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Alzheimer's Speaks Senior Resource Podcasts

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Alzheimer's Speaks Radio gives voice to all, sharing resources, tools, and products. Through collaboration & education we are changing dementia care.

    GrandPad: Facilitating Connection and Engagement in Alzheimer's Care

    GrandPad: Facilitating Connection and Engagement in Alzheimer's Care

    GrandPad: Facilitating Connection and Engagement in Alzheimer's Care

    Lori La Bey talks with Scott Lien who is GrandPad's Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. His role has been to lead the company as it builds an accessible platform that empowers seniors to connect with family, friends, and caregivers. With GrandPad, Scott’s vision is to create a world where no seniors are lonely or isolated.

    Learn:


    How GrandPad was created by personal experience.
    Who are Grand Advisors and why is their insight so important to the design and service offered?
    How GrandPad promotes safety and security.
    What ways are available to communicate?
    Can you control who has access to communicate?
    Why is engagement critical for all users?
    The importance of promoting independence and inclusion.
    No WIFI is needed
    GrandPad supports 911
    GrandPad tech support always connects you with a real person!

    Listen and Subscribe to Alzheimer’s Speaks on Apple Podcast

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    Other Podcasts

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    Contact GrandPad

    Website: visit www.grandpad.net

    Phone 24/7 1-800-704-9412

    LinkedIn: GrandPad

    Instagram: @grandpad_social

    Facebook: GrandPad

     

    Contact Lori La Bey with questions or branding needs at https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/

    Alzheimer's Speaks Radio - Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sound news, not just sound bites since 2011.

    Alzheimer's Speaks is part of the Senior Resource Podcast Network.

     
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Adaptive Publications Providing Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Engagement

    Adaptive Publications Providing Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Engagement

    Adaptive Publications Providing Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Engagement 

    Lori La Bey talks with a variety of founders who are providing a variety of adaptive reading publications. This is a fabulous show that can be life-enriching for not just those living with dementia but for all older eyes! I think you will be amazed at all the resources we discussed and why they were developed.

    Laurette Klier is a career educator-turned-passionate advocate for adaptive publications for elders in life review. Her series, NANA’S BOOKS uses nostalgic art and literature in considerate formats to facilitate meaningful communication and unite generations. 

    Nikki Jardin Publisher and Co-Founder of Mirador Magazine - an award-winning, adaptive text publication. 

    Luke Gilligan is the founder and CEO of Resense, a company that creates innovative and restorative products for individuals living with Dementia. Luke has a passion for care and creating unique, dementia-friendly products and experiences for individuals living with Dementia. 

    Eric Kolb is the Executive Director of Songs & Smiles. The nonprofit uses dementia-friendly singalongs and magazines to keep families connected during the Alzheimer's journey.

    Ann Aubitz is the Co-owner and Publisher of Kirk House Publishers and FuzionPress. She is proud to present the Reminisce Line of reader-friendly books that is filling a huge gap for those living with dementia as well as our elders who are avid readers and are finding typical offerings either too difficult or too easy to read.

    Lessons Learned:


    How each person saw firsthand the need for adaptive reading publications in different ways
    How enabling people to continue to read had a major effect on health and wellness.
    Why a coalition of Adaptive Publications is critical to getting the word out these tools are available.
    How are these products different and why?
    Examples of how these "social prescriptions" are meeting a huge need in the reading industry.
    Hear examples of how dignity, respect, and engagement are maintained.

    Contact Information

    Mirador Website   https://www.miradormagazine.com

    Email Nikki Jardin Nikki@MiradorMagazine.com

    Social Media @miradormagazine 

    Nana’s books Website  www.nanasbookseries.com

              Email Laurette Klier  info@nanasbookseries.com

    Resense™ Website  www.resensebox.com

              Email Luke Gilligan luke@resensebox.com

    Text or call: 317-224-3946 

    Songs & Smiles Website   https://www.songsandsmiles.com

              Email Erik Kolb info@songsandsmiles.com

    Reminisce  Book Line Website https://www.kirkhousepublishers.com/reminisce

              Phone 952-465-2623

     

    Watch on YouTube

    https://youtu.be/_JA-ORL8wiQ

    Listen and Subscribe to Alzheimer’s Speaks on Apple Podcast

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/alzheimers-speaks/id986940432

    Listen and Subscribe to Alzheimer’s Speaks on Spotify

    https://open.spotify.com/show/255okRnEgfCUqXq1NWcrT3

    Other Podcasts

    https://pod.link/986940432

    Contact Lori La Bey with questions or branding needs at https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/

    Alzheimer's Speaks Radio - Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sound news, not just sound bites since 2011.

    Alzheimer's Speaks is part of the Senior Resource Podcast Network.
    Support this Show: https://alzheimersspeaks.com/donate-now/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Talking Tech Options To Live Well With Dementia

    Talking Tech Options To Live Well With Dementia

    Talking Tech Options To Live Well With Dementia

    Lori La Bey talks with Abbie Richie who hosts Tech Tuesdays on Foresight TV and Tech Talks on CBS Channel 5. She is a TEDx speaker, a member of the AARP’s AgeTech Collaborative, and the director of corporate communications for The Smarter Service.

    Tips For Picking and Customizing Technology To Meet Your Needs


    Televisions
    Phones
    Computers
    Hearing Aids
    Monitoring Systems
    Voice Transcribing
    Notifications
    Avoiding Scams
    Social Engagement Apps

     

    Watch the Video Interview Below

    https://youtu.be/40ANNJwSqPs

    Listen and Subscribe to Alzheimer’s Speaks on Apple Podcast

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/alzheimers-speaks/id986940432

    Listen and Subscribe to Alzheimer’s Speaks on Spotify

    https://open.spotify.com/show/255okRnEgfCUqXq1NWcrT3

    Other Podcasts

    https://pod.link/986940432

     

    Contact Abbie Richie 

    Website   www.smarterservice.com

    Email   abbie@thesmarterservice.com

    Instagram   https://www.instagram.com/abbie_richie/

    LinkedIn   https://www.linkedin.com/in/abbie-richie/

     

    Contact Lori La Bey with questions or branding needs at https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/

    Alzheimer's Speaks Radio - Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sound news, not just sound bites since 2011.

    Alzheimer's Speaks is part of the Senior Resource Podcast Network.
    Support this Show: https://alzheimersspeaks.com/donate-now/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 57 min
    25 Years of Supporting Families and Caregivers

    25 Years of Supporting Families and Caregivers

    25 Years of Supporting Families and Caregivers

    Our host, Lori La Bey talks with a wonderful panel about the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness who give us insights from various perspectives.  We are lucky to have with us Jennifer Monroe, Executive Director, Becky Zinn-Caulfield, Caregiver Specialist, Leaf who is 93-years-old and who was recently diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer's, along with Kennard Lehmann was diagnosed in 2010 with early-stage Alzheimer's disease and his wife and care partner Mary Margaret Lehmann.

    Kennard and Mary Margaret Lehmann

    Kennard Lehmann was diagnosed in 2010 with early-stage Alzheimer's disease.  Since then, he and his wife, Mary Margaret, have immersed themselves in the world of research, resources, and advocacy.  They have participated in support groups and have spoken in front of the Senate Finance Committee regarding problems faced by patients living with chronic disease illnesses.

    Ken does weekly woodworking projects which are then donated to the Alzheimer's Association for auctions. 

    Leaf 

    Leaf is a 93-year-old devoted Christian and longtime member of Normandale Lutheran Church. She was recently diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer's.

    Becky Zinn-Caulfield

    Becky Zinn-Caulfield has over 20 years of experience in clinical social work, including case management, palliative care, and hospice, and is passionate about supporting older adults and their families. Becky has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Denver and is trained in Caregiver coaching and consultation.

    Jennifer Monroe

    Jennifer has over 25 years of experience in prior leadership roles within the non-profit and public health sectors, including chief executive roles at philanthropic, ambulatory health care, and supportive service organizations. Jennifer is a trained yoga instructor and certified in multiple evidence-based modalities.

    Learn:


    What organizations were part of the original coalition supporting the Normandale Center?
    When did the Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness become a nonprofit organization?
    What does the Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness offer families dealing with dementia?
    How those living with dementia and their care partners have been helped by Normandale Center.
    How can the Normandale Center offer its services for free?
    What programs do they offer?

    Educational
    Family meetings
    Respite Care
    Support Groups
    Caregiver Assessments
    Training volunteers to help support their programs



    Watch the Video Interview Below

    https://youtu.be/4A39HHqytfc

    Listen and Subscribe to Alzheimer’s Speaks on Apple or Spotify Podcast

     

    Contact information For Normandale Center

    Website   https://www.normandalecenter.org

    Email   info@NormandaleCenter.org

    Phone    952-929-1698

    LinkedIn   www.linkedin.com/company/normandale-center

    FaceBook   www.facebook.com/NormandaleCenter

     

    Contact Lori La Bey with questions or branding needs at www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com

    Alzheimer's Speaks Radio - Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sound news, not just sound bites since 2011.

    Alzheimer's Speaks is part of the Senior Resource Podcast Network.
    Support this Show: https://alzheimersspeaks.com/donate-now/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr
    Building Love & Joy into Caregiving with LEGO BRICKS!

    Building Love & Joy into Caregiving with LEGO BRICKS!

    Building Love & Joy into Caregiving with LEGO BRICKS! 

    Lori La Bey talks with Loretta Woodward Veney who is an inspirational speaker and certified LEGO® Serious Play® facilitator who offers a wealth of information, encouragement, and humor to her audiences. Loretta is the author of Being My Mom’s Mom, Refreshment for the Caregiver’s Spirit, and Colors Flowing from My Mind.

    In 2006, after her beloved mother Doris was diagnosed with dementia, Loretta began learning everything she could about the disease becoming a fierce advocate for her Mom in the process. Loretta and her Mom have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The NY Times, and a PBS special. Loretta's engagement with her Mom using LEGO bricks and her facilitation of LEGO Serious Play workshops for those with dementia and their caregivers resulted in Loretta and her Mom being chosen as one of Robin Roberts Thriver Thursday recipients, which previewed on Good Morning America in November 2021.

    In September 2023, Loretta received a Maude Award, given to individuals and companies using innovative methods for engaging with those with dementia. Though her mom passed in January of 2022,  the legacy they created continues through Loretta’s work throughout the United States.

    Learn:


    Living a life learned. Loretta shares how something her mother taught her when she was five years old has come full circle, helping Loretta and her mom find joy in the dementia journey; which has now expanded into a global movement.
    Consciously focusing on finding or creating joy daily.
    How to release anxiety, showcase creativity, and expand our ability to communicate with others to truly hear and see others on a deeper level.
    How it invites people to interact in group settings and builds pride, purpose, and inclusion.
    Going back to the basics, leveraging creativity, and an attitude all creations are perfect and tell an important story.
    What does a Certified Lego Serious Play facilitator do?
    How can you get certified or find an LSP facilitator in your area?

     

    Watch the Video Interview Below

    https://youtu.be/_64kPKmUq44

    Listen and Subscribe to Alzheimer’s Speaks on Apple Podcast

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/building-love-joy-into-caregiving-with-lego-bricks/id986940432?i=1000651347387

    Listen and Subscribe to Alzheimer’s Speaks on Spotify

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/5i3luSPNulKi5Bbt8iWyY3

    Other Podcasts

    https://pod.link/986940432

     

    Contact Loretta Woodward Veney

    Founder of Loretta Veney Inspires - Inspirational Speaker, Author, and Certified LEGO® Serious Play® Facilitator

    Website: https://lorettaveney.com

    Email: lwveney@lorettaveney.com

    Social Media Handles

    LinkedIn  @  linkedin.com/in/loretta-veney

    Facebook @ Loretta Woodward Veney

    Instagram @ Loretta Woodward Veney

     

    Contact Lori La Bey with questions or branding needs at https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/

    Alzheimer's Speaks Radio - Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sound news, not just sound bites since 2011.

    For more resources check out the Dementia Map Global Resource Directory at https://www.dementiamap.com/

    Alzheimer's Speaks is part of the Senior Resource Podcast Network.
    Support this Show: https://alzheimersspeaks.com/donate-now/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 56 min
    Discovering A Cash Resource Often Overlooked When Chronic Illness Hits

    Discovering A Cash Resource Often Overlooked When Chronic Illness Hits

    Discovering A Cash Resource Often Overlooked When Chronic Illness Hits

    Lori La Bey talks with Joyce Bidwell who assists seniors in selling their life Insurance policy for a lump sum cash settlement to a large pool of policy buyers and investors, assuring the highest offers in the marketplace.

    Learn:


    How HIV influenced death benefits for Life Insurance Policies.
    What a life settlement is and how it works.
    What a viatical insurance policy is.
    Who a fiduciary agent represents.
    Who does a life settlement benefit and how?
    How funds from a life settlement be spent.

    Listen and Subscribe to Alzheimer’s Speaks on Apple Podcast

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/discovering-a-cash-resource-often-overlooked-when/id986940432?i=1000651115015

    Listen and Subscribe to Alzheimer’s Speaks on Spotify

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/7fKSil14Oz3kfnh5bbUuFS

    Other Podcasts

    https://pod.link/986940432

      

    Contact Joyce Bidwell

    Website   www.bidwelllifesettlements.com

    Email  Joyce @bidwelllifesettlement.com

    LinkedIn   www.linkedin.com/in/joyce-bidwell-a336bb119/

    Dementia Map  @Bidwell Life Settlements

    Phone  505-702-3699

     

    Contact Lori La Bey with questions or branding needs at https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/

    Alzheimer's Speaks Radio - Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sound news, not just sound bites since 2011.

    Alzheimer's Speaks is part of the Senior Resource Podcast Network.
    Support this Show: https://alzheimersspeaks.com/donate-now/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Joey Vincent ,

Solid podcast about a under talked about topic

Very powerful podcast that helps people understand a challenging topic. Great work Lori and thank you Alive & Social Network for offering this show.

-JV

wrcxf ,

Too long!

I am already exhausted caring for person with brain disease so please shorten your podcasts into digestible bites with a clear title so I can more accurately search for what is a current need to address: taking person for eye exams when they can’t self report how clearly they can see; drooling, sloppy eating but won’t let you help them. Please more practical advice.

Pinkphotojen ,

Disappointing

I was very interested in the episode about the difference between elder housing

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