The New Young at Heart Radio Show

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Dementia: Current Trends & Future Directions

Genny Bolton, Development Manager of the Central Coast Alheimer's Associatiom

Genny Bolton, Development Manager of the Central Coast Alheimer’s Associatiom

Genny Bolton talks about the dementia conference, titled Current Trends & Future Directions, which was held at the Montecito Country Club on April 23rd.
Co-Hosts, Frank Newton and Patti Teel

Co-Hosts, Frank Newton and Patti Teel

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Alzheimer’s Association Prepares for The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease

Genny Bolton & Lasaro Coreas Lasaro Coreas and Genny Bolton discuss the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease on October 5th at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association ant the work that this wonderful organization does to support research as well as caregivers and victims of this disease. To learn more, or to find out how you can participate in the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimers, visit‎

A HUGE thank you to Senior Helpers for supporting the Young at Heart Radio Show. Don’t miss the upcoming free national Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving Workshop that Senior Helpers is sponsoring. The live webcast features Leeza Gibbon, well-known television host and advocate of family caregivers, and nationally renowned occupational therapist and dementia care expert Teepa Snow. For more information or to register for this webcast please visit To contact Senior Helpers in Santa Barbara, call 805-966-7100.

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Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara Owner, Mike Fasth


Former Kinko’s executive Mike Fasth used to help college seniors print and bind great looking papers.  Now he helps senior citizens maintain their independence.  The former President of Kinko’s Northwest owns Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara, a firm providing in-home assistants to people who need help – from transportation and light housekeeping to bathing, dressing and Alzheimer’s care. In our interview, he explains why he finds Senior Helpers to be such a rewarding business.

Toward the end of the show–District Attorney, Vicki Johnson fills us in the latest scams targeting seniors in our area. 

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Finding a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease

Genny Bolton and Luciana Cramer passionately discuss the importance of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.  They reflect on Alzheimer’s Action Day– which took place worldwide on September 21st.  To call awareness to Alzheimer’s Disease and to show solidarity in their determination to find a cure, people around the world donned purple clothing.  In Santa Barbara, the courthouse was ablaze in purple lights.  Santa Barbaran’s are urged to take part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which will take place on November 4th. To find out how you can take part in the walk, call 805-892-4259 or visit

Toward the end of the show, Don L. Higley shared a poignant poem about memory loss.  To read the text, visit the Don. L Higley page.

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