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September Is World Alzheimer’s Month

September Is World Alzheimer’s Month


A message from my friend Marc Wortmann, Executive Director of Alzheimer’s Disease International.

A great video defining dementia, highlighting statistics and sharing the impact of the disease.

The World Alzheimer Report 2016 will be launched by ADI in partnership with King’s College London and London School of Economics on the 20 September 2016.

World Alzheimer’s Day, 21 September, by a call to action on dementia by ADI and others to support the adoption of the Draft Global Action Plan on Dementia by the World Health Organization in May 2017.

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Dementia: Keeping Safe In Todays World – Project Life Saver

Keeping Safe In Todays World –

Project Life Saver


For World Alzheimer’s Month Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio has done several additional programs, but todays show will be a full two hour show dedicated to “Keeping Safe in Todays World.  We will be highlighting Project Life Saver and how it can be utilized to live safely.

project lifesaver logoOur Guests Today Include:

project lifesafer gene suanders photoChief Executive Officer and Founder of Project Lifesaver International,

Gene Saunders

Mara Botonis Head ShotAuthor Mara Botonis of “When Caring Takes Courage”

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rick phelps with samRick Phelps, diagnosed with dementia and founder of “Memory People”

& Author of “While I still Can”

MP final logoharry_urban Harry Urban, diagnosed with dementia and founder of “Forget Me Not” on Facebook

forget_me_not_logo_finall_030613Michael Ellenbogen, diagnosed with dementia and national advocate & Author of “From The Corner Office To Alzheimer’s”

michael_ellenbogen_videoEveryone is welcome to join the conversation on this very important topic. You can use the chat box or call in live to communicate with us.

We would also appreciate your efforts to share this episode with family, friends and colleagues on FaceBook, Google Circles, LinkedIn, Twitter and more.

For additional information on dementia and caregiving check out

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It’s World Alzheimer’s Day –

Big Announcements!

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio was thrilled to have special guests today who are heading up some BIG Movements in Dementia Awareness.  You can listen to the full radio interview at your leisure by clicking on the blog talk radio logo at the bottom of the page.

The Executive Director Marc Wortmann from Alzheimer’s Disease International joined us from London to share some exciting initiatives to raise awareness and funding for dementia research and support.

The world report on stigma and dementia is out and you can get tot he report by clicking on the ADI logo above.  Check out the video on stigmas below it is very powerful.

In addition ADI launch  in conjunction with Joseph Portelli a singer songwriter  a global campaign to join forces world wide through the release of the International Anthem for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.  “How The Times Have Changed” hits the nail on the head depicting the emotional roller coaster of  memory loss for both the person afflicted with the disease as well as those who care for them.  This powerful song helps people feel not so isolated and alone.  It puts the emotions front and center that can devastate so many behind closed doors.

Music is a language in and of itself which transcends all generations and cultures.  For less than a cup of coffee you can support this great global cause, which allows your dollars to fund your community… Plus you will have this wonderful song that heals and inspires you and all  you share  it with.

Here is a personal message from Joseph Portelli

Join us in working together to banish dementia!

In addition, Dawn Field the Producer of the short film called Shattered Love joined us to share more information about the crowd funding they are doing in order to bring this powerful film to the world.  I had the privilege of reading the script and this movie takes a hard look how dementia affects not only the person with the disease, but those caring for them.  I would encourage everyone to participate in helping this film get made.  Not only will it help those int he trenches with the dementia, but it will raise awareness and be a powerful training film as well.

There are many levels and ways to assist this project as well plus perks such as the Memorial Wall and Wrist Bands, meeting the Actors…


To listen to the full radio interview

click on the white triangle in the black circle

in the graphic below.

Help Us Win The Battle!

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