2017 marks the 6th year for the international World Alzheimer’s Month campaign to raise awareness about the challenges surrounding Dementia. This year the theme “Remember Me”, will be focused on the importance of early detection and diagnosis.
For the month of September, we will be creating a webinar & video series from some of the best online advocates (see below) and invite you to send pictures of your loved ones that have been or are currently living with Dementia (please email information and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Much Too Young
“Much Too Young” premiered on World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21, 2017. The film tells the story of the reverse role of young caregivers now faced with of supporting their ailing parent diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s. This film should be shared with your family and friends. Click here to watch the full film
Lori La Bey -Alzheimers Speaks
Lori La Bey is the founder of Alzheimers Speaks, an advocacy group that making an international impact by providing education and support to those living with Alzheimers and Dementia. Lori specializes in Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, Caregiving, Ageism, Ethics, Healthcare Delivery Systems, Senior Housing and Later Life Transitions in Housing. (AlzheimersSpeaks.com )
Lori is not only a public speaker but also hosts an online radio show that airs twice a week, featuring authors, artists, Dr’s and community groups making an impact. Please visit: www.alzheimersspeaks.com for more information.
Susan Macauley – My Alzheimer’s Story
Susan packed up her life in Dubai and moved back to Canada in 2011 to care for her Mother. She taped conversations of her interactions as a way to learn how to better reduce her Mothers anxiety and aggression. Based on her experiences as a caregiver, Susan created BANGS. Click here to visit My Alzheimer’s Story and learn more about BANGS. Her real life examples (and her mistakes) make this webinar one to watch.