Special thanks to my dear friend and talented writer, Ron Cooper, for allowing us to reprint the following two poems from his new book. Ron was a caregiver to his mom who had dementia and is a cancer survivor who, like our dementia advocates and caregivers, is "...placing a higher value on family time, good health and the joy of making a difference in other people's lives." Jackie P., DAA Board Chair This [...]
https://youtu.be/EADs9LD6DYo Please join our host, DAA Advisory Board Member Chuck McClatchey, to view his discussion on Clinical Trials with Dr. Aaron Ritter. Dr. Ritter is the Director of Clinical Trials at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. He currently directs 50 different clinical trials.
https://youtu.be/QSr-OHvW9E0 Please join our host Chuck McCLatchey and his guest David Kane. David is a life coach and shares his enthusiasm for living in the moment and enjoy all and everything around you, very helpful information for people living with the dementia and our care partners.
https://youtu.be/BQfObGrJslc Physical and/or verbal abuse is a problem for many people walking the dementia journey. Dementia can cause people living with dementia to become agitated and angry and may lose their filters of right and wrong - these and other psychological changes may lead to verbal and/or physical abuse. Care partners often feel stressed, lonely and perhaps depressed; some care partners feel they need to control their care recipient's life. These factors can also [...]
https://youtu.be/97CyAQteqiE Are you ready for your doctor visit? Although I’m sure most of us are taking along our meds and other things the doctor needs, are we REALLY bringing what is best to help the doctor provide the best prognosis for our care? Are there things we could be doing to help the doctor to help us? Our host Laurie Scherrer will be talking with Dr. Ed Shaw as he shares his knowledge and [...]
https://youtu.be/fYmjDirOjkw Join our host Chuck McClatchey with his guest Dr. Tabassum Majid who is the executive director of the InterGrace Institute whose mission is to educate and empower our families, residents and colleagues to tell their story and turn it into data that can transform lives. In official terms, they do this by advancing transformational neurocognitive care practices through person-centered research and education.
https://youtu.be/RsyYzBYVdoU DAA Board member Mike Belleville has a terrific discussion with Tammy Pozerycki about the Dementia friendly movement. Tammy is the owner and trainer of Alternatives in Alzheimer's care. www.alternativesinalzheimerscare.com Her inspiration is her Grandmother Ruth who lived with Alzheimer’s disease. The quality of life of the person living with dementia depends upon the caregiver. The mission of Alternatives in Alzheimer’s Care is to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia [...]