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  • 00:27

    Episode 29: Releasing Negative Patterns Our Parents Set Up For Us

    in Self Help


    About this episode: Today we'll talk about releasing negative patterns our parents set up for us.

    About this show: I lost both parents to cancer at 22 and 27. Let’s talk about stuff that’s hard, ways you can move forward in your life and how to get back to a happier place. My intention is to connect those of us who have lost our mothers, our fathers or both parents, at any age, through the arts, life experiments, looking inward and turning pain into something positive.

    Contact me: http://losingyourparents.org/contact


     

  • 01:21

    Can Dementia Really Be A Gift?

    in Caregiving

    Alzheimer's Speaks Radio was launched to connect people to wonderful resources, perspectives and support around the world.  Come and join the conversation or just listen in.  All episodes are archived if you can't make the live show.


    Listen to the conversation I have with Maggie La Tourelle, a writer, therapist and teacher who has worked in the field of holistic health care for over thirty years.  Her thoughts and insights after caring for her own mother with dementia are interesting to say the least.  Her book, "The Gift of Alzheimer's - New Insights into the Potential in Alzheimer’s and its Care ," is wonderful and shows a side to the disease many don't think is possible.  Come join the conversation.  I promise it will be interesting and enlightening!  Please note this show is a replay.


    The Gift of Alzheimer's Website


    Maggies general website


    Join an Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial today. No insurance is needed to participate.


    Click Here for more information on Dementia and Caregiving

  • 01:21

    Dementia Can It Really Be a Gift?

    in Caregiving

    Alzheimer's Speaks Radio was launched to connect people to wonderful resources, perspectives and support around the world.  Come and join the conversation or just listen in.  All episodes are archived if you can't make the live show.


    Listen to the conversation I have with Maggie La Tourelle, a writer, therapist and teacher who has worked in the field of holistic health care for over thirty years.  Her thoughts and insights after caring for her own mother with dementia are interesting to say the least.  Her book, "The Gift of Alzheimer's - New Insights into the Potential in Alzheimer’s and its Care ," is wonderful and shows a side to the disease many don't think is possible.  Come join the conversation.  I promise it will be interesting and enlightening!  Please note this show is a replay.


    The Gift of Alzheimer's Website


    Maggies general website


    Join an Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial today. No insurance is needed to participate.


    Click Here for more information on Dementia and Caregiving

  • 01:02

    Dementia Friendly Products and Collaborations

    in Caregiving

    Join Alzheimer's Speaks Radio today for a conversation about a new product coming to market called "Droplet." Sohan Japa, Co-founder and leader of business development and operations will be with us, along with Joshua Newth, Co-founder and leading engineering and product development.  This is an exciting new product with a variety of uses for everybody.  You can learn more about Droplet by watching this 2 minute video


    Website


    Sohan Japa can be reached by email


    Joshua Newth can be reached by email


    We will also discuss the city of Roseville, MN an their kickoff event to become dementia aware and friendly.  If you are aware of other dementia friendly programs and services please call in and tell us about them.


    Join an Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial today. No insurance is needed to participate.


    Go to AlzheimersSpeaks.com for more information on dementia and caregiving.

  • 01:01

    The Trail — age 61 — diagnosed dementia?

    in Family

    CareGiverStory, is proud to have as our very special guest, Kevin O'Brien — entrepreneur, filmmaker, son, brother and a caregiver to his father. The moment I spoke with Kevin —I immediately wanted to interview him, and his family to share their amazing story.  About family  love..


    Bio: Born in 1989, Kevin O'Brien enjoyed 20 years in a healthy home, under the wing of his parents Sandra and Michael O'Brien. In 2009, at the age of 61, his father was diagnosed with early onset frontotemporal lobe dementia. As the year passed, Michael's cognition decreased, and the caregiving responsibilities Kevin shared with his brother, Connor O'Brien, and his mother, increased. Those years also saw Kevin graduated CSULB with a degree in Political Science, work four years at the public affairs firm GrassrootsLab, and leap into the entertainment industry with a contractual position at NBCUniversal. Kevin now spends his time looking for his next professional avenue and working to produce The Trail, a short film that seeks to chronicle the period of time between his father's diagnosis and his 5150, a psychotic break that his father experienced, one that required his medication and speed his need for round-the-clock care.


    Kevin O'Brien
    Phone: 562.256.5874
    Email: kmobrien8989@gmail.com
    Film Homepage: http://thetrail5150.tumblr.com/

  • 00:26

    Episode 15: People That Remind You of Your Parents

    in Self Help

    In this episode: I talk about my Uncle Gene who passed away on 1/6/15, discuss what kinds of people remind you of your parents and how to stay connected.


    About this show: I lost both parents to cancer at 22 and 27. Let’s talk about stuff that’s hard, ways you can move forward in your life and how to get back to a happier place. My intention is to connect those of us who have lost our mothers, our fathers or both parents, at any age, through the arts, life experiments, looking inward and turning pain into something positive.


    Do you have a question to ask me, want advice, want to say hello, send your support, or a comment about a previous podcast or blog post and would like it to be on the air? I'd love to hear from you! Contact me here (emails and voicemails welcome!) http://losingyourparents.org/contact

  • 01:30

    Healing Conversations with Mildred Lynn McDonald - Dealing with Dementia

    in Caregiving

    "According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the total number of people with DEMENTIA worldwide in 2015 is estimated at 47.5 million. The total number of new cases of dementia each year worldwide is nearly 7.7 million, implying 1 new case every 4 seconds. The number of people with dementia is expected to increase to 75.6 million in 2030 and 135.5 million in 2050". Think about it. These are BIG numbers and most of us, in one way or another, will be impacted by dementia in our lifetime. 


    To help us to help us understand what these numbers mean to us and our loves ones on a community level, we have invited CATHERINE SHEPHERD, Cape Breton - Education and Outreach, Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia, to the table.  


    I first met Catherine about two months ago when my family was trying to deal with a loved one’s diagnosis of dementia. Quite honestly, we were afraid and looking for guidance and support. From the get go, Catherine stepped into the fire, met us where we were, and offered step-by-step guidance, knowledge and reassurance at a time when all three were in short supply.  I was very touched by this timely gift (for she was a gift!) and decided to dedicate this show to helping her share a message of hope, coping and perspective for those on a life altering journey called "dementia". Thank you Catherine for doing this beautiful work!


    WEEKLY ROUND TABLE with HiC Luttmers, John  Carosella and Mildred Lynn: If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your 20-year-old self in the areas of love, money, health, career and life? Get ready for a fun, energetic discussion!

  • 00:30

    Losing Your Parents Episode 12: Holidays + Communicating with Deceased Parents

    in Self Help

    About this episode: Today we’re talking about ways you can communicate with your deceased parents during the holidays.


    About this show:
    I have lost both of my parents to cancer in my 20’s. When I was 22, I woke up next to my dad who had died and when I was 27 I watched my mom take her last breath.


    After being present for their illness and witnessing their deaths, I had to face life as a young person without them. I decided that it was important to me to connect with other people who have also lost their parents. I’m in my 30’s now.  I write and talk about my journey through healing my grief and working through life challenges that come up using creativity and self expression.


    My blog is LosingYourParents.org and my goal is to bridge the gap between grief and joy at every opportunity.


    Blog: http://LosingYourParents.org
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/losingyourparents
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/losingparents
    Podcast: http://blogtalkradio.com/losingyourparents
    YouTube: http://youtube.com/losingyourparents


    Do you have a question to ask me, want advice, want to say hello, send your support, or a comment about a previous podcast or blog post? I’d love to hear from you! Here are several ways to contact me (including a totally anonymous contact form!) http://losingyourparents.org/contact

  • 01:15

    Parents Perspective .......

    in Parents

    Parents here we are at the start of AAU basketball season.  Many of us have young athletes are involved in the Nike, Adidas, or Under Armor circuits.  Far too often although the certified event are required to give an NCAA requirement brief.  Many of our young men and ladies still walk away with no more of an understanding of the requirements.  Again I ask what is our role in this process of initial NCAA eligibility requirements. For the next few months sports will be our world so we must embrace this environment.

  • 00:25

    Losing Your Parents Episode 11: Missing Your Parents During the Holidays

    in Self Help

    About this episode: Today we're talking about missing your parents during the holidays, how to change holiday patterns, how to find a therapist, how to get a present from your parents and starting the conversation on how to talk to your parents even after they are "gone".


    About this show: I lost both parents to cancer at 22 and 27. Let's talk about stuff that's hard, ways you can move forward in your life and how to get back to a happier place. My intention is to connect those of us who have lost our mothers, our fathers or both parents, at any age, through the arts, life experiments, looking inward and turning pain into something positive.


    Got a question for Lisa or a comment about a previous show or blog post? I'd love to hear from you! If you have a question to ask me or a comment about a previous podcast or blog post, please leave a voicemail for me, here: (626) 671-LISA (5472) or write me at losingyourparents.org/contact.

  • 01:06

    “Creative Connections™ in Dementia Care

    in Caregiving

    Welcome to Alzheimer's Speaks Radio where all voices are welcomed to join the conversation.  We love hearing from people around the world.  Everyone from those diagnosed, family and friends caring for loved ones, professionals providing services, products or tools, researchers, authors, directors, producers, musicians, advocates for dementia and those that just want to learn more about the disease.


    Today’s show will feature the authors of “Creative Connections™ in Dementia Care: Engaging Activities to Enhance Communication. Jennifer Brush has been working for over 20 years to change the face of dementia care in hospitals, assisted living communities, nursing homes and home care.  Rev. Katie Norris is a Unitarian Universalist community minister and co-founder, with her father, of the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health.


    You can reach Jennifer and Katie below:


    Katie: www.RevKatieNorris.com


    Jennifer: http://www.brushdevelopment.com


    For more information on Caregiving and Dementia go to Alzheimer’s Speaks Resource Website with multiple platforms of information.