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  • 01:21

    Dementia Can It Really Be a Gift?

    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.


    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.


    The Gift of Alzheimer's Website


    Maggies general website


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  • 01:02

    Dementia Friendly Products and Collaborations

    in Caregiving

    Join Alzheimer's Speaks Radio today for a conversation about a new product coming to market called "Droplet." Sohan Japa, Co-founder and leader of business development and operations will be with us, along with Joshua Newth, Co-founder and leading engineering and product development.  This is an exciting new product with a variety of uses for everybody.  You can learn more about Droplet by watching this 2 minute video


    Website


    Sohan Japa can be reached by email


    Joshua Newth can be reached by email


    We will also discuss the city of Roseville, MN an their kickoff event to become dementia aware and friendly.  If you are aware of other dementia friendly programs and services please call in and tell us about them.


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


    Go to AlzheimersSpeaks.com for more information on dementia and caregiving.

  • 00:19

    Stages Of Personal Injury After A Wreck

    in Health

    Stages of personal injury after a wreck starts with unbelief, confusion, pain,and suffering.  Reality of situation eventually sets into the mind. Worries about today and tomorrow weigh heavy against goals and dreams.  One day, the sun does come out and possible opportunities become thoughts of hope.  A determination to move beyond circumstances builds creative ideas to confront life struggles.  A later stage to persevere continues relentlessly, when a new season of recovery or restoration arises.  


    Join ESTRA today with a discussion of the Seasons of Personal Injury after a wreck. 

  • 00:31

    The First Weeks After Separation: The 5 Stages Of Grief

    in Relationships

    We talk about what happens during the weeks following separation. We focus on the 5 stages of grief and give advice on how to handle each emotion.

  • 01:30

    Healing Conversations with Mildred Lynn McDonald - Dealing with Dementia

    in Caregiving

    "According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the total number of people with DEMENTIA worldwide in 2015 is estimated at 47.5 million. The total number of new cases of dementia each year worldwide is nearly 7.7 million, implying 1 new case every 4 seconds. The number of people with dementia is expected to increase to 75.6 million in 2030 and 135.5 million in 2050". Think about it. These are BIG numbers and most of us, in one way or another, will be impacted by dementia in our lifetime. 


    To help us to help us understand what these numbers mean to us and our loves ones on a community level, we have invited CATHERINE SHEPHERD, Cape Breton - Education and Outreach, Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia, to the table.  


    I first met Catherine about two months ago when my family was trying to deal with a loved one’s diagnosis of dementia. Quite honestly, we were afraid and looking for guidance and support. From the get go, Catherine stepped into the fire, met us where we were, and offered step-by-step guidance, knowledge and reassurance at a time when all three were in short supply.  I was very touched by this timely gift (for she was a gift!) and decided to dedicate this show to helping her share a message of hope, coping and perspective for those on a life altering journey called "dementia". Thank you Catherine for doing this beautiful work!


    WEEKLY ROUND TABLE with HiC Luttmers, John  Carosella and Mildred Lynn: If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your 20-year-old self in the areas of love, money, health, career and life? Get ready for a fun, energetic discussion!

  • 01:01

    The Trail — age 61 — diagnosed dementia?

    in Family

    CareGiverStory, is proud to have as our very special guest, Kevin O'Brien — entrepreneur, filmmaker, son, brother and a caregiver to his father. The moment I spoke with Kevin —I immediately wanted to interview him, and his family to share their amazing story.  About family  love..


    Bio: Born in 1989, Kevin O'Brien enjoyed 20 years in a healthy home, under the wing of his parents Sandra and Michael O'Brien. In 2009, at the age of 61, his father was diagnosed with early onset frontotemporal lobe dementia. As the year passed, Michael's cognition decreased, and the caregiving responsibilities Kevin shared with his brother, Connor O'Brien, and his mother, increased. Those years also saw Kevin graduated CSULB with a degree in Political Science, work four years at the public affairs firm GrassrootsLab, and leap into the entertainment industry with a contractual position at NBCUniversal. Kevin now spends his time looking for his next professional avenue and working to produce The Trail, a short film that seeks to chronicle the period of time between his father's diagnosis and his 5150, a psychotic break that his father experienced, one that required his medication and speed his need for round-the-clock care.


    Kevin O'Brien
    Phone: 562.256.5874
    Email: kmobrien8989@gmail.com
    Film Homepage: http://thetrail5150.tumblr.com/

  • 01:06

    “Creative Connections™ in Dementia Care

    in Caregiving

    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.


    You can reach Jennifer and Katie below:


    Katie: www.RevKatieNorris.com


    Jennifer: http://www.brushdevelopment.com


    For more information on Caregiving and Dementia go to Alzheimer’s Speaks Resource Website with multiple platforms of information.

  • 01:02

    Understanding Parkinson ’s disease Dementia (PDD) and Dementia with Lewy Bodies

    in Health

    Guest: Dr. Mabel Lopez, Neuropsychologist, MindBrain Care


    Mabel Lopez, PhD, is a neuropsychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of brain function as it relates to cognitive performance in day to day life.  Dr. Lopez‘s passion for mental wellness is the inspiration for MindBrain Care, a private practice located in SW Florida. Dr. Lopez’s exceptional education and vast professional experiences enable her to address brain health on multiple levels and ensures that the cognitive and emotional needs of every patient are met. Her services are all available in English and Spanish.


    Dr. Lopez will help listeners understand the differences between Parkinson’s disease Dementia and other Dementia syndromes, and also discuss the role of exercise and nutrition on brain health.


    As always, YOU can join the discussion by calling in on the toll free number, sending an email or tweet.


    Listen, learn, and join the discussion. Call toll free: (888) 787-5265 or SKYPE                                   Email your confidential questions to: info@voiceaerobicsdvd.com


    Send a tweet: @voiceaerobics#parkinson's#dementia#LewyBody

  • 01:07

    Why One Size Does NOT Fit All in Dementia Care.

    in Health

    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.


    Make sure to visit Keep In Mind


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  • 00:52

    How Dementia & My Parents Turned Me Into a Caregiver & a Car Thief

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews Ellen Nielsen, a marketing and communications consultant based in Alberta, Canada.  She was also a caregiver to two parents with dementia (at the same time). Her parents moved in to care together and were fortunate to share a room until her mother's passing in 2003.


    Ellen's caregiving duties included a lot of things she would rather have not done, including theft of a car, and yet she considers herself better and stronger for having done them. Her father passed in 2013, now making Ellen an ex-caregiver, a role which she says is just as challenging to embrace as the original task of becoming a caregiver.


    You can find Ellen on facebook at facebook.com/caregiverconnexion - connection spelled with an x in the middle (because everything has to be just a little more complicated for caregivers - thanks Ellen).


     

  • 02:01

    Parents With Dementia, Love Letters and Living On The Edge Of Life

    in Caregiving

    Alzheimer's Speaks Radio is thrilled to have our two Authors on the show today.  Both with unique perspectives filled with inspiration and hope that focus on our relationships.


    The first hour, we will be talking with the Author of the Alzheimer's Daughter, Jean Lee.  She wrote her book because it was the type of book she needed to read while on her own caregiving journey, but couldn't find. Join the conversation and learn more about this tender and truthful story which offers its readers solace and comfort.


    Email Jean         Follow her on Twitter @JeanLee18  


    Visit the Alzheimer’s Daughter blog      Alzheimer’s Daughter Facebook page


    Our second guest will be Richard Morgan an Author of 18 books, but today we will be discussing his book, AT THE EDGE OF LIFE; Conversations when Death is Near. Richard is a “retired” hospice chaplain and currently volunteers doing hospice work.  We would love for you to join the conversation! 


    Email Richard        Check out Richard's Website        Phone Richard at: 724-864-4205


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