Considerations for Care: Dementia and Alzheimer’s
May 9, 2014
Hosted by Stacey Starling
What do I do now that my loved one has dementia? Making this critical transition between life before and after this diagnosis can be unchartered, intimidating territory. Explore with us ways to transition your thoughts from this being a totally negative experience to this being a positive transition. Tami Neumann will pull stories from stories from her radio show to help us to connect with ways in which we all can make this shift. This shift for the caregiver includes how he/she communicates with his/her loved one with dementia/Alzheimer’s, which will be a totally different communication style for loved ones and professionals. Tami will give us tools and skills involved in doing involved and help us learn that this is still our loved one, yet it’s just a different part of her/his life.
Murmuration: Critical Transitions and Transformation
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Today’s landscape of health care and human services is rapidly changing, often leaving people feeling frustrated and overwhelmed in their attempt to navigate provider networks, access care, supports and services, or simply understand the options that may be available to meet their specific need. Murmuration: Critical Transitions and Transformation with Stacey Starling promotes positive aging and explores relevant topics in health care and human services that significantly impact people’s lives. Stacey’s passion is to foster a conversational space that promotes growth and constructive change, wherein people realize their own internal resources and expand their capacities. These power-full conversations welcome diverse ideas, question the status quo, and encourage people to advance action that holds their health and well-being as its guiding intention. Each week topic experts join the conversation, address frequently asked questions, and offer community-based resources.
Stacey Starling, PhD is the founding principal of the Starling Center. The Starling Center is a progressive firm that focuses on the performance needs of organizations that serve older adults and people with disabilities. With more than 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 each day, the appeal to transform the culture of aging within provider environments is front and center in health care reform. Alongside this endeavor, people at the point of service are faced with the challenge to successfully navigate aging and disabilities service systems in their pursuit to live their best life and age positively. With more than twenty years of experience in human development, Stacey believes that organizations transform when the people transform. Transformation and positive change require “deep learning” that challenges the assumptions, beliefs, and values that drive our actions and interactions. Stacey’s passion is to promote growth and constructive change, wherein people realize their own internal resources and expand their capacities. Central to her approach is transformative learning, strength-based methods, and the cultivation of dynamic relationships. Emboldened with an attitude of grace, Stacey aims to add to the conversation by discussing relevant topics, sharing resources, and asking the experts. These power-full conversations welcome diverse ideas, question the status quo, and encourage action that holds health and well-being as its guiding intention.