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One Man With Dementia Is Changing How The World Cares

Norms McNamara Talks About:

A New Dementia Game, WRAD,

the Purple Angel and More…

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London

 

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Lori La Bey, hosts of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio chats with the renowned Norms McNamara who created the Purple Angel Initiative which is a global dementia awareness program.  Norms also introduces a new game called “Let’s Talk Dementia” which supports educational conversations in a fun mode. He explained “WRAD” which stands for World Rocks Against Dementia which is a magical music event that takes place annually in March.  This year it is March 23rd– 25th.

Norrms can be reach through the following:

           Email:       norrms@gmail.com                     

         Purple Angel global Website                  Let’s Talk Dementia Video of Game

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End Of Life Planning Explore New and Existing Options

End Of Life Planning

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Today we will talk with Dan Hanson who has dedicated his life to helping people understand their options when it comes to end of life issues. As someone who has been in the funeral industry and who has owned a funeral home, he knows the best practices.  Dan loves helping people find the right choices for themselves and their families. His goal is to give unbiased information about new and existing options that many don’t know about, allowing them to plan the best celebration of life to meet their needs.   In doing so he has found it helps families and friends deal with their loss

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Important Announcement – Dementia Chats Webinars Changes Time

Important Announcement 

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Grass roots movements, come and go – but The Purple Angel campaign shows no signs of slowing down

Grass roots movements, come and go –

but The Purple Angel campaign shows no signs of slowing down. 

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The purpose of the campaign is to see the Purple Angel logo, adopted as the worldwide symbol for dementia awareness. Enabling those living with dementia and their families, to feel confident when seeing the symbol displayed in any shop, business or organization, that they are dementia aware.

This unique dementia awareness campaign was started as a result of one man’s vision, Norman (affectionately known as Norrms) McNamara, who was diagnosed with dementia in his early 50s.

A documentary is currently being shot about this incredible story;

“The film is being made in memory and recognition of all those who’ve lived and are living with dementia” says Producer, Laurence Kelly, “it will be the first time a documentary will show a dementia initiative across such a global scale.

By filming in the United States, we will be able to see how the work of all the Purple Angel Ambassadors has impacted on the success of the campaign”

The USA side of the story will also highlighting the work of Purple Angel Ambassador Gary La Blanc who amongst other achievements persuaded a major USA hospital to adopt the logo and Purple Angel ethos and Lori La Bey who through her blog, radio and website following has used the power of the written and spoken word to gather support.

This footage and more will highlight the positive effect of what has been achieved both sides of the pond.

Norman McNamara creator of the campaign said “Please share this campaign and the link.  if I can do this living with dementia, imagine just how much we can do together!”

You can view the trailer through the link above; you can pledge your support and in return add your loved ones name to the memory wall in the credits list.

“Perhaps Britain’s greatest export at the moment are our community values” says Kelly, “you can be part of the team making this happen – showing how these values have crossed the Oceans and this is surely just the beginning”

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Join Us For Dementia Chats Tuesday

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Your Vote Is Needed For The Film “Finding the Why” for Dementia – It’s up for a People’s Choice Telly Award!

Your Vote Is Needed

This brilliant short film, “Finding the Why” is up for a People’s Choice Telly Award and we need to get the most votes to win. Please CLICK HERE to vote.  Make sure to register and log in order for your vote to count.

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This is a beautiful short film having big impact around the world.

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Dementia Chats Educational Webinar Recorded Session – March 10th 2015

Dementia Chats Educational Webinar

Recorded Session – March 10th, 2015

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Love Is All Around Us, Just Waiting For Us To Find It!

Love Is All Around Us,

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Just Waiting For Us To Find It!

Some days as we walk our path into the world of dementia, the road can feel bumpy and hard; not knowing where we are going or how the next moment will roll out.

But during my journey

I have learned one very important lesson.

You find only

what you are willing to see. 

heart_in_skyIf we focus on the past and what we feel we have lost, we don’t allow gratitude to enter our life. The pleasure of appreciation for what we did have. 

If we focus on the scariness of the future and all the unknowns, we shut down the opportunity to create or allow brilliant moments to occur.

BUT…

When we live in the moment before us RIGHT NOW, we have the power to create and allow into our lives that which we crave… love, engagement, acceptance, comfort, peace… laughter.

heart_sunset_treeI wish for you this Valentines Day that you see and accept the promise of hope and love that surrounds you in every nano second of each day, especially when it it not obvious. I personally know how difficult this can be to do, but I also know it is well worth the effort.

It is our individual choice to decide what we want to focus on. What we want to believe.  What we want to create.  What we want to allow to in our life.  I encourage you to slow down and look at the rocks, the sky, the trees and all that surrounds you. You may be very surprised and the signs of hope and love you see in places you never imagined.

Look For The Signs

They will warm your heart and bring you peace

in the most difficult and loneliest of moments.

May you each have a blessed day wrapped in love knowing you are not alone.

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Glen Campbell’s Film “I’ll Be Me” Is Out And Worth Seeing!

Glen Campbell’s Film

“I’ll Be Me”

You Will Laugh and Cry,

But Most Of All

You Will Be Touched

By This Powerful Film

Call a theater close to you to find out if the movie is playing.

If Not, Let Them Know It Should Be!

Normally, I’m not a big fan of celebrity advocacy for dementia.  I know many will say big names equal a big following, but when it comes to dementia we need more then people showing up one time for a performance to be entertained.

We need people that are going to be emotionally touched by a celebrity performance or advocacy. Touched in a way that lasts long beyond walking out of a theater or event.  One which shifts their perceptions and educates them at the same time.  One that makes people think.  One having a strong impact getting people wanting to discuss what they have just experienced.  One that ignites a passion to join a cause effecting so many.  One that develops compassion and creativity to make a difference.

Glen Campbell’s Documentary, “I’ll Be Me,” Does Just That! 

Kudos to Glen, his wife Kim, his children, friends and peers in the music industry.  Each of you played a powerful role in raising awareness for Dementia.  You showed the true impact this disease has on everyday relationships. How it changes lives no matter who you are. How popular you’ve been or are, how much money made or currently have, where you live, how old you are… and the list goes on….

Nothing Can Protect You From This Disease. 

My hope is that one day soon one of the many big names in this film will take the bull by the horns and pull together a fund raising single, like a “We Are The World,” the benefit single for victims of famine in Africa. It raised over $60 Million, which was distributed to Ethiopia, Sudan, and other impoverished countries.  Or better yet maybe a “Live Aid Concert for Dementia!”  With so much talent, being just as vulnerable to this disease as the rest of us, they could truly make a huge impact on finding a cure and providing support services for those living with the disease.

Just a few of the stars featured in this film who know and love Glen Campbell are:  Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and Taylor Swift.  If you know any of these influential people or others in power positions, please reach out to them and have a conversation about pulling a star studded group together to raise funds to improve lives of people around he world. It is done all the time for major disasters.

 This Is A Major Disaster. 

It just doesn’t happen to be weather or war related.  This is an international health crisis which will touch everyone in their lifetime on some level. A person every 4 seconds somewhere in the world is diagnosed with dementia. The numbers are frightening and our budgets to dealing with both research dollars and social support are embarrassingly low!  It is time to come together as world.  To join forces to improve lives and really make a difference.

There Is No Escaping It!

Here is where the show is playing in my area in Minnesota

Marcus Theater – Oakdale, MN

AMC Southdale – Edina , MN

Regal Brooklyn Center Stadium 20 – Brooklyn Center, MN

lori_with_radioFor all of those involved or who wished they would have been involved in this film, or for those like me who just saw the the film; I would love to have you on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio to discuss why you felt this was an important film and how it had an impact on your life, what you are willing to commit to, to help raise awareness and educate others or to help support those dealing with the disease.  What you would like to see in the future regarding dementia. What ideas do you have to make a difference to help shift our care culture?

Contact Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks to be part of a radio show.  I would actually love to set a special 2 hour show to allow people time to reflect and share their thoughts across the globe.  For those of you that know me, you know I feel strongly about having open and honest conversations which allow us to shift our care culture for Dementia from Crisis to Comfort.

Kudos to the Glen Campbell family and those involved in making this incredibly honest film.  What a beautiful gift to the world this was.

I’m sure the family has taken some heat for exposing this disease and what some might say as “using” Glen in the process.  I know what that feels like. It’s awful.  My own mother had the disease for 30 years.  We had plenty of time to discuss how to leverage an awful disease, an awful situation and make it beneficial to others. There is power in having purpose.  Glen shinned through in this film even as the disease nibbled away at him.  Glen had purpose.  He was able to link to what he loved and could do it way longer then the doctors ever imagined possible. Sharing true loving stories of real life is never a bad things, once we step outside our egos and understand it’s for the greater good.

Again, I say “Kudos Campbell family for having the strength and courage to make Glen’s life full as well as his family, friends and fans doing what he loved for as long as he could.”

Dementia Knows No Boundaries.

We Shouldn’t Either.

So Join the Global Cause

To Shift Our Dementia Care From Crisis to Comfort

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A Big THANK YOU To National Tour Sponsors

Of  “I’ll Be Me”

PointClickCare, Pathway Health, CliftonLarsonAllen, Covenant Health Network, HJ Sims, Essential Decisions, Inc., Attitude Edge Companies, Messerli & Kramer P.A., Disney Family Fund, Easter Seals, Leading Age and to our Minnesota Sponsors where I saw the film: UCare, Volunteers of America, Mayo Clinic, Open Heart Foundation and Aging Services of Minnesota

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Dementia Chats This Afternoon – Today Tuesday Aug 12th

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