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Fantastic Food Makes For Memorable Moments

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio with

Patrick & Dawn Nickleson of

Passion for Dining and Nutrition

Thursday will be a fun conversation with Patrick and Dawn Nickleson, two professional and passionate foodies who will share their expertise and insights to dining with dignity.  We will talk how food service has changed and what direction they see it going in the future.  They will also share some challenges in food service and what each of us can do to make a difference.

Check out their website at Passion for Dining and Nutrition

 

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We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Symposium and Cruise and we are encouraging people to book their cabins before we are sold out!

For more details on the symposium and cruise go to https://alzheimersspeaks.com/cruise-with-us

Click here for the Symposium Program

Kathy Shoaf the travel agent handling the symposium and cruise can be reached at: 219-608-2002 or email her at Kathy.Shoaf@CruisePlanners.com

 

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Telemedicine and Dementia

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

with Roger Santos on Telemedicine

Today we have Roger Santos, a subject matter expert in the field of Telemedicine. The past 12 years, Roger has specifically worked with Telemedicine systems and applications for Hospitals, Clinics, and Rural communities. The  concentration of his work has been in applying telemedicine and interactive technology applications to Gerontology and memory care specifically. Radio Host, Lori La Bey, is looking forward to discuss with Roger the impact he feels telemedicine does and can have on dementia care.

Contact Information Roger Santos:

Email:  Roger.Santos@NGCC5.com 

Phone:  916-730-1962

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/santos5/

 

 

Dementia Cruise of Compassion & Camaraderie

We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Symposium and Cruise and we are encouraging people to book their cabins before we are sold out!

For more details on the symposium and cruise go to https://alzheimersspeaks.com/cruise-with-us

Click here for the Symposium Program

Kathy Shoaf the travel agent handling the symposium and cruise can be reached at: 219-608-2002 or email her at Kathy.Shoaf@CruisePlanners.com

 

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I Love This Company!

Arthur’s Residential Care has sponsored and supported the Memory Cafe Concept from the beginning I brought it to the United States.  The minute I suggested they become involved in launching one they jumped with both feet in the water and have never looked back. ACR not only graciously gave us space for meetings, but provided treats and additional facilitators as our one group expanded to three.  They have been so progressive in staff dementia training and creating moments of joy for both their residents and their families; which I must admit brings a smile to my face and a warmth to my heat every time.  I am so blessed to witness their work.  Kudos Arthur’s Residential Care!

Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

 

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Help Define What “Quality” Means to You

Open To All In The U.S.

University of Minnesota PhD candidate Heather Davila describes a survey to get input from people age 55+ family members, and professionals who work in the field of aging services about which aspects of “quality” in aging services matter most.

To take the survey go here: www.tinyurl.com/Qagesurvey

Contact: Heather Davila,

Email:  wood0132@umn.edu

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An Important message from our friend Meryl Comer:

Only twice in my twenty plus years as an Alzheimer’s caregiver has a doctor ever asked whether I was doing okay. Yet my husband would have never made the clinic appointment on time if I had not gotten up extra early to bathe, dress, feed, manage his resistance and drive him there. Now here’s a chance to be heard!

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic want to learn what matters most to you when you go to the doctor with your loved one. They need volunteers for an online focus group who are current or former caregivers for a loved one with dementia.

Click here to learn more about this important Mayo Clinic caregiver study asking what matters to you when you go to the doctor with a loved one.

Study participants will be asked to join an online focus group and answer several questions over a week and a half posted by the moderator. Participants can choose to remain anonymous. Their goal is to help healthcare providers better support and communicate with caregivers by learning:

  • How health care providers can best help caregivers provide optimal care to loved ones while maintaining their own health.
  • How involved caregivers want to be their loved ones’ healthcare.
  • What the ideal “care team” looks like.

Please click here for more information about this important Mayo Clinic caregiver study.

Your opinions are critical to improving the experience for all caregivers when they accompany loved ones to doctor’s appointments. Let’s not miss this opportunity to make doctors tune into what matters to us.

Meryl Comer, A-List Team Member & 20-year Alzheimer’s care partner

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Quality Aging Survey – Take it Now!

Take The Survey Now and Help Define

What “Quality” Means to You and Your Family!

Open To All In The U.S.

University of Minnesota PhD candidate Heather Davila describes a survey to get input from people age 55+ family members, and professionals who work in the field of aging services about which aspects of “quality” in aging services matter most.

To take the survey go here: www.tinyurl.com/Qagesurvey

Contact: Heather Davila,

Email:  wood0132@umn.edu

 

Join the Dementia Friendly Cruise –

Before We Set Sail!

We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Symposium and Cruise and we are encouraging people to book their cabins before we are sold out!

For more details on the symposium and cruise go to https://alzheimersspeaks.com/cruise-with-us

Click here for the Symposium Program

Kathy Shoaf the travel agent handling the symposium and cruise can be reached at: 219-608-2002 or email her at Kathy.Shoaf@CruisePlanners.com

 

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An Important message from our friend Meryl Comer:

Only twice in my twenty plus years as an Alzheimer’s caregiver has a doctor ever asked whether I was doing okay. Yet my husband would have never made the clinic appointment on time if I had not gotten up extra early to bathe, dress, feed, manage his resistance and drive him there. Now here’s a chance to be heard!

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic want to learn what matters most to you when you go to the doctor with your loved one. They need volunteers for an online focus group who are current or former caregivers for a loved one with dementia.

Click here to learn more about this important Mayo Clinic caregiver study asking what matters to you when you go to the doctor with a loved one.

Study participants will be asked to join an online focus group and answer several questions over a week and a half posted by the moderator. Participants can choose to remain anonymous. Their goal is to help healthcare providers better support and communicate with caregivers by learning:

  • How health care providers can best help caregivers provide optimal care to loved ones while maintaining their own health.
  • How involved caregivers want to be their loved ones’ healthcare.
  • What the ideal “care team” looks like.

Please click here for more information about this important Mayo Clinic caregiver study.

Your opinions are critical to improving the experience for all caregivers when they accompany loved ones to doctor’s appointments. Let’s not miss this opportunity to make doctors tune into what matters to us.

Meryl Comer, A-List Team Member & 20-year Alzheimer’s care partner

 

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Voices from the Trenches – CNA’s Speak Out

CNA’s Speak Out on Dementia

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Corey Rotella began her work in long term care 2008, as a caregiver on the memory care unit. It quite literally changed her life. She is a member of the Alzheimer’s association, a co-author of both the blog and book CNA edge: A voice from the trenches of long term care.

Contact Corey Rotella:

visionaries76@gmail.com           coreyannerotella@gmail.com         

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Chicago Welcomes State-Of-The-Art Alzheimer’s Care Community

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Live With

Gus Noble with the Caledonian House

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Live at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST and 4pm London Time

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New Award-Winning Residence for Those with Alzheimer ’s Disease
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State-of-the-art assisted living residence on Scottish Home campus will offer compassionate, effective memory care following ribbon-cutting on July 13.
 
The Caledonian House, a new assisted living home specially designed for those with Alzheimer’s disease, will offer the best in memory care.  They had their official ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 13 at 11:00 a.m. on the Scottish Home campus, 2800 Des Plaines Avenue, North Riverside. The Illinois Saint Andrew Society, the oldest charity in Illinois, will continue its culture of caring with the Caledonian House. The state-of-the-art residence accommodates 20 residents in a personalized and home-like, yet very high tech design. Even prior to its opening, the facility was honored with the British Consul General’s prestigious 2016 Award for Innovation.
 
“You may be surprised to learn that an organization founded in the 19th Century received an innovation award in the 21st Century,” said Gus Noble, President of the Illinois Saint Andrew Society. “How did we do it? We used our 100 years’ experience of providing quality, person-centered care to build the Caledonian House, a bold innovation where infrastructure and operations are designed to improve the quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of dementia.”
 
As well as being architecturally innovative, the Caledonian House is operationally innovative. While standard, institutional models of care employ three different workers for personal care-giving, food service and housekeeping, caregivers in the Caledonian House are cross-trained to provide all 3 services. This holistic approach features consistent resident-caregiver interaction that increases meaningful interaction between resident and caregiver and, in turn, this increases the bonds of familiarity and trust that encourage residents to remain active, engaged and fulfilled.
 
“We have also formed a partnership with Concordia University Chicago’s Kott Center for Gerontology to document the Caledonian House’s architectural, operational and philosophical innovations in order to develop a new model of memory care – one that can be replicated throughout the caregiving community,” Noble added.
 
Taking cues from Scottish and Midwestern architectural design, the new two-story building will look, feel and function as a home rather than an institution. There are no long, disorienting corridors. Each of the Caledonian House’s two floors is home to ten residents, all with private bedrooms and full bathrooms, all opening onto a great room where activities take place by the fire side. At the heart of the home is an open kitchen that fills the air with the wonderful aromas of cooking and baking. The Caledonian House is focused on the future and leading in a vital new model of care.
 
The Caledonian House is located on the Scottish Home campus. This is a unique senior living community nestled in five park-like acres just a few miles west of downtown Chicago. It is part of the first and oldest charity in Illinois, which was established in 1845. The Scottish Home has always emphasized warm community, close bonds between residents and staff, and strong links to family and friends. Both assisted living and healthcare options are available in a warm, loving environment.
 
Our philosophy of one-on-one care is inspired by the comfort of home and the warmth of family.  Research shows that just such an environment fosters the best outcomes for people in memory care.
 
The Alzheimer’s Association projects that, by 2030, 16 million Americans will live with the disease – a four-fold increase that could cost a trillion dollars each year. The Caledonian House is a practical response to this challenge, providing a haven of expert care deeply informed by a century of experience.
 

For more information on the Caledonian House and the Scottish Home, visit www.thescottishhome.org or rebeccadrennan@thescottishhome.org. For information on the Illinois Saint Andrew Society, visit www.chicagoscots.org or call 708-447-5092.

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HealthStar Home Health Holds Free Memory Screenings at the MN State Fair

Last year HealthStar performed more than 3,200 memory screenings at the fair. If you are concerned about your memory, you are not alone. Face-to-face memory screenings average three minutes and consist of questions and tasks to assess memory. Individuals can take advantage of free, confidential memory screenings provided by HealthStar Home Health, as part of raising community awareness and providing public education on Alzheimer’s and dementia. HealthStar & the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America encourages screenings for adults with memory concerns, a family history of Alzheimer’s disease or those who want to check their memory now and have the results for future comparison. Warning signs of dementia include forgetting people’s names/events, asking repetitive questions and confusion over daily routines.

FREE Screenings to be held August 25 – September 5

from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM in the

East Crossroads Auditorium/ Health Fair 11 Bldg.

(Corner of Dan Patch & Cooper)

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Autumn Leaves™ to Host Five Major Alzheimer’s Events in the Houston Area

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Autumn Leaves™ to Host Five Major Alzheimer’s Events

Featuring the Houston-area premiere of His Neighbor Phil 

On Tuesday, April 5, from 4:30-7 p.m., Autumn Leaves, a national leader in memory care assisted living, will host the first of five events that showcase the power of music to promote cognition and moments of joy for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

The events will feature the Houston-area premiere of the independent film His Neighbor Phil – an acclaimed drama about the positive effects of music in caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease. The movie screening will be preceded by a Q&A session with a panel of elder care experts. A light meal will also be served.

The event is free and open to the public, and is intended for clinical and care management professionals, as well as caregivers and family members who have a loved one with dementia.

The opening event will feature radio personalities, Lori La Bey and Dana Tyson. Lori La Bey, founder and host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio , was named the No. 1 online influencer for Alzheimer’s disease by Dr. Oz, and will be an expert speaker during Autumn Leaves’ 30 minute panel discussion. KODA morning radio show host, Dana Tyson, will act as moderator for the event. La Bey will be featured at all five Autumn Leaves events.

In conjunction with the movie premiere, Autumn Leaves is launching an innovative music program across its 40-plus communities in seven states. Called So Much More™ to Experience , the program will provide individualized playlists for residents they can enjoy on their own, or in the company of family and friends.

Pilot sessions of the program demonstrate the power of these personalized playlists to spark memories and promote cognition and engagement. Residents often smile, clap their hands, tap their toes, sing along or even dance during the initial sessions to identify music that is meaningful to them.

“It’s an amazing phenomenon – when a resident finds a song that resonates, they reconnect with the world,” says Kristin Dupont, Vice President of Marketing for The LaSalleGroup, Inc., the parent company of Autumn Leaves. “We see this as a way to enhance our residents’ quality of life and give families a way to interact with their loved ones. Being able to witness this first-hand is something special.”

Seating is limited

Seating is limited for the events, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For information about dates, times, and locations, and to register, visit AutumnLeaves.com/Phil.

His Neighbor Phil A unique educational and networking event focused on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia for the Houston market.

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What: Free and open to the public – Includes an 30-minute Q&A with elder care experts – Includes a screening of the acclaimed independent movie, “His Neighbor Phil” (HisNeighborPhil.com)  that explores the power of music to unlock memories in seniors with Alzheimer’s/dementia – Light breakfast/dinner offered

Who: – Suitable for clinical and care management professionals, caregivers, and the general public – Hosted by Autumn Leaves, a pioneer in memory care assisted living (AutumnLeaves.com) – Panel moderated by Lori La Bey, nationally recognized Alzheimer’s advocate (AlzheimersSpeaks.com) – Special guest appearance at 4/5 event by Dana Tyson, morning show personality on KODA-FM (99.1)

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Why: – To provide information to professionals and clinicians who interact with dementia patients – To educate and support caregivers and families dealing with a loved one with dementia

When/Where: ‐

Tuesday, April 5

4:30 – 7 p.m. Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center    

(Meyerland), 5601 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096

Wednesday, April 6

7:30 – 10 a.m. The Club at Riverstone (Riverstone)    

18353 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479

4:30 – 7 p.m. Chamberlain College of Nursing (Pearland)    

11025 Equity Dr., Houston, TX 77041

Thursday, April 7

7:30 – 10 a.m. Willow Fork Country Club (Cinco Ranch/Memorial City)

21055 Westheimer Pkwy., Katy, TX 77450

4:30 – 7 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park (Cy-Fair) 

114 Vintage Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77070

Information/Registration: – Seating is limited.

RSVP at AutumnLeaves.com/Phil or call 888-919-4910

Media Contact: Ann Hinshaw, SPM Communications Phone: 214-379-7087 Mobile: 917-670-9919 2 ann@spmcommunications.com 24-Hour Media Line: 817-329-3257

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About Autumn Leaves™ With over 40 family‐owned and –operated memory care assisted living communities nationwide, Autumn  Leaves is dedicated to serving those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Autumn Leaves  communities are committed to providing exceptional care and research‐based programs that allow for safe,  secure, and active environments for its residents. An acknowledged leader in memory care, Autumn Leaves  combines clinical expertise, knowledge of dementia, and heartfelt compassion to create the best possible  care environment. For more information, visit AutumnLeaves.com or call 888‐919‐4910.

About The LaSalle Group  Family‐owned and ‐operated since 1990, The LaSalle Group, Inc. designs, develops, builds, manages, and  owns more than 40 Autumn Leaves™ memory care assisted living communities designed specifically for  people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, as well as other specialized real estate and businesses  throughout the United States. For more information about its business lines, services, current projects, and  investment opportunities, visit LaSalleGroup.com or call 800‐452‐7255.

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Important Announcement – Dementia Chats Webinars Changes Time

Important Announcement 

Dementia Chats Webinars Changes Time

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