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Why Dementia is Known as Witchcraft in Africa and What’s Being Done About It

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Thursday Dec. 30th, 2021 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 31st at 6am in Australia AEDT

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People around the world will learn of the African culture and how their beliefs there are very different most other parts of the globe.  This is essential to know in order to raise awareness and educate the public in Africa, as Berrie Holtzhausen will tell us today. Most of us understand the disease is the same all over the globe, but the challenges can be very different and difficult to overcome if cultural beliefs aren’t incorporated. 

We will learn how influencing these beliefs is happening through Berrie and his work through Alzheimer Dementia Namibia by shifting mindsets of old beliefs to heart-sets recognizing the humanness of each and every person.  Learn how you can help too.

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Dementia and the Arts is an Educational Panel where all levels of artists and all types are welcome. Our goal is to elevate panelists work and ability to create beauty in many forms. They will share examples of various types of art they participate in, how, and why they started, what they have learned, and what they personally get out of making art. Panelists, do not have to attend all sessions.

Anyone living with dementia interested in participating, please reach out to Lori La Bey via email, or Private message her on FaceBook

As you will see all conversations are comfortable, casual, and fascinating. We have so much to learn from one another. All recordings can be found on Alzheimer’s Speaks YouTube Playlist.

Our Experts: Mark Timmons, Dr Lonni Schicker, Cate Booth Lau, Christine Thelker, Karen Creekmoore, Laurie Scherrer, and Truthful Loving Kindness. Conversation facilitated by Lori La Bey founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks.

Today our panelists living with dementia discuss how changes in the weather can impact their daily lives and more. We also discuss the effects of storms, the moon, solar flares, and eclipses. Hear how light effects their attitude and routines. Also hear their thoughts on the terms like Sundowning, Rundowning, and Brain Fatigue.

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Dementia Chats is a series of video conversations where we talk with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation and is amazed by every conversation what she learns about life with dementia. She encourages everyone not only to watch these videos, but to include those living with dementia in conversations and to listen closely to their insights. They know dementia better than anyone.

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Misconceptions of Dementia & Housing Options

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Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks interviews Catherine L. Owens, a nationally recognized Senior Living Industry Expert and Author of Be Your Own Hero: Senior Living Decisions Simplified, a book she wrote with the hope of addressing the myths and stigmas surrounding senior living,  Catherine is also the Executive Director for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Idaho Chapter and hopes to create more awareness of the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on our national.  Call in and join the conversation!

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Hearing Loss & Memory Impairment Plus Perceptions of Dementia


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Hearing Loss & Memory Impairment

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Tuesday January 21st, 2014

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Zounds christopher potelloOur first guest will be Zounds Franchise Owner Christopher J. Poletto, PhD. We are going to talk about hearing loss, stigmas, perceptions, myths, the testing process (which I went through and found very interesting), new technology and a study on Alzheimer’s & dementia’s.

Zounds Hearing Center – 1629 W County Road C, Roseville, MN 55113       651-315-8632

Email – ZoundsRoseville@gmail.com      Website


Justin Richard Holub NeuroAssocAlb_1We will also be talking with Dr. Richard Holub, CEO and President of the Neurological Associates of Albany which is conducting a global research study investigating a medication that may slow or halt the progression of early stage Alzheimer’s in patients.            Number for patients/caregivers to contact – 518-618-1017

Email –  naaresearch@gmail.com        Website


dementia_alliance_interntional_logo Steve Ponath announced the new group, Dementia Alliance International

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I would also love to hear your thoughts about the NFL fund for players who get diagnosed with dementia and our government funding and plan for the disease. Check out this article about the NFL funds and this article about our government.

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