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Caught Between Generations

Caught Between Generations

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November 03rd 2016:Speaking the Language of Dementia

How should you talk to a friend with Dementia? How do you answer repetitive questions from a spouse with Alzheimer’s? Carol Howell, author of “Let’s Talk Dementia” and Jolene Brackey, author of “Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer's or Dementia” gives us tips to communicate and create special moments for loved ones or friends living with memory loss. Arsen Ustayev, owner of SarahCare of Jenkintown, joins us to discuss the benefits of social interaction for seniors with dementia.

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Carol Howell

Carol Howell is a Certified Dementia Specialist and Endorsed Life Coach with an emphasis on Creative Music Experiences. After her husband’s closed-head injury in 1996 and her mother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in 2006, Carol began her study of the brain and the various forms of dementia that exist. She is Executive Director of Senior Life Journeys, a not for profit organization and she is actively involved in the lives of individuals who are caregiving for a loved-one with dementia as she helps them develop caregiving techniques. Carol works with the folks who have dementia through Choral Music, Memory Music, Drum Circles, Scarf Dancing, and Hospice Music. Carol’s latest book, Let’s Ta
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Jolene Brackey

Jolene Brackey began her career as an interior designer after graduating from Iowa State University. But she soon realized that she derived great joy from helping people improve the interiors of their lives, rather than their homes. When she left her interior design job, the first job available was in an Alzheimer’ special care unit as an activity director. She didn’t know what Alzheimer’s was but she knew she liked older people. Before long, she realized that God had given her a gift. She found ways to create positive outcomes and moments of joy for the individuals with the disease, their loved ones, and professional caregivers. Eager to share her practical solutions and insights, Jol
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Arsen Ustayev

Arsen Ustayev graduating Temple University with a bachelors degree in Management information systems. Arsen initially worked as a Computer Programmer for a life insurance company in West Chester, PA. Quickly realizing that this was not his passion, he began volunteering as an activities assistant in an adult day care center in New York. Approximately 4 years later, Arsen Ustayev opened his own SarahCare center in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.
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