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Dementia, Suicide & Right to Die

Dementia Chats – A Discussion on Suicide and Right to Die

Voices of Those Diagnosed with Dementia

Today Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation with the true experts, those living with a diagnosis of dementia. This is a fascinating conversation as people living with dementia open-up and talk on the taboo topics of suicide and the right to die.

Please feel free to share this episode. Let their voices be a conversation starter for you, your family, friends and community.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255

Contact Lori La Bey with any questions you have:

Website: www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com

Contact: https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

Dementia Chats™ was created with the intention to educate people living with dementia; their care partners both family and friends as well as professionals and advocates.  Our Experts are those diagnosed with dementia. We have been doing this series since July of 2012, but given we changed platforms in 2016, only those videos from 2016 were preserved.

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

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Upcoming Public Event Lori La Bey Will Be At

Book Your Next Event, Staff/Management or Family Training for 2020 & 2021 with Lori La Bey today! Consulting and Mentoring also Available.

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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

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Dementia Quick Tips #8 “As The Cookie Crumbles”

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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 .

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

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

Click Below to Watch the Interview on Dementia Suicide and Right To Die

Our Topic is Demenita – Suicide and Right to Die.

Our experts living with dementia give us honest and hertfelt real life examples of how, when and why they have experienced and dealt with this topic. It’s time this taboo topic gets exposed and we open up our communication in order to understand and be able to support the issues at hand. Ever family member, friend and professionals along with those living with dementia will find this video very informative.

Please feel free to share with others and subscribe to Alzheimer’s Speaks Youtube channel.

Upcoming Public Event Lori La Bey Will Be At

Book Your Next Event, Staff/Management or Family Training for 2020 & 2021 with Lori La Bey today! Consulting and Mentoring also Available.

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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Anxiety, Depression, Food and Dementia

Tune in Thursday March 14th at 11am EST, 10am CST, 9am MST, 8am PST, 4pm London and 2am on the 15th in Australia

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We are excited to have the renown Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Neil Nedley join us on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  The two will share their vast knowledge on the relationship between food, anxiety, depression and dementia.  We believe you will find this program fascinating with insights to empower you, if you are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, family care partner or professional.  You can learn more about their upcoming events at the Community of Wellness Symposium and Gala on 3/21-3/22 and the Lifestyle Medicine approach to improve brain health and overcome addictions on 3/23 in Rochester, MN hosted by Lotus Health Foundation.

Register for the Symposium

Contact Information

Dr. Neal Barnard

Website:  www.pcrm.org (PCRM home page)

Website:  https://kickstart.pcrm.org (PCRM 21 Day Kickstart)

Neal Barnard’s Book:https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Dr.+Neal+Barnard&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

Dr. Nedley         

Phone:  580.226.8007

Website:  www.nedleyhealthsolutions.com

Website:  www.depressionthewayout.com

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

Sunday, March 17th – 9:30am – 12pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Jewish Community Center        651-698-0751

1375  St. Paul Ave., St Paul Mn 55116

Tuesday, April 2nd, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

112- 6th Ave No., Princeton, MN  55371

Saturday, April 6th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Wednesday, April 10th – 9:00am- 12:00pm

Educational Program

“A Day in the Life of Dementia”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores  800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Wednesday, April 10th – 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Educational Program

“A Day in the Life of Dementia”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores 800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Thursday, April 11th – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“His Neighbor Phil”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores   800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Thursday, April 11th – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“His Neighbor Phil”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores   800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Friday, April 19th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“Dementia Care Is Changing, Are You?”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, April 26th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“Realities of Dementia – Family Friendly Tools & Tips”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 3rd – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“As the Cookie Crumbles”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 10th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program 

“Shifting from Crisis to Comfort”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

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 WA

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Jacqueline Garrick on Aging & Veterans with PTSD

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Talks with

Jacqueline Garrick on

Aging & Veterans with PTSD Listen Above or

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Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio interviews Jacqueline Garrick a former Army Social Work Officer who has also worked for the VA, Congress and the Pentagon.  Jacqueline specializes in military-related disability benefits, PTSD, suicide prevention and whistleblower peer support.  She is also the founder of Whistleblowers of America and FAR Group consulting.  Click here to read the Fox News report on her company.

The Whistleblowers of America Peer Support Mentor Training Manual has arrived. If you are interested in understanding more about whistleblower retaliation and the resilience skills needed to survivor or to help others like you, please order today to get your copy.

 

 

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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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A Gift Given By One Of Our Heroes Living & Dying With Dementia – Dena Dotson

A Gift Given By One Of Our Heroes Living & Dying With Dementia 

Tuesday at 11am EST, 10am CST, 9am MST, 8am PST and 4pm London Time

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Alzheimer’s Speaks was sadden with the loss of one of it’s experts living with dementia.  On April 1st, 2015, Dena Dotson planned to leave this world in hopes of a better life.  Although everyone may not agree with her decision, it is important for us to honor her work and advocacy to improve the lives of others living with dementia. We will not judge her decision but accept the fact that none of us can really know what decision we would make if to walk in her shoes.

Today Dena no longer suffers from the symptoms of dementia which made her life unbearable. Today we  celebrate the gifts she gave us while here and grieve her loss together as a community.

Please note this is a replay so you won’t be able to call in today.

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Life & Death With Dementia – A Choice We Chose Not To Discuss

Life & Death With Dementia

An Important Conversation March 17th, 2015

11am EST, 10am CST, 9am MST, 8am PST and 4pm London time.

031715 ASR Replay of Life and Death w Dementia Taboo discussionA Choice We Chose Not To Discuss, but is very necessary for many to have as it involves quality of life issues at it’s core.

This show is a replay from a couple of years ago but I know you will find the conversation still very relevant regarding disease.  Take a listen and let me know your thoughts.  I know my opinions changed after partaking in the discussion.  Yours just might too.

Today we will devote the full two hour show to a conversation with a variety of people and thoughts of living and dying with dementia.  Should one have the ability to decide when they want to end their life?  If so, when and under what circumstances?  Hear from those living with the disease, care partners, a Doctor, a Hospice Worker, an Attorney and more.  My guess is you are going to be pretty surprised by what you hear during this conversation.  I know I was.

Please note, Alzheimer’s Speaks understands not everyone will appreciate let alone agree with all comments on this show.  So feel free to post your thoughts whatever they are. What questions do you have?  What thoughts of yours do you want heard?  We believe all voices need to be heard.  We only have one rule, that all comments be respectful.

Our goal is to get the topic off the taboo list.  It is our belief we need to learn more about how everyone deals with this diagnosis. What are their needs?  What are their concerns? How can we help live better with dementia?

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Another hot topic as we discussed reports of Robin Williams suicide now being tied to Lewy Body dementia.  Listen to what our experts living with the diagnosis of dementia think about having the right to take ones own life with a terminal illness like Lewy Body or Alzheimer’s disease.    I believe this conversation will get you thinking and having more conversations with others.

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Here is also a link to Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio when we did a special two hour program on The Taboo Conversation, Life or Death with Dementia.

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This program we devoted two full hours to a conversation with a variety of people and thoughts of living and dying with dementia.  Should one have the ability to decide when they want to end their life?  If so, when and under what circumstances?  Hear from those living with the disease, care partners, a Doctor, a Hospice Worker, an Attorney and more.  My guess is you are going to be pretty surprised by what you hear during this conversation.  I know I was.

Please note, Alzheimer’s Speaks understands not everyone will appreciate let alone agree with all comments on this show.  So we told out audience to feel free to call in and join the conversation.

Our only rule is, that all comments be respectful.  That goes for commenting on this blog as well.

Our goal is to get the topic off the taboo list.  It is our belief we need to learn more about how everyone deals with this diagnosis. What are their needs?  What are their concerns? How can we help live better with dementia?

What questions do you have?  What thoughts of yours do you want heard?  Please use the comment box to express your own thoughts on the topic.

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