Posts Tagged ‘Volunteer’

Lewy Body Dementia with Paula Biever

Tune in Tuesday May 7th, 2019 at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London & in Australia on May 7th at 6am

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Lori La Bey talks with advocate and volunteer Paula Biever.  She will share why she got involved volunteering with the Lewy Body Dementia Association, what she has learned and how to connect people to more information and support on Lewy Body Dementia. 

Join us for the conversation and feel free to call in with questions or comments  
(323) 870-4602

Contact Information

Lewy Body Dementia Association          https://www.lbda.org

Lewy Body Dementia Association  – FaceBook –          https://www.facebook.com/LewyBodyDementia

Minnesota East Metro LBD Caregiver Support Group
Paula Biever, Facilitator:  651-641-0130 

Twin Cities Support Group for Persons with Lewy Body Dementia
Paula Biever, Facilitator:  651-641-0130 

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Diana Pierce of “What’s Next with Diana Pierce” talks with Lori La Bey , CEO of Alzheimer’s Speaks helping us reframe our expectations to replace fear with HOPE!

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Digital Dementia Summit is online and FREE from May 20-26, 2019

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

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

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

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Not Just Your Run of The Mill Resolution

By: Michelle Remold

With the start of a new year just around the corner everyone is coming up with new resolutions for the year. For some, these resolutions include things such as losing weight, walking more, not eating out as much or just all around being healthier.  While these are good resolutions, why not make Alzheimer’s or dementia the focus of just one of your resolutions? There are many ways to do this.

Learn more about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Expanding one’s knowledge isn’t a bad thing. Learn more about these diseases or just even take a look at the statistics. Each person who learns about Alzheimer’s and dementia is another person who can help spread awareness and who can share information on these diseases. I like to read personal stories about people who have been affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia, it helps to give me a feel for how each diagnosis is truly different.

Volunteer with people who have Alzheimer’s or dementia. Skilled nursing facilities love volunteers. You can volunteer to do a variety of things. Help with activities on a dementia care wing, help bring residents to activities, be a companion to someone with dementia or their caregiver; there are so many possibilities, it just takes time to find them and one that would interest you and fit your skills.

Learn how to interact with those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Much of this will come from experience, but once you learn how to interact, it doesn’t go away. I think that in learning how to interact with two grandparents with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and the residents where they, lived has taught me to be a more compassionate and more patient person in general. You never know what you might learn.

Each of these ideas can be rewarding and help expand one’s knowledge of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Whatever your resolutions are for this year, I wish everyone the best of luck and a great 2014.

008Michelle 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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