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Support Groups, Activities and Housing for Those with Dementia

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio with

Jay Benedict with Cherrywood Pointe

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Lori La Bey the host and founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio interviews Jay Benedict, Outreach and Sales Director for Cherrywood Pointe, an Ebenezer managed property.  This new community is located in Roseville, MN just off Lexington Ave just north of County Road C. Jay will discuss a unique support group called “Connections” he created in 2015, for those with memory loss and their care partners which meets monthly.  He also is an active member of the Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team, which is a grassroots effort making a big impact in it’s community as well as surrounding neighborhoods.    Jay has also worked closely with the Ramsey county library to bring the new dementia support system and tools called, “Memory Minders.”   Carol Jackson with the library has been leading this cause.  Jay is also working with his community and the Fire Department with a new virtual tool they have developed.

Contact Jay Benedict:

Phone:  651-766-2265

Email:  JBenedi1@Fairview.Org


Go to www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com for additional resources 

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Tips to Living with and Working with Dementia in a Dignified Manor

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio with

Cindy Bock – Dignified Dementia Coach

Oct 10th – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST and 7pm London

Cindy Bock, Dignified Dementia Coach is a nationally certified therapeutic recreation specialist, healthcare speaker, educator, trainer and dementia specialist for over 25 years. She demonstrates exemplary compassion and understanding of the cognitive and behavioral challenges of the aging process, especially those with dementia. Cindy utilizes a dignified approach to strengthen each individual’s remaining cognitive and physical abilities through structured wellness programs, to maintain their highest level of functioning.  Join us for a great conversation.

Call in with your questions or comments as we talk live. 323-870-4602

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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


Learn What the City of Roseville, MN

to be Dementia Friendly

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National Memory Screening Day November 18th, Roseville, MN

Healthstar_logoNational Memory Screening Day – November 18

HealthStar Home Health to Hold FREE Memory Screenings at J. Arthur’s Coffee in Roseville, Minnesota.

After screening 2,200 participants at the MN State Fair, it’s clear, people are concerned about memory loss. Face-to-face memory screenings average five 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 Tuesday, November 18

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

J. Arthur’s Coffee Shop,

2441 Rice Street, Roseville, MN 55113.

As many as 70% of families affected by dementia are choosing to keep their loved ones at home for as long as possible, while managing the different stages. Family and caregiver burnout rises dramatically when faced with this disease. HealthStar’s Alzheimer’s & Dementia program provides both in and out of home support to families and caregivers dealing with challenging behaviors associated with the disease. Changes in healthcare, due to high prevalence, allow our nursing experts to provide training, education and non-pharmacologic behavior assistance in the home, which is 100% covered by traditional Medicare and most insurance plans. Memory loss screenings are the first step toward detection and treatment.

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For Additional Locations for Memory Screenings check Out

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America


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Get In The Mood For The Holidays!

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A Play You Must See – My Mother Has Four Noses

Are  You Dealing  With Someone

With Memory Loss?

my mother has 4 noses logo

This Is A Play You Must See!

A Story of Dementia, Caregiving and

Unconditional Love

At the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

December 16th and 17th shows start at 7:30pm


This one woman show by Jonatha Brookes, an award winning singer and song writer is so beautifully written and performed there should be a warning label with it, “Empty your bladder and bring Kleenex” because you will be brought to tears and lifted with joy as your belly aches from laughing.  You are going to adore her music and the magic in her messaging!

purchase_your_tickets_now_graphic_Jonatha’s mom did have four noses, and at least as many names. She was a published poet, a clown, a Christian Scientist and her eccentric personality shines throughout the play. In addition, she had Alzheimer’s disease. But in her final years, she raised her theatrics to a new level.

Together Jonatha and her mother share their passion for words and music.   Their unwavering sense of humor is the glue to their oh so special relationship. To this day, I can still hear Jonatha’s mother call out, “Boolie,” (Jonatha’s nic name) and my heart melts as I feel the warmth of their love portrayed in this play.

On December 17th, 2013,

A Bonus “Talk Back” session following the play which is an interactive discussion with the audience and key professionals in the in the industry. 

I hope you can join us!

This powerful one-woman musical show features acclaimed singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke. It features ten new songs to complement the performance and  tells a very unusual love story of a mother and daughter.

My Mother Has Four Noses has played to sold out houses at:

Playwrights’ Center, MN,

the Warner Theater in Torrington, CT, and

World Café Live for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to See It Here In Minnesota!

purchase_your_tickets_now_graphic_“I Hope To  See You There I’ll Be There Both Evenings.”

~ Lori La Bey

Hear from Jonatha herself about making an album, book and full production of her play ‘My Mother Has Four Noses’!

Check out some of Jonatha’s songs

Here is a link to an article the Jon Bream a journalist with the Star Tribune did back in August on Jonatha and the play.

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Find Comfort in Caregiving

for Those With Memory Loss


Join us to learn about resources and support services to ease your burdens and maximize your relationships when caring for a loved one. A panel of members from Arthur’s Memory Café will discuss what a Memory Café is, how it has affected their lives, why it is beneficial and how you can join one.


Lori (Moeschter) La Bey is the founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks.  She will explore Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Come Learn About Memory Cafe’s From Those Who Attend them.  Also learn about several resources to assist you.  Lori was recognized by Sharecare and Dr. Oz as the #1 online influencer for Alzheimer’s.


Melissa Seeley of Senior Community Services,a local community based nonprofit, will demonstrate CareNextion,  a helpful online tool for caregivers. 


Co-Sponsored by:

Roseville Area Senior Program and

Arthur’s Residential Care


              Wed  July 10th    1-3pm     Rm. 108   Free

Roseville Area Senior Program

Fairview Community Center

1910 County Road B West Roseville, MN  55113


          RSVP:  651-604-3520 or  rasp@isd623.org

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