• 01:53

    Living Safely with Dementia - Increasing Comfort, Reducing Wandering And Anxiety

    in Caregiving

    Alzheimer's Speaks loves raising awareness and sharing resources to improve life for those dealing with dementia.


    Today our first guest will be Betty Robison, a Gerontology Educator at the Aging Institute the at University of Pittsburgh.  She will review prevention tips for wandering and also a wandering profile.  I promise this is a discussion you won't want to miss.  I just met Betty when speaking out last month in PA and I was amazed and the great information she had to share and will be sharing with us here!


    Contact Betty   Phone  412-864-2092  24/7 Aging Services 866-430-8742


    Email


    Wanderinng Info Sheet


    Project Lifesafer


    Our second guest will be Andreas Forsland, founder of  Smartstones.  The world’s first wearable communication device for non-verbal communication amongst a small mobile group.  It is specifically designed for the hundreds of millions of parents and caregivers worldwide to mobilize care and support in an emergency, and provide daily reminders and maintain an emotional bond with their loved ones, providing encouragement during a recovery.


    Contact Andreas     Website


    For more resources on Dementia and Caregiving go to  Alzheimer's Speaks website


     

  • 01:59

    MemTrax A Memory Measurement System & Greg O'Brien Talks of Living With Dementia

    in Caregiving

    Alzheimer's Speaks gives voice to all dealing with dementia.


    Today, our first guests will be Dr. Ashford of MemTrax.  and who has developed a computerized memory measurement system to screen for memory problems, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease: www.memtrax.com.  Learn about protecting your brain as you age. The memory test, which is interesting, engaging, and challenging, has the potential to efficiently screen for the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease and serve as an inexpensive and practical approach to testing approaches to Alzheimer treatment and prevention.  Email Curtis  Watch a Video on MemTrax


    Our second guests are Greg O'Brien, veteran journalist who has dementia and Dr. Molly Perdue. Greg has been featured in several news features and has written the book On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s.   This book is about living with Alzheimer’s, not dying with it. It is a book about hope, faith, and humor—a prescription far more powerful than the conventional medication available today to fight this disease.


    Contact Molly Perdue PhD at the Alzheimer's Family Support Center or email her.


    For more information and resources on Dementia and Caregiving Check out Alzheimer's Speaks website.

  • 00:47

    A Spiritual Look at Dementia: Can it contribute to more Harmonious Relationships

    in Self Help

    November 13, 2014 - LIVING A RICHER LIFE ~ Life Changing Talk Radio


    THEME: A Spiritual Look at Dementia: Can it contribute to more Harmonious Relationships?


    INTERVIEW GUESTS: Rev. Susan J. Henley


    Rev. Susan J. Henley is an ordained Minister, Speaker, Certified Spiritual Counselor and author of "Sara, Beyond the Veil: A Spiritual Look at Dementia.”  She is also a certified practitioner and member of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA).


    THIS WEEK’S MESSAGE: 


    Dementia is a loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases. Alzheimer’s disease is one form of dementia that gradually gets worse over time. It affects memory, thinking, and behavior. Memory impairment, as well as problems with language, decision-making ability, judgment, and personality, are necessary features for the diagnosis. According to the Alzheimer's Association, More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease....every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's and Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s or Dementia.  It gets worse and worse until the patient ultimately dies from the gradual shut down of the brain and all bodily functions. With this being the case, would you want for your loved ones suffering with dementia to advance in harmony with their condition, their relationships and their family? Can a spiritual look at dementia assist in this harmonious advance?

  • 01:03

    Cracking The Dementia Code

    in Culture

    Join Joyce and Aaron as we interview Karen Tyrell, author of "Cracking The Dementia Code, Creative Solutions to Cope With Changed Behaviors." If you have a loved one who is suffering with dementia, listen in to hear coping skills and how to ease their agitation.


    Joyce Joneschiet (Jonah-shite) Principal interior designer of Encore Living Interiors and Publisher of Encore Life Magazine hosts Encore Living Radio with her co-host Aaron D. Murphy, a licensed Architect, President of ADM Architecture and Managing Editor of EmpoweringTheMatureMind.com. 

  • 01:41

    Living with Dementia...Forgetting the Journey

    in Lifestyle

    Many of us are uneducated in the world of aging....We fail to tap into our sensitivity as we see our aging parents and grandparents...Sometimes we even assume that their cry for help through forgetfulness, is just a means for attention. 


     


    How is it possible at the age of 78 to remember what was taught during our toddler stages, but forgetting we graduated with honors from a prestigeious college? How can we remember how to cook during golden years, but forget we gave birth to 4 beautiful children? 


     


    How does it feel when you own mother no longer recognizes you? Or your dad never remembers you name?  


    Let us open the door to Dementia and allow the details to be shared with us....

  • Living Kingdom In Style

    in Christianity

    Welcome to Living Kingdom In Style with Pastor Monica Lloyd. 30 Minutes of Empowerment that will change your Life On Purpose. Tune in from 7:00pm - 7:30pm. CST. You will not be the same

  • 00:27

    Forgetfulness or Signs of Dementia?

    in Caregiving

    Ann Kositsky, a Nurse Practitioniner specializing in Geriatrics and dementia care, discusses types of dementia helping distinguishing the differences between normal forgetfulness or signs of dementia.

  • Forgetfulness or Signs of Dementia?

    in Caregiving

    Ann Kositsky, a Nurse Practitioniner specializing in Geriatrics and dementia care, discusses types of dementia helping distinguishing the differences between normal forgetfulness or signs of dementia.

  • 02:08

    Chris Wynn Filmmaker on Dementia & Molly Meyer on Poetry and Dementia

    in Caregiving

    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
     

  • 00:31

    Day-to-Day Living with Diabetes

    in Health

    Let's talk about living day-to-day with Diabetes. Get the most out of life!

  • 00:28

    Dementia Beyond Disease

    in Caregiving

    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.

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