Posts Tagged ‘A-List’

Take the Survey – Help Explore the Effects of Covid on Caring

Celebrate World’s Alzheimer’s Month – Share Your Story

The A List is committed to learning how you are coping over time and what issues are problematic as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on. Today they are asksing you to take Survey 6 in their COVID-19 What Matters Most series.

This survey asks about a new crop of issues that you may be managing or are problematic as we go into the fall. For example, do you have a safe “bubble” of family and friends you are comfortable gathering with now? What is your opinion on a possible vaccine, and would you want it if available? Are you concerned about voting safely? What other emerging issues concern you?

Take the Survey

You will also notice some of the same questions we’ve asked before. This means we can learn how you and other A-LISTERS are doing over time. Thank you for your trust, your time, and support.

Meryl Comer
A-LIST Founder and 24-year AD Caregiver

Please Feel Free To Share The Survey With Others

Join Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio to share your personal Covid Story of Caring for those Dementia on Thursday Sept 10th at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12pm MT and 11am PT.

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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


For a Complete List of Dementia Chats Videos – Click Here

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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

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                                            Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey

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Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Push Dementia Forward – Participate!

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

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Dementia – Research – Advocacy & Families

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

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Host Lori La Bey talks with Meryl Comer, Co-founder of Women Against Alzheimer’s, A-List team member and co-principal investigator for the PCORI Alzheimer’s Patient/Caregiver Powered Research Network (AD-PCPRN)  and Joan M. Griffin, Associate Professor of Health Sciences Research at the Mayo Clinic. Call in and join the convervsation on research and support.

Contact Information:

  A-LIST on UsAgainstAlzheimer’s       A-LIST Facebook          A-List YouTube   Join the A-List        

Joan M Griffin Email     

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 https://youtu.be/oQILeOcQYN0

Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia
Alzheimer's Speaks Radio with Dr Jessica Zwerling.

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Find A Memory Café In Your Area

Programming starts Feb. 17th, 2019 – Preview Below

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A Beautiful Poem About Alzheimer’s


By Paula Allen 


Down by the sea

on this beautiful day

Brings back memories

of my friend far away.


He became a fireman,

and later a nurse

Never thinking his studies

would bring him face to face

with the Alzheimer’s curse.


This disease that attacks the brain

was like a mirage that left me in doubt

and he in pain.


He got his degree and followed his dream,

Moved upstate by a running stream.


As a male nurse he was in great demand

The nursing home in town he worked

with compassionate command.


Such sorrow,

sadness he witnessed.

The alzheimer’s patients endure

Knowing there was to be no cure.


Years have passed and I received a note.

He had moved to a little hamlet  on

Long Island he wrote.


Retirement has come, if only I can.

Enjoy the long-term plan.


He used the phrase in the beginning

They’ve got me in the loop and I want to let go,

It was like a spider spinning his web in his head,

oh so slow


My kindhearted friend suffered with hallucinations,

confusion and sadness each morning,

The helplessness I felt

as the new day was dawning.


The compassionate nurse has now become

the patient, so filled with fear.

Is this the end of my retirement year?


Near the end he asked me to pray,

That someone, somewhere would find the cure someday.


Thank you Paula. We so appreciate you taking the time share your poem and heart with our community.

Dementia Friendly Cruise –

Find Out What All the Excitement Is About!

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We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Symposium and Cruise and we are encouraging people to book their cabins before we are sold out!

For more details on the symposium and cruise go to https://alzheimersspeaks.com/cruise-with-us

Click here for the Symposium Program

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


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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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Learn About The A-List & How Dementia Research Will Improve Lives

Learn About The A-List

& How Dementia Research

Will Improve Lives

 A missing piece in Alzheimer’s research is hearing from those who are closest to the disease.  Don’t miss the opportunity to be heard. Join us Tuesday, May 30th and learn how you can let Researchers know What Matters Most to you and your loved ones.

Listen and learn from our panel of experts each a powerhouse as an advocate and activist for dementia. Meryl Comer, Ginny Biggar, Terry Frangiosa and Greg O’Brien.

  • You will hear how this journey is tough, even for those with resources and those who work in the area.
  • Learn how we can all learn and grow through our dementia journeys. 
  • Find out how crucial you voice is in the fight against Alzheimer’s.


Depression, Sadness, Grief & Dementia

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Learn How To Host A Screening Of The

Hollywood Film “His Neighbor Phil”


 Meet Me in Orange County June 4th

You Can Have An Impact, Even If You Can’t Make Maria Shriver’s Event. 

Become A Sponsor Help Raise Funds for Women’s Research on Dementia


Now is the perfect opportunity to join the Move for Minds experience. Please sign up today and we’ll thank you by giving you a pair of Beats urBeats Earphones ($99 value) at our Move for Minds event on June 4.  (Limit one Beats UrBeats Earphones per person-offer ends 5/24)


Join the fun at one of the events in eight different cities where you can participate in an extraordinary workout and panel discussion.  Leeza Gibbons  will be the moderator.  All you have to do is sign up online and commit to a fundraising minimum of $250.00.

Check Out The Panel of Experts

• Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D. – Brain Health 

 • Tana Amen – Nutritionist

• Katy Bowman – Biomechanist

 • Mallika Chopra– Meditation Expert

•  Dr. Joshua Grill, Ph.D. – Alzheimer’s Research

•  Lori La Bey– Caregiving / Alzheimer’s & Dementia Activist


4 Pillars of Prevention



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