Safety Issues and Resolutions on Dementia Chats

Today our panel of experts living with a diagnosis of dementia discuss safety issues and resolutions, offering personal situations they have had to remedy and how they have made these decisions. Our guests today are Harry Urban, Craig Hanke, Ginger Smith, and Truthful Loving Kindness.

Here Are a Few Links to the Resources We Discussed

  1. My ID –
  2. NOMO Smart Care – Motion Sensor for Safety –
  3. Article on Dementia Safety Issues –

What It Is Like To Live With Dementia?

Ginger Smith shares her lived experience with dementia. Our host Lori La Bey talks with Ginger as she explains her complicated diagnosis, being put on hospice, the ramifications of going from 20 medications down to 1, to writing her memoir.


  1. The symptoms Ginger experienced.
  2. How she handled forced retirement due to her symptoms.
  3. About dealing with multiple diagnoses.
  4. How antipsychotics can be dangerous with some types of dementia.
  5. More about hospice.
  6. Living in the world of dementia.
  7. Why support groups are helpful to those living with dementia.
  8. Sun-shining vs. Sun-downing.
  9. The importance of lifestyle changes.
  10. How to access Ginger’s memoir.

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