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Honoring All Mother’s on this Very Special Day

 

Cheers to all the women who have taken the time to be there when we needed them most!

Mother’s Day has always been a day of deep reflection for me.  Even before my Mother passed away in 2014, I had such great appreciation for all she gave not only me but any child or adult in need of love or support.  My mom was a very loving and compassionate person, one I can only hope to be like.

Years after graduating I was told by many friends, that they wished my parents were theirs.  I know now, when I was younger many of my friends hid what their lives were really like.  They experienced things like abuse and neglect that I can honestly say, never even crossed my mind.  I didn’t know they existed. Boy, how lucky was I! It makes me wonder if I was really that naïve or if things just weren’t talked openly back than. Either way, all I know is that my Mother, like many women made a difference not only in the lives of their own children, but many people in need.  Maybe they adopted a child or helped care for a child.     Maybe they recognized a person in need and made time to be there. Most all of us have experienced a time in our lives when we didn’t want to be alone, when we needed someone to hear us, validate our feeling or give us counsel.  Most of us were lucky to have a woman step up and be a Mother to us catching us when we were falling.

Mother’s are a gift and should be treated as such. 

Below is a short video when my mom was in her end stages of Alzheimer’s.  To this day it puts a smile on my face to see her joyful.  You may miss it, if your looing for someone to be in the perfect outfit and makeup… but I can’t watch this video or many others on my YouTube channel with out picking up on all the non verbal ways she is communicating joy – smile, dimples, tapping toes and hands, squinting eyes and of course her adorable laugh.  May you enjoy watching mom listen and at times sing with musician Barbara Lee Friedman.

Today, I am lucky to have a daughter.  A daughter who loves her children and puts them first and foremost in her life.  It brings me great pleasure to watch her in action with her girls.

Blessings To All Women To All Mothers

Come See Lori La Bey in Colorado!

June 5th – Grand Junction

June 6th – Grand Junction and Delta

June 7th – Montrose

June 8th and 9th  – Fort Collins

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 “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 Washington

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Technology to Engage – The Birdsong Initiative

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Finds Out How

The Birdsong Tablet Engages People

Lori La Bey, Host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio is also the founder of Alzheimer’s Speak which offers multiple platforms to educate and support those dealing with dementia.  This Thursday Lori will talk with J. Benjamiin Unkle, Jr., the CEO of Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay and Senior Options LLC and Aisha Azher, the Coordinator of The Birdsong initiative.  Join the conversation and learn why LeadingAge, the national senior living provider association, recognized Birdsong with the 2016 Award.

Contact Information on the Birdsong Tablet:

Website:   www.wcbay.com/birdsongtablet

Email:  birdsong@wcbay.com                               Phone: 757-496-1161

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Great News From UsAgainstAlzheimers.Org

 Great News From UsAgainstAlzheimers.Org

I’m writing to be sure you saw this exciting news about new Alzheimer’s legislation that was introduced in Congress yesterday. The Concentrating on High Value Alzheimer’s Needs to Get to an End [CHANGE] Act, developed by Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Representatives Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Linda Sanchez (D-CA), is a bipartisan bill crafted to help support the millions of families affected by Alzheimer’s. UsAgainstAlzheimer’s has worked closely with the bill’s co-sponsors to conceptualize and develop this legislation.

The CHANGE Act encourages timely and accurate assessment, detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, supports innovative approaches to support family caregivers, and removes regulatory barriers to disease modifying treatments. Read more about this exciting news here.

I encourage you to click here to email your Senators and Representative and ask them to cosponsor the CHANGE ActAnd please feel free to use the below tweets and blurbs for Twitter, Facebook, and any other social media platform you use.

Thank you and we look forward to working with you to advance this critical legislation for the Alzheimer’s community.

 

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Use the Social Media

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Organizational Handles: 

@UsAgainstAlz

@WomenAgstAlz

@vradenburg3

@UsA2_Latinos

@FaithAgainstAlz

@LEAD_Coalition

Congressional Handles:

@SenCapito

@stabenow

@PeterRoskam

@RepLindaSanchez

@SenatorWicker

@SenatorMenendez

 

 

Hashtag: #CHANGEAlznow

Twitter

It’s time for CHANGE in Alzheimer’s policy. We applaud @SenCapito @stabenow @PeterRoskam @RepLindaSanchez @SenatorWicker @SenatorMenendez for recognizing this. We are one step closer to stopping #alz @usagainstalz #CHANGEAlznow https://goo.gl/k6BwuW

We and @usagainstalz support CHANGE to #stopalz. The CHANGE Act represents a new way of thinking around diagnosis of #Alzheimers and support #caregivers. Thank you to our representatives for pushing this important issue forward. #CHANGEAlznow https://goo.gl/k6BwuW

RT to support CHANGE in #Alzheimers! @PeterRoskam and @RepLindaSanchez have taken the lead in supporting policy to overcome barriers in Alzheimer’s disease. We stand with @usagainstalz to #CHANGEAlznow! https://goo.gl/k6BwuW

@SenCapito, @stabenow, @PeterRoskam, @RepLindaSanchez, @SenatorWicker, @SenatorMenendez are helping CHANGE the approach to #Alzheimers. TY for being part of the ‘us’ in @UsAgainstAlz https://goo.gl/k6BwuW #CHANGEAlznow

It will take CHANGE to #stopalz. Thanks to our representatives, we are transforming the approach to diagnosis, care, and a cure in #Alzheimers. Let’s collectively work to #CHANGEAlznow @usagainstalz https://goo.gl/k6BwuW

CHANGE is in the air on Capitol Hill! TY @SenCapito, @stabenow, @PeterRoskam, @RepLindaSanchez, @SenatorWicker, @SenatorMenendez for your dedication to #CHANGEAlznow @usagainstalz https://goo.gl/k6BwuW

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The only way we’ll stop Alzheimer’s is by fighting this disease on every front. That’s why we’re proud to support the CHANGE Act, introduced in Congress this week. This groundbreaking legislation encourages timely diagnosis, promotes innovative approaches to supporting family care partners and removes regulatory barriers to disease-modifying treatments. Read more here: https://www.usagainstalzheimers.org/press/usagainstalzheimers-endorses-change-act

This week, the CHANGE Act was introduced in Congress. This legislation will help individuals with Alzheimer’s receive timely and accurate assessment, detection and diagnosis. Furthermore, the bill supports innovative approaches to support family caregivers, and removes regulatory barriers to disease-modifying treatments. Together, we can turn this bill into reality! Let your Senators and Representatives know that you support CHANGE by signing the petition here: https://actions.usagainstalzheimers.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=21470&email= caitlin.pratt@annelewisllc.com&ask=15&amounts=15,25,50,100,250,500&track=20180207-nd

We fully support the Concentrating on High-Value Alzheimer’s Needs to Get to an End (CHANGE) Act. This bill will transform the approach to diagnosis, care, and cure of Alzheimer’s, and benefit millions of families. We are spreading the word on this important issue and educating the public about the legislation. Learn more about the bill and join the conversation here: https://goo.gl/k6BwuW. The more voices that join in, the faster we can achieve change – and stop Alzheimer’s.

 

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Helping Family Create Joy Filled Moments

Helping Family Create Joy Filled Moments

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Host, Lori La Bey, is excited to have Julie Bigham join her Tuesday Feb 6th, to  discuss how to help families engage those they love with dementia. Join the conversation by calling in or using the chat box to talk with us.

Contact Julie Bigham at Joy Filled Visits, LLC

Email:  julsbigham@yahoo.com

Website: www.joyfilledvisits.com

Phone:  704-910-9279

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Brain Rules for Aging Well

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Dr John Medina, Author of

Brain Rules for Aging Well

Thursday, January 18th, 2018  2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST

and 7pm London

Lori La Bey founder and Host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio interviews Dr John Medina, author of Brain Rules for Aging Well,”? and other books in his series on brain health.  John is a developmental Molecular Biologist, who has had a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. He is a New York Times bestseller.  Come and join the conversation!

Contact Dr. John Medina and Find His Books at:

www.brainrules.net

 

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Deadline March 2nd, 2018

Whether you are simply fascinated by the wonders of the brain or have a personal story to tell about you or a loved one living with brain disease, we want to hear from you! Your story could inspire others and help raise awareness of the need for more funding for research into cures. Submit a video to the 2018 Neuro Film Festival by March 2.

   SUBMIT TODAY

Four Categories…Four Chances to Win!

One Grand Prize winning video from each of the following categories will receive $1,000:

1.            “Why I think Neuroscience Is… Cool”—Tell us why the brain is fascinating (for students ages 13-17 only)

2.            “Why I think Neuroscience Is… Rewarding”—Tell us how discovery opens doors (for college students, medical school students, neurology residents)

3.            “Why I think Neuroscience Is… Essential”—Tell us why research is key (for families, patients, neurologists)

4.            “Why I think Neuroscience Is… Critical”—Tell us why advocacy makes an impact (for advocates, neurologists, neurology professionals, government, patient groups, families)

Visit Neurofilmfestival.com to learn more about the contest, get inspiration for topics within each category, and submit your entry today!

 

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Musical Play Highlights A Mother & Daughters Relationship through Dementia

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

My Mother Has 4 Noses Is Back!

Musical Play – One Daughter’s Story of Life with Her Mother Who Has Dementia

Lori La Bey host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio interviews Jonatha Brooke, a highly acclaimed singer/songwriter with 4 major label releases, and 9 CDs on her own label, Bad Dog Records.  She has written for film, including Disney’s Peter Pan and Tinkerbell series; TV, including the theme for Joss Whedan’s  Dollhouse; and for other artists – Katy Perry, Madeleine Peyroux, Lizz Wright, Joe Sample.

The interview will focus on Jonatha’s 2014, One-Woman Musical, My Mother Has 4 Noses, which played Off Broadway at the Duke Theater. It was a Critic’s picks in the NY Times, and NY Post and ran for 3 months.  La Bey has personally seen the show several times, with a variety of friends and associates.  Each time, La Bey has been so impressed with the beautiful storyline highlighted through gorgeous music, which allows the audience laugh and cry together, removing the isolation dementia can create.

 Contact Information for Jonatha Brooke

jonathabrooke.com     jungletheater.com       4noses.org

jonathabrooke/facebook.com

  

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Deadline March 2nd, 2018

Whether you are simply fascinated by the wonders of the brain or have a personal story to tell about you or a loved one living with brain disease, we want to hear from you! Your story could inspire others and help raise awareness of the need for more funding for research into cures. Submit a video to the 2018 Neuro Film Festival by March 2.            

   SUBMIT TODAY  

Four Categories…Four Chances to Win!

One Grand Prize winning video from each of the following categories will receive $1,000:

1.            “Why I think Neuroscience Is… Cool”—Tell us why the brain is fascinating (for students ages 13-17 only)

2.            “Why I think Neuroscience Is… Rewarding”—Tell us how discovery opens doors (for college students, medical school students, neurology residents)

3.            “Why I think Neuroscience Is… Essential”—Tell us why research is key (for families, patients, neurologists)

4.            “Why I think Neuroscience Is… Critical”—Tell us why advocacy makes an impact (for advocates, neurologists, neurology professionals, government, patient groups, families)

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Early Onset Alzheimer’s- the Value of Knowing

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

with Joy Loverde on

The Value of Knowing…

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018  2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST and 7pm London

 

Host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio, Lori La Bey,  will interview Author and Consultant Joy Loverde.  Joy’s latest book, “Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old,” is filled with great nuggets of information.  the ladies will be diving into chapter 14 which addresses the value of knowing if you have Early Onset Alzheimer’s.  Come and join the conversation.

You can reach Joy Loverde at:

Website – www.elderindustry.com               Go to Amazon to purchase the book:  Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old?  

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