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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Explores The New Book American Dementia: Brain Health in an Unhealthy Society With The Authors

Thursday – Nov. 11th 20212pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London GMT, 9pm South Africa SAST, and on the 12th at 6am in Australia AEDT

Watch the Interview Below

Our Host, Lori La Bey will be talking with Daniel George and Dr. Peter Whitehouse who are the co-authors of American Dementia: Brain Health in an Unhealthy Society, which was just published by Johns Hopkins University Press and available on Amazon.

Peter is a professor of neurology at Case Western Reserve University and a professor of medicine at University of Toronto. 

Daniel is a medical anthropologist and an associate professor in the Department of Humanities and the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine.

Eilon Caspi a Dementia Behavior Specialist and Author of his new book Understanding and Preventing Harmful Interactions Between Residents with Dementia, will be cohosting the show with Lori today.

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Contact Peter Whitehouse and Daniel George

Website:  www.AmericanDementia.com  

Purchase the Book on Amazon

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/themythofalzheimers 

Twitter:  @drgdanielgeorge / @WhitehousePJDoc 

Psychology Today:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/american-dementia 

Contact Lori La Bey  with questions, branding needs or visit www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com

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After receiving multiple requests to formally continue to highlight the artwork of those living with dementia, The Arts & Dementia Educational Panel will formally launch this November. All levels of artists and all types of art 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

Below is an Example of What the ARTS & DEMENTIA PANEL Will Explore & Share

As you will see from the sample video above, conversations are comfortable, casual, and fascinating. We have so much to learn from one another. All recordings will be prerecorded and published to Alzheimer’s Speaks YouTube channel with a specific playlist channel for easy access. Each episode will be pushed out on Alzheimer’s Speaks social media channels as well.

Anyone living with dementia interested in participating in the ARTS & DEMENTIA EDUCATIONAL PANEL please reach out to:

Lori La Bey via email, or on FaceBook

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.

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

Register for a Live Demo Tour of Dementia Map on Zoom!

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Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

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

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Day 20 – Living with Alzheimer’s – Rick Phelp’s Video Log,

This one talks about  Trust

Rick has been diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease  EOAD.  I will posting these videos as I get them from Rick.  If you are interested in truly understanding what it is like to have Alzheimer’s or are caring for someone with the disease, I believe these video logs will change your life in a positive fashion. 

Please don’t forget to check out Rick’s newly launched website:

 Living with Alzheimer’s 2011          http://www.livingwithalzheimers2011.com/

In addition to this video sequence, Rick has also started a group called “Memory People” on facebook.

The group is for both people with Memory Loss and their Caregivers.

Memory People is a Closed Group so to sign up for the group is a bit different then being added to other groups on facebook.  This is done to protect the group and maintain privacy which is a critical component for the people in the group. 

To become a member you can ask someone who you know is a member to invite you into the group or you can befriend one of the Administrators of the group.  You will be asked to give us brief bio as to why you want to become a member.  For example 1) Are you a person with Early Onset Alzheimer’s disease, 2)  Are you caring for someone with dementia.  You must be approved to become a member.

All Conversations are private and are not posted on your home page of facebook.  Conversations are only posted within the Memory People site.  This is what makes Memory People a closed group. All members agree to keep conversations private within the group.  This is required of each member in order to be respectful of each other’s privacy.  Conversations on this site are at times extremely personal and the intent is for them not to become public.  Republishing of information in any format  on blogs…articles… books… videos… without prior written consent from individual is forbidden. 

Here are instructions on how to join “Memory People” on Facebook.com


1)      Log into your facebook account.

2)      If you have not signed up for a facebook account yet, you must do this first.  Once you have done this you will have a home page and can follow the directions below.  To sign up for facebook, google facebook.com and follow the directions.  It is very simple to do.  I did it!  J

3)      Once you are logged onto your home page you will see a search box just left of the facebook logo located on the upper left corner.  To the right of the Facebook logo is are icons of the little people, a bubble comment, and a world icon.  The search box is just right of these icons.

4)      To become a member you must be invited into the group by one of your friends who is a member or be approved by an Administrator. 

            A)  To be invited in by someone you know who is currently a member just ask them.

            B)  To get approved by an Administrator, Type in one of the Administrators names listed below & push enter.

                        Administrators are:

                        1)  Marcus Bennett

                        2)  Jim Judd

                        3)  Kathy Bostwick

                        4) Tom Miner

                        5)  Donnamarie Baker

                        6)  Tia Matthews Bookless

                        7)  Cheryl Stevenson Kearney

                        8)  Lori La Bey

                        9)  Rick Phelps

                                    a)  ON the Adminsitrators site you will see is an Add as

                                        Friend button.   Click on that. 

                                    b)  A new window will pop up. 

                                    c)  There you need to click on the bottom left corner

                                         where it says Add a Personal  Message. 

                                    d)  When the box pops up Type in –

                                                1)  Request Membership to Memory People

                                                2)  Tell us if you are a person with Alzheimer’s

                                                     disease or if  you are caring for someone.

                                                            For example:

                                                            1)  I have Early Onset Alzheimer’s,

                                                            2)  I am caring for someone. 

                                    e)  Push Send Request

5)     The Administrator will receive you request and have to approve you in order to become a member.  This typically is done within 24 hours.

6)    Once you become a member you will be asked to write a bio on your Alzheimer’s situation.  These can be brief or as long and detailed as you like.  The reason we ask for the bio is to help members see who members of the group are.  These are also used for quick reference when communicating with one another.  Members can take a quick glance and refresh their memories of personal situations of others which helps in conversation flow.  Theses bios will become more and more important as membership grows.  The bios also assists those with memory loss to feel more independent by being able to check or recheck this information on their own without the embarrassment of having to ask someone to repeat their story.

WE look forward to you becoming a MEMBER of Memory People!

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