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Finding Joy in The Midst of The Coronavirus

What’s Your #ToenailStory

Hi everyone, I’m Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks. The Coronavirus has most of us spinning in worry and fear of what is going to happen next. I have been working hard behind the scenes to console many scared souls around the world and arranging some new supportive avenues for this strange time we are living in which I will be announcing soon. I thought sharing a personal story to show an example of what fills my heart and gives me joy during this difficult time might be helpful. I hope you enjoy the short video below.

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Share with us where and how you find joy in a chaotic time.

As I sit at home in self isolation, due to my travels last week, before everything started shutting down, I got to thinking.  I like most, want to stay informed, but keep a sense of balance.  So many people are grappling to maintain a sense of control over their lives. 

I believe the gift of wisdom from living through many tough and blessed moments teaches us to let go of that we can’t control. For me, three life changing moments stand out: my father’s cancer, my mother’s dementia and my divorce. Each one of us have our own moments in time both big and small that impact us.

What are yours?

My situations have taught me to forge ahead in a conscious manner, getting clear on what I wanted from each situation.  It was these “out of control times” that brought me back to the basics. I figured out the more I adjusted my needs and wants to be simple, the calmer I felt. The stress melted away.

By focusing on being safe, happy and content, I become more grateful, more present, and more appreciative of small things like this picture of my toenails.

As Maya Angelou said,  “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,  but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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Listen To Our Panel Discussion On The Coronavirus

How Is The Corona Virus Affecting You And Those You Care For With Dementia? Listen in as people talk about their feelings, fears, plans and ideas!

Please leave a comment.  We would love to hear from.

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites since 2011.

All shows on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio are accessible to listen to at anytime to once they go live – Enjoy.

Lori La Bey Can Help Your Organization Switch To Virtual Presentations For Staff Trainings, Family Support, Perspective Clients and Support Gatherings.

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We would love to here your thoughts and comments on this tip.

Click Below To Watch the Video on Suicide and Right to Die

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

This Is Great Gift Idea For A Family Dealing With Dementia

Parental Dementia – A guide through all the difficult questions. Author Keith Galas, is an Executive Director with 20 years’ experience and has helped families with all their difficult questions. Every chapter in the book covers a question he gets most from families.

Parental Dementia – A guide through all the difficult questions is available through Amazon, Walmart and Barnes and Noble, but if you go to www.parentaldementia.com  all Alzheimer’s Speaks listeners can get a discount by using the code word, Lori.

Available in eBook now as well

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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Can Snoezelen Rooms Help Those with Dementia?

Join Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio where sound information regarding dementia and caregiving is delivered.  Our true talk radio style goes beyond sound bites to help you in your everyday life with dementia regarding lifestyle, research, care models, family dynamics and more.  There is something for everyone here.

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Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio interviews Ilse Achterberg, founder of Worldwidesnoezelen.com. Ilse has been an activity therapist and specialist in MSE (Multi-Sensory Environments) or Snoezelen for over 25 years. She initiated and developed the multi sensory approach which is much more than just a room for elderly people with dementia in the Netherlands. 

WorldWideSnoezelen.com is an informative website about Snoezelen, Multi Sensory environment and sensory stimulation. The objective is to create a central information platform where you can find all possible information about Snoezelen from all over the world. The site is free for all users and makes searching for information on the application of sensory activation for different audiences easier.

All shows on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio are accessible to listen to at anytime to once they go live – Enjoy.

Website – www.WorldWideSnoezelen.com         

Email – info@worldwidesnoezelen.com           

Phone – (+31) 294 25 73 32

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WorldWideSnoezelen         

#DemQTips

Dementia Quick Tips – Coming January 10th

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

Today Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation on Dementia Chats with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Our Topic is Holiday Stress Triggers for those Living with Dementia In this video you will hear those living with dementia speak articulately as they talk about holiday stress triggers, how they adapt to changing situations and environments as well as giving care partners ideas to make the holidays run smooth.

Book Your Next Event, Staff/Management or Family Training for 2020 & 2021 with Lori La Bey today! Consulting and Mentoring also Available.

See What Others Have Say About Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Check Out Research Outcomes
Click Above to Get a Discount

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A Song Which Speaks For Her Mom With Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites.

Listen to Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Thursday Dec 26th at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on the 27th at 6am in Australia,

All shows on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio are accessible to listen to at anytime to once they go live – Enjoy.

Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Sue Crouthers, who wrote a beautiful song  Still Alive Inside for her Mother who lost her ability to speak due to Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Sue’s mother’s name was ROSE ROSS who at age 96 passed away on 12-19-18.

The lyrics will touch you heart if you, your family or friends life has ever been touched by any form of dementia

Lyrics to “Still Alive Inside”

Contact Information for Susan Crouthers

Email:   parkerintuition@gmail.com 

Phone:  818-370-0637

Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly About

Holiday Stress Triggers on Dementia Chats

Today Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation with the true experts on dementia, those living with a diagnosis. Our Topic is Holiday Stress Triggers for those Living with Dementia In this video you will hear those living with dementia speak articulately as they talk about holiday stress triggers, how they adapt to changing situations and environments as well as giving care partners ideas to make the holidays run smooth.

Book Your Next Event, Staff/Management or Family Training for 2020 & 2021 with Lori La Bey today! Consulting and Mentoring also Available.

See what Others have to say about Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Start the New Year off on the Right Foor for a Family Dealing with Dementia! 

Check out this book helping families deal with a dementia diagnosis. 

You can get a special discount too!

The book is called Parental Dementia:   A Guide through all the Difficult Questions by Keith Galas has spent more than 20 years helping families work through all of the questions that keep popping up through the dementia journey. The book even has some great worksheets to help keep your thoughts and needs organized.

Discount Code is: Lori (Save $5.99)

You can purchase the book by going to

www.ParentalDementia.com

What a Great Holiday Gift for a Family Dealing with Dementia!

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Check Out Research Outcomes
Click Above to Get a Discount

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50+ Shades of Dementia with Norms Mc Namara on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites.

Watch the Video Interview Below

The Radio Show Goes Live – Thursday – Nov, 21st 2019 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on Nov. 22nd at 6am in Australia

Listen in. I know you will be glad you did! Click Above

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Host, Lori La Bey is excited to share her interview with Norrms Mc Namara, a long-time friend and man living with dementia.  Norrms  has done extraordinary work promoting dementia awareness and education around globally.  His collaborative efforts, creative mind set and willingness to share ideas and concepts with others has help bring the world together to fight the battle of dementia   Today he shares information about his new book, 50+ Shades of Dementia, which is a book of poems about living with dementia.

In Case I Forget by Norrms Mc Namara

In case I forget when glancing at you,
The one who makes me complete,
Dementia may have won with my mind,
But my heart it will never Defeat,

In case I forget the children we`ve raised,
Or the hundreds of stories I’ve told,
Shed not a tear “For blessed are we,
Who forget one day we are old,

In case I forget to tell you how much,
You’re cherished and treasured each day,
My best friend beside me to brighten the path,
And carry me all of the way,

I may greet you someday, with questioning eyes,
As a stranger with whom I’ve just met,
Still, I love you my darling, with all of my heart,
Please Remember…… In case I forget

Contact Norrms Mc Namara at:

Website:  www.purpleangel-global.com

Purchase 50+ Shades of Dementia:   https://www.amazon.co.uk/50-SHADES-DEMENTIA-Dementia-dementia/dp/1089449224

FaceBook:   Norm Mac

Have You Seen My Independence? by Norrms Mc Namara

Have you seen my Independence?
I can’t find it so?
I used to be right here with me,
But now I do not know?

One day there I was,
As confident as can be,
The next always surrounded,
And never only me

Oh, how I long,
To walk the meadows grass,
To sit down on a bench alone, 
And watch the seagulls pass

To get my morning paper,
To read along the way,
With nobody else, that’s right, just me!
Oh Lord, for just one day

I love my family dearly,
And they are always there,
But they must get fed up too,
Of sharing all this care,

I was so incredibly Independent
And you all will know,
Have YOU SEEN my independence?
Oh dear, where did it go ??

Thank you for joining Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  We hope you subscribe and share this episode with your family, friends, clients and colleagues.

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Coming to Anniston, AL – Nov. 21st

Learn More or Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

See what Others have to say about Lori La Bey

I want to echo the thanks and appreciation of my colleagues… Your presentations were movingly authentic, fully engaging and wonderfully informative. Thank you for all that you are doing, and all that you’ve done for us!

Carla Koehl, Director of Community RelationsArtis Senior Living of Lexington

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

What Questions Do You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Let Us Know and We Will Do a Chat on The Topic!

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Check Out Research Outcomes
Click Above to Get a Discount

Read Full Post »

Exploring Lewy Body, Loved Ones and Poetry

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites.

Listen in. I know you will be glad you did!

The Radio Show Goes Live – Thursday – Nov, 14th 2019 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on Nov. 15th at 6am in Australia

Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with poet Su Croll who shares her experience of caring for her Father with Lewy body dementia.  Her prose express the range of emotions when caring for someone with a chronic illness and insights as to the caring journey itself from many angles.  Listen in anytime once the show goes live as all episodes are archived for your convenience.

Hands and Face by Su Croll

It is true. I will remember the hands and face.

The whole frustrating trickery of the thing.

My mother tells how she dogged him

to get all numbers limned at their true points.

Noon and midnight made for due north.

Six headed south. The clock becoming

a demented compass, a supposed proof

fumbled for in that doctor’s office

right before my dad was officially diagnosed.

I don’t know where his attempted drawings

of clocks are today. I don’t know how

that suddenly uncertain face triggered

his ragged response. Three and nine left off

or the hands wayward and drawn in the blank

outside the clock. I don’t know why that wrong

clock condemned him, tripped him up, making

that day the day they told us with all certainty

it was dementia.

Contact Su Croll at:

Website:  https://sucroll.wordpress.com

Book:  https://www.turnstonepress.com/books/poetry/cold-metal-stairs.html

FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/su.croll.9 

Thank you for joining Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  We hope you subscribe and share this episode with your family, friends, clients and colleagues.

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Coming to Reading & Lexington MA – Nov. 14th

Coming to Anniston, AL – Nov. 21st

Learn More or Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

What Questions Do You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Let Us Know and We Will Do a Chat on The Topic!

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Check Out Research Outcomes
Click Above to Get a Discount

Read Full Post »

Zestful Aging – What Is It and Why Should We Care About It?

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites.

Join us and listen and learn.

The Radio Show Goes Live – Tuesday – Nov, 12th 2019 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on Nov. 13th at 6am in Australia

Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Nicole Christina is a psychotherapist about Aging Zestfully.  Find out what it means and why it’s good for us to live this way. 

Call in with your questions or comments at (323) 870-4602 or use the chat box on the radio page to communicate with us.

Contact Nicole Christina at:

Website:  www.NicoleChristina.com

Radio ProgramZestful Aging Podcast

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Coming to Reading & Lexington MA – Nov. 13th & 14th

Coming to Anniston, AL – Nov. 21st

Learn More or Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

What Questions Do You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Let Us Know and We Will Do a Chat on The Topic!

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Read Full Post »

Dementia Film – Now & Again

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Shifting dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world one episode at a time by raising all voices and delivering sounds news, not just sound bites.

The Show Goes Live – Tuesday – Oct. 22nd 2019 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 7pm London and on the 23rd at 6am in Australia

Listen in. I know you will be glad you did!

Today our host Lori La Bey speaks with Alex Leff about why he feels it’s important for young people to get involved in dementia.  Alex and his brother explored their Grandfather’s past by retracing a bike trip he took.  Alex will share what they found and how it affected them.  Learn how you can support his film “Now and Again.”

Contact Information for Alex Leff:

Website:  https://www.ashbournefilms.com

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/363409664

Crowd Funding Page:   https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/nowandagain#story

Coming to Reading & Lexington MA – Nov. 13th & 14th

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Coming to Anniston, AL – Nov. 21st

Learn More or Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

See what LeadingAge has to say about Lori La Bey

 “Feedback from the conference planning committee and our leadership team was extremely positive. Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

Pat Sylvia, Director of Education & Member Development LeadingAge WA

For More Testimonial

World Dementia Council Requests Your Help

Complete Survey By Oct. 30th, 2019

                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

What Questions Do You Have For Those Living With Dementia?

Let Us Know and We Will Do a Chat on The Topic!

Juggling Dementia Care &

Finding Balance

Downloadable Tips Below

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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