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  • 01:17

    Bonus Episode: Alzheimer's disease

    in Atheism

    Join Kevin, Nancy, Sharyn and newcommer to the crew Conny as we take a look into Alzheimer's disease, the ravages, signs and what we are doing to combat this attack on mental health. Conny is quite passionate about the subject as some members of her family are affected by it and she takes us through with a fountain of knowledge and advice.

    We quickly visit past guest Wyatt Scott for an update on his campaign

    We have another Reformation Report from our Chilliwack friend

    We find out that many Tory candidates in the 2015 election are against women's reproductive rights in Things That Make You Go Hmmm

    And it's Nancy's birthday!

  • 02:01

    The Play "Cracked - New Light on Dementia" & Memory/Alzheimer's Cafes In the US

    in Caregiving

    Alzheimer's Speaks Radio has representatives from the play "Cracked."  Sherry Dupuis is a co-Lead researcher of the Partnerships in Dementia Care Alliance and a Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo; Julia Gray a Toronto-based theatre director, playwright, and choreographer with a particular interest in creating new, collaboratively-developed theatre in applied settings and Mary Ellen MacLean who works across the country performing, directing, and teaching theatre.  View a video about the play here.

    Email Sherry Dupuis or Julia Gray for more information about Cracked

    The second half we will be talking with Jytte Lokvig from New Mexico and Carole Larkin in Texas. Both are key people in the Memory/Alzheimer's Cafe movement.  Come with questions and comments.  We'd love to talk with you. Contact Jytte Lokvig or Carole Larkin

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

  • 00:28

    2015 Alzheimer's Awareness Month with Joy Keys

    in Health

    It is estimated that as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer's disease.

    The mission of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is "to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families-through our member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life..” http://www.alzfdn.org/

    Special guest: Charles J. Fuschillo was appointed chief executive officer of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America in January 2014. Prior to that, he served eight terms as a New York state senator representing the 8th Senate District.

    Special Guest:  Amy McVeigh.worked with the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging for about 10 years. Currently working with the Caregiver Support Program as a Supervisor. She has a Masters of Gerontology and she has worked in the field of Aging for 16 years. www.pcacares.org

  • 01:12

    Help For Struggling Caregivers - Join Alzheimer's Speaks Radio

    in Caregiving

    Alzheimer's Speaks Radio was created to have honest discussions and real needs and resources for those dealing with dementia.  Please feel free to call into the show or use the chat box to communicate with us during the live show.  If you can't  make the live show we would still love to hear your thoughts about the topic.

    Today we have patient advocate, Michelle Chaffee from Minneapolis, MN with us.  It was through Michelle's own family medical crisis along with her professional background that she created Alska.  Michelle understood the needs of caregivers across the spectrum of care and saw the gaps in the care system, which lead to the creation of a remarkable tool that supports and empowers individuals and optimizes delivery of care.  Come join us and learn how this tool might be able to assist you.  You can contact Michelle via Email

    Interested in a new Clincal Trial?  Check Out Alzheimer's Study

    For more information on dementia and caregiving go to Alzheimer's Speaks Resource Website.

  • 01:20

    The Gift of Alzheimer's - Yes You Read that Right!

    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.

    Today we are honored to have with us a Maggie La Tourelle, a writer, therapist and teacher who has worked in the field of holistic health care for over thirty years.  I can't wait to have her share her thoughts after caring for her own mother with dementia.  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!

    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



  • 00:38

    Faith and Fitness Series #RESET5 - Alzheimer's Disease

    in Radio

    #TeamChaplain is a weekl broadcast that discusses various community causes. The goal is to bring awareness and to celebrate advocates of these causes. The fall season focuses on Faith and Fitness, which is important to have a good quality of life. 

    #RESET5 is the theme: Rest, Exercise, Spiritual, Entertainment and Training

    #TeamChaplain is: Chaplain Jones, Faye Hill, Nancy Brunet, Crystal Bates, LaShanda Lewis and Patrina Small

    This week discussion focus is Alzheimer's Disease

    To be a guest on the Chaplain Show contact us by visiting our website at www.kgcmradio.com

  • 01:32

    Open Mic & Clergy Against Alzheimer's Network On Alzheimer's Speaks Radio

    in Caregiving

    USAgainstAlzheimer's Clergy Network will be join us to discuss their new book released, “Seasons of Caring: Meditations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers”.  Joining us will be: Dr. Daniel Potts, Rabbi Steven Glazer, Dr. Richard Morgan and Lynda Everman.

    Open Mic On Alzheimer's Speaks Radio - Celebrating The Holiday Season.  Let your voice be heard.

    Before another holiday season slips by us, we would love to hear from you.  What are your struggling with during this time of year?  What are you grateful for?  Are you holding to your normal family traditions or have you made some adjustments? 

    We all know the holidays can be a beautiful and stressful time of the year.  For some, it's down right depressing.  Here on Alzheimer's Speaks Radio we believe it's ok to feel a variety of emotions and we want to be a safe place for people to share  and support one another.

    Call in at (714) 364-4757 or use the chat box to talk with us.  Together, we can make a difference to improve our dementia care culture.

    Looking for a great gift for someone with dementia?  Check out Alzheimer's Music Connect for a variety of gifts.  It's never too late to bring comfort to someone with dementia.

    For more information and resource on dementia and caregiving go to Alzheimer's Speaks Resource Center.


  • 01:24

    Surviving Alzheimer's

    in Health

    Welcome to Alzheimer's Speaks Radio where we listen to all voices at all levels regarding Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. 

    Today we are pleased to have Paula Spencer Scott, Author of  Surviving Alzheimer's: Practical tips and soul-saving wisdom for caregivers.

    Surviving Alzheimer's is available via Amazon.com

    Paula can be reached at either website: survivingalzheimersbook.com or paulaspencerscott.com

    Author Vicki Tapia  author of Somebody Stole My Iron will also be with us the second half of theprogram to discuss her journey with dementia.

    Email Vicki  or go to her website 

    You can also contact her publisher via Email, Website  or phone at 806.673.3901. Books can be purchased as paperback or eBooks via our website and on Amazon. 

    Check out Alzheimer's Speaks Website for more resoures and information - Blog, Free Webinars, Tools, Resource Directory and more.


  • 00:21

    Naomi Feil on Alzheimer's Speaks Radio

    in Caregiving

    Naomi Feil the Founder of  the Validation Program shares and celebrates her 30 year journey shifting our dementia care culture. 

    Naomi Feil, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., is the developer of Validation. She was born in Munich in 1932, and grew up in the Montefiore Home for the Aged in Cleveland Ohio, where her father was the administrator and her mother, the head of the Social Service Department. After graduating with a Masters degree in Social Work from Columbia University in New York, she began working with the elderly. Between 1963 and 1980 Mrs. Feil developed Validation as a response to her dissatisfaction with traditional methods of working with the severely disoriented old-old people who were her clients. In 1982 she published her first book, Validation: The Feil Method, which was revised in 1992. Her second book, The Validation Breakthrough, was published in 1993, and updated and revised in 2002. Feil and her husband have made many films and videos about aging and Validation. Feil is the Executive Director of the Validation Training Institute and a popular speaker in North America and Europe. Since 1989 she has toured Europe 3 times a year offering workshops in Validation to participants in Germany, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, France, Belgium, Italy, Great Britain, and Austria. Her books have been translated into French, Dutch, German, Italian, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Spanish and Japanese.

    Information available:   www.vfvalidation.org


  • What Alzheimer's Cannot Do -- Write Stuff -- 11/3/2015

    in Entertainment

    According to Medical News Today website, Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. A neurodegenerative type of dementia, the disease starts mild and gets progressively worse

    Seeing our loved ones forget their names, their families, and the world around them can be heartbreaking. But in the midst of such trauma for both our loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s and those who provide care, we have to realize and understand one thing: as strong of a hold this disease has, there are some Alzheimer's cannot do. 

    It is always a pleasure and an honor to showcase today's guest on this episode of the Write Stuff. November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month and she always brings encouragement, education, and knowledgeable information. Join me for an insightful and inspiring discussion with our returning guest co-host and contributor, RJ Thesman, author of the Reverend G series. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/8045959. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app. Tune In.

  • 01:07

    Megan Carnarius: A Deeper Perspective on Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

    in Spirituality

    Alzheimer's specialist Megan Carnarius, RN, NHA, LMT, has 25 years experience designing and running memory care settings. Megan's recently released book A Deeper Perspective on Alzheimer's and Other Dementias: Practical Tools with Spiritual Insights reflects her warmly human touch and spiritually oriented perspective working with people with dementia and their families. 

    (Note: Megan arrives 6 minutes into the show.)

    Megan's focus is on creating quality of life for everyone touched by all forms of dementia, opening up to trust, nurturing compassion and creating a vital connection to the most beautiful aspects of what it means to be a human being. Megan helps those who have been diagnosed with some form of dementia to discover ways to live authentically in a space of loving and being loved.  She views the brain as a vehicle of self-expression, in an expansive way, focusing on the healthy, well spirit residing within each and every person.

    Presently the executive director of a secure memory care, assisted living residence, Megan was already managing a center in 1989 and started consulting in 1996, resulting in an award-winning memory care facility, and she continues to assist center owners as a consultant.  Megan is a sought-after lecturer, professional trainer and family consultant, also serving on the Alzheimer's education committee for 15 years.

    Megan's web site:  MeganCarnarius.com

    Program music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer (LarrySeyer.com), included in this podcast with his permission. Visit FrontierBeyondFear.com to learn about the inspirational outreach of this program, now in its 5th year.