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Today, J. Arthur’s Memory Cafe had the Honor of Several Visitors.  

We had two new couple join our group.  Judy George of Mindful Movement taught us  some t’ai chi chih which is the meditative art of movement and healing,  John Bird and John Harrison of The Living Tree a new video legacy company with an amazing new tool to capture joy, history and the relationships we all cherish in life.  Gail Rosenblum, a reporter with the Star Tribune also came out and spent over two hours with us.

Please take the time to read the article Gail wrote as you will see the insights and the beauty these memory Cafes have to offer those dealing with Memory loss.  Click Here To Read The Article

Thanks Gail for helping us raise awareness and give hope to those in need!

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The 12 Days of Christmas Care Partnering Song

To All Caregivers…

Happy Holidays

Below are the Lyrics to:

The 12 Days of Christmas Care Partnering Song©

of Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speak Dec 2011

 

We encourage you to make you own version and send it to us.  Let’s see how many versions we can collect while raising awareness at the same time!

 

The 12 Days of Christmas Care Partnering Song©

 

On the 1st day of Christmas my Angel Gave to me

(And) a mind set to embrace change

On the 2nd day of Christmas the Angel Gave to me

Grace to let go

On the 3rd day of Christmas the Angel Gave to me

Coping skills

On the 4th day of Christmas the Angel Said to me

Look for the joy

On the 5th day of Christmas the Angel Gave to me

Great Insights

On the 6th day of Christmas the Angel Gave to me

Gratitude and love

On the 7th day of Christmas the Angle Said to me

Savor each moment

On the 8th day of Christmas the Angle Gave to me

Hope and compassion

On the 9th day of Christmas the Angel Said to me

Live to be playful

On the 10th day of Christmas the Angel Said to me

Self care is (cares) important

On the 11th day of Christmas the Angel Said to me

Perfect doesn’t matter

On the 12th day of Christmas the Angel Saw in me

My sanity is back!

 

The Care Partners Choir:

Deb Nygaard, Eric Olson, Barb Meyer, Charlie Meyerson Representing:

ACR Healthcare Group

http://www.acrhealthcaregroup.com/

Arthur’s white Pines Residential Care

http://www.arthurswhitepines.com/

ACR At Home Health Care

http://www.acrathome.com/

ACR Homes

http://www.acrhomes.com/

J. Arthur’s Coffee Shop

http://www.jarthurscoffee.com/

J. Arthur’s Memory Café

http://www.jarthursmemorycafe.com/

Anita Jader Representing:

Anita Jader Photography

http://www.mnppa.com/siteBuilder_site.cfm?siteID=126&pageID=1271

Christine Pulkrabek Representing:

Regions Hospital Foundation

http://www.regionshospital.com/rh/foundation/

Alzheimer’s Research Center

http://www.alzheimersinfo.org/

Health Partners Center for Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care

http://www.healthpartners.com/public/care/providers/cdac/

Minnesota Memory Project

http://www.mnmemoryproject.org/

J. Arthur’s Memory Café

http://www.jarthursmemorycafe.com/

 Danielle La Bey Representing:

Volunteers of America The Homestead

http://www.voa.org/Get-Help/National-Network-of-Services/Long-Term_Care/The-Homestead-at-Maplewood-

and Maplewood Care Center who will be opening a Memory Café in 2012

http://www.voa.org/Get-Help/National-Network-of-Services/Long-Term_Care/Maplewood-Care-Center-

 Dr. Dale Anderson Representing:

Act Happy

www.ActHappy.com

Annie Anderson Representing:

Be-Wellderly

www.Be-Wellderly.com

 Greg Pederson Representing:

J. Arthur’s Memory Café

http://www.jarthursmemorycafe.com/

Judy McCabe Representing:

Realty Associates

JudyMcCabe@comcast.net

Lori La Bey Representing:

Alzheimer’s Speaks Resource Website

http://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/

Alzheimer’s Speaks Blog

https://alzheimersspeaks.wordpress.com/

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/alzheimersspeaks

Alzheimer’s Speaks Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/user/AlzheimersSpeaks

J. Arthur’s Memory Café

http://www.jarthursmemorycafe.com/

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Two Memory Café Events –

Alzheimer’s Patients & Caregivers – Roseville Minnesota

 

Saint Paul, Minn., July 09, 2011 – AlzheimersSpeaks.com, a leading provider of education and support for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers, ACR Healthcare Group, The Alzheimer’s Research Center, The Minnesota Memory Project, and The Center for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care of Health Partners, today jointly announced the opening of the United States’ first “Memory Café.” The Café will give Alzheimer’s patients and their personal caregivers the opportunity to meet and provide mutual social support to one another.  To launch the Café, the group has arranged two open houses for the public which are free of charge.

Lori La Bey, founder of AlzheimersSpeaks.com, has dealt with memory loss through her mother’s thirty year journey with dementia.  “When my mother was first diagnosed with memory loss years ago it was nearly impossible for me to find information about the disease or caregiving.  We need to create community through unity and give care to those dealing with Alzheimer’s.  We need to do it now because there is no time to wait for a cure.   The numbers are rising and the needs of patients and caregivers are sky rocketing.”

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J. Arthur’s Memory Cafe Live on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio July 11th

Here is the link to the Radio Show.  If you can’t listen live the show will be archived to listen to later!

Come learn about this amazing collaboration!

What is a Memory Café?

A Memory Café is a place where individuals with memory loss and their caregivers get together in a safe, supportive, and engaging environment. People can connect and interact with peers in similar life situations. There is no embarrassment and no explanations are needed.

Where did the Memory Café Start?

The concept came from the United Kingdom. The UK government coordinates and sets up Memory Cafés, which are in high demand. After talking with David Light who wrote the guidelines for the Cafés, Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks here in the United States asked David if he would be willing to share program details with her.

“There was no hesitation in David’s voice. He generously shared all start up documentation. The UK’s attitude is one of collaboration and the greater good.” Lori said.

ACR Healthcare Group, The Alzheimer’s Research Center, The Minnesota Memory Project, The Center for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care of Health Partners, joined Alzheimer’s Speaks to launch the first “Memory Café” here in the US!  

Norrms McNamara from the UK will also be joining us.  He has Alzheimer’s and he loves his Memory Cafe

Our mission:

To provide a social environment which allows individuals with memory loss and their caregivers a safe, supportive, and engaging place to interact with peers.  They named their first cafe “J. Arthur’s Memory Café

Here is the link to the Radio Show.  If you can’t listen live the show will be archived to listen to later!

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Please Join me in the Minnesota Memory Project

It’s time to STEP UP and BE PROACTIVE!

So you might be asking what the Minnesota Memory project is all about? Well let me give you some basic information and then you can go to their website and check it out for yourself or pick up the phone and give them a call. They would love to talk with you personally. I am a participant in the study and will writing about my experience in future blogs. My goal in doing this is to remove the fear of participating in these studies as they are critical in collecting data in order to present making changes for the future.

The Minnesota Memory Project gathers health history and lifestyle information that may be associated with aging and caregiving. By joining the Minnesota Memory Project you will be contributing vital information that will help advance research efforts related to memory health. Your participation could help us improve diagnosis of memory loss, identify lifestyle changes that prevent memory loss and better understand the effects of caregiving on health and memory. Residents of states other than Minnesota are welcomed to participate.

Who can participate?

1. Adults who are 55 years and older

2. Adults with diagnosed memory loss who are 40 years and older

3. Adults providing care for someone with memory loss

Here is information to contact the Minnesota Memory Project

https://www.mnmemoryproject.org/index.htm

651-254-3999

The Alzheimer’s Research Center is collecting the data for the Minnesota Research Project.

 Here is their contact information: 

http://www.alzheimersinfo.org/

1-800-229-2872

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