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Katie Brandt is a powerful public speaker and passionate advocate, educator and trainer in the areas of caregiver support, frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) and the impact of dementia on caregivers and families. Presentations at conferences, colleges, skilled nursing facilities, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House have focused on the medical, legal, financial, logistical and emotional challenges of caring for a loved one with dementia.
As Regional Network Coordinator for the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, she provides support to families, and helps medical professionals think creatively about how they can enhance partnerships with caregivers to improve outcomes for patients.
At a recent conference on Customer Centric Medical Information, Katie participated on a panel: Understanding the Role of Self-Educated Patients as Medical Information Customers.
On Rare Disease Day 2014 she spoke at a session at the Massachusetts State House.
Katie shares her own story with Joyce and Mike, and talks with them about caregiving, customer centric medical information and teamwork.
For more information on Frontotemporal Degeneration and dementia, please see
The shock of being injured in an auto accident raises many questions. For example, what happens nows? How long with I receive benefits from my Auto Insurance PIP (Personal Injury Protection) Policy? How long will my Employment Sick Leave last? Will I qualify for Short or Long-Term Disability from my Employer's Benefit Package? All these and more questions are quite common. Join me, ESTRA in discussing the Early Stages of Disability today.
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.
Welcome to Alzheimer's Speaks Radio where we listen to all voices on dementia. Join the conversation!
Rita Anand, is the Founder and President of Beyond Golden Era, LLC, a company dedicated to educating caregivers and healthcare professionals on how to effectively serve the elderly in aspects of their lives.
Rita's newest venture is Dementia Angels, a premier information and services resource that personally aids and prepares clients for the varying physical, mental and emotional challenges inherent in the beginning, middle and end stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Contact Rita Email Beyond Golden Era Website Email Dementia Angels Website
888-297-6197 ( landline)
Our 2nd guest today will be filmaker Alban Maino. Alban, has produced a film collection along with a scientific committee of geriatric doctors called "Remembrance", dedicated to patients and caregivers affected by Dementia. The first collection of films is now available for online streaming.
Contact Alban Website
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