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Dementia The Power of Simplicity – Addressing Real Life Stigmas Associated With Dementia In Arizona

Lori La Bey Chief Executive Officer

Of Alzheimer’s Speaks,

Addresses Real Life Stigmas Associated With Dementia

At Upcoming ARPF Meeting

ARPF_logoThe Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation (ARPF) today announced that Lori La Bey, the chief executive of Alzheimer’s Speaks, will be the featured presenter on February 27 at the ARPF- sponsored workshop in Scottsdale, in association with Affordable Home Care. Alzheimer’s Speaks provides information and social media communities for those coping with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

La Bey’s presentation, entitled The Power of Simplicity; Explore the Myths & Magic of Disease, will look at what you can do to understand the world in which a person with dementia lives.

There are five objectives for La Bey’s presentation:

  1. Get new insight into an old problem;
  2. Learn to identify stress triggers when interacting with a person who has dementia;
  3. Get empowered to change your personal care culture;
  4. Walk out with new tools that are simple to implement and share with others;
  5. Discuss resources available for professionals and the public.

The ARPF and Alzheimer’s Speaks also announced a global partnership to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Together the organizations will provide caregivers with education and tools that will enable them to take care of loved ones.

“The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) is honored to collaborate with Alzheimer’s Speaks to improve our Dementia Care Culture and empower all caregivers and people at risk of developing dementia to lead a healthier lifestyle, which can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. President and Medical Director, Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation.

“If you are like millions of Americans and others around the world, your top health priority is ‘staying mentally sharp as I age.’ ARPF has been working on prevention for 21 years through education and research on lifestyle-based interventions. It’s going to take all of us working together to defeat this multi-faceted disease and we are delighted to join forces with other organizations that have a similar mission.”

Lori_040_1LQSoftCroppedLa Bey has been working tirelessly for years to destigmatize Alzheimer’s and dementia.  “They say that it takes a village to raise a child,” says La Bey. “It also takes a village to take care of those who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.  In my presentation, I’ll give the attendees concrete advice on how to take care of loved ones suffering from dementia. We’ll talk about taking care of the person and we’ll also discuss how to take care of yourself because that’s equally important.”

Through its multi-channel platform Alzheimer’s Speaks and Premier Partners at, Sharecare gives people accurate, clear and concise health and wellness information. The power behind Sharecare’s unique Q&A format is its collective wisdom, providing health-seeking consumers with answers reflecting multiple expert perspectives – greatly simplifying the search for quality information. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz in partnership with Harpo Productions, Sony Pictures Television and Discovery Communications.

Worldwide, 13 percent of people aged 60 and older will require long-term care with about half having dementia. Between 2010 and 2050, the total number of older people with dementia care needs is expected to triple from 101 to 277 million. The economic impact of dementia is staggering. The worldwide cost of dementia care is US $600 billion or 1 percent of global GDP.

Join the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, Alzheimer’s Speaks and Affordable Home Care in shifting our dementia care culture.

When:        Thursday, February 27, 2014

Time:          4:00pm until 5:30pm

Where:       Har Zion Congregation
6140 E. Thunderbird Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Parking and entrance in the back of the building
RSVP:         RSVP to Zach Shaw-zshaw@affordablehomecare.com; 480-451-8183480-451-8183

Seating is Limited, Register Today!

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About Alzheimer’s Speaks

Alzheimer’s Speaks has been recognized by Sharecare for its multi-channel platform, giving

Alz Speaks multi logo_091113Alzheimer’s Speaks has been named the #1 influencer online for Alzheimer’s by Sharecare with Dr. Oz. Alzheimer’s speaks provides a variety of platforms and forums to educate and shift our dementia care culture for both professional and family caregivers along with the public at large. Alzheimer’s Speaks believes collaborative and alternative approaches push society forward in search for answers and that working together and sharing knowledge is the best way to win the battle against this disease. Alzheimer’s Speaks believes it is time to shift caregiving from crisis to comfort by removing the fear and providing economical services, tools, concepts and products to those in need. For more information please visit: www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com or http://www.sharecare.com/group/alzheimers-speaks

About Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation

ARPF_logoNow in its 21st year, the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides an alternative to the conventional, “magic bullet” drug approach. We believe that you can help yourself, right now, by utilizing a holistic or integrative medical approach, based on the lifestyle tools we advocate. Modern medical research reveals that all of the aspects of the ARPF’s Four Pillars of Prevention Plan, especially when used together, help build a healthier and stronger brain and memory.

For More Information Contact:

Conni Ingallina, Alzheimer’s Research Prevention Foundation 

7949 E. Acoma Drive, Suite 207,  Scottsdale, AZ 85260
      (888) 908-5766(888) 908-5766

 Lori La Bey, Alzheimer’s Speaks

PO Box 9846,  St. Paul, MN 55109     (651) 748-4714(651) 748-4714

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