Posts Tagged ‘hope’

How Is Covid 19 Affecting You And Those You Care For With Dementia?

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

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How Is The Corona Virus Affecting You And Those You Care For With Dementia? Let’s talk about your feelings, fears, plans and ideas!

We understand this is a very scary time for most everyone around the world and we want to have an honest conversation without judgement and let people share their thoughts, their feelings, their fears, their plans, their ideas. 

We want to know how you are adjusting to the changes occurring daily from interactions with family, friends, social circles as well as medical appointments, adult day care. To community care for a loved one; to jobs, schools and churches closings; to transportation, shopping, travel, fitness centers and grocery stores… We want to hear from you and how the corona virus is affecting you. 

Our host, Lori La Bey is excited to facilitate this important conversation and as usual wants to hear the voices of those living with dementia, families caring for them as well as professionals and businesses supporting dementia care.

 Alzheimer’s Speaks was built with a foundation of giving voice to all and helping people feel comfortable discussing tough issues in a respectful way.  We hope you will join the conversation! 

Please leave a comment.  We would love to hear from.

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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.

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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.

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

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Dementia Chats – Those Living with Dementia Talk Openly

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

This Is Great Gift Idea For A Family Dealing With Dementia

Parental Dementia – A guide through all the difficult questions. Author Keith Galas, is an Executive Director with 20 years’ experience and has helped families with all their difficult questions. Every chapter in the book covers a question he gets most from families.

Parental Dementia – A guide through all the difficult questions is available through Amazon, Walmart and Barnes and Noble, but if you go to www.parentaldementia.com  all Alzheimer’s Speaks listeners can get a discount by using the code word, Lori.

Available in eBook now as well

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Dementia – A Path Revealed

Tune Tuesday April 30th, 2019 at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London and in Australia on April 31st at 6am.

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Author, Carlen Maddux talks with Lori La Bey about his book: A Path Revealed: How Hope, Love, and Joy Found Us Deep in a Maze Called Alzheimer’s. Carlen shares the best advice he ever received for caring for another, the hardest things he learned on his 17 year journey with his wife’s dementia and why it’s important to be attentive to the little things and more.  Join us for an insightful conversation.

Martha Maddux

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Website:  www.carlenmaddux.com

Email:  carlen@carlenmaddux.com

Book Available on Amazon:   A Path Revealed: How Hope, Love, and Joy Found Us Deep in a Maze Called Alzheimer’s

Fight Alzheimer’s Together

Lori La Bey, CEO and Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, joins Diana Pierce of “What’s Next with Diana Pierce” to help us reframe our expectations to replace fear with HOPE!

Diana Pierce and Lori La Bey
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Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Friday, May 3rd – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“As the Cookie Crumbles”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 10th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program 

“Shifting from Crisis to Comfort”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

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

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Video Interviews with Those Living with Dementia

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The Forgiving and The Forgetting: Hope and Healing for Alzheimer’s

The Forgiving and The Forgetting

Hope and Healing for Alzheimer’s

On Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Tuesday December 13th, 2016

2pm EST,1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST and 7pm London


Tuesday, December 13th, 2016, we are thrilled to have Jade Angelica join Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  Jade’s most important and rewarding ministry, to date, was when she cared for her mother who passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2011.  Jade designs workshops, services, and trainings for Healing Moments and offers presentations throughout the country.  In addition, she offers spiritual direction for individuals and groups.  She is the playwright of The Forgiving and The Forgetting: Hope and Healing for Alzheimer’s, and author of Where Two Worlds Touch: A Spiritual Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease and Meeting Alzheimer’s: Companionship on the Journey.

Contact Information For

Email: jadeangelica@gmail.com

Phone: 563-582-4724

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Bakhus Saba and his Musicians Friends co-wrote 4 Songs

to help advocate for Dementia/Alzheimer’s





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Love Is All Around Us, Just Waiting For Us To Find It!

Love Is All Around Us,


Just Waiting For Us To Find It!

Some days as we walk our path into the world of dementia, the road can feel bumpy and hard; not knowing where we are going or how the next moment will roll out.

But during my journey

I have learned one very important lesson.

You find only

what you are willing to see. 

heart_in_skyIf we focus on the past and what we feel we have lost, we don’t allow gratitude to enter our life. The pleasure of appreciation for what we did have. 

If we focus on the scariness of the future and all the unknowns, we shut down the opportunity to create or allow brilliant moments to occur.


When we live in the moment before us RIGHT NOW, we have the power to create and allow into our lives that which we crave… love, engagement, acceptance, comfort, peace… laughter.

heart_sunset_treeI wish for you this Valentines Day that you see and accept the promise of hope and love that surrounds you in every nano second of each day, especially when it it not obvious. I personally know how difficult this can be to do, but I also know it is well worth the effort.

It is our individual choice to decide what we want to focus on. What we want to believe.  What we want to create.  What we want to allow to in our life.  I encourage you to slow down and look at the rocks, the sky, the trees and all that surrounds you. You may be very surprised and the signs of hope and love you see in places you never imagined.

Look For The Signs

They will warm your heart and bring you peace

in the most difficult and loneliest of moments.

May you each have a blessed day wrapped in love knowing you are not alone.

Lori La Bey of Alzheimer's Speaks & Senior Lifestyle TrendsLori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

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By: Michelle Remold

There is question that seems to be following me around the last few weeks and I am asked it almost every day. Most questions I am asked I am able to answer and, if not, I can look around and find the answer. This question however is not one that I am able to answer and there is no right or wrong to the question. The question I have been asked is, “What is normal?” This question wasn’t in reference to Alzheimer’s or dementia, but rather to life in general. By definition, normal is “the usual or typical state or condition.” The problem with normal is that it is different for everyone, especially for those who have Alzheimer’s or dementia and their families.

For a while now, my ‘normal’ has been working, taking classes, and doing homework. While my ‘normal’ differs at times, it is typically fairly consistent day-to-day. My ‘normal’ though is not the normal of my parents or brother. We all have what we consider to be normal and have all established routines to help with keeping things ‘normal’.

We can count on our ‘normal’ changing as we age, but there are some things we just don’t think of as being a part of our ‘normal’ down the road. Alzheimer’s and dementia are something that we don’t usually foresee as being a part of our ‘normal’ at any point in life. Then again, Alzheimer’s and dementia are not a “normal” part of aging.

After a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia, I think it can be easy to look back and think about how things will never be ‘normal’ again. The thing I think that needs to be looked at though is that a new ‘normal’ will be created. It may not always be made up of butterflies and rainbows, but whose ‘normal’ is like that anyway? What is important is to smile, laugh, cry, and enjoy the moments that matter. Try to embrace the new ‘normal’ as it comes. One day you might look back on it and wonder what you would have done without it.

???????????????????????????????Michelle graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology: Social Sciences and a minor in Family Studies. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Aging Studies and Nursing Home Administration from Minnesota State University Mankato.

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Lori La Bey of Alzheimer's Speaks


Today I Start Fresh…Coping with Memory Loss

By Lori La Bey



This is a prayer I wrote.  It can easily be changed to accommodate any religion.  Some days dealing with this disease I have to remind myself I am not in control and it is ok.



My Mother Unresponsive


Today I start fresh

I let go of all and let GOD take over

For I am his Sheppard, Let him direct me

Let him guide and protect me on my journey

For it is GOD’s Devine plan, not mine

I am just a tool in the scheme of things

Let me breathe deep and cleanse my soul

Let me see opportunities as they come before me

Let me react to all situations to maximize GOD’s plan

Let me be humble and forgive myself and others

Let me embrace the future and all the possibilities it holds

In his name I pray Amen

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Lori La Bey is interviewed by Jean Keating of Living an Aligned Life

Feature will be aired:

August 7th at 10:30am,

August 8th at 10:30am, 

August 10th at 7pm,

August 12th at 7pm,

August 14th at 10:30am,

August 17th at 7pm,

Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission at http://www.lmcc-tv.org/

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