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Early or Younger Onset Dementia – Planning for the future

Early or Younger Onset Dementia – Planning for the future

Planning early makes it easier for someone with younger onset dementia to manage their financial, legal and medical affairs now and in the future.

If you have been diagnosed with younger onset dementia, it is important to make important decisions while you still can and while you are legally competent to sign any documents.

Things to think about include:

  • your living arrangements into the future
  • who can have access to your financial accounts
  • having joint signatures on all financial accounts
  • arranging when and how you will access your finances
  • talking to a financial adviser
  • sorting out superannuation, health and income insurance
  • writing or updating your will

If you have been diagnosed with dementia, it’s important to nominate a trusted person to manage your affairs in the future. You can do this through an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA).

All of the above topics are further outlined in our diagram below and addressed via our smart phone App called YourLifeTalks – by choosing the Your Life Wishes Conversation.

Unlock the Benefits of ‘Life’ Storytelling:
Through the power of ‘Life Story’ telling and shared experiences, ‘YourLifeTalks can help overcome feelings of social isolation, providing positive and engaging experiences via our Smart Phone App or our physical ‘playing’ type cards.

Both the App & our Cards contain 50 engaging questions to help ‘kick-start’ interactions, in English, Spanish, Polish, Chinese & Vietnamese with more languages coming soon.

Ideal for all Veterans, Retirees, Seniors or Aged Care settings, family groups or even as a singular activity to counteract periods of ‘lockdown or self-isolation’.

Via our phone App, participants can simply ‘speak’ their answers to our 50 questions, directly into the phone microphone and our Voice-to-Text software will transcribe their responses into the written word and save the result.

To edit your responses simply return to the numbered question, position your cursor where you wish to make your amendment, then either ‘speak’ or ‘type’ your corrections and your responses will be updated & saved.

Health Benefits of ‘Life Story’ telling: https://lnkd.in/gk6Bq9P
Videos: https://lnkd.in/gnPgAnS and https://lnkd.in/gc-U8nw

Jolene Hill is happy to discuss further via Skype or Zoom…
Jolene@yourlifetalks.com
YourLifeTalks.com

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

Accepting Dementia in Your Life

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

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

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!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

Dementia Map© Reinvents Access to Dementia Resources

It’s Official and I’m so EXCITED!!!

Dave Wiederrich of MemoryCafeDirectory.com and Lori La Bey of AlzheimersSpeaks.com and have created DementiaMap.com, the first Global Resource Directory and event calendar for families and professionals. The two have taken a simple approach to the often difficult and frustrating process of finding dementia resources, with this free-to-use guide.

Dementia Map Global Resource Directory

There is a common obstacle faced by those diagnosed with a form of dementia, their family caregivers, and professionals seeking information about dementia resources. Many websites require a visitor to provide contact information prior to releasing resource details, which is often viewed by the consumer as uncomfortable and intimidating. Frequently, this is to provide referral fees to a “middleman” organization.

“Dementia Map has been a dream of mine for 36 years,” Lori La Bey notes. That’s when her 30 year journey with her mother’s dementia started. She was totally shocked, frustrated and disturbed by the lack of resources available to those in need. “Even today, most medical professionals can’t guide their patients to where they can find help. It’s not their fault. Nothing like this existed prior to Dementia Map,” she adds.

“We created DementiaMap.com to help families and those seeking resources, a direct connection to products and services providers. We wanted to do that in a nonthreatening fashion,” says Dave Wiederrich. “By creating a simple, direct, and friendly website, both families and professionals can utilize one tool to expand their knowledge base and options for care which are so badly needed. We have gone to great lengths to be clear and concise, knowing those that care have extremely limited time to search for resources.”

Dementia Map Events Calendar

Another key element of the Dementia Map strategy is their comprehensive Events Calendar. An event is a valuable way for individuals living with dementia and those who provide care, to gain important information. By consolidating both in-person and virtual events into one global calendar, even more resources are made available.

Professionals and other event coordinators benefit as well. By having visibility to other events already planned, schedules can be strategically designed to avoid overlap and conflict. This can help increase attendance at in-person events, but also the growing base of online meetings.

The Dementia Map benefits extend to the broader healthcare industry as well. Free and economical plans are critical to level the playing field between large and small services. Families deserve all options so they can make the best possible choice for their loved one in an industry being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. This enables brands large and small alike to more easily reach their target markets.

DementiaMap.com is free for visitors to search for resources

It offers three ways for companies and professionals to become members of the site. A Starter Plan allows anyone to get the exposure they need and deserve at no cost. The Pro and Featured Plans are paid options with increasingly more promotional features and greater brand visibility throughout the site.

Take Advantage of a Limited Time Discount on Paid Plans

Dementia Map is a joint effort between Dave Wiederrich of Memory Cafe Directory and Lori La Bey founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks. Dementia Map is wholly owned by JADCOM Media LLC, an online media publishing company based in Portland, Oregon.

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.

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

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

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

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!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

Caregiving, Corona & Careers with Larry Nisenson From Genworth

Tuesday – Nov 3rd 2020 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 4th 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.

Listen To The Interview Below

Lori La Bey talks with Larry Nisenson, the Senior Vice President, and Chief Commercial Officer for Genworth U.S. Life Insurance Segment, which includes CareScout®.   We will learn about the “Employee Career Crisis” going on and how Genworth is helping address the problems working caregivers are having especially during the pandemic.

Call in and talk with us:  323-870-4602

Contact Information for CareScout at Genworth:

Ask your employers about CareScout or visit www.carescout.com/benefit for more information.  

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

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

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

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!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

Providing Great Care for Others While Maintaining Selfcare with Roz Jones

Thursday – Oct 29th, 2020 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 30th at 5am in Australia AET

Listen To The Interview Below

Lori La Bey talks with Rosalind Marshall-Jones who is an Author, Speaker and CEO of Jacksonville’s Best Caregivers as well as Roz Jones Enterprises. Roz teaches caregivers and their families how to navigate caring while in the trenches supporting loved ones.  Get some ideas of how to build a healthy foundation of care. 

Join the conversation and call in and talk with us:  323-870-4602

Contact Rosalind Marshall-Jones

Website:   thecaregivercafe.net

Email:  assistrozjones@gmail.com

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

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.

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

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

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

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!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

IBM Talks AI, Speech, Language & Alzheimer’s Disease on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Tuesday – Oct 27th, 2020 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 28th at 5am in Australia AET

Listen To The Interview Below

Lori La Bey and her Co-Host Michael Ellenbogen, who is living with dementia will talk with Dr. Guillermo Cecchi who is part of IBM’s Research team.  Dr Cecchi works on computational linguistics approaches to quantify brain function. He is specifically looking at short speech samples and utilizing Artificial Intelligence to see if there is a correlation with the progression of dementia. This show promises to be a fascinating conversation. I hope you can make the time to listen!

Great Article on IBM & Pfizer’s work

Contact Information for IBM

IBM Research Blog         

IBM Research Twitter  @IBMResearch

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.

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

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

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

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!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

Poem: Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands

by Jane Locker Willis

You understand, don’t you

that I no longer do?

But my eyes smile just the same,

yet I can’t recall your name.

Have I met you before,

how much do you know,

how long will you stay

and why don’t you go?

You understand, don’t you

that I no longer do?

Yet I feed and sleep and eat

just as you do.

My bed is not my own

that much is true.

The nurses come, they go

some old, some new.

You understand, don’t you

that I no longer do?

Unlearning every day

the narrowing of my view.

When you have gone from here

Your memory intact

Write on a card myname

and send it back.

Contact Author Jane Locker Willis

http://playsbyjanelockyerwillis.co.uk/

Join the WAVE! It’s Simple & Powerful

Does the thought of dementia

disturb your sleep &

side-track your mind during the day?

We believe it helps to get through tough times

when you feel supported.

Watch for our exciting roll out

November 10th.

We believe it will make you feel supported!

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

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

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

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!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

Aaron Blight – When Caregiving Calls You

Tuesday – Oct 20th, 2020 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 21st at 5am in Australia AET

Go To The Radio Show Click Below

Lori La Bey talks with Dr. Aaron Blight, the author of “When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative.” Dr. Blight is the Founder of Caregiving Kinetics, a consulting firm dedicated to those who care for the aging population.  Join us for this live show and Call in and talk with us:  323-870-4602.

Contact Aaron Blight:

Website: www.caregivingkinetics.com

Email: aaron@caregivingkinetics.com

Twitter: @aaronblight

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.

Does the thought of dementia disturb

your sleep & side-track

your mind during the day?

We believe it helps to get through tough times

when you feel supported.

Watch for our exciting roll out

November 10th.

We believe it will make you feel supported!

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

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

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

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!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

Poem: A Caregiver’s Frustration

A Caregiver’s Frustration

by C. Thomson

I’m filled with despair for what you’ve become,

Because what you’ve become is not my old mum.

You’re no longer there if I hurt; if I weep,

You no longer care if woe robs me of sleep,

I do little things, all the ‘this’ and the ‘thats’,

The washing, the cooking and feeding the cats.

I don’t want reward, I don’t do them for such,

What I desire (and I’m not asking much),

Is a smile a day, just to know that you care,

Just to tell me my mother is still inside there.

Instead there is silence, slammed doors, and a fight,

Anger, frustration, not a smile in sight.

I know in my heart that you’re not to blame;

Dementia is awful, it ruins your brain.

Please know I forgive you. I love you. I do.

My only hope is you still love me too.

Join the WAVE! It’s Simple & Powerful

Coming November 10th!

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

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

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

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!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

Honest, Hopeful and Brilliant Insights on Living with Dementia with Valerie Schache

Thursday – Oct 15th, 2020 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST & 6pm London, 8pm South Africa and on the 16th at 5am in Australia AET

Below Watch The Video

Lori La Bey talks with Valerie G Schache who is 68, and a feisty community physio farmer who was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 63. The two have a very interesting conversation about being diagnosed, treatment acceptance and awareness and so much more. You will enjoy the conversation and insight Valerie provides to those of us trying to understand the impact of dementia on one’s life and how we can improve support and services.

Bonus Conversation on End of Life Below

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.

Below Is The Radio Show

Contact Valerie G Schache:

Facebook: Val’s Journey Dementia  https://www.facebook.com/groups/valsjourneywithatypicaldementia

Coming November 10th!

Paint a new picture for yourself, while caring for your brain. Did you know that learning something new can help your brain health? Take this quiz from MDVIP to learn more about reducing risk. https://bit.ly/3hKJ8ci #ad

RESEARCH SURVEY Caregiver Burnout & Dementia

Take The Survey Now

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

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

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

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!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

Join Lori – Try Painting for Yourself & Your Brain Health!

Paint a new picture for yourself, while caring for your brain. Did you know that learning something new can help your brain health? Take this quiz from MDVIP to learn more about reducing risk. https://bit.ly/3hKJ8ci #ad

I’m Trying Something New. How About You?

RESEARCH SURVEY Caregiver Burnout & Dementia

Take The Survey Now

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

2 FREE SERVICE OFFERS BELOW

For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

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

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!

Gains Alzheimer's Trail - Premiere on Alzheimer's Speaks YouTube Channel

Read Full Post »

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