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Dementia: Healing Moments Study Enhancing Lives

Alzheimer’s Speaks Talks with

Rev. Dr. Jade Angelica, Founder

of Healing Moments & the Research Team!

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Listen to the Radio Interview Below

Join Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio for a very interesting conversation with three women on a mission to improve dementia care by supporting those that care for individuals living with a diagnosis.  Through improv, care partners learn to reframe and refocus how to care.  Listen in and learn and feel free to reach to them for more details on their clinical research and program.

Rev. Dr. Jade Angelica is the founder and director of Healing Moments for Alzheimer’s. She cared for her own mother who died from Alzheimer’s disease in 2011.  She designs and leads workshops, services, and trainings for Healing Moments. Jade wrote the book Where Two Worlds Touch: A Spiritual Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease.

Kelsey Spalding Wilson is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Iowa. She is now completing a clinical neuropsychology internship at the St. Louis VA, working with Veteran’s with neurological disorders.

Edmarie Guzman-Velez moved to the US to complete her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Iowa.  She is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School studying the preclinical stage of Alzheimer’s disease.

Contact Healing Moments:

Website:  http://www.healingmoments.org/

Emails:       jadeangelica@gmail.com

Kelsey-spalding@uiowa.edu

Eguzman-velez@mgh.harvard.edu

Jade’s Phone:     563-582-4724

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This Memorial Day Was Different For Me. How Was Yours?

 

This Memorial Day Was Different For Me.

How Was Yours?

Memorial Day is such a significant day and touches people in powerful ways, making us slow down and not take life for granted.

This year Memorial weekend was different for me. I was more emotional the week or so prior in anticipation of the holiday.  I have such great respect for all our Veterans and their families who have or are currently severing to protect all of us in the United States.  Our news channels here in Minnesota, have been covering that an organization will be putting a single Memorial Day flag at each grave site at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  This will be the first time in 35 years, there will be a flag placed with everyone laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery for Memorial Day. 

Check Out the FaceBook Group below who gave such a beautiful gift

to our Minnesota Soldiers and their Families

Memorial Day always takes me back to thoughts of my Father who I so greatly miss.  He has been gone since 2001, and what I wouldn’t do to have him back in my life again.  Dad served our country and then he served our family and his various circles of friends.  He had a rich life when it came to family and friends.  He was a good man all the way around and a wonderful example of how to treat others.  I salute you Dad and I hope you know how much you are missed and loved. 

Dad on my wedding day.

This year, in addition to all the soldier’s, we have lost, I felt the pain of people struggling with the loss of their loved ones who have passed or are in the end stages of life.  Comments on social media for many were deep and raw, for others cryptic and gnawing, but none the less painful, unsettled and grieving.   

For me, my Mother falls into this category.  She did not serve our country through one of our armed services, but she did serve her family, friends and community at large in many ways.  Mom has been gone 4 years now after losing her 30 year battle with dementia.  She too was a warrior in her own way.   

My Mom in her end stage of dementia, but joy filled her soul through music

For both of my parents I feel a tremendous loss, as I’m sure each Veteran who has passed has a field of family and friends who feel the pangs of loss and love.  I so love that here in Minnesota people are working together to make a huge inclusive statement to honor our Vets by placing flags on each and every grave.  The site of this alone is powerful and breath-taking. It’s something I would love to see every cemetery do.  Not only does it show respect, but it makes an important statement that each and every life has value and that value never fades.

May we join together today and in the days ahead, feeling graced to have had those we have lost our lives to begin with, knowing with great love and respect comes great grief and loss which leaves a void.  A void which can only be refilled with love and compassion.  So do something to share your story of love, loss, grief and compassion.  Let others know how important your Veteran was to you. Share their story and how they touched you. 

May we learn to cherish our relationships,

value the opportunities life gives us

and live with an attitude of gratitude.


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June 5th – Grand Junction

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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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Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge Washington

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I Appreciate Our Veterans.

Do You?

Here are just a few things I appreciate about our Veterans. 

Please join the conversation and add your comments:

Their commitment to serve and represent the US with pride

Their willingness to protect the US as all costs

Their ability to sacrifice their own lifestyle for the greater good; leaving  family and friends behind as they serve and protect us.

A Big  THANK YOU

to each and every Veteran!

I would also like to thank all our Veterans family and friends that support them on their journey.

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