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BBC Radio Show With Great Dementia Insights

A Fascinating BBC Radio Show With

Great Dementia Insights

 

Below is a 60-minute BBC radio documentary designed to be more enjoyable for people with dementia.

They want to encourage the use of dementia-friendly techniques in the broadcasting industry, so they need to

do a statistical analysis, which requires feedback using a short structured questionnaire.

 

You Won’t Want To Miss This One!

Listen, Learn and Give Back!

 

Take the Survey

I listened to the whole show and I have to admit,

I learned a lot and it lofted my mood to boot!  

Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

 

Listen to the radio show below

https://www.alexiskirke.com/2000/03/03/radio-feedback-see-below/

 

Time Type Topic
00:00 Spoken Preview of topics and introduction
01:30 Spoken Ear worms and memory jingles
08:22 Music Humorous
13:04 Spoken Repeated introduction
13:28 Spoken Radio and Dementia: Cocktail Party Effect
17:38 Spoken Repeated introduction and re-cap
18:18 Spoken Music and Reminiscence (including some brief music clips)
27:42 Music Bridge over Troubled Water
32:12 Spoken Musical Memory
36:00 Music My First, My Last, My Everything
38:25 Spoken Time Checks; Music and Action (including music clips)
47:15 Music Toms Diner
49:40 Spoken Repeated introduction and summary
50:15 Spoken Programmes targeted at people with dementia
55:28 Music Toms Diner opening to fade out
55:44 End

Take a short multiple-choice questionnaire below 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CTRPLJP

 

Please pass this along to others. 

The more responses the better!

 

Thanks in advance for helping out!

Thank you Dr. Alexis Kirke, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth. 

I found the show fun and fascinating Plus I learned a lot!

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The 6th Edition of The 36 Hour Day

20% Off the New 6th Edition of The 36 Hour Day,  Available April 2017

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Through five editions, and more than 3 million copies sold, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.

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If you are interested in a bulk purchase of this book we would be happy to offer you a higher discount. For more information on bulk sales and special sales pricing, please contact specialsales@press.jhu.edu

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Our Experts have Dementia

Dementia Chats: Where voices of those diagnosed with dementia are heard.  

Dementia Chats™ was created with the intention to educate people living with dementia; their care partners – family, friends as well as professionals and advocates.  Our Experts are those diagnosed with dementia. We have been doing this series since July of 2012.

Today we had an interesting conversation regarding communication.  You will here from those diagnosed and what they think about all the tips given by “Professionals” to communicate with them.

You will gain insights which will help you care better.  Learn how their senses change, how their emotions and behaviors are affect by their surroundings and how that impacts them in their daily living.

Thank You To Our Experts Living With Dementia:

Michael Ellenbogen
Paulan Gordon
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Brian LeBlanc
Laurie Scherrer
Mary Howard
Susan Suchan
Harry Urban

Here are the links to “20 Sign Language Words”

Laurie Scherrer’s Website
https://dementiadaze.com/about/videos/
https://www.dementiamentors.org/videos.html

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AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE
FOCUSED ON THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION

  • Exercise your brain and body with a specially designed and fun fitness experience
  • Engage in a brain healthy marketplace with friends, food, books, experts and more
  • Educate yourself with a panel of superstars in brain research, fitness, nutrition and more
  • Empower yourself to save your brain and help wipe out Alzheimer’s

You’re invited to join Maria Shriver and The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement for a fun, one-of-a-kind event to wipe out Alzheimer’s. Sign up, fundraise and be a part of this exciting three hour experience featuring an exclusive mind-body workout just for Move for Minds participants!

One Day. Eight Cities. Millions Impacted.
June 4, 2017
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Orange County | San Francisco | Washington DC

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Donate & help her raise funds for research.

Any and all donations are appreciated.

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New Trial for Mild Alzheimer’s

New Trial for Mild Alzheimer’s

Spread the Word!

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Children with Dementia

Children with Dementia

Say It Can’t Be True!

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Today we are lucky to have a Mother who is willing to share her story of love, frustration and a passion to expand education, awareness and funding for childhood dementia.  You will be amazed at the terrifying journey Lorena Demian is living and how she has learned to look at life differently through their dementia experience.

Contact Information For

Alzheimer’s Association 24 hour line: 1-800-272-3900

Lorena Demian butterflymusicalnotes.7@gmail.com

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AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE
FOCUSED ON THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION

  • Exercise your brain and body with a specially designed and fun fitness experience
  • Engage in a brain healthy marketplace with friends, food, books, experts and more
  • Educate yourself with a panel of superstars in brain research, fitness, nutrition and more
  • Empower yourself to save your brain and help wipe out Alzheimer’s

You’re invited to join Maria Shriver and The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement for a fun, one-of-a-kind event to wipe out Alzheimer’s. Sign up, fundraise and be a part of this exciting three hour experience featuring an exclusive mind-body workout just for Move for Minds participants!

One Day. Eight Cities. Millions Impacted.
June 4, 2017
Boston | DallasLos Angeles | Miami | New York
Orange County | San Francisco | Washington DC

Come Meet Lori La Bey In Orange County

Can’t Make it?  

Donate & help her raise funds for research.

Any and all donations are appreciated.

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Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction

By: Michelle Remold

There are often stories on the news or on-line about things you can do to prevent a wide array of diseases. It often seems that soon after we hear about the things we can do to ward off the different diseases, there is another story discounting the first one.

I used to get really excited when I heard news stories about what was thought to be a new way to prevent Alzheimer’s. After hearing follow-up stories that either discounted the earlier stories or stated that more research would need to be done, I started to become more critical about and really think about what I was reading or hearing.

While preparing to write this blog, I did a little research to see if I could find some commonalities among what is out now on methods to prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia. Eating well and exercising seem to be popular prevention techniques along with coconut oil and fish oil. Exercise and eating well make sense to me, as they can help with preventing many other diseases as well. I am a little more skeptical on how much fish and coconut oils work to prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.

I am not saying that none of the things that are said to prevent Alzheimer’s or dementia don’t prevent it, but that it is important to look more into what research a person is reading or hearing about. There are many stories and articles that are not credible and can give false hope to people fighting diseases. Thinking about the credibility in what one hears or reads is very important. It is important to learn as much as possible when it comes to looking at things to help prevent any disease and to make sure that they are healthy for you to try.

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By Kevin Woo

Dr. Michael Devous believes that one day there will be a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

“I think we’re going to cure Alzheimer’s disease, and we’re not far away from it,” says Devous during an interview with the Dallas Morning News. Devous is a professor and director at the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

“Ten years ago I didn’t think so, but we’ve made tremendous progress,” he says. “We haven’t done it. We haven’t cured anyone from this disease yet, but I’m hopeful that the trials we’ve started will change the course of this disease in a positive way. There’s a mild cognitive impairment which precedes dementia. We are having clinical trials to see if removing plaque will keep (patients) from getting worse and maybe even allow them to get better.”

Researchers say that maintaining a healthy lifestyle; getting genetically tested if you’re at high risk for the disease; and removal of amyloid plaque all hold the key to finding a cure.

The study of plaque is key to Devous’ on-going research.

What also makes the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center unique is that it pools research efforts from other Texas institutions such as the Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium, UTSW in Dallas, the University of North Texas Health Science Center, and it takes part in collaborative work with UTD Center for BrainHealth and Center for Vital Longevity and the Cooper Clinic in Dallas.

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By Kevin Woo, Special to Alzheimer’s Speaks | December 5, 2012

 

The United Kingdom’s Telegraph newspaper reported this morning that in early 2013 a small number of Alzheimer’s patients with mild-to-moderate stage symptoms could get access to a drug currently known as MK-8931.

The drug is in clinical trial but if proven effective millions of people world-wide could benefit. The study will involve 1,700 Alzheimer’s patients world-wide.  Half will be given MK-8931 and the other half a placebo.

In early testing the drug has proven to be effective at halting amyloid cascade, the buildup of structures between cells, which causes Alzheimer’s Disease.

Dr. Richard Perry, a consultant neurologist and lecturer at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, told the Telegraph in an interview, “The idea of this drug is to stop the production of abnormal levels of beta amyloid in the brain. It’s about getting in early, so that if less amyloid is produced, less plaques will come together. From what I have seen of the phase one trial results, this drug looks encouraging in terms of reducing the level of abnormal beta-amyloid in spinal fluid.”

Researchers say the results won’t be final until 2016.

The Telegraph story can be read in its entirety here:  http://bit.ly/TESaKk

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