felt this was important.



Michael Ellenbogen, Steve Ponath, Kathy Murray, Mary Bailey and Terry Berry are all living with the disease and spoke from their various experiences with the disease.

Driving Kathy Murray_v2Driving  Mary Bailey

michael_ellenbogen_croppedDriving Steve Ponath

We Also Continued The Driving And Dementia Conversation On


Click on the Video Below to Watch The Recorded Webinar


For More Resources Click below on the Alzheimer’s Speaks Website


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