https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psHl3gcnArU Put two people living with dementia, talking about dementia together and you can't shut them up! In this week's episode of “This Dementia Life” our host Brian LeBlanc interviews fellow DAA Board Advisory member Mike Belleville. Brian and Mike talk about diagnosis, family, anger, advocacy and helping people who are living with dementia and their caregivers with their technology problems, as well as the importance of changing the general public perception about dementia. [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl2RtpqxfyA In this episode Brian interviews Marie Marley. Marie talk very passionately about her 30 year relationship with Ed, from when the time they first met to becoming his caregiver. Marie went on to become an award winning writer after Ed's passing and has become a go-to person in the area of caregiving. Please watch this episode as Brian and Marie share some laughs and very poignant stories.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCt49nnlxPw This week's guest is Dr. Daniel C. Potts. Dr. Potts shares enlightening, interesting and emotional stories about music, art and being a care partner for his dad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkq6WjYBQ1Y This is a very special edition of this Dementia Life. Brian interviewed Susan Suchan in fall of 2017. This was actually Brian's first interview for his podcast but we waited to release on this podcast till now. This is a incredible interview with Susan talking about her life and advocacy work. It truly isn't hard to see why so many people fell in love with Susan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZrQ2KxxLmU On this week's episode of This Dementia Life, Brian LeBlanc interviews Heather Miller who is the daughter of Susan Suchan. Heather and Susan’s sister Nancy were the primary care partners for Susan. But as you will learn it was a entire family’s love and dedication to Susan that contributed in so many ways to her caring. Brian and Heather have a very frank and honest discussion about Susan, what she meant to her [...]
by Emily Kearns, PhD, MBA We have known for a very long time that lifestyle, such as diet and exercise, affects our health and well-being. But, did you know that social isolation is directly linked to decreased longevity? That’s right! More than cigarette smoking and even obesity, living alone and being isolated can shorten our lives. Not only that, the quality of our shortened life is at risk with social isolation potentially contributing to [...]
by Jackie Pinkowitz, M.Ed. As Board Chair of the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), I am privileged to interact with friends and colleagues living with dementia across our country. These individuals are “Making a Real Difference” through personal pathways of advocacy in their communities, their states, and our country. Whether through speaking engagements, writing, social media, video podcasts, or sharing their artistic talent with others, each one advances a common mission of making the United [...]