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A Big Thank You To Fathers

Lori La Bey’s Father Dean with her Mother Dorothy.

To all the Fathers past, present and future I want to acknowledge and thank you for your role in developing our children which will lead us into the future.

To me a Father is a man who steps up and steps into mentor, support and love our children which can last a lifetime or even be in a critical moment in time. Sometimes we don’t even realize the importance of a given moment until it has passed. Father’s come in all shapes and sizes, all colors, and cultures. They come in a range of economic status and personality styles and we are so fortunate for this diversity.

Just like Fatherhood, Father figures can last a lifetime too. The same goes to being a child to another. Age is not relevant to being a child to another, nor is it relevant to being a Father or Father like figure to another.

We have many names for our Fathers’. They are called biological fathers, stepfathers, foster fathers, as well as those who have chosen to be father like. The name is not important. It is a Fathers or a Father like figures love, intent, compassion, patience, acceptance, understanding, and tenacity to do good to assist another through life that matters.

To my own Father who passed away nineteen years ago. Thank you dad for your love and all you taught me about being a good, kind being. Miss you. Love you to the moon and back.

Please join me in honoring all our Fathers. May each of you have a wonderful day!

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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& Artis Senior Living

Support Alzheimer’s Speaks work by Downloading the Song “Clarion Call” by the Mark Arneson Band featuring Mia Dorr on your favorite msuic APP.

Accepting Dementia in Your Life

Watch the Video Below

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos Click Here

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

Do You Like to Sing, Humm or Dance?

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

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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Sailesh Mishra Creating an Elder Friendly India

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.

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Lori La Bey talks with Sailesh Mishra, a Social Entrepreneur, Mentor and Founder of the Silver Innings Group which is dedicated to Senior Citizens in India.  Silver Innings has worked to create an Elder Friendly World where aging is a positive and rewarding experience. Sailesh also published a book called ‘Remember ME- You Me and Dementia’

Contact Sailesh Mishra      

Website:  http://silverinnings.in 

Email: silverinnings@gmail.com      

Phone: 9987104233

Support Alzheimer’s Speaks work by Downloading the Song “Clarion Call” by the Mark Arneson Band featuring Mia Dorr on your favorite msuic APP.

July 16th – Join Lori La Bey

& Artis Senior Living

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

Accepting Dementia in Your Life

Watch the Video Below

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos Click Here

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

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

Do You Like to Sing, Humm or Dance?

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

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Read Full Post »

Accepting Dementia

Accepting Dementia in Your Life

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Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks created Dementia Chats so the world could hear directly from those living with dementia, since truth be told, they are the experts! Listen to this wonderful conversation with Laurie Scherrer and Paulan Gordon on their thoughts and insights as to why it’s important to learn to live with dementia and how they have done it themselves! Please feel free to share your thoughts with us. We love to hear from our audience.

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos Click Here

July 16th – Join Lori La Bey

& Artis Senior Living

Support Alzheimer’s Speaks work by Downloading the Song “Clarion Call” by the Mark Arneson Band featuring Mia Dorr on your favorite msuic APP.

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.

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

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

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

Do You Like to Sing, Humm or Dance?

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

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Read Full Post »

New Testing System For Dementia

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Today Lori La Bey speaks with Dr. Mylea Charvat who has been touched by  dementia which she will share and how that has impacted her desire for answers.  As the CEO of Savonix, Mylea drives strategies to address dementia globally with business and clinical leaders. Listen in and learn.

Click Below to Listen to the Radio Show

Contact Information for Dr. Mylea Charvat

Website:  www.savonix.com

Email:  info@savonix.com

Support Alzheimer’s Speaks work by Downloading the Song “Clarion Call” by the Mark Arneson Band featuring Mia Dorr on your favorite msuic APP.

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.

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

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

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

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos Click Here

Do You Like to Sing, Humm or Dance?

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

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Read Full Post »

Dementia Quick Tip #12 – Self Isolating or Physical Distancing?

Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks shares tips she which someone would have shared with her when she started her caring jounrey supporting her Mother who lived with dementia for 30 years. You will find the last three Dementia Quick Tips (#DemQTips) below along with a PDF to all twelve videos.

The latest Dementia Quick Tip talks about the importance of our words choice, like using the term self isolating or Physical Distancing.

Click the Graphics Below to Watch Now or Later

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on these tips.

Click Here For Full List of Dementia Qucik Tips

2 FREE SERVICES BELOW

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

You can find more tips on our YouTube Channel

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

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

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Read Full Post »

Covid 19 Special on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio 052920

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.

Watch the Video Interview Below

Today Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio facilitates a conversation with Holly Eide with HealthStar Home Health and Circle of Life, Geoffrey Brown with Brighton Hospice Minnesota and Susan Macaulay Activist and Blogger of My Alzheimer’s Story. Each shares with us what they have seen and how they have had to adjust during the Corona Virus.

Listen to the Audio Interview Below

Contact Our Panelists

Holly Eide – HealthStar Home Health (Circle of Life)

Email: HollyE@hhhealth.net

Websites: www.healthstarhomehealth.net     www.circleoflifehomecare.net

Main Office Address: 2586 7th Avenue East, N. St. Paul, MN 55109

Phone: 651-633-7300

Susan Macaulay – My Alzheimer’s Story

Website: Susan@MyAlzheimersStory.com

Phone: 819-349-0102 (Canada)

Geoffrey Brown – Brighton Hospice Minnesota

Website: https://brightonhospice.com

Phone: 612-430-4571

Support Alzheimer’s Speaks and Download our Opening Music by the Mark Arneson Band featuring Mia Dorr on your favorite music APP

FREE SERVICE OFFER BELOW

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

Click Below To Watch Dementia Quick Tip #11

Click Below To Watch Dementia Quick Tip #10

You can find more tips on our YouTube Channel

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on these tips.

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

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

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Read Full Post »

New Children’s Book On Dementia

Thursday – June 4th, 2020 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 5th at 5am in Australia AET

Feel free to call in and join the conversation at (323) 870-4602

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.

Today our host Lori La Bey talks with Author, Paulette Sharkey who wrote a beautiful children’s book called “A Doll for Grandma.”  We will discuss why she felt her book was important to write and where her inspiration came from.  We will also learn what her hopes for the book were and what type of response she is getting from people.

Contact Paulette Sharkey

Website:  www.PauletteSharkey.com

Twitter: @pbsharkey

Purchase the Book:  A Doll for Grandma

Support Alzheimer’s Speaks work by Downloading the Song “Clarion Call” by the Mark Arneson Band featuring Mia Dorr on your favorite msuic APP.

Watch Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Covid 19 Speacial

Click Video Interview Below

FREE SERVICE OFFER BELOW

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

Click Below To Watch Dementia Quick Tip #11

Click Below To Watch Dementia Quick Tip #10

You can find more tips on our YouTube Channel

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on these tips.

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

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

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Read Full Post »

Family CareSpace – Technology Making a Difference

Tuesday – June 2nd, 2020 – 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 3rd at 5am in Australia AET

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.

Today our host Lori La Bey talks with Jonathan McCoy Founder and President of Family CareSpace along with their National Sales Director, Nathan Gruber’s.  We will learn how Family CareSpace’s technology can improve care of those living with dementia.

Feel free to call in and join the conversation at (323) 870-4602

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Contact Nathan Gruber, National Director of Sales Family CareSpace:

Website:  www.familycarespace.com

Email:  nathangruber@familycarespace.com

Phone:  (513) 401-5498

Support Alzheimer’s Speaks work by Downloading the Song “Clarion Call” by the Mark Arneson Band featuring Mia Dorr on your favorite msuic APP.

Watch Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Covid 19 Speacial

Click Video Interview Below

FREE SERVICE OFFER BELOW

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

Click Below To Watch Dementia Quick Tip #11

Click Below To Watch Dementia Quick Tip #10

You can find more tips on our YouTube Channel

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on these tips.

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

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

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Read Full Post »

A Granddaughter Writes a Poem About Her Grandmother with Dementia

Lacey (left), her grandmother June (middle), and her sister Quincy (right).  

JUNE

You are bewildered, you are a child, you are sick, you are confused  But Still: You are the hands that held me tight when the coyotes screamed.

You are lonely, you are isolated, you are trapped, you are scared But Still: You are the familiar smell of sweet cherry and almond lotion when you wake me for hot chocolate in the morning.

You are hallucinating, you are upset, you only want to go home, you are losing your patience But Still: You are the voice that sings hymns through the summer breeze in the little brick house.

You are frustrated, you are blank, you are distant, you are starving But Still: You are the memory of home that makes me feel at peace.

You are desperate, you are frantic, you are unsure, you are wondering  But Still: You are 8 vanilla wafers with peanut butter for breakfast, lunch, and probably supper.

You are leaving, you are pacing, you are hopeless, you are caged But Still: You are napping on the couch with a coffee stain on your perfectly ironed, white blouse.

You are searching, you are convinced, you are waiting, you are shaking But Still: You are the robins in the yard and the yellow on the rose bush.

You are thirsty, you are sleepless, you are restless, you are slipping away But Still: You are the line dried flannel sheets and electric blanket. 

You are gone. But Still: You are the beat of every drum that fills my day, you are and will always be more than a memory, you are in my daughter’s eyes and in her name, you are June.

Author Byline:

Lacey Wyatt is 30 years old and lives in the heart of the Appalachian mountains. She found it a privileged to be the granddaughter of June Hollifield Pannell. June was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2005 and died in 2010. She was and will always be Lacey’s greatest supporter.

June’s favorite flower was a small rose bush outside her den, that her mom planted. The yellow blooms made June smile even in her darkest days when she often forgot where she was. When Lacey sees robins in her yard, she can still hear her grandmothers voice say, “there are the robins, spring is on its way my sweet Lacey Kate!”

June had the most unique eyes Lacey had ever seen. They were a dark (almost slate) green with one bright green and yellow dot. Lacey’s daughter has those eyes and every day she has the joy of knowing that. Forrest June is 3 years old and is named after her great grandmother. Forrest, because she never felt closer to her grandmother than being deep in the woods and forest picking blackberries and red raspberries and June because her grandmother will always live on.

June left a journal that documents her life during her battle with Alzheimer’s, that she wrote over a span of three years.  It clearly documents how her disease progressed. Lacey would love to share her writings with anyone who is interested.

Contact Lacey Wytt

Email: laceymo89@gmail.com

Watch Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Covid 19 Speacial

Click Video Interview Below

Support Alzheimer’s Speaks work by Downloading the Song “Clarion Call” by the Mark Arneson Band featuring Mia Dorr on your favorite msuic APP.

FREE SERVICE OFFER BELOW

Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

Click Below To Watch Dementia Quick Tip #11

Click Below To Watch Dementia Quick Tip #10

You can find more tips on our YouTube Channel

We would love to here your thoughts and comments on these tips.

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

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

Downloadable Tips Below

Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

Read Full Post »

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