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Alzheimer's Speaks Radio loves our audience to be part of the conversation. Join us by calling in live to the show or utilizing the chat box to let us know your thoughts or questions.
Today’s show we will have Mara Botonis - Author of When Caring Takes Courage. I am very excited to discuss all of the resources Mara has pulled together to share with us. She will share with us some of her many tools to assist care partners.
Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Tracker
Reduce the Risk of Wandering Checklist
Wandering Incident Response
Health History Form
Sample Weekly Care Plan
Care Needs Calculator
Financial and Legal Checklist
Alzheimer’s Care Comparison Tool
“When Caring Takes Courage” is available on Amazon, on Barnes and Noble and on I-Tunes. Don't forget to like Mara's Facebook Page.
The second half of our show will be Open Mic. Call (714) 364-4757 to talk with us or use the chat box to place your comments or questions.
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Tim Dolan of Dolan Homes talks about the philosophy used to care for individuals with dementia in his group homes. Tim Dolan has been involved in memory care for over twenty years and has witnessed significant changes in the perception of the illness along with the vast resources now available to families.Dolan specializes exclusively in the care of those afflicted with the disease.Dolan uses the concept of small households within residential communities accommodating ten or fewer residents.Tim was very close to his grandparents and when faced with having to place them in traditional nursing homes, the thought of having to place them in that kind of environment was simply unacceptable. So he set out to develop what he thought would be an acceptable alternative.In 1999 Dolan Residential Care was chosen as one of only two facilities in the St. Louis area to participate in the State’s Alzheimer’s Pilot Program to investigate and develop new environments and care techniques for Missourians suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. During that period he developed three state-of-the-art households that included numerous environmental design features that address the cognitively impaired along with several new innovative building techniques.In 2010 Tim was chosen by the Governor to be a member of the Missouri State Alzheimer’s Task Force representing the long term care industry in the state.If you’d like to learn more about it, please visit our web site www.dolancare.com
Changes in the behavior of a person with dementia are very common. Understanding why someone is behaving in a particular way may help you with some ideas about how to cope.
Today’s show will share tips and resources to help you thrive in the midst of caring for someone with these challenging behaviors. For more on this relevant and interesting topic, tune in Thursday 8/28 at 5pm (PDT) via any device that connects you to the internet, or call (949) 270-5908. #LifeisaSacredJourney
Alzheimer's Speaks Radio - Giving Voice To All Dealing With Dementia
Today our guest will be Karen Truman, Ph.D. from Dementia Caregiver Resources, Inc.. She will be talking to us about her new book "The Dementia Caregivers Little Book of Hope."
Come and join the conversation. We would love to have you call in with your questions or use the chat box to tell us your thoughts or ask your questions.
Click here to contact Karen Truman
We will be having OPEN MIC after talking with Karen. Feel free to call into the show and share your thoughts.
For additional information on dementia and caregiving visit Alzheimer's Speaks website
Managing the diffcult dementia behaviors can be a 24/7 job without a break. It also can be a job that you feel like you're managing alone. What happens when the behaviors become too much? What can you do to ensure you and your caree stay safe?
Claire Day, our dementia care expert, joins Denise today to talk about managing a dementia care crisis.
This week’s FindaTopDoc show features our guest, Dr. Daniel C. Potts in helping us Understand Dementia and Alzheimer's. Currently serving as Attending Neurologist at Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Dr. Potts is also Founder and President of Cognitive Dynamics Foundation and Medical Director at Dementia Dynamics. Dr. Potts has also received six Patient Choice Awards and one of America's Top Physicians. After graduating from Birmingham-Southern College, obtaining a degree in biology, he then went to the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. While studying at UAB, Dr. Potts became chief resident in neurology. Dr. Potts currently is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology for all of his contribution to his studies in neurological diseases.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Alzheimer's Speaks is here to raise everyones voice when dealing with dementia. Come and join the conversation!
Today, learn how high school student and Girl Scout, Evelyn Jackson, is making a difference in our dementia care culture. She is working on obtaining the Girl Scouts "Gold Award," the highest award in Girl Scouting. Eveyln's project addresses the Alzheimer's community by teaching people the importance and process of making an "Identity Book," which is a simple photo album to be used as a resource throughout all stages of the disease.
Contact Evelyn via her website
For additional information on Dementia and Caregiving check out Alzheimer's Speaks Website for a variety of platforms you can tap into for free.
Katie Brandt is a powerful public speaker and passionate advocate, educator and trainer in the areas of caregiver support, frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) and the impact of dementia on caregivers and families. Presentations at conferences, colleges, skilled nursing facilities, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House have focused on the medical, legal, financial, logistical and emotional challenges of caring for a loved one with dementia.
As Regional Network Coordinator for the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, she provides support to families, and helps medical professionals think creatively about how they can enhance partnerships with caregivers to improve outcomes for patients.
At a recent conference on Customer Centric Medical Information, Katie participated on a panel: Understanding the Role of Self-Educated Patients as Medical Information Customers.
On Rare Disease Day 2014 she spoke at a session at the Massachusetts State House.
Katie shares her own story with Joyce and Mike, and talks with them about caregiving, customer centric medical information and teamwork.
For more information on Frontotemporal Degeneration and dementia, please see
Host Lori Wilk, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Successipes whose companies inspire and lead entrepreneurs from ideas to actions, from possbilities to profitability through education , media, and marketing, interviews Elaine Pereira,MA,OTR/L,CDP,CDC, author of the book, "I Will Never Forget," the one book on Dementia that no onle else could write. I Will Never Forget is a book written by a daughter who has lived the journey, a professional woman, an occupational therapist who understands the neurology and a Caregiver to her mother. This book is a based on Elaine's heartbreaking story of caring for her mother who now sadly has passed away after battling with dementia and Alzheimer's. The saddest part for family members facing this situation is they lose their loved one twice because of the memory loss and then ultimate passing. Follow our show on Twitter@Successipes. This book is available on Amazon.com Join the conversation live during this show at 347.237.5638 http://www.Iwillneverforgetbook.com.
Celebrity interviews regarding obesity and its relation to dementia, anti aging, arthritis, cancer and heart disease. The Dr. Repices' host the show and talk about life style changes for a healthier and longer life.We also offer non surgical fat removal with diffent modalities so that there is no cutting or down time. We also offer a lipolight lifestyle program for you to lose weight and shoe at the same time. Are you worried about dementia, heart disease? Call in to our show or just listen.