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Dementia: Healing Moments Study Enhancing Lives

Alzheimer’s Speaks Talks with

Rev. Dr. Jade Angelica, Founder

of Healing Moments & the Research Team!

Watch the Video Interview Below

Listen to the Radio Interview Below

Join Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio for a very interesting conversation with three women on a mission to improve dementia care by supporting those that care for individuals living with a diagnosis.  Through improv, care partners learn to reframe and refocus how to care.  Listen in and learn and feel free to reach to them for more details on their clinical research and program.

Rev. Dr. Jade Angelica is the founder and director of Healing Moments for Alzheimer’s. She cared for her own mother who died from Alzheimer’s disease in 2011.  She designs and leads workshops, services, and trainings for Healing Moments. Jade wrote the book Where Two Worlds Touch: A Spiritual Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease.

Kelsey Spalding Wilson is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Iowa. She is now completing a clinical neuropsychology internship at the St. Louis VA, working with Veteran’s with neurological disorders.

Edmarie Guzman-Velez moved to the US to complete her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Iowa.  She is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School studying the preclinical stage of Alzheimer’s disease.

Contact Healing Moments:

Website:  http://www.healingmoments.org/

Emails:       jadeangelica@gmail.com



Jade’s Phone:     563-582-4724

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See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge Washington

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Faces of Dementia

This website is a collection of personal stories and poems submitted by members of the public who have been affected in some way by dementia.

Faces of Dementia was launched by Alzheimer’s New Zealand in recognition of World Alzheimer’s Day 2011, this website tells stories of love, loss and inspiration. Share your story and help to spread awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Together we are not alone.

Click Here to Go to Website

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Exciting Opportunity for Alzheimer’s Patients


Over the next few months, The Story Corps Memory Loss Initiative is looking for some brave souls to begin recording personal, caring conversations with participants living with memory loss, using their newly released Toolkit, Commemorate.

 The Face of Memory Loss is Changing!

Rick and Phyllis June are a married couple, Can you tell who has Early Onset Alzheimer's?

Memory Loss isn't just for the Elderly anymore


StoryCorps Commemorate interviews are designed to be forty-minute recorded conversations between two people about their lives. These forty-minutes devoted to listening and sharing can empower participants as they speak about their life, on their own terms. The value of the recording lives on as a legacy for friends and family to treasure.

StoryCorps has been recording such interviews since 2003 – over 30,000 to date. Nearly 2,000 of these interviews were recorded as part of their Memory Loss Initiative, which focused resources on providing this experience to those whose memories are fading away.

The Commemorate Toolkit provides employees, volunteers, and family caregivers with the expertise StoryCorps has accrued over the

Norrm's has Early Onset Alzheimer's and is out speaking about it!

 past 7 years, enabling people across the country to develop a culture of storytelling in their communities and provide meaningful personal, interactive activities to elders.

Offering those with memory loss the opportunity to share their wisdom and assert their identities through Commemorate interviews is perfect way to continue our work of providing elders the chance to live full and vibrant lives.

If you’re interested in this project, visit StoryCorps’ website to download the Toolkit for free: 



The Toolkit comes in two parts: (1) the full text of the guide, and (2) a selectionof digitized tools and edited interview segments to assist you in conducting your interviews. The Toolkit will walk you through the necessary steps toward recording your own interviews:

-the StoryCorps interview method;

-instructions on selecting and using recording equipment and choosing recording spaces;

-suggestions for making your interviews easy to implement and most effective;

-guides for interview participants which prepare them for the experience

And you should start small, too! StoryCorps is just looking for volunteers to record 2-4 interviews each to start. See how it goes first – and let us and StoryCorps know how you made it work.

Feel free to contact us at memoryloss@storycorps.org

Celebrate Life No Matter What!

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Here is a Great Article on the National Alzheimer’s Project Act

My friend Stanton Berg has written a wonderful article on his blog regarding the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, in simple easy to under language.  I suggest you read it.    It is a bird’s eye view of the new bill and also pointing out that the fight for proper  funding is not over…this bill does not provide a nickels worth of funding but hopefully the main objectives of the bill to coordinate all government efforts in preventing and treating Alzheimer’s as well as establishing a national strategy will promote the necessary future funding… 

Thank you Stanton for writing the article and being such a wonderful advocate for Alzheimer’s disease!



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I would like to direct you to the Alzheimer’s Speaks Resource Website, where you will find a variety of resources for you.   Many are free like- blogs, radio programs, articles and tools like “Your Memory Chip™  In addition you will find, products and tools to assist you from a variety of providers from items from accessibility, DVD training programs, Music, Massage Therapy, Speakers and Trainers, Housing, Home Healthcare and more.

Here is the link:


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