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  • 01:03

    Opening Your Eyes to The Dangers of Dementia and Denial

    in Caregiving

    Denial About Dementia is a Common Occurance

    From time to time, we're all in denial about various aspects of our life. It's how we cope — denial masks emotions of grief, loss, fear and uncertainty. 

    What causes denial? Many things: lack of communication, distance, self-preservation, fear of the unknown and uncertainty about the future. Denial, however, leads to the continuation of a downward spiral and makes the diagnosis of dementia even more traumatic and difficult to face.

    At first, denial at it's best can be a healthy defense against admitting that your loved one has dementia.

    Denial involves not acknowledging what you see or hear and/or unconsciously negating what you see or hear. Denial helps you block the more painful aspects of reality. However, if denial continues too long, then it can be life-threatening to you and your loved one.

    Denial about dementia at it's worst can mean the withholding of essential treatment or development of a helpful care plan going forward.

    When family caregivers are unrealistic about their loved one with dementia's level of functioning and care needs, they put their loved ones at risk.

    "When my dad developed dementia, my mom tried to deny it and I tried to fix it. We both failed"

    We see things changing and notice the person losing the ability to do what they once could. Often we're reluctant to step in and take over as it may feel like we're giving up on the person or crushing their independence.  

    Today we will be talking about how to maintain a realistic outlook on your loved one’s care, and thoughts on helping your other family members do the same. Tune in and listen to our guest this show, Theresa Haleen, Business Development Representative for Interim Healthcare and owner of Assisted Living Options for Seniors share her perspective on denial. 

  • 00:55

    Who is The Dementia Whisperer?

    in Caregiving

    It has been said that life is a journey. If this is an apt metaphor, then dementia and Alzheimer’s comprise a divergent road with twists and turns that make navigation incredibly difficult.  The signposts are unclear and the markers confusing.  We may take a certain path and think it is the right one, only to find that the path has changed.


    Laura Wayman, the Dementia Whisperer is a guide to help you navigate this divergent road.  Based in California, Laura is a gerontologist, trainer, advocate for, and best-selling author on dementia disorders and care protocols.  Her methods are unique, compelling, and highly successful. 

    Tune in to find out everything you wanted to know about dementia-but were afraid to ask.

  • 00:29

    Dementia Care and the Holidays

    in Caregiving


    Claire Day, our dementia care expert, shares tips to help manage dementia care during the holidays.

  • 01:16

    Episode 1165: Research to Tactics

    in Training

    This radio show will discuss all of the research conducted with the fire service by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute.  Guests from fire departments that have served on the technical panels of the research will share their perspectives and how they have incorporated the results into their departments.

    Host Steve Kerber is the Director of the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute. He has led fire service research and education in the areas of ventilation, structural collapse, and fire dynamics. A 13-year veteran of the fire service, with most of his service at the College Park Fire Department in Prince George's County Maryland where he served at ranks up through Deputy Chief.  He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Fire Engineering and the Fire Department Instructors Conference.  Steve has also been appointed to the rank of Honorary Battalion Chief by the FDNY.

    Also, do you know a firefighter or first responder who has made remarkable contributions to their local fire service?  Tell us who and why by providing a short video or a short essay and your nominee could be awarded a full scholarship to attend FDIC International 2016!

    Honeywell and DuPont™ Kevlar® have partnered to award 20 deserving firefighters and first responders with a full-paid scholarship – including travel and accommodations – to attend the industry’s premier safety and training event. Winners will receive admission to FDIC International 2016 which includes classroom training, seminars and exhibits.

    Visit www.fdic.com/scholarship-2016.html for more details and to vote on nominations.

  • 01:14

    Finding Truth and Sound Knowledge Requires The Understanding of "Research"

    in Education

    The word research is so popular today among African American young people. What does really sound research efforts require? Let's look at the word "research" closely to evaluate its meaning.

  • 02:00

    Research Methods in Criminal Justice – Ethical Considerations

    in Training

    Brought to you by The American Public Safety Training Institute (TAPSTI) www.tapsti.org, this 2 hour session will review the work of Dr. Peter Kraska and Dr. W. Lawrence Neuman and their excellent textbook entitled “Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods” (2012, 2nd ed.).  Thinking about your application of ethics in your research project is critical to your completing enough preparation to be successful. Ethical conduct ensures that the "knowledge–power dynamic" which we understand so well in public safety generates knowledge only from credible research. As a criminal justice researcher you have a professional and ethical obligation to create new knowledge that is useful, accurate, credible, and that can be generalized across a wide population. The purpose of this seminar is to ensure you understand and appreciate the ethical implications of your research as well as the potential adverse impacts that research can have on others. 

  • 01:01

    Coping with Caregiver Holiday Stress-How to Make it Through the "Holi-DAZE"

    in Caregiving

    While the holidays are a joyful time for many, they can be extemely stressful for caregivers providing dementia care, as well as those diagnosed with any cause of dementia. This week The Dementia Whisperer and her guest discuss some of the challenges you may be facing as a caregiver with the holidays fast approaching, as well as tips on how to make it through the "Holi-DAZE".  And to assist with this essential topic and conversation, Laura Wayman, The Dementia Whisperer and co-host Scott Cluthe with be joined by their guest this episode, Ms. Alicia Murray.  Ms. Murray is a contributing author for The Dementia Whisperers best selling book-A Loving Approach to Dementia Care, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Ms. Murray is also a professional working in the dementia care field as a dementia trainer/expert, but even more importantly, she is Ms. Wayman's daughter!  Be sure to tune in and hear this amazing mother/daughter team share vital information about their own dementia care journey and tried and true suggestions to help support and inspire you to make it through the most stressful time of the year for the already beleaguered family and professional dementia care providers.

    We look forward to you calling in as this is a live show and we want to hear from you, or download this episode later to listen at your convenience.   

  • 01:59

    Research Methods in Criminal Justice – Theory and Philosophy

    in Training

    Brought to you by The American Public Safety Training Institute (TAPSTI) www.tapsti.org, this 2 hour session will review the work of Dr. Peter Kraska and Dr. W. Lawrence Neuman in their excellent textbook entitled “Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods” (2012, 2nd ed.).  This first seminar helps answer some basic questions about knowledge, how it is constructed and what it has to do with criminal justice studies. We have questions we ask every day, departments across the country need research done, but who is to say what research needs to be done and how it is to be done to satisfy the needs of that Chief, Warden, Regional Administrator, or other agency manager who needs to make serious and accurate decisions based on your work? This seminar introduces the concepts of epistemology, positivist social science, interpretive social science, and critical social science. Then we go into the parts of a theory and variables in research before expanding to the development of a theory.  The latter half of the seminar reviews Grounded Theory, Temporal Order, Association, Types of Variables, etc. and then we finish up with Hypothesis and errors in reasoning. 

  • 01:01

    Black Slavery Emancipation Research in Northern States - James W. Petty

    in History


    Join Genealogist Jim W. Petty for a discussion of his research on Black Slavery Emancipation Research in the Northern States and learn about the four categories of records that provide genealogical data on enslaved people in Northern states before the Civil War.

    Beginning in 2010, Jim became interested in African American Genealogy Studies upon following client genealogy into the Slave culture of Rhode Island.  Upon learning about the concept of Slavery in all States in America, and the eventual “gradual emancipation” of Black Slaves in each of the Northern States, he realized that a product of the emancipation movement was the creation of Slave birth records from as early as 1777, and continuing until national emancipation in 1865.  These records led to the keeping of other records relating to African Americans in the Northern States, which will hopefully become a resource for researchers throughout the United States.  

    Currently Jim has been collecting and abstracting Slave Birth Records for the State of New Jersey from 1804 to 1865, with the goal of publishing his findings during the 2015-2016 sesquicentennial of Slave Emancipation in the U.S. (1865-1866).  

    Jim has a degree in Genealogy Technology from Brigham Young University, and has been certified as a Genealogist and a Genealogy Records Searcher by the Board for the Certification of Genealogists (1984-2015), and accredited by the International Commission for the Accreditation of Genealogists (1972-2015).


  • Dementia vs. Alzheimer's and how Alzheimer's affects Blacks differently prt 2

    in Entertainment

    Friday October 16 at 11;30 pm come join Sasha and  Da Crew as we have part 2 of our talk about Dementia and Alzheimer's and how the disease affects blacks differently. We will also go into discussion about caregivers and how taking care of a loved on that has these diseases.

    Dementia can occur in ways from vascular issues to even strokes where Alzheimer's is dementia that worsens and has a buildup of plaques and tangles in the brain. We will talk more about the different ways that a person can get Dementia and how Alzheimer's can truly be diagnosed only AFTER an autopsy of a person's brain. We speak of how to identify if your loved one has Dementia and what medications can help slow the process but there is no cure for Dementia or Alzheimer's. If you have a loved one that suffers with Dementia or Alzheimer's call in and tell us how you deal with it as a caregiver at (215)383 -3929. For all other comments or questions CALL in at (215)383 -3929  or to hear the show LIVE! 

  • 01:56

    Dementia Research & Highlights From The Last NAPA Meeting

    in Caregiving

    Welcome to Alzheimer's Speaks Radio where we love having an open conversation with everyone who is dealing with the disease.  Please call in live at (714) 364-4757to ask a question or share a thought or use the chat box to communicate with us.

    Our first guests are Charles Ramat, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Dan Alkon, PhD., Neurotrope, Chief Scientific Officer and from Neurotrope. We will be discussing Alzheimer’s disease treatment challenges and Neurotrope's development of bryostatin, their partnerships and minimally invasive, diagnostic biomarker analysis system.

    Visit Neurotrope's website

    During our second hour we will listen to Michael & Shari Ellenbogen's Speech at NAPA (National Alzheimer's Project Act).  After we will discuss your thoughts and talk with Michael on how their speeches were received.  We would love for you to join the conversation.

    For more information on dementia and caregiving check out Alzheimer's Speaks website.

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