Connecting in the Land of Dementia
and other presentations:
Connecting in the Land of Dementia
We love sharing easy and innovative ideas for staying connected throughout the dementia journey and we love sharing the gifts and blessings we discovered in the dementia journey.
These presentations include dozens of engaging, easy, and action-oriented ideas that help you keep those meaningful moments of connection with those you care for and about.
Love in the Land in the Land of Dementia
Based on Deborah’s true stories, these presentations offer listeners insights into the caregiver’s emotional and spiritual journey. Deborah’s presentation, Love in the Land of Dementia, performed with Ron Zoglin, offers insight, humor and hope to family members, friends, and caregivers.
Laughing all the Way
Ron and Deborah are both Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders. We have enjoyed sharing these uplifting laughing techniques with others. We have facilitated Laughing Your Way to Health and Happiness sessions for memory care centers, retirement communities, and more. If you’re interested in hosting a laughing class, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hero Project
We continue to use the Hero Project to celebrate and honor people’s life stories. In Hero Project presentations, we teach this method of helping care partners connect in a delightful, powerful and affirming way. For more about this meaningful and fun project, visit our archives: TheCreativityConnection.com
Recent presentations include:
The Brookdale Foundation, national conference in Denver for day care and respite care professionals
Indiana Alzheimer’s Association conferences, for family care partners and healthcare professionals
Stephen Ministry, for spiritual outreach leaders
Arts and Aging Conference, for museum directors
Rotary Club, for community and business leaders
Kansas City Hospice, for volunteers
Shepherd Centers, for seniors and family care partners
Age Positive Conference, for community leaders in aging
Dementia and Family Friendly Movies and Memories film series in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, the Kansas City Missouri Public Library, and the Kansas City FilmFest.
Landon Center on Aging, University of Kansas Medical Center
Laugh Your Way to Health presentations for Americare’s SummitView Terrace, Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter, Prairie Elder Care, and Care Haven
For information about the early years of The Creativity Connection please visitour archives at www.TheCreativityConnection.com
Articles and Podcasts:
AFA’s Caregiver’s Magazine
Brookdale Foundation newsletter
Signpost Journal, Wales
Mainstreet Vegan podcast
Healing Ties—blog article and podcast interview
Together in This podcast
Over the past months, we were honored to share ideas for connecting through the dementia journey with 40 fascinating radio hosts and several wonderful TV hosts. Our thanks to each one of them for talking with such insight and interest on this important topic.
September 7th: KCUR Public Radio: The Toll Of Caring For Those With Alzheimer’s
September 8th: Psychology Today article interviewing Deborah Shouse
September 13th: WCCO-AM Minneapolis MN Interview
September 14th: Alzheimer’s Speaks Interview with Deborah and Ron
September 15th: The Full Power of Living interview with Ilene Dilon
September 16th: Article by Deborah on Joan Lunden’s website: Staying Connected With Expressive Arts Activities
September 18th: WIP-AM&FM Philadelphia PA Conversations with Peter Solomon
September 19th: WOCA-AM/FM Orlando FL Interview with Larry Whitler
September 21st: WSVA-AM/FM Washington, D.C. Interview with Mike Schikman
September 21st: WSRQ-AM/FM Tampa FL Interview with Heidi Godman
September 21st: BlogTalk Radio Interview with Robert Sharpe
September 22nd: WKRC-AM Cincinnati OH Interview with Brian Thomas
September 22nd: WAMV-AM/Richmond VA Interview with Bob Langenstaff
September 29th: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America conference in Washington D.C. Presentation on Connecting in the Land of Dementia by Ron and Deborah
October 4th: WFIN-AM/Toledo OH, Interview with Chris Oaks
October 5th: LIVE w/Aleksander Danilov, Nationally Syndicated
October 6th: WSVA-AM/FM Washington, DC Interview with Mike Schikman
October 9th: Kansas City Public Library Ron and Deborah present Connecting in the Land of Dementia at the Truman Forum of the Plaza Library, with musicians Cynthia Schroer and Rod Fleeman
October 11th: Ron and Deborah perform Connecting in the Land of Dementia at Brookdale Overland Park, KS
October 20th: KCRHCA presentation at Westwood City Hall, Westwood, KS
October 21st: WYRQ-FM/Minneapolis MN, Interview with Al Windsperger
October 21st: WYLD-FM/New Orleans LA, Interview with Harold Clark
October 21st WQNA-FM/Springfield IL, Interview with Larry Corley
November 14th-19th: Virtual Summit for Intentional Caregiving
December 3rd: National Caregiving Conference, Chicago Ill. For details: visit CareGiving.com
December 19th: LA Talk Radio: Answers for the Family, National Syndicated
For nearly two years, we have been immersed in writing a new book, Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities to Explore Together. We have reduced our speaking schedule so we could interview dozens of experts who are doing ground-breaking work with dementia and the arts, expressive therapies, and creativity. We will resume our speaking and sharing of ideas and stories after the new book comes out. Meanwhile, should you need an inspiring presentation for professional or family care partners, do let us know and we will try to accommodate you.
2014, January/February/March Events
January 6th Deborah appears on “News and Talk,” WAMV-AM Radio, Roanoke, Virginia
February 3rd “Charlie and Ernie in the Morning,” WVMT Radio, Burlington, Vermont
February 7th “Diane Jones Morning Show,” KLPW Radio, St. Louis, Missouri
February 10th “Health Notes,” KFAI Radio, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
February 11th “Prime Time Drive” WNWS-FM, Jackson, Tennessee
February 13th “It’s Your Turn” WISR Radio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
February 19th Ron and Deborah are hosted on WVWI-AM 1000, St. Thomas, USVI
February 21st Deborah and Ron appear on “The Lucky 13” WSTA-AM 1340
February 25th Ron and Deborah conduct a storytelling workshop for Americare in St. Louis, Missouri
March 14th Deborah and Ron conduct a workshop and perform at the Pistarckle Theatre in Tillet Gardens, St.Thomas, USVI.
March 19th Deborah and Ron perform Alzheimer’s stories for the Hallmark Caregiver’s
March 28th Deborah shares tips for navigating the caregiver’s journey in a one-hour radio interview on iHeart Radio: www.iheart.com/talk/show/Joni-Aldrich-SOS-Supporter-of/
2013, Fall and Winter Events
: Deborah guest blogs on McKnight’s Long Term Care News
October 22nd Deborah and Ron are interviewed on Lori LaBey’s award-winning Alzheimer’s Speaks radio program http://www.blogtalkradio.com/alzheimersspeaks
November : Deborah guest blogs on McKnight’s Long Term Care News
Deborah and Ron appear for a performance and book signing of Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch. Michelle Niedens, Education Director, Alzheimer’s Association, Heart of America Chapter, will also be speaking. The event is co-sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, the Landon Center on Aging, and Open Circle.
Deborah and Ron present Alzheimer’s stories at Central Exchange South’s luncheon program.
The Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Kansas hosts Deborah and Ron for a performance of Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey at the library in Winfield, Kansas.
Deborah and Ron share Alzheimer’s stories at the Topeka Public Library.
Deborah appears on Victoria Moran’s radio program on Unity FM.
December 24th Deborah is interviewed on “Coastal Daybreak,” WTKF/WJNC-AM, North Carolina Region
December 27th Deborah shares Alzheimer’s information on “Drive Time,” WKCT Radio, Bowling Green, Kentucky