This Dementia Life is a heartwarming podcast program about living life with dementia.  Hear from inspiring people living with dementia and from those who care about them.  The program is hosted by Chuck McClatchey, who is living with Alzheimer’s and is produced by Mike Belleville, who is living Lewy Body dementia.

Current Episode

Please join This Dementia Life host Chuck McClatchey’s energizing  conversation with Terry Montgomery, exquisite singer,  DAA Advisory Board Member, and uplifting advocate living with early onset Alzheimer’s since 2015.   Terry shares her warm, jubilant outlook and infectious positivity to “Have Hope”; “Help Yourself by Helping Others living with dementia”; and “Live All Your Dreams”.   She advises those with dementia to enjoy your time and maximize who you are so that YOU can leave A Legacy of Living Fully!! Please remember to “LIKE” our videos and “SUBSCRIBE” to our channel. You can also make a donation to help keep videos like this one coming your way at DAANOW.ORG/DONATE

Please join This Dementia Life host Chuck McClatchey’s wonderful conversation with Brenda Roberts, Director of Quality Assurance & Education for the Michigan Assisted Living Association, as she shares her  positive outlook and practical recommendations for being an uplifting care partner to her husband Mark, who was diagnosed with early onset dementia.  Brenda shares the importance of maintaining a positive & strength-based approach as his care partner; to “look for the good things in life”; to be honest with your family and good friends; and continue to  live your life in ways that make you both smile.   Please remember to “LIKE” our videos and “SUBSCRIBE” to our channel. You can also make a donation to help keep videos like this one coming your way at DAANOW.ORG/DONATE

Please join This Dementia Life host Chuck McClatchey ‘s inspiring conversation with Jennifer Carson, PhD, Director of Dementia Engagement, Education & Research Program, School of Community Health Services, University of Nevada, Reno and Director of Dementia Friendly Nevada, as she shares her inspiring recommendations for “Living Fully with Dementia” by encouraging those with dementia to live life on their own terms; keep their values & priorities; & remain decision makers with their caring support network. Please remember to “LIKE” our videos and “SUBSCRIBE” to our channel. You can also make a donation to help keep videos like this one coming your way at DAANOW.ORG/DONATE

Please join us for a candid conversation with Sandy Douglas, Vice Chairwoman of Dementia Action Alliance, over 20 years as CEO of an Award Winning Adult Community. There is a lot of great advice and tips in this video. Also please remember to like the video and subscribe to our channel. You can also donate to help keep videos like this one coming your way at DAANOW.ORG. Thank you!

Please our host Chuck McClatchey as he has an inspiring conversation with Kathy Laurenhue, Author, CEO and Chairperson for the Dementia Action Alliance Arts Group. She talks about her passion about helping people with Dementia. Please remember to like our video and subscribe to our channel if you have not done so already. You can also make a donation to DAA at www.daanow.org. Thank You!

Please join This Dementia Life host Chuck McClatchey and his inspiring conversation with Dr Susan Wehry, Chief of Geriatrics for the New England College of Medicine, talking about her passion and drive to help people with dementia. Please like this video and subscribe to our channel and you can also make a donation at www.daanow.org

Please join our host Chuck McClatchey and his guest Susan Kerber/Business Development, Partnership Outreach and Marketing for Caring Bridge. A innovative and cost free way of staying in touch with family and friends during challenging and stressful times.

Please join This Dementia Life host Chuck McClatchey and his guest the dynamic Dementia Advocate Teepa Snow. Teepa is a incredible dementia Trainer as well as a passionate Advocate For Proper Care Of People Living With Dementia. Please enjoy this in-depth conversation and learn how and why Teepa is so passionate about what she does. Also please do not forget to like our videos and to subscribe to our channel. Please consider a donation to DAA.

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. Also please remember too like and subscribe to our You Tube channel.

Past Episodes

Join our host Chuck McClatchey with his guest Dr. Tabassum Majid who is the executive director of the InterGrace Institute who’s mission is educate and empower our families, residents and colleagues to tell their story and turn it into data that can transform lives. In official terms, we do this by advancing transformational Neurocognitive care practices through person-centered research and education.

Our host DAA Advisory Board member Chuck McClatchey has a wonderful, cheerful conversation with DAA Advisory Board member Laurie Scherrer. They talk about a number of things but especially how Laurie has continued to “THRIVE” with a diagnosis of Dementia.
Laurie jumping out of an airplane?? that and more so come on and watch! Also please remember to like our videos and subscribe to our channel. Thank You!

Our host DAA Advisory Board member Chuck McClatchey enjoys a vibrant discussion with Artist John L Wood. John also happens to have dementia, but he is an artist who has dementia not the other way around. Please enjoy this wonderful interaction and enjoy some of John’s AMAZING art. Please remember to like our video and click the subscribe button. Also please consider a donation to DAA at www.daanow.org/donate

This dementia Life host Chuck McClatchey delves into the world of 3D Technology with his guest Mandy Salomon Ph.D. Co-founder and CEO of Mentia, Inc. Mandy talks about their ground-breaking care companion tool, Deva WorldTM, which is a 3D digital world filled with activities that support commonly expressed needs like a sense of belonging, a sense of independence, and the ability to express a life well-lived – all of which get depleted by Alzheimer’s and other related dementias.

Please enjoy this wonderful discussion with our DAA Advisory Board member Chuck McClatchey as he talks with Kristine Theurer. Kristine developed the Java Music Club in Canada which is now becoming very popular in the United States! The name of the group may surprise you with what they are actually all about and the impact that it has had on so many people. Enjoy this episode and please remember to subscribe to our You Tube channel and like this video!  

About Chuck McClatchey

Chuck McClatchey

Chuck McClatchey retired at the age of 61 after being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. He had served 21 years in the US Air Force as a C141 Flight Engineer then worked for the state of Arizona for 21 years, retiring as Electrical Operations Superintendent. After deciding to become a fierce dementia advocate he started talking to groups about living life after this diagnosis.

About Mike Belleville

Mike Belleville

Michael R Belleville retired at the age of 54 after being diagnosed with Lewy Body dementia. Mike was a telecommunications technician for nearly 20 years and also served in the Rhode Island Air National Guard for 12 years. After realizing that he could still contribute in a meaningful way, Mike became an advocate for those living with dementia. He is a member of the Dementia Action Alliance’s Advisory Council.