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Getting Creative Yet Back To Basics With Dementia, Engagement and Covid 19

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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Today’s weekly Covid Special features Barbara Lee Friedman a vocalist and guitarist with Music Memories MN, Cathy Braxton, Author and Co-founder of Dementia Raw living with MCI and Trescia Dunn from Blessences, who is always implementing ways to improve the world. Our host has a fun conversation which will give people a lot of ideas on ways to engage with those with dementia and their families.

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Contact Information for our Panelists:

Catherine Braxton:

Website – www.dementiaraw.net

Email: SilverDawnInfo@Gmail.com

Barbara Lee:

Website – https://www.musicmemoriesmn.com

Email: BarbaraLee@MusicMemoriesMN.com

Phone: 612-227-7087

Trescia Dunn:

Blog – www.Blessences.com

Email: Trescia@Blessences.com

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Someone To Talk To

Someone To Talk To

By: Michelle Remold

Everyone needs someone who they can talk to about things going on in their life. We all need someone that we can talk to, bounce ideas off of, and who understands what they are experiencing. To me, that is what makes support groups so great. Support groups can give a level of understanding that someone might not be able get from their friends or even family, especially when dealing with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

My friends are great sounding boards for whatever I may have going on, good or bad. We talk about everything and I truly value their input. However, there are of course different experiences that we can’t exactly relate to and in my case, my experience with Alzheimer’s is one of the things that I don’t have in common with most of my friends, though they always listen to what I am saying. I’m lucky though in that my family understands my thoughts on the disease.

I am also able to see the benefits to having being a part of a support group. When my grandpa had Alzheimer’s I couldn’t understand why I was seemingly the only person in my grade going through the experience. It was hard to explain why my grandpa couldn’t go to grandparent’s day at school. Now that my grandma has dementia, I am seeing it a little differently. I now have a better understanding of the disease and am able to talk about things with my family.

I am able to see the benefits of having someone to talk to who is truly able to empathize with you and understands your situation. It is important to talk about things that make you smile and things that might be weighing on you. I encourage everyone to find someone whom they can talk to about the joys and struggles of dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

??????????????????????????????? Michelle graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology: Social Sciences and a minor in Family Studies. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Aging Studies and Nursing Home Administration from Minnesota State University Mankato.

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We will have Terry Woodford from Audio-Therapy Innovations, Inc. Terry will discuss his background, program and success. It is a very interesting concept! Listeners can hear six Heartbeat Lullabies free and watch two songs from Terry’s new prototype music videos
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