Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio
with Kristiane Cates
A New Perspective After Tragedy Hits –
Dementia and the Golden Thread to Live Life Fully
Dementia: The Golden Thread to Live Life Fully
Thursday we are lucky to have the passionate and powerful speaker Kristiane Cates who is the Author of “The Golden Thread, A Memoir.”In the book you will hear her tragic story of how and when thirty seconds changed everything in her life. Kristiane will share with us her journey with dementia and how her path to healing after her son’s death has helped her prepare for the effects dementia has had on her life. Her mission is to demonstrate brave, audacious grace when dealing with life’s challenges.
Contact Information For Kristiane Cates:
Website: KristianeCates.com Twitter: @KristianeCates
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We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Symposium and Cruise and we are encouraging people to book their cabins before we are sold out!
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Kathy Shoaf the travel agent handling the symposium and cruise can be reached at: 219-608-2002 or email her at Kathy.Shoaf@CruisePlanners.com
Today we discussed the impact of humor and laughter as perceptions of both change as the disease progresses. I think you might be surprised at some points made by those living with dementia during this conversation.
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Define What “Quality” Means to You
Open To All In The U.S.
University of Minnesota PhD candidate Heather Davila describes a survey to get input from people age 55+ family members, and professionals who work in the field of aging services about which aspects of “quality” in aging services matter most.
To take the survey go here: www.tinyurl.com/Qagesurvey
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Meryl Comer, A-List Team Member & 20-year Alzheimer’s care partner