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Carpe diem. Seize the tickets, caregivers.

In vino veritas. In wine, there is truth.

And in Wine, Women, and Dementia there's a whole lot of both!


Julien Dubuque Int'l Film Festival Tickets

ON SALE NOW!

It's time to get your tickets ladies and gentlemen! Wine, Women, and Dementia will play Thursday, April 27, and Saturday, April 29 with a Director Q&A (hey, that's me!) after each screening.

April 27, 2023 @ 3:00pm - Tickets

Phoenix Theatres

555 John F Kennedy Road Unit 105, Dubuque, IA

April 29, 2023 @ 11:00am - Tickets

Hotel Julien Dubuque - Ballroom

200 Main St, Dubuque, IA

Check out the full schedule of films and events here and come join us at the movies!

Did you know Dubuque is close to Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Iowa? Also Chicago & Rockford, Illinois? And within proximity of Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

If you've got friends in those areas tell 'em you've got a movie you want them to support and please share this blog post! We're gonna pack that house, caregivers!


Cogito, ergo loqui. I think, therefore I talk.


I had a terrific time last month recording the willGather podcast with host Nicole Will. We talked about our personal family caregiver experiences, the terrors and joys of making a dementia family caregiver documentary, and loads of other caregiver topics. Mark your calendars for the episode's release on April 24. Or better yet, head over to the willGather website and subscribe so you'll be the first to know when it's out!


And I'll be joining Elizabeth Miller of Happy Healthy Caregiver on Instagram Live, May 10th, noon ET, and the Happy Heathy Caregiver Virtual Cafe, on Wednesday, May 24th, noon ET. The Virtual Cafe will include a preview of Wine, Women, and Dementia by invitation only, so be sure to follow Happy Healthy Caregiver on Instagram and/or TikTok to be one of the cool kids!


Esne bene, meus amor? Are you okay, my love?

I thought this a nifty service that you and your dementia person might find useful, Compassionate Callers. Here a snippet from their website:


Compassionate Callers is a trustworthy company that can call your loved ones up to 5 times a day, ensure they get their groceries delivered to them, and see to it that they make it to their appointments on time. Daily conversations for people of any age can make anyone feel less alone, less frightened, and happy to have the human connection they may have been missing.

This may not be viable for your person in the later stages of dementia, but in the early days when you can't take one more phone call at work, it may just be a great solution for the beginning of your dementia journey!


Magna cum laude. With great praise...


Celebrate yourselves today, caregivers. Whether you TKO'd dementia with your caregiver prowess, or crumpled into a pile of Don't-Care-Caregiver tears and frustration - YOU SHOWED UP.

Celebrate that.


P.S. How did you like today's Latin lessons? You're welcome. ;)


#april2023

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