Posts Tagged ‘Sundowning’

Sleep Deprivation & Sundowning: Is There a Connection?

Thursday – June 10th, 2021 – 2pm EDT, 1pm CDT, 12pm MDT, 11am PDT & 7pm London BST, 8pm South Africa SAST, and on the 11th at 4am in Australia AEST

Our Host, Lori La Bey will be talking with Cathy Braxton who is the Owner, Educator, and Content Creator of www.improv4caregivers.com which was formally Silver Dawn.   Cathy believes in creating thought-provoking educational content. She has unapologetic style, which allows caregivers to dig deep into empathy while providing a safe space for exploration and learning.  Cathy leverages the important foundational rules of improv to communicate and connection with her audience and team members.

Cathy is a Registered Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, and a Certified in the Neurobiology of Sleep through the University of Michigan. Her commentary titled “The Rules of Engagement” has been published in the Peer Reviewed Seniors Housing & Care Journal. She is the co-author of “Start with Yes” and a blogger for The Chicago Tribune. Cathy has been in the aging industry over 20 years managing memory care units, directing activity programs, providing case management and service coordination, and facilitating support groups.

Contact Cathy Braxton

Email:  improv4caregivers@gmail.com

Website: www.improv4caregivers.com

Phone:   630-696-5985

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Dementia Chats Recording from Tuesday Dec 9th, 2014

Copy of DC_HQ_062714_bannerpurpleDementia Chats Recording from

Tuesday Dec 9th, 2014

Today we had a great discussion on the term “sundowning” and also had talked about some great tips for the holidays.  We also discussed the movie “Still Alice,” some gifts wrapped in this disease.  I am not sure why, but for some reason Harry Urban did not show up on the recording, although we all heard and saw him while it was live. I apologize for this technology error.  Adobe Connect is working on getting this fixed.

Our Experts Living With Dementia Are:harry_urbanHarry Urban, Founder of “Forget Me Not,” a closed support group on Facebook for those with dementia, their care partners, professionals and advocates.

mICHAEL_ELLENBOGEN_SPEAKINGMichael Ellenbogen, is 54 years old. His career was in Information Technology, where he was a high level manager. Michael was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease at the age of 49. He is no longer able to work. Michael now spend my time trying to increase awareness of this disease, and work to increase funding for research. He just finished writing his book outlining my experience with Alzheimer’s.

Robert Bowles Pharma PicRoberts Bowles, sold his pharmacy in December 2010, Robert lost his purpose in life. Eighteen months later, he was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. One year after his diagnosis, I found my purpose in life again….that of dementia awareness and transparently journalizing and sharing my experience, strength and hope seeking to help both persons with dementia and their care partners.

Robert’s mother and father both had dementia

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Lori La Bey founder of Alzheimer's Speaks

Lori La Bey founder of
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Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks is also the creator and host of Dementia Chats. She facilitates the group and asks our experts living with dementia questions and pull participants into the conversation to get their questions answered and their comments heard. Lori is a professional speaker and trainer on dementia and caregiving.   Her mother has struggled with dementia for over 30 years and she is now in her end stages of the disease.

Eilon Caspi picEilon Caspi , is a PhD, Gerontologist and Dementia Behavior Specialist. He runs The Center for Prevention of Resident-to-Resident Aggression in Dementia.   Eilon will be assisting Lori in managing the webinars as well as monitoring participants conversations so we make sure we stay interactive and on top of all conversations. Eilon can also be reached via another website. Eilon can also be reached via another website.

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