Posts Tagged ‘Michelle Mason’

Alter Ego of Alzheimer’s Disease Photographic Exhibition –

Photography by Tony Smith


My good friend and colleague Michelle Mason of Chicago is putting together an amazing exhibit called the “Alter Ego of Alzheimer’s Disease.”  The photographer is Tony Smith.  You can take a peak at a preview by going to Michelle’s blog Endingdisease’sBlog  For more details on the exhibit please contact Michelle through her blog by making a comment.

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Ignite Your Dementia Care Culture 

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio


Today’s show feature return guest … the amazing Michelle Mason, Founder of the Soul Purpose Program. We also talk with Monica Ramirez with Guiding Light Hospice and Grace Tebalan with Alternative Home Care.  Our conversation flows around patient centered care and how these women are making a difference in our Dementia Care Culture.

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Let Your Voice Be Heard

on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

   I started Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio to give voice to the real everyday life of living with Alzheimer’s         disease and Dementia.  My goal was and still is to reach people worldwide so we may share what is working and what isn’t in order to “Shift Our Dementia Care Culture.”  There are so many fabulous ideas that need to be implemented.  The hard part is done.  The concepts are in place in people’s hearts and minds.  Now it’s time to work together to make these ideas a reality and put them in place for people to utilize!

You see, we have been trained by our societal values that conceiving  new concepts is the easy part, and that pulling resources together is the tough part.  We are trained to believe we need more staff and more money to implement or change just about anything in our lives.  This just is not true.  What we need to to stop thinking and feeling we have to make changes alone.

It’s time for people to talk about their passions for change.  In doing so we are drawn to like minded people.  Like minded people love to tap their resources to help others. They become not only a sounding board, guiding light, and support group; but an additional voice for change.  Once we are able to release the idea that “we own a concept or  idea” we become free.

What exactly do I mean by becoming “free?”  Well, let me explain it this way:  When we release our need to control we become open to the ideas, insights, and resources of others!  By surrounding ourselves with liked minded people typically one feels re-energized and empowered.  It’s an incredible shift in and of itself.  The burden of doing it alone is lifted.  The fear of failure reduces as you have support on many different levels from people who don’t think your crazy.  In fact, they like the way you think!

On November 11th Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio will have show dedicated to new ideas!  The title of the show is called Igniting Your Dementia Care Culture Vision.  We would love for you to join us!  We encourage everyone to listen in, especially Activities Coordinators, Recreational Therapists, People with memory loss and their care partners to all participate.

There is never a shortage of what we can learn from one another, when we are open to listening to what others have to say.  You can listen to the show by calling 714-364-4757 or you can listen to the show via the internet by Tuning in Here

You can push 1 if you are calling in by phone to ask a question or make a comment.  If you are listening via the internet just use the chat box!

Michelle Mason Founder of Soul Purpose will be back with us for this show. Click Here to listen to the original show (10/14/2011) we did on her fabulous Spa Days she pulls together for her residents and their family caregivers, by tapping into community resources.  In addition, Guiding Light Hospice and Alternative Home Health will be with us too!

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Listen to Michelle Mason’s “Soul Purpose Program” Changing Lives of those with Dementia


This is a great program Michelle has developed to incorporate a holistic Spa Day approach for dementia residents and their caregivers to relax and connect. On the Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio show you will hear Michelle and some of her team members talk of their experience volunteering their time and talent and what they have gotten back in return by participating in the Soul Purpose Program.  I think you will enjoy the program and learn simple things we can do as individual to engage with a person with dementia which will make not only their day, but your own.

CLICK HERE to listen to the program

We are going to have a follow-up program to have an open discussion about how to shift Care Culture and what are your ideas and how can you get your idea up and running.  Please call in and participate with this open brain storming session scheduled for November 11th at 11am EST, 10am Central, and 8am PST.  Here is the LINK TO IGNITE YOUR CARE CULTURE VISION

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Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer's Speaks

Sorry I’ve been away from the blog a bit.  Many things are happening.  I’m working on rolling out a new high powered and upgraded resource website for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.  I will keep you posted as we get closer to rolling out.  I am also working on new webinar series for caregivers, both family and professionals which is very exciting, and of course there is the Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio show which has been so much fun, though a ton of work.

I hope you will be able to join us on Alzheimer’s Speaks RadioMichelle Mason Founder of Soul Purpose and some of her team members will be with us to tell us about their wonderful and enlightening event Soul Purpose which is a prime example of filling a need through collaborative efforts.

The show is scheduled for tomorrow Friday October 14th at 11am EST,10 am Central and 8am PST.  You can call in to listen to the show or listen via the internet.  The phone number to call is 714-364-4757.  Push 1 if you have a question or comment.  CLICK HERE to listen to the show via the internet live or you can listen to the archived episode  later.

Please see below for details.

Due to the response we have gotten from the pre-show promotions Michelle and I have decided to schedule a follow-up show  to help others build collaborative efforts in their areas.  The show will be November 11th at 11 am EST, 10 am Central, and 8 am PST.  Our goal is to help others brain storm their ideas so please listen and call in with what you want to see changed and what your ideas are to make the change.  Michelle and I will share our expertise and help you make your dreams a reality in your community.  None of us can change our CARE CULTURE alone.  This is a job which requires buy in at all levels. We look forward to you joining us to  Ignite Your Care Culture Vision

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“A World Without Dis-Ease

Through Finding Your Soul Purpose”

Hope you can join us live!

If not, the show will be archived to listen to later

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