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Join me in welcoming Ellen Belk as my guest on Conversations In Care. Ellen Belk is the founder of Keep In Mind, Inc. and specializes in Holistic Dementia Care Solutions for both family and professional care partners. Today we will be talking about how One Size Does NOT Fit All in dementia care, and the other dementias that we are seeing more of in the news.
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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.
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Alzheimer's care starts out innocently enough, but will demand more and more from you over time. Here's a short road map to help plan your best route. Are you already providing care for a parent or relative? This is an illness that will test your limits... it will stay one step ahead of you. Every time you think you finally have a problem behavior under control, the next dramatic change will knock you off balance. So take 15 minutes and I will give you the best overview of what to expect...and use it to make a back-up plan. I guarantee you will hear some stuff that is completely new.
Making the decision to keep your loved one with dementia at home or to make the move into a care community is not only a difficult one, but one filled with emotion. When making this decision it is important to ask yourself some very important questions.
Join host Tami Neumann as she shares with you some things that you should consider when making this decision concerning your loved one with memory loss.
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Learn more about this topic by reading the following article. The Ultimate Care Decision by Tami Neumann.
Caregiving for a parent with Alzheimer's or Dementia is quickly becoming the defining characteristic of Boomers. There are tens of thousand of adult children providing care for a parent with this terrible disease. Those of you that have been doing it for a while know how overwhelming it can be.
Dementia Care Secrets is an audience defined program, where caregivers can hear from a Gerontologist who specializes in Alzheimer's and dementia care. Hiring a geriatric are manager costs around $350 an hour. But you can avail yourself of Mr. Vanderhider's expertise for FREE!
Come and listen to hear if people have your same issues, or ask your specific questions via a toll free line.
Managing the diffcult dementia behaviors can be a 24/7 job without a break. It also can be a job that you feel like you're managing alone. What happens when the behaviors become too much? What can you do to ensure you and your caree stay safe?
Claire Day, our dementia care expert, joins Denise today to talk about managing a dementia care crisis.
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Giving us more time for conversation I have extended Conversations In Care to an hour and will be introducing you to Tony Fischer and The Fischer Report. Join us in conversation!
This Week on Conversations In Care
Let's welcome Aishling Dalton - Kelly. Aishling is going to help us understand how to find the best Home Care Team for your family and loved ones. She will help us to understand what to look for and the best questions to ask, to know that you have found a great fit.
Leran more about Aishling
Aishling Dalton-Kelly was born and raised in Ireland and is the youngest of ten daughters. She committed to helping those who are aging after her father was diagnosed with a terminal illness and she watched her mother develop dementia.
Aishling worked closely with her nine sisters to make decisions to care for her mother and father; keeping them home, healthy and happy for as long as they possibly could. It was through this hands-on and very personal experience that the idea of AishlingCompanion Home Care was born. The goal in this work is to provide the same level of care for your family's loved ones asAishling was able to provide for her own aging parents.
Aishling is a dedicated mother of four and business woman. All of her work building Aishling Companion Home Care is dedicated to her mother and father for the wonderful childhood and life of beautiful traditions and memories that were created for her and her sisters.
Welcome to Alzheimer's Speaks Radio where we listen to all voices on dementia.
Our first guest Jane Sweeney, used a pen name of JC to write "Caregiver: My Love Story, Facing Dementia." This is a powerful and very "caregiver friendly" book. The book is her tribute to her sweetheart Bernie, to honor his love. Jane wanted and needed to share what she learned. By giving to others tips she learned from her own journey, Jane hopes to bring awareness to the difficulties faced by so many walking this path.
Our second guest will be Dr. Shubin is active in research for dementia. As the Director and Principal Investigator of Neuro-Therapeutics, Inc., he provides opportunities for those diagnosed to be involved in cutting edge research in neurology. Today, he will talk to use about a phase 3 clinical study. The trial involves LMTX, a Tau protein aggregation inhibitor for patients with early Alzheimers. LMTX™ acts by reducing levels of aggregated or misfolded Tau proteins, which are associated with the progressive neurodegeneration of Alzheimer’s disease.
For more information contact Keeley Fernandez, Study Coordinator by Email (626)250-2070 ex 730
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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.
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The International Caregivers Association (ICA) creates and delivers effective caregiving solutions to benefit not only patients, but also families, homecare workers, hospital staff, and long-term care employees. ICA for Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiving is "source solution" oriented. Physicians, nurses and home healthcare givers gain techniques to improve cooperation, reduce stress, and help build networks. Facility Administrators and Caregivers acquire care solutions to improve quality of life for everyone impacted by dementia, while enhancing operations and reducing costs. Healthcare students benefit from learning techniques and applications that make a meaningful difference. For anyone seeking to learn how to care for or improve the quality of care, ICA provides it -- compassionately around the world day and night with information, tools, and techniques. "Because every human life is sacred, individuals living with Alzheimer’s/dementia must be able to feel safe, retain a sense of independence, be respected and treated ethically." Through online accredited training and ambitious teams around the world in South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America, Dr.Ethelle Lord (President of ICA) is promoting a mission doused in her life's passion. Presentations are scheduled at the 24th Annual Conference of Alzheimer's Europe and 9th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias. Dr. Lord's realization of the great need for adopting a uniform way of delivering dementia care to professionals and families came through her own caregiving journey. Her husband was diagnosed in January 2003 with Vascular Dementia following a triple bypass surgery. She authored the first Alzheimer’s primer, “How in the World... and Now What Do I Do?” Now, with a pending book release, expanding ICA, plus Remembering 4 You, she joins us to share the far-reaching impact.
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