Learn About Memorez – For the Journey of Life
Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio
Tuesday, August 15th, 2015
2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London
Tuesday we will have Rick Nash, founder of Memorez with us. We will learn about the important impact photos and music have in our lives; and how Memorez is leveraging both to help those with dementia.
Contact Information For Rick Nash
Before We Set Sail!
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!
For more details on the symposium and cruise go to https://alzheimersspeaks.com/cruise-with-us
Click here for the Symposium Program
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
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Color Your Mind by Maria Shriver
“This is an amazing book which brings a holistic approach to engaging those with dementia and their care partners. I love how Maria intertwines the simple yet creative works of coloring which has been embraced by so many people looking for a peacefulness within and now has created a product specifically designed for those living with dementia.”
~ Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks
Push Research Forward- Join the A-List
Only twice in my twenty plus years as an Alzheimer’s caregiver has a doctor ever asked whether I was doing okay. Yet my husband would have never made the clinic appointment on time if I had not gotten up extra early to bathe, dress, feed, manage his resistance and drive him there. Now here’s a chance to be heard!
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic want to learn what matters most to you when you go to the doctor with your loved one. They need volunteers for an online focus group who are current or former caregivers for a loved one with dementia.
Study participants will be asked to join an online focus group and answer several questions over a week and a half posted by the moderator. Participants can choose to remain anonymous. Their goal is to help healthcare providers better support and communicate with caregivers by learning:
- How health care providers can best help caregivers provide optimal care to loved ones while maintaining their own health.
- How involved caregivers want to be their loved ones’ healthcare.
- What the ideal “care team” looks like.
Your opinions are critical to improving the experience for all caregivers when they accompany loved ones to doctor’s appointments. Let’s not miss this opportunity to make doctors tune into what matters to us.
Meryl Comer, A-List Team Member & 20-year Alzheimer’s care partner