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Have a Safe & Happy 4th of July

Wishing everyone the very best this 4th of July weekend. May you, your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and those around you align and lift up our country. May we work together to make our country better for all. May we respect other viewpoints and have open conversations to expand our knowledge base and provide better services. May we protect one another one all levels as we live together in community. May we stay strong and be pride filled in each moment granted us.

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Independence Day – What does it make you think of?

Independence Day –

What does it make you think of?

For me, it triggers many things.  Fireworks and parties seems to be on the top of the list for most I talk to, yet this year I’m going a bit deeper for myself.  It’s a time of reflection on what it took to found the US and make it independent.  It’s about the price it cost us and how I want to look at being independent differently going forward.

I think of the bravery it took to break away and go away from a country many thought wasn’t working for them anymore and to create a new environment. To break away from a lifestyle which was the only one they ever knew.  To  reach for a vision they believed in with a passion.

Yet, as I look at what our country has become, I now want to break away from it, just as I have tried to do with dementia.  To stop accepting the status quo as normal, good and acceptable.  To try to improve the quality of care for those diagnosed and those caring for them.

Some may ask, but how does one start.  There in hand is your answer.


Stop being afraid of failure and fear.  The only real thing worth being afraid of is…

You not being all you can be.  You not standing up to your own values and You not using your talents.

As I have submerged myself in the world of dementia, I have found that what is lacking is not so much dementia specific but, rather our Care Culture.  This is something not really identified, appreciated or talked about.  So I ask you who have taken the time to read this to think about your own life – family, work, friends, community… and really do some soul-searching on how you as an individual can make our country strong and proud again, by becoming independent.  By becoming a leader.  If you are like me you don’t even like to listen to the news as it is all about disrespect and harm to others.

If we individually concentrate on our Care Culture, we can each take small steps which will have a big impact.  If we believe in the ripple effect of one.  If we understand and embrace the power each person holds to create change; not only with ones self, but our personal sphere of influence and the world as a whole.

If we all choose to step up and step out to make a difference.  If we choose brilliance and love verse destruction and hate.  If we choose acceptance verse judgement.  If we choose trust over defiance. If we choose a better life for ourselves and others.

Become independent in thoughts, words and actions to make this world a better place.  One we can be proud of. One which lifts souls verse slamming them to the ground. Do so, in any area that aligns with you and your authentic being will be seen, heard and noticed.

When looking at the fireworks tonight, think of all that is possible. All you can change, if you choose to believe in the power of yourself.

May we all have a wonderful and safe 4th of the July.  I look forward to watching our care culture shift to one of compassion and collaboration in the coming years ahead.

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Kathy Shoaf the travel agent handling the symposium and cruise can be reached at: 219-608-2002 or email her at Kathy.Shoaf@CruisePlanners.com

Color Your Mind by Maria Shriver

“This is an amazing book which brings a holistic approach to engaging those with dementia and their care partners.  I love how Maria intertwines the simple yet creative works of coloring which has been embraced by so many people looking for a peacefulness within and now has created a product specifically designed for those living with dementia.”

~  Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks


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Wishing You a Wonderful & Safe 4th Of July

Wishing You a Wonderful & Safe 4th Of July


Each of us has the power to sparkle and light up the world.

Wishing you the insight and ability to to tap you individual power.


Lori La Bey Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks


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Alzheimer’s Speaks Wishes You All

A Safe & Fun Holiday!

Enjoy your family and friends

Lori La Bey founder of Alzheimer's Speaks

Lori La Bey founder of
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Wishing you all a happy and safe 4th of July. 

Here in Minnesota is it suppose to hit 100!      That will be a record for us on the 4th.

I so appreciate all of your support by following and retweeting and reposting my articles.   I know in my heart we are making a difference together! 

Please stay tuned, as the 1st International Resource Website for Dementia I’ve been working on for the past year will be rolling out very soon!


Take care and God Bless you all

Lori La Bey

Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

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