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G. Allen Power, M.D. is the author of the groundbreaking and award winning book "Dementia Beyond Disease." Dr. Power joins us on The Aging Boomers once again and discusses another eye-opening interview on how to improve the lives of people with dementia and those who care for them.
Alzheimer's Speaks loves to raise awareness and help people connect to the resources, tools and products to help those living with dementia, live in comfort and with purpose. Please join the conversation. Call in or use the chat box to tell us your thoughts about dementia and caregiving
Our First Guest will be Chris Wynn, Documentary Filmmaker.
Chris made the film “Forgetful Not Forgotten,” which was about his personal family experience with his Fathers dementia. Chris is currently working on a feature documentary project about younger caregivers dealing with a parent with Early Onset Alzheimer’s called Much Too Young.
Contact Chris via Email Website
Our second hour we will learn how poetry can help people with dementia connect and have fun.
Today we will talk with Molly Middleton Meyer who is the founder of Mind’s Eye Poetry. She works with dementia patients using a facilitation process that includes sensory props, poetry recitation, and memory triggering questions. Molly not only helps those with Alzheimer’s recapture memories, but she also provides a much-needed outlet for creative expression and empowerment. Listen in and feel free to call in or use the chat box to ask Molly questions.
Contact Molly via Website or on Facebook
For more information on dementia and caregiving go to Alzheimer's Speaks website
For World Alzheimer's Month Alzheime'rs 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.
Our Guests today include:
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Project Lifesaver International Gene Suanders
Author Mara Botonis of “When Caring Takes Courage”
Rick Phelps, diagnosed with dementia and founder of "Memory People" & Author of "While I still Can"
Harry Urban, diagnosed with dementia and founder of "Forget Me Not" on Facebook
Michael Ellenbogen, diagnosed with dementia and national advocate & Author of "From The Corner Office To Alzheimer's"
Everyone 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 Alzheimer's Speaks Website
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
Join Tina Cannarella Rampori, as she speaks about her challenging and hearth-felt experiences with dementia and elder care, speaking as the primary caregiver to her grandmother (who has passed away from dementia). She offers expert advice and practical tips on how to cope with caregiving a dementia patient. She is interviewed by Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, author of numerous articles and books, speaker, life coach, and radio talk-show host for caregivers who are burned out, but his most important role is being a caregiver to his lovely wife, Charlene. His latest book that he is now working on is entitled: The Caregiver's Caregiver, A Guide to Avoiding Burnout. It is designed to teach caregivers who are taking care of their loved ones (due to an illness or disability) how to take care of themselves FIRST. If they don't learn this, they will likely suffer burnout and become as helpless as the person they are caring for. Tune in every Wednesday at noon, PST, (Re-Broadcast Saturdays at 3:30pm PST) for interviews with experts in the caregiving field, as they discuss topics of great interest to caregivers, which will help them avoid burnout. www.DaveNass.com
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
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.
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