Alzheimer's: A Nurses's Primer

July 23, 2018
Hosted by Leanne Meier, BSN, RN

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Episode Description

Lori La Bey is my amazing guest. She is a sought-after speaker, trainer and advocate for Alzheimer patients and their often, overwhelmed families. She learned all this the hard way: 32 years ago with her mother (who lived 30 years after diagnosis--AMAZING!) At the time there were few or no resources available, doctors and nurses were rarely confident about the issue and she saw the effects of their blunders played out on her mother. Lori has come to look at this issue, less from a medical point of view than the "Relational" point of view of the individual. She talks about how the words we use with and around people with Alzheimers, can actually influence behaviors. She shares tips & wisdom on positive, partnering interactions with loved ones. Out of her experience, she has created numerous joyous resources for people currently making their way through this unfamiliar journey. PLEASE do listen and rethink everything you thought you knew about Alzheimer's.

Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse

Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse

Monday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

There are SO many issues in healthcare that impact medical/nursing providers and patients alike, but each of them may not see the connections to themselves. This show will be a forum for nurses to tell stories about their own experiences, whether professional or family-focused and guests will inspire conversation on health and nursing-related topics. Issues will vary from communication in healthcare to current issues, such as nurse/patient ratios, dealing with conflict, how to create cooperative workplaces, speed-reading people, as nursing strikes and much more. Government policies are creating a major shift for all healthcare providers as well as their patients. We, as nurses, will be creating the future healthcare paradigms as we move forward, becoming a crucial part of the solutions. “Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse: Exploring the World of Nursing” is broadcast live every Monday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica’s Health and Wellness Channel.

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Leanne Meier, BSN, RN

Leanne Meier, BSN, RN

Leanne Meier has worked for forty years as an RN on a variety of hospital units including ICU, Hospice, Med/Surg, Obstetrics and Education Department. She worked with a team to opened the first Single-room Maternity Care in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also managed Labor and Delivery-Post Partum for five years. She was a Human Resources Recruiter coordinating the advertising for open positions of four hospital sites for five years. Leanne led a team during a closure of two hospitals and managed information classes, assisted with placement of laid off workers and fought for fair and respectful treatment of employees while working closely with the State of Minnesota Services. Leanne has also served as a trainer for 15 years with Talent Development researching, designing and training specialized programs. Leanne’s extensive experience includes 17 years of management experience teaching staff how to deal with conflict resolution. She also consulted with mediated conflicts between managers, employees, teams and individuals. She graduated from St. Luke’s Nursing in Duluth in 1976, and completed her BSN at Metro State University in 1997. Leanne attended Hamline University in St. Paul for two years toward a Masters in Writing. She also completed a program with “The Coaches Training Institute” for Personal Coaching. She opened her own business to do classes for the community and currently teaches an RN Refresher course for ten weeks, three times a year, which she has done since 2014.

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Episode Directory

July 2018

  • 7/30/2018: Burnout: The Flood of People Leaving Nursing Listen Now
  • 7/23/2018: Alzheimer's: A Nurses's Primer Listen Now
  • 7/16/2018: New Grads: the Future of Nursing Listen Now
  • 7/9/2018: Travel Nursing: Realities vs. Myths Listen Now
  • 7/2/2018: Bulimia: A Nurse's Story Listen Now

June 2018

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