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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.
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
This is one program you can't afford to miss. Few things frighten us more than dementia and Alheimers Disease, so education is so important in providing facts and support for the families and victims.
Today we will see this disease through the eyes of an inspiring caregiver and later in a panel discussion with a very generous and caring expert, as well as with our own co-hosts, award-winning authors Mark H. Newhouse and Lois Podoshen and our program coordinator, Pat Jocelyn
Pat was a caregiver for her mother and has extensively researched the subject.
As for a change in pace, we return to our adventurer who traveled across North America in an RV. We'll also have some fun discussing women's self image.
Our contact form can be found on our web site at http://www.boomersplusradio.com. Let us know if you have a subject that you'd like to have discussed on this program where only adult is spoken.
Alexander "Sandy" Halperin, will join us today to share his story of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and now raising awareness as an "National Advisor on the Early Stage Advisory Group," for the Alzheimer's Association. Sandy, was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2010 at the age of 60. As a member of the national 2012 Early-Stage Advisory Group, Sandy hopes to bring awareness to what he calls “invisible illnesses” or medical problems that may not be readily seen by others. His goal is to speak on behalf of patients dealing with a cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s or dementia to a variety of audiences.
We would love to hear your questions and concerns by joining us live. Alzheimer's Association contact Informtion: www.Alz.Org 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-272-3900
ALZConnected™: www.alzconnected.orgALZConnected™, is the 1st social networking community designed for people livingand dealing with Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's Navigator™: www.alzheimersnavigator.org Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Navigator™ is a free, online tool to help caregivers and people with dementia evaluate their needs, identify action steps and connect with local programs and services.
Nutritionist Cynthia Smith and MTHFR Support's advocate Sterling Hill are going to host a show about the ''Alzheimer's gene'' to discuss it's role in fat and cholesterol metabolism.
We will also have a special guest with us who has managed to lower his elevated cholesterol levels without using pharmaceutical drugs.
Nutritionist Cynthia Smith and our guest, James will explain how diet can have a HUGE impact on your cholesterol levels not to mention your overall health.
15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground
Empowering Caregivers of Those With Alzheimer's
Join host Tami Neumann as she sits down in conversation with author Tryn Rose Seley to talk abut her book 15 Minutes of Fame.
Being a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer's diseae can be difficult and frustrating, sometimes leaving you tired and feeling alone. Tryn will help guide us in how we can reach the person with Alzheimer's through photos. Tryn will share how photos can help you to connect, develop trust and accomplish the tasks at hand with greater ease.
Tryn Rose Seley is a professional caregiver, photographer and sought after musician. She grew up with a brother with special needs, which helped form her sensitivity to those who can't say who they are.
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The world has gotten to know her as recording artist Tiny's mom (and T.I.'s Mother-In-Law), but Dianne Pope is so much more than that. She stops by Conversations LIVE to talk about life in the spotlight, the issue of race and how her personal journey with losing her husband to Alzheimer's Disease has inspired her to help others.
Alzheimer's Speaks is here to raise everyones voice when dealing with dementia. Come and join the conversation!
Today, learn how high school student and Girl Scout, Evelyn Jackson, is making a difference in our dementia care culture. She is working on obtaining the Girl Scouts "Gold Award," the highest award in Girl Scouting. Eveyln's project addresses the Alzheimer's community by teaching people the importance and process of making an "Identity Book," which is a simple photo album to be used as a resource throughout all stages of the disease.
Contact Evelyn via her website
For additional information on Dementia and Caregiving check out Alzheimer's Speaks Website for a variety of platforms you can tap into for free.
Fuel For Thought - What Makes Our Minds Run Better?
Alzheimer's Speaks gives voice to all dealing with dementia. We would love to hear your thoughts as well. Use the chat box or call in live to talk with us.
Today we will be featuring Fuel For Thought, a coconut oil drink, fortified with medium-chain triglycerides, that can be consumed every day to support brain performance and neurological health through nourishing ketones. It's currently the subject of a clinical trial at the prestigious USF Byrd Alzheimer's Institute looking into the effect of taking coconut oil on the cognition, functioning, and behavior of older adults with mild to moderate Alzheimer's. Find details on the study here. We will also hear from a Fuel For Thought user, living with mild cognitive impairment, and his wife on their experience with Fuel For Thought.
Cognate Nutritionals, makers of Fuel For Thought.
For more information on Dementia & Caregiving check out Alzheimer's Speaks Website.
Alzheimer's Speaks Radio is a forum to hear all voice affected by Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias. We hope you will join the conversation!
Today we are lucky to have Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. We will discuss the effects of GMOs, gut bacteria and aluminum on the human body. Website
Chef Robb White with the Goodman Group will join us today to discuss "Food for Life" and how can it impact the general health and well-being of older adults. Specifically, we will talk about how can food (ingredients, menu and prep) can be beneficial for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Website
Email Chef White
For additional information on Dementia and Caregiving check out www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com
Alzheimer's Speaks Radio gives voice to all trying to improve the world for those living with dementia.
Today we have to top chefs with us who have been touched by dementia and decided to make a difference. Stone Morris and Sarah Gorham created "Grind Dining," a new way to experience food and allow those living with dementia to maintain their independence and dignity as long as possible.
Also joining the conversation will be Deb Osterhaudt, the VP of Sales and Marketing of the Arbor company who has implemented Grind Dining into their residential experience. This is a fascinating and exciting concept! Come listen and join the conversation.
Grind Dining Website
Email Chef Morris and Chef Gorham
The Arbor Company
The second half of the show will be OPEN MIC! We always love to hear what's on your mind regarding dementia and caregiving. Do you have an idea for a radio show. Call in and lets start talking.
For more information on dementia and caregiving check out our website at www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com
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