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Dementia Chats Educational Webinar Recorded Session – March 10th 2015

Dementia Chats Educational Webinar

Recorded Session – March 10th, 2015

031015_DC_snap_dena_robert_Paulan_robert_eilon click_above_watch_recorded_webinarToday we discussed our healthcare system with our experts living with the diagnosis of dementia.  How do we get doctors and medical professionals to get educated and knowledgeable not only about dementia specific to their specialty, but to  find out and provide supportive services to assist those dealing with the disease.  Many great examples were given and strategies were discussed in this hour long session.

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I need to apologize to everyone for being late with cheering in the New Year and thanking each and every one of you for your love, support and advocacy for dementia through my work here on Alzheimer’s Speaks.  All though I had good intentions to write an article to celebrate the passing of another year, I just wasn’t ready to write an authentic piece.  One I thought you all deserve.

You see this past year was a difficult for me and I needed to do a bit more processing of things from both my heart and mind before I sat down to write and express my gratitude.  So here it is.  I hope you enjoy it.

2015 Allows Opportunity to Change and Expand

Through Death and Loss I Have Learned So Much

Grandma in bed sleeping me trying towakeher040410On February 28th, 2014, my Mother passed away after a 30 Year battle with dementia.

She was a New Years baby and so the 1st, was always Mom’s day… a big party to honor her.

This year a visit to the cemetery.

mario up close

Shortly after, our beloved puppy, “Mr. Mario” passed and joined my mother.

To say 2014, was a good year is difficult at best to say, especially when I feel I have lost so much in my life. Yet, when I’m able to sit back and reflect on why these losses are hitting me so hard, I have to smile.  The great love I was gifted in my life to feel such overwhelming grief really has been such a blessing.  When I allow myself to look at my loss as a gift of great opportunity and to appreciate the priceless value of my relationships with others – family, friends, co-workers, pets, children and yes, even strangers.  Each and every encounter with another is a blessing in it’s own fashion. An opportunity to smell the roses and watch the petals of life unfold as they bask in the love and light of a simple moment in time, so many of us take for granted.

Each of these encounters affords us the opportunity to make a particular moment in time memorial or not.  We have the power to make an amazing difference in the life of another, which then effects us on level we sometimes don’t even know.  Sometimes, too late to tell the other party.

My goal for 2015, is to be more present not only with others, but nature in general as well as myself when I am alone.  I want to slow down and live with gratitude, even when things don’t make sense and seem to be going south, when I want to go north.  I am going to chose to embrace the thought, I am never alone… that none of us are. I am going to not only chose to believe this but to actually live my life more authentically knowing there is a grand plan which all of us are players in.  One which wants a beautiful life for each of us.  But I also believe that in order to value beauty we sometimes when need to be tested to see the ugly or scary side of things.  It’s like the Ying and Yang.  We can’t have a high without a low which puts things in perspective.  Sometimes it is easier to see how lucky we are when we see someone less fortunate.

I know over the years, I’ve also learned to find beauty in what I used to think was not proper, or ugly or whatever term you want to use.  But as I’ve gotten older, I have found if I just stop and take the time to look for the simplest of beauties… I could find them. I am choosing in 2015 to be more conscious of how I live my life.  I hope you will join me in finding beauty and a sense of peace in your life too.

new years eve better clock and glassesMy we each cheer in 2015, in our own unique way.

My we all be kinder to ourselves and others.

My we embrace each moment before us looking for the beauty in life.

My we each love fully understanding the pain of our loss which evidentially will occur,

is a gift only great love can give.

Please know I am here to support you any way I can.

Again thank you for your love, support and advocacy.

Lori La Bey of Alzheimer's Speaks and Senior Lifestyle TrendsLori La Bey founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

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My we always know we are not alone.

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Here Is The Recorded Dementia Chats From Today Sept 24th, 2013

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Today we discussed what people did for Dementia Awareness Day on September 21st. We had a nice discussion on collaboration and silos and how they affect awareness and we discussed people’s relationships with their Doctors and if they truly understood the disease.

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Talk To Those With Dementia-


They Are The True Experts

Join us today and on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

3pm EST, 2pm CST, 12pm PST and 8pm London Time

All Webinars are recorded so you can watch them afterwards too!

Many are using these webinars for family meetings, staff training…

Here is the link to enter the webinar (It’s the same link ever time)

All recorded webinars can be located Here

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Remember You can share your business, product or tools

that you have or have found to help in dealing with dementia by adding it to our Resource Directory FREE of charge!  Just register to become a member

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Dementia Chats Recording

July 9th With Harry & Michael


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Today we talked about adjusting to holidays with dementia

How severe weather can affect those with memory impairment

Emergency situations

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What Questions Would You Like A

Person With Dementia To Answer?

Lori La Bey Founder of Alzheimer's Speaks

Lori La Bey Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

We have our next Dementia Chats webinar scheduled for this Tuesday, April 23rd at:

3pm EST, 2pm CST, 12pm PST, London 8pm

We would love to hear from you as to any specific questions you would like our experts living with dementia to answer.

Or do you have a particular topic you would like us to discuss.

Just make a comment to let us know what’s on your mind.

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for more information on Dementia Chats click on the graphic above.  The link will bring you our Dementia Friendly Campaign.  If you scroll down the page a bit you will find the above logo.  There you will find more details on Dementia Chats as well as past recordings and how to enter the live episodes.

Click here for a direct link to enter the live session on Tuesday.

To sign in enter as a guest.

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Join Us Tomorrow

Tuesday the 12th at 3pm EST, 2pm CST, 12pm PST

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Our topic tomorrow will be the variety of support communities available and needed, from live and in person to live chats and groups; to Skype, Google hangouts webinars and more.

Please bring your thoughts to share, including other questions you may have to ask our experts diagnosed with Dementia.


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Dementia Chats Fascinating Conversations

With Those Who Have Dementia

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Today we talked about New Years Resolutions.  Are they important now that your are diagnosed?  Do you look at things differently now that you have dementia?  We talked about stigmas, the impact of diagnosis, finances, driving, anger, support groups and more.

I want to express my sincere thanks  to our Experts Living with Dementia Harry Urban, Dena Dotson, Steve Pothan; and Leeanne Chames for for helping me facilitate these meeting.

For more information on Dementia Chats you can check out our website, just click on the logo below.  You will  be brought to our Becoming Dementia Friendly page.  Scroll down and you will find all past episodes you can click on on the view.alz_spkslogofromwebsite_083112

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Join The Conversation

You missed today’s session, but no worries, it was recorded

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

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This sessions we had conversations about making adjustment to holiday gatherings to better meet the needs of those with Dementia.

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Our discussion today was about preparing for the holidays when someone has Dementia.  We shared great insights, differing opinions, lots of tips and I think it gave us all much to think about.  View points of our three Experts Living with Dementia,  Rick Phelps, Founder of Memory People of Facebook, Harry Urban and Donnamarie Baker; along with two Caregiver Leeanne Chames of Memory People and Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks; plus lots of comments and questions from attendees.

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