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How Mother’s Day Has Changed for Me

by Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

Dementia or not, Mother’s are to be loved

Celebrate Life No Matter What!

First, I have to say I was blessed to not only have an amazing Mother who loved and cared for our family and others without exception.  She put her children’s needs first, often missing out on things that would have made her own life easier. 

Below is a video showing some of those special moments growing up as a young child like… Christmas, birthdays, swimming and skiing and patience when we weren’t so perfect, but still cute; like when my brother Scott sits on his potty pulling all the toilet paper off the roll. 

One thing you probably noticed is my mom wasn’t in the video much.  That was her way – preparing and assuring everyone was having a great time and working in the background to keep things running smoothly.  I guess that’s where I get it from too.  People are always trying to get me to sit down and visit and I’m running around cooking and cleaning. I do have to admit, like my Mother, I take pride and enjoy pulling off a great party that flows just seeing others enjoying the experience fills my heart.

This is my Mother’s finger print which I adore. Click above if you want more information how to get your own custom jewelry that matters.

Over the years I have realized Mothers are not just women who give birth to a child, or their Grandmothers or their Great Grandmothers.  They step up and protect not only children, but humanity as a whole including our fur babies and the earth, They are women and even young girls who are all different ages and are in all different stages of life who care, guide, love and support people.  The color of their skin, their educational level, the amount of money they have or don’t, their ability to speak your language or even speak at all doesn’t matter. It’s their heart.  It’s their compassion. It’s their desire to bring a calmness and balance to life.  It’s their ability to encourage and engage people so they feel good about themselves and their situation.

Yes, I have found it’s the personal connectiveness Mothers offer.  The simple but much overlooked skill of listening.  The ability to accept what is, even when there really is no way to fix a situation.  Their willingness to love us unconditionally and hold a sacred space where we can be weak, confused and scared without judgement.

It’s Mothers who lift our spirits and point out what we have or are doing right when we are in our darkest space.  They can paint us a picture of the beauty they see within us, when we can’t visualize one good thing about ourselves.  They encourage us to be all that we can be in whatever direction that may take us. 

Mothers have learned each person’s uniqueness is exceptional and important to the world.

Mother’s understand that staying calm when we can’t be is a huge gift helping us center ourselves.

Mother’s feel our pain, fear, embarrassment, and lack of confidence. They celebrate our silliness, joy, deep love and take pride in and celebrate when we get life right. 

To all the Mother’s in our world I say “Thank You” for all you have done and continue to do.

May you all recognize the Mother’s in your life and appreciate what they have done and continue to do for you.  May you not stay quiet but let each of them know the value and richness they have brought to your life.  May you share the lessons you have learned from them which have made you a better person, so that you may lead by example for others.

If you are like me and have lost your Mother and/or women in your life who have played that role for you, I know Mother’s Day can be tremendously sad. 

Shift to an Attitude of Gratitude

Try to remember you can’t feel great loss without having great love and that is a true blessing. 

Enjoy, embrace and celebrate this Mother’s Day honoring all who have given you the gift of being Mothered.

Miss you Mom. Love you to the moon and back!

Diana Pierce of “What’s Next with Diana Pierce” talks with Lori La Bey , CEO of Alzheimer’s Speaks helping us reframe our expectations to replace fear with HOPE!

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!


Digital Dementia Summit is online and FREE from May 20-26, 2019

Click Above to Register

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

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program 

“Shifting from Crisis to Comfort”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

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

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

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Find A Memory Café In Your Area

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The Dominica Dementia Foundation

Tune in Thursday May 9th, 2019 at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London & in Australia on May 7th at 6am

Click below to listen to the radio show

Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks with Rianna Patterson is the Founder of the Dominica Dementia Foundation which specializes in assisting those living with a form of dementia. They provide support to those diagnosed and their family members and care partners.

Contact at Rianna Patterson at:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/DominicaDementiaFoundation

Website:  www.DominicaDementiaFoundation.org

Email: dominicadementiafoundation@gmail.com

Phone: +1 (767) 245-8372

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Diana Pierce of “What’s Next with Diana Pierce” talks with Lori La Bey , CEO of Alzheimer’s Speaks helping us reframe our expectations to replace fear with HOPE!

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!


Digital Dementia Summit is online and FREE from May 20-26, 2019

Click Above to Register

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

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Friday, May 10th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program 

“Shifting from Crisis to Comfort”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

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

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Click Below Download Tips

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Read Full Post »

Lewy Body Dementia with Paula Biever

Tune in Tuesday May 7th, 2019 at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London & in Australia on May 7th at 6am

Click below to listen to the radio show

Lori La Bey talks with advocate and volunteer Paula Biever.  She will share why she got involved volunteering with the Lewy Body Dementia Association, what she has learned and how to connect people to more information and support on Lewy Body Dementia. 

Join us for the conversation and feel free to call in with questions or comments  
(323) 870-4602

Contact Information

Lewy Body Dementia Association          https://www.lbda.org

Lewy Body Dementia Association  – FaceBook –          https://www.facebook.com/LewyBodyDementia

Minnesota East Metro LBD Caregiver Support Group
Paula Biever, Facilitator:  651-641-0130 

Twin Cities Support Group for Persons with Lewy Body Dementia
Paula Biever, Facilitator:  651-641-0130 

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Diana Pierce of “What’s Next with Diana Pierce” talks with Lori La Bey , CEO of Alzheimer’s Speaks helping us reframe our expectations to replace fear with HOPE!

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!


Digital Dementia Summit is online and FREE from May 20-26, 2019

Click Above to Register

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

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Friday, May 10th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program 

“Shifting from Crisis to Comfort”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

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

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Click Below Download Tips

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Read Full Post »

John Gross Shares His Story

Click Below to go to the show

Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio talks to former Photo Journalist, Sports and Feature Reporter John Gross.  They discuss how Johns life has been effected by dementia symptoms and how he continues to be an independent storyteller and feautre reporter.  John actually did an hour long story on Lori’s work and she was able to see John in action. Nothing less than AMAZING!  You will find John’s story fascinating and empowering as he adjusts and moves forward with his life with passion and purpose. 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/john.gross.7

Email:  jgrossat5@gmail.com

Below are some samples of John’s work.

Contact Information for John Gross

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/john.gross.7

Email:  jgrossat5@aol.com

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Lori La Bey, CEO and Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, joins Diana Pierce of “What’s Next with Diana Pierce” to help us reframe our expectations to replace fear with HOPE!

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Friday, April 26th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“Realities of Dementia – Family Friendly Tools & Tips”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 3rd – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“As the Cookie Crumbles”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 10th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program 

“Shifting from Crisis to Comfort”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

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

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Click Below Download Tips

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Read Full Post »

Dementia Wrapped in Purpose

Tune Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London and in Australia on April 24th at 6am.

Click Above to Go to the Show

Lori La Bey is joined by Keith and Janet Eldred.  Janet is living with dementia and Keith is her care partner.  Together they have joined forces to make a difference raising awareness for dementia as well as their library system.  Hear their story, why it’s important to all of us and how you can help make their dream come true. 

Call in with any questions or comments you have at (323) 870-4602

Contact Information for Keith and Janet Eldred

Website:  www.thisis.red

Social media:  @thisisdotred

Fight Alzheimer’s Together


Lori La Bey, CEO and Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, joins Diana Pierce of “What’s Next with Diana Pierce” to help us reframe our expectations to replace fear with HOPE!

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Friday, April 26th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“Realities of Dementia – Family Friendly Tools & Tips”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 3rd – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“As the Cookie Crumbles”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 10th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program 

“Shifting from Crisis to Comfort”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

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 Testimonials

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Click Below Download Tips

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Read Full Post »

Diana Pierce Talks Hope, Reframing & Initiatives for Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias

The Numbers Are Staggering!


1 IN 3 SENIORS dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.

Alzheimer’s KILLS MORE THAN BREAST CANCER AND PROSTATE CANCER COMBINED.

But, there is always hope as we fight Alzheimer’s, together.
Lori La Bey, CEO and Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, joins Diana to help us reframe our expectations to replace fear with HOPE!

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Friday, April 26th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“Realities of Dementia – Family Friendly Tools & Tips”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 3rd – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“As the Cookie Crumbles”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 10th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program 

“Shifting from Crisis to Comfort”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

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 Testimonials

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Click Below Download Tips

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Read Full Post »

Live Streaming on “What’s Next? with Diana Pierce”

Live Thursday – April 18th 8pm EST, 7pm CST, 6pm MST, 5pm PST

Live Streaming from What’s Next with Diana Pierce on Facebook

The Numbers Are Staggering!


1 IN 3 SENIORS dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.


Alzheimer’s KILLS MORE THAN BREAST CANCER AND PROSTATE CANCER COMBINED.


But, there is always hope as we fight Alzheimer’s, together.
Lori La Bey, CEO and Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, joins me LIVE this Thursday evening at 7 PM CT to help us reframe our expectations. Replace fear with HOPE.

Please join us –

CLICK TO LIVE STREAM

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Friday, April 19th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“Dementia Care Is Changing, Are You?”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, April 26th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“Realities of Dementia – Family Friendly Tools & Tips”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 3rd – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“As the Cookie Crumbles”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 10th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program 

“Shifting from Crisis to Comfort”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

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 Testimonials

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

Click Below Download Tips

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Read Full Post »

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