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Weekly Covid 19 Special – Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

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Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks has a conversation with a variety of experts on how the Corona Virus is affecting them and the services they deliver. Cate Lau and Lisa Head are living with a diagnosis of dementia, Pat Trudgeon is the City Manager for Roseville, MN, two Senior Housing Executives Deb Veit and Keith Galas and Gerontologist Eilon Caspi share their insights.

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Please leave a comment.  We would love to hear from.

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

All shows on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio are accessible to listen to at anytime to once they go live – Enjoy.

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

Finding Gratitude During Difficult Times

Click Below To Watch Dementia Quick Tip #9

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

Click Below To Watch the Video on Covid 19 & Dementia

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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 WA

For More Testimonial

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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Corona Virus – The Impact on Dementia Care Services

The Coronavirus has impacted all of our lives and continues to shift and change daily. I have decided to do a weekly zoom show focusing on the Covid 19 which will highlight how individuals, companies and cities are adapting to our “New Normal.” If you are interested in being a formal guest on one of these shows please reach out to me. I invite you to join the conversation. For right now I am looking at doing these on Friday at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12pm MT, 11am PT & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 20th at 5am in Australia AET

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Today we will be talking with five fabulous movers and shakers in the senior market. Each will share with us how their companies are adapting their services to continue to meet the needs of those dealing with or diagnosed with dementia.

Are guests are: Sarah Brown is the Executive Director, of Empira, Alexandra Amato is the Director of Community Relations of Artis Senior Living, Kelly Nygard is the Director of Marketing for Live 2 B Healthy and Loretta Woodward Veney Author and Speaker.  Below are resources our guests shared and their contact information.

How Is The Corona Virus Affecting You And Those You Care For With Dementia? Listen in as people talk about their feelings, fears, plans and ideas!

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Please leave a comment.  We would love to hear from.

Here Are Some Of The Resources Mentioned In The Interview

Contact Information For Our Guests:

Alexandra Amato, Director of Community Relations of Artis Senior Living

www.Artisseniorliving.com

AAmato@artismgmt.com

Sarah Brown, Executive Director of Empira,  RN, LNHA

http://empira.org/

SBrown@empira.org

Kelly Nygard, Marketing Director of Live 2 B Healthy

www.live2bhealthy.com

kellyn@live2bhealthy.com

Loretta Woodward Veney, Speaker

https://lorettaveney.com

lwveney@lorettaveney.com

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

All shows on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio are accessible to listen to at anytime to once they go live – Enjoy.

I will continue to work hard behind the scenes to console many scared souls around the world and connect them to support services and social groups gathering that adhere to social distancing and shut down guides. Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

Click Below To Watch Dementia Quick Tip #9

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

Click Below To Watch the Video on Suicide and Right to Die

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “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 WA

For More Testimonial

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

This Is Great Gift Idea For A Family Dealing With Dementia

Parental Dementia – A guide through all the difficult questions. Author Keith Galas, is an Executive Director with 20 years’ experience and has helped families with all their difficult questions. Every chapter in the book covers a question he gets most from families.

Parental Dementia – A guide through all the difficult questions is available through Amazon, Walmart and Barnes and Noble, but if you go to www.parentaldementia.com  all Alzheimer’s Speaks listeners can get a discount by using the code word, Lori.

Available in eBook now as well

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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An Exceptional Day!     by Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks

Has there ever been someone in your life you wanted to meet and just were not sure if it would ever happen? 

A man came into my life via the internet.  No it was not an online dating service or some chat room experience.  This was a man I found via my passion for knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease.  I was introduced to him via the friend, Kim Prayfrock who works at Oak Meadows in Minnesota. http://www.oak-meadows.org/index.htm   Kim is one of those go getters who is always searching for new ways, new answers to old questions, and she always shares the great information and resources she finds with others.  The day Kim sent me an email about a man named Dr. Richard Taylor, was a blessed day for me.  Kim wrote me something to the effect, “Lori I think you will be very interested in following Richard.  He speaks on Alzheimer’s and his prospective is unique and honest.  Let me know what you think.” 

I have to be honest I don’t remember the date of Kim’s email, but I do remember the impact it had on me.  From that day forward I told myself, “Someday I will meet Dr Richard Taylor.”

 The universe works in miraculous ways.  Another friend and colleague of mine, Judy Berry of Lakeview Ranch http://www.lakeviewranch.com  and who just received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2010 Community Health Leaders Award,  had a fund-raiser for her Dementia Care Foundation http://www.dementiacarefoundation.org   The Keynote Speaker for the night was non other than Dr Richard Taylor!  To my delight another colleague who I had not met before, was also going to be speaking – G Allen Power, MD.  

What a fantastic night October 7th, 2010, was.  Allen kicked off the fund-raiser talking about his new book.  Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care, which he shared many helpful tips and a wonderfully refreshing perspective on dementia. For more information on his book go to:  http://www.healthpropress.com/store/power-29562/index.htm 

Dr Richard Taylor

And then there was Richard.  He is hard to put into words, but Richard felt like a kindred soul as I saw him across the room.  We have never met, nor spoke on the phone, just corresponded by emails on occasion.  We seem to speak the same language in terms of our vision for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Care.  I say treatment of care as there is no cure for the disease.  It’s all about our relationships.  How we chose to treat one another and how we choose to communicate with each other.  As soon as Richard and I met, we hugged like old friends.  It was hard for me to believe we had never met. 

As Richard spoke that night he mentioned how friends and family hugged him after his diagnosis.  He said, “It was not a Hello Hug or a How are you doing Hug.  It was a Goodbye Hug.  People saw Richard in a new light; one of impending death.  It is amazing how a label can change our reactions when our fears take hold of us.  As Richard spoke, many in the audience were brought to tears.  His honesty and insights helped many heal the pain as he offered new ways to care, via practical tips easy to apply in our everyday lives.  

For me it was just plain wonderful to meet another person who understands my passion and purpose in life.  I can only hope this Advocate on Steroids thing I have about Alzheimer’s disease is growing in numbers so that someday we may have better care options along with a cure for the disease.  Richard seems to share my passion regarding Alzheimer’s disease, but in a more intimate way.  Richard lives with the disease not as a caregiver but as a person diagnosed with dementia.  He is a blessing to all of us, as he shares so beautifully the inside scoop of what it is really like to have memory problems.  His ability to communicate his feelings and to describe the variables between standard techniques used today and how they impact and are perceived by someone who actually has Alzheimer’s is amazing.  His tone and humor will touch of toughest of souls.  

Richard talks of how the simple lies told to someone with dementia, many times to control their emotional state, and how it confuses things building a lack of trust.    He urges both professionals and loved ones to look at what is still there vs. measuring what has been lost.  He stated, “A person has as much potential before dementia as after.”  He talks of not just focusing on “Who a person was” and what they used to do, but “WHO THEY ARE TODAY.”  I could continue to rattle off more Richardisms, but I would not do him justice.  Please check out Richard’s website listed below and you will see the possibilities and potential of a person with Alzheimer’s disease and be WOWED!  Kudos Richard!  You are leading the pack and have so much to be proud of. 

Richard has also written a book – Alzheimer’s from the Inside Out, which can be purchased on his website at http://www.richardtaylorphd.com/  along with his DVD called Be with me Today.

I highly encourage anyone who has not heard Richard speak to go to his website and watch a couple of his videos, sign up for his newsletter, and routinely check back on his site.  Richard has so much to share with the world.

The only regrets I have from that night is not having Richard sign my copy of his book and not getting a photo with him.  You see, Richard feels like family to me and those friends who feel like family; well I just like having a photo with them!  No worries though, Richard will forever be ingrained in my heart.  In fact, in the future when I get frustrated on my own path Driving Change in how Illness and Aging is Perceived, Received or Delivered; I will think of headway my friend has made and continues to make each day.  I will smile knowing my frustration will pass and progress will continue thanks to people like Richard. 

Now that I have met Richard, today my hope is to someday share the stage with Richard presenting our unique insights from different viewpoints; Richard who is living with Alzheimer’s disease and me from the caregiver side.  For those of you who don’t know my background, my Mother Dorothy has battled memory problems for 30 years and is now in her end stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

For additional resources please check out our resource website  http://www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com

Last I just want to say thank you to all the special people in my life who support me in my mission with Alzheimer’s disease.  I couldn’t do what I do without you!

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