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Celebrating WRAD 2019

Yesterday, Dementia Alliance International  hosted their second World Rocks Against Dementia (WRAD) online event, and together, we ‘ Rocked the World Against Dementia”!

This image of Graeme Atkins, taken at an event some time ago,  highlights his ongoing love of music, and we thank him for agreeing once again to open and close our WRAD event with two live performances, albeit via zoom!

The event was hosted by our Vice Chair Jerry Wylie from the USA, and Board member Christine Thelker from Canada, who did a fantastic  job, and also made sure we have fun. Mike Belleville from the USA, also a board member was once again our producer. We thank them all for their hard work to put this event on.

DAI also sincerely thank all of the performers, who either performed new songs for DAI’s WRAD2019 event, or gave their consent to use a pre recorded performance.

DAI’s FINAL WRAD 2019 PROGRAMME:

  • We commenced with one minute of silence for our brothers and sisters in new Zealand, following the recent shootings there
  • Live performance by Graeme Atkins, Australia: Living Well With Dementia
  • Dr Al Power, USA: Happy Wanderer
  • Chris Madsen & Jenny Garbutt, Canada: In the Stillness
  • Veda Meneghetti, Australia: Living beyond my diagnosis of dementia
  • Chris Madsen & Jenny Garbutt, Canada: It shall always be
  • Vince Zangaro, USA: Better Man 
  • Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, New Zealand: Mahana
  • Residents living Care Centre, Levin, New Zealand: Edelweiss
  • Shoutsister Choir, CanadaStand by Me
  • Dementia Drumming Group, Day Care Respite Centre, Australia: Mind to Beat, Beat to Mind -zfive Fives and We Will Rock You
  • Bay Samba, Australia: Mangueria  
  • Daniella Greenwood, Australia: Something For Kate
  • Kate Swaffer, The World: Sadness
  • Kate Swaffer, Th World: Happiness
  • Paul Hitchmouth, USA: Invisible
  • Live performance by Graeme Atkins: The Minimal Mental Test
  • Graeme Atkins (pre recorded): Happy 5th Birthday to DAI

Below is a  video called Better Man, which  we were given permission to show as part of our WRAD event yesterday. It is a beautiful true story of two young carers, and the father with demetnia that they care for. This type of unconditional love is what makes the world a better place, and we are hopeful more families will learn from this, rather than walking away from the responsibility of caring for a family member or parent…

Better Man, by Vince Zangaro

Getting in the mood for WRAD2019!

This video is of DAI member, Graeme Atkins from Australia, who wrote and performed this song especially for our 5th birthday this year.  Very special thanks to Graeme, and also to his wife who supports him to live so positvely with dementia.

We are posting it here today, to get us in the mood for our World Rocks Against Dementia online event, being held on March 22/23, 2019.  Register here now, if you haven’t already done so!

Happy 5th Birthday to DAI

DAI’s 2019 ROCK AGAINST DEMENTIA EVENT

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL ROCK AGAINST DEMENTIA EVENT

  • Friday, March 22, 2019 (USA/CA/UK/EU)
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019 (AU/NZ/ASIA)

Please note: this will be one event, set in a number of different time zones.

Register here…

About DAI’s online WRAD2019 event: DAI ‘s vision is that all people with dementia are valued and included. We also have a strong philosophy that working together makes us all stronger, and by doing so, we can and will achieve more. Our 2018 “World Rocks Against Dementia” (WRAD) event was hugely successful, and we are hostig another online event for WRAD this year.

This year, we have many new and original songs, performed just for DAI’s Rock Against Dementia online event, and we thank each and every performer for their support. Many of these songs will really speak to your hearts and souls. 

We don’t have a fully finalised program yet, but please know it will be fun. We have some live performances (yes, via Zoom), and like last year, there will be time to chat and ask questions about what is it like living with dementia along the way.

Credit goes to Wayne Mesker who started Rock Against Dementia (RAD) in the USA, and Norrms McNamara in the UK whose idea it was to take the event global. By collaborating together, these two men have helped the World Rock Against Dementia (WRAD) all around the world. DAI is proud to be part of the movement, as we all know music is an important part of our lives, and as discovered by the Alive Inside Foundation, is also a powerful change agent for improving the quality of life, memory recall and pure joy for people with dementia.

Opening and closing live performances are again by DAI member Graeme Atkins, who supported by his wife, is a wonderful example of living positively, alongside the very real challenges of a diagnosis of dementia.

DRAFT PROGRAMME:

  • Live performance by Graeme Atkins: Living Well With Dementia
  • Dr Al Power, supported by: Happy Wanderer
  • Daniella Greenwood: Something For Kate
  • Chris Madsen & Jenny Garbutt: In the Stillness
  • Dubghlas Taylor and the Bay Samba band, Brisbane: tbc
  • Chris Madsen & Jenny Garbutt: It shall always be
  • The ACH Choir, Adelaide: tbc
  • James McKillop: tbc
  • Veda Meneghetti and The Party Girls: Only Your Heart
  • Kate Swaffer: Sadness, followed by Happiness
  • Live performance by Graeme Atkins: The Minimal Mental Test!

NOTE: WE STILL HAVE MANY PERFORMANCES TO BE ADDED TO OUR PROGRAMME


Friday, March 22, 2019 – times (USA/UK/EU/CA):

  • 11:00 am Honolulu
  • 2:00 pm San Francisco USA / Vancouver CA
  • 4:00 pm Des Moines/Chicago/Houston USA
  • 5:00 pm New York USA / oronto CA
  • 9:00 pm London/Glasgow UK
  • 10:00 pm Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, EU

Saturday, March 23, 2019 – times (AU/NZ/JP/IND/TWN):

  • 5:00 am Perth/Taipei
  • 7:00 Brisbane
  • 7:30 am Adelaide
  • 8:00 am Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra
  • 10:00 am Auckland, NZ

The webinar runs for up to 1.5 hours.

Check your time here, if not listed above…


COST TO ATTEND:

  • $10 USD – DAI Members
  • $20 USD – NON DAI Members
  • $50 USD – to be used exclusively to support people with dementia to attend conferences
  • DONATION – other

NOTE: DAI WRAD-2019 performers will be provided with a complimentary ticket

Register here…

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  • $US 60.00 covers the average of the cost of our monthly Zoom subscription fee
  • $US 120.00 covers the average monthly cost of the MailChimp subscription
  • $US 400.00 covers the current cost of 3 months of website management fees

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THANK YOU

 

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