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Dementia Friendly Businesses & Communities – Here are the needs those with dementia identify

Today our Dementia Chats Experts, those diagnosed and living with cognitive impairment, discuss what they would like to see their communities provide them to show they are truly a “Dementia Friendly Business or Communities.”  You will find great tips for businesses and communities to consider.

Our experts today are: Michael Ellenbogen, Laurie Scherrer, Bob Savage and Truthful Loving Kindness. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates the conversation. Lori can be reached at or visit Alzheimer’s Speaks website.

Voices of Those Diagnosed with Dementia

Dementia Chats™ was created with the intention to educate people living with dementia; their care partners both family and friends as well as professionals and advocates. Our Experts are those diagnosed with dementia. We have been doing this series since July of 2012.

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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.” 

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Wisconsin Leading the Pack Nationally with it’s Cutting Edge Dementia Campaign

Wisconsin Does It Again!

Leading the pack nationally with it’s cutting edge dementia campaign.

I can’t wait to see the the full film!

This documentary has been initiated by and is about the State of Wisconsin and the redesign efforts being done by the Department of Health Services to better support people with dementia in our communities.  It features a tremendous variety of topics.

  • The Dementia Care Specialists who are employed by Counties and how they support caregivers, people with dementia and their local efforts to collaborate to establish dementia friendly community initiatives.
  • The Jefferson County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), and the role ADRCs have in the redesign
  • Perspectives from local caregivers and people with dementia
  • Local dementia friendly businesses and 2 Dementia Friendly Community organizations – The Fox Valley Memory Project and the Watertown Dementia Awareness Coalition
  • Collaborative partners in the redesign including the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, and the Helen Bader Foundation
  • Physician from a memory diagnostic clinic
  • The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute discussing national research being done at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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HNP_teaser_clipsIf you are interested in hosting an film event featuring “His Neighbor Phil” please contact Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks who is a platinum sponsor of the movie.

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Look & Listen – It’s Been A Long Time Coming, But Change Is Happening!

It’s Been A Long Time Coming

But Change In Dementia Care Is Happening!


 Look, Listen and You Will Find Conversations Happening,

Along with Strong Collaborations Forming

Lori La Bey Founder of Alzheimer's Speaks

Lori La Bey Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

Here are just a couple of the things I’m involved in this coming week!

There will be a lot of exciting things coming out of Wisconsin this year on becoming Dementia Friendly, because the state is now on board. Check out information on the WALA Event as well.

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I have the privilege of meeting with the Australian team shaking up the world of Dementia Care. I can’t wait to share what I learn.  Here is their video if you so how missed it.

For More Information Visit www.UnitedCareAgeing.org.au


Also I will be on this weeks Common Sense Caregiving Discussion which Gary Joseph LeBlanc has.  Other guests will be Norm’s Mc Namara, Founder of the global movement The Purple Angel Project and so much more, along with Harry Urban, founder of the  “Forget Me Not” group on Facebook. I will post our discussion once it goes live.  

For More resources on Dementia and Caregiving Check out our website below.

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Building Dementia Friendly

Businesses & Communities

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Michael Ellenbogen newest pic 102813Michael Ellenbogen was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2008. He founded the Michael Ellenbogen Movement.

Lori La Bey Founder of Alzheimer's Speaks

Lori La Bey Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

Lori La Bey is the Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks an advocacy group in the US that provides education and support for those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

The two explain what dementia friendly businesses and communities are and why they are so important.

They identify the challenges that dementia creates for persons, families, family caregivers, healthcare, social and justice systems, and communities, and explain how dementia friendly communities help in overcoming the challenges.

Michael and Lori share their messages for families who are concerned about the possibility of dementia challenges developing in their family members.

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Learn about the Purple Angel Project – the new global symbol for dementia.

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For information on Michael Ellenbogen and his movement Click Here

 For information on Lori La Bey Click the logo below.


For information on the Family Caregivers Unite  Click Here.

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Today at 3pm EST, 2pm CST, 1pm MST, 12pm PST and 8pm London time

Today’s discussion will be on What Do We Want Businesses and Communities To Do To Become Dementia Friendly… How Can They Really Make A Difference?

Please join the conversation.  We would love to hear your ideas!

Sessions are recorded and archived to watch later too!


For additional information check out our website!

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Our wonderful friend from the UK Norrms Mc Namara has made another HUGE stride forward on an international level to shift our dementia care culture.  Watch, Learn and then take action in your own community or business.

If you or organization needs help please feel free to contact Alzheimer’s Speaks and we can assist you in the process of becoming dementia aware and dementia friendly.  We have all kinds of programs, tools and free content to help you.


Don’t forget to register  your business, product, service or tool in our

FREE International Collaborative Resource Directory!

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Two New Training Programs

On Dementia For Businesses

Lori La Bey with Alzheimer’s Speaks and Senior Lifestyle Trends launches two new programs:

Dementia Friendly Businesses

Professional Ethics In Your Caring Role

If you are interested in more information about Lori La Bey’s educational programs please go to the Event Planners Section on www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com

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