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Alzheimer's Speaks provides a variety of platforms for people dealing with dementia to get their voice heard throughout the world. We want to hear what your thoughts are so join the conversation.
Today we are lucky enough to have Alzheimer's Disease International's Executive Director, Marc Wortmann with us to discuss the new research study release. This is perfect timing given September is "World Alzheimer's Month."
Alzheimer's Disease International
Here is the link to the newly released report
Here is a link to the poster and banner people can use for World Alzheimer’s Month
For additional information on dementia and caregiving visit Alzheimer's Speaks
In 2008 Michael Ellenbogen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Now he is an advocate for those stricken with it and a leader in the fight against this tragic disease. Ellenbogen will host Tami Neumann on Conversations In Care to talk about advocacy and living with Alzheimer's disease and how we as caregivers can help.
He will be joined by Tami on Conversations In Care every first Wednesday to provide education and support for patients and caregivers affected by Alzheimer's disease.
Michael Ellenbogen will also talk about his book, From The Corner Office To Alzheimer’s
You can get more information about Tami's guest at http://michaelellenbogenmovement.com/
Today on Alzheimer's Speaks Radio we will be raising awareness on staying mentally healthy when caring for someone with dementia for the first hour; and then the second hour we will learn about Pittsburgh's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.
Our first guest will be Jill LaFaive Gafner founder of Global Training Experts. I love her story, as it shows the power of her shift and how she has leveraged her new skills in caregiving with her base skill set of coaching and training. Jill has earned her Certified Dementia Practitioner and Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Training certificates through the International/National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jill also authored the book, “Personal Positioning for the Caregiver”, a motivational guide for caregivers on staying mentally healthy while caring for their patients. Join the conversation and find out what tips Jill has to share with you.
Contact Jill at: Website Phone (586) 419-6073
Our second was not able to make the show today. We will be rescheduling.
Our second guest will be Marita Garrett from the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurology.
For more information on Dementia and Caregiving, check out our Website at www.Alzheimer's Speaks
Reiki for Alzheimer’s, Depression, Anxiety, Caregiver Stress, Pain
Scientific validation of the effectiveness of Reiki has helped bring this method more and more to the mainstream, where it is able to aid patients in many realms. There are several vital areas where Reiki and other touch/energy therapies significantly aid people with dementia and their caregivers. The first is that there is an indication from published, peer-reviewed research that Reiki can help address memory issues in people with mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer’s.
There are also several other published studies that demonstrate that Reiki helps both depression and anxiety both among people with chronic medical issues, as well as in those do not. One of the often reported outcomes of Reiki treatment is a state of calm relaxation. In that dementia patients can have problems with agitation, Reiki’s calming influence can be greatly appreciated.
Dementia patients often have other significant medical issues that might cause them to experience chronic or episodic pain. Using narcotic medication in people with cognitive impairment can make that impairment worse, so finding effective non-narcotic interventions that reduce pain can be vital. Several research studies studies show that pain can be significantly reduced through the use of Reiki, both in cases where the pain is chronic and short-term.
Caregiver stress and burn out is another vital area where Reiki can help. Nurses have added Reiki to their work in large numbers, and studying then as a population prone to burn out and compassion fatigue has demonstrated that Reiki can help prevent and heal caregiver stress and overwhelm. This is particularly true when caregivers use Reiki for self-help on a regular basis.
A Thousand Moms Talk is made possible by the support of listeners like you.
Sad news recently that singer/songwriter Glen Campbell has released his final song and that he is in the 6th of 7 stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s doesn’t just affect those afflicted; it takes an enormous toll on the caregivers: family, spouses, the children. The baby boomers are facing a crisis. If no effective treatment or cure, 50% of those over 85 will get Alzheimers.
A Thousand Moms is releasing as a e-book, The Sourcebook of Brain Science. Knowledge of the brain is essential for parents, teachers, students, the general public to make good decisions, reduce the toll of suffering of patients and caregivers.
Order your copy by visiting our Web site, www.athousandmoms.org. Two links at the upper right will allow you to order a copy right away and/or get more information on this resource. Www.athousandmoms.org
Today's guest is Kristine Broome, caregiver services coordinator with The Family Caregiver Support Program in Seattle.
In her own words, "I have been in my current position assisting family caregivers for about a dozen years, so I am very familiar with the issues, concerns and challenges faced by family caregivers. Our program hopes to provide a range of information about available resources and referrals for family caregivers so they can feel supported in this demanding and stressful role. Caregivers need guidance and support as they cope with the needs of their care receiver while often experiencing stress and uncertainty as to what lies ahead. We liken it to a journey they don't have to navigate on their own. The Family Caregiver Support Program is there to be with them on this unique journey."
Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible progressive brain disreaes that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. It is the moist common form of dementia in the older population. We will discuss diagnostic testing, treatments and integrative and herbal approaches to treating AD
Today's speakers are:
Davangere Devanand, MD, Chief of The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the New York Psychiatric Institute.
Dr. Gregory Pelton, MD, Attending Physician in the Late Life Depression Clinic Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr Gregory Pelton and Dr. Dev Devanand, will discuss what Neuropsychiaric symptoms in Alzheimers Disease (AD) look like, how they are currently treated, and future research and treatments.
For more information on treatment and research opportunities, please visit our memory disorders clinic website at
http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/pi/researchclinics/memory/disorders-clinic and our Adult and Late Life Clinic website at http://www.columbiapsychiatry.org/researchclinics/adult-and-late-life-depression-research-clinic or call us at 646-774-8668.
To listen to any of our previous episodes on assorted psychiatry topics such as child and adolescent mental health, OCD, eating disorders or substance abuse please go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi
When a family member receives a diagnosis of dementia, you take on the resposibilties of caregiving and communicating. You share the diagnosis, you educate family and friends about the diagnosis.
Today, Claire Day, our dementia care expert, will help us talk about a diagnosis with family and friends. She'll also share tips on how to continue the education during the disease process and declines.
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Viral shedding is the process where living viruses are shed from a host spreading disease to unsuspecting people.
You will learn that it has been know since the first vaccines that they can spread disease, and how this fact has been covered up.
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Today, we will discuss when a person in your family has an illness that may cause some of the progressiveness or movements of the family to be put on hold. Today we will talk with Bishop Derrick Hunter and Lady Urania Hunter about her fight with this disease called Sickle Cell anemia. Their experiences with sickle cell anemia could help you and your family to cope with this disease or other illnesses you may have within your family. This is your boy Tyrone Sanders and I am Blog Talk Radio's most fabulous radio host. Join the show.
This episode looks at our passion and what happens when we put it in lock down. When we avoid moving into joy, we create all sorts of health disorders. Today we look at disorders affecting our physical, bowl, our hips. Issues of the bladder, large intestines, colon, prostate, ovaries and uterus.
We are born on the planet in drama and emotional struggles. Our first moment is a painful struggle for our mother and ourself. This impacts us, severely. Without knowledge, our childhood journey will follow us into adulthood creating mental, emotional and physical disease.
Sonia Nadina Haynes takes you on a journey of reflection and healing to change your unconscious story. She helps you to heal in a powerful way. She is an emotional healer who works from the energetic and emotional level to help you heal your physical pain. Sonia is author of The Power Of Money, How you see money is how you see yourself, Law of Attraction In Design, Oneness, Reincarnation, Separation and Integration.
All available on Amazon and her website. www.soniahaynes.com. Contact Sonia Nadina to book a healing session at 778-786-1301 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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