Dementia Mentors is LIVE!

Dementia Mentors is LIVE!

By AMBER Published: JUNE 5, 2014
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I am very excited to share the new Dementia Mentors website!  For all of us who have, or had, a family member or friend with dementia, this is a huge step in the right direction in helping people live with, and manage, this horrible disease.   What a fabulous concept to have people living with dementia, who understand what the disease is about and what it does to a person, offering newly diagnosed people and their families an insightful understanding and perspective.
Below is a brief overview of what you will find on the Dementia Mentors website:
Goals:
—Provide supportive mentoring, motivation, social engagement and more for those living with dementia.
—To be honest and tell it like it is. No sugar coating.
—Show you how you can rule your dementia and not let dementia rule you! – See more at: https://dementiamentors.com/#sthash.bch3vZ4R.dpuf
Mentoring:
Through this website you will be able to converse one-on-one with a dementia mentor (Remember, all mentors are living with the symptoms of dementia themselves).
This will be accomplished via video chat.
By using a computer equipped with a webcam and microphone, you will be able to do this from the privacy and comfort of your own home. The tool we are using is as simple as the clicking on a link.
This is a “safe place.” The sessions are strictly confidential. We want everyone to be comfortable asking their mentor anything!
Motivational Videos:
We have several short and empowering videos, created by our mentors, instructing how to rule your disease. We will add new videos weekly.
Virtual Memory Café:
We will be hosting live, virtual memory café’s. These social gatherings are only for those with dementia. A mentor will always be in attendance. If you wish to talk about your symptoms, that’s fine, or if you simply want to talk about the weather, that’s fine as well.
We want to help you stay socially connected by providing you with an hour or so with real people that are walking in the same shoes that you are.
We will be hosting other virtual special events, posting the dates and times on our Activity Page.
Activity Page:
“Use it or lose it.” To prevent “loss” we have created an activity page where the puzzles are designed with dementia in mind.
These puzzles will be changed periodically in order to keep your mind working. This is one of the wisest things to do to possibly slow down the devastation dementia can leave in its wake.
Brain Storming Sessions:
Join our brain storming sessions and brain storm with us about the needs of people with Dementia. We brain storm on line via a simple to use video chat tool.
Our brain storming sessions are fun and stimulating. There is no right or wrong — only great ideas and a free flowing discussion about what people living with Dementia and their families want and need — now and in the future.
There are videos, activities, mentor and much more available with the click of a mouse.  I can’t thank Gary and his team enough for developing the Dementia Mentors website  I said it before, but it is truly a great resource and a God send for those living with dementia.  I absolutely love the tag line, “Helping you rule your Dementia.”  What an empowering statement.  No one wants to be ruled by a disease, and this website is a fabulous tool to help people remain in control of their lives for as long as possible.
If you have a family member or friend affected by dementia, I hope you will visit Dementia Mentors if you haven’t already.  And after visiting the website, I encourage you to spread the word about this unique and wonderful tool.
Best of luck in your journey and may God bless you and your loved ones.
Amber
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