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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!


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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Well how fun is it to get this award.  I love the idea.  Here are the rules below.

Nominees for this award are required to:

1.  Thank the blogger who nominated them.  I my case that was Theresa Hupp.  Her blog is called

“Story & History~ One writer’s journey through life and time”  Thank you Theresa for picking Alzheimer’s Speaks for this award.

2.  Post the One Lovely Blog emblem on their blog.  Proudly done!

3.  List seven random facts about themselves.  Here goes everyone:

    • I was a Grandma before I was a mom…figure that one out…LOL
    • Being around water makes me peaceful
    • Laughter is a must in my life, not an option
    • I can be an introvert… I know for many that is hard to believe
    • Friendships are the best of all treasures in the world
    • My favorite color is PURPLE
    • There is nothing more precious to me that truly connecting with a person

4.  Nominate fifteen other bloggers for the award, and let them know of their nomination. 

In no particular order the nominees are…

My Demented Mother by Kathy Ritchie. Kathy’s raw honesty has always seared my soul as she shares her ride on the emotional roller coaster of Dementia.  Kudos Kathy for your bravery.

Dr. Richard Taylor, Ph.D. by Dr. Richard Taylor. Richard was diagnosed with Dementia probably of the Alzheimer’s type and has been an international advocate for the disease.  Recently Richard was diagnosed with cancer and so he will be taking a break from posting, but his website and blog are a wealth of information and should not be ignore.  Richards insights are life changing. Prayers are coming your way my friend. You have made an incredible difference in the world regarding Dementia.  It is an honor to call you  my friend.  Thank you for all you do.

Mind-Start by Monica Heltemes.  Monica is a Occupational Therapist by trade.  Her commitment to change Dementia Care Culture through her insights and products is phenomenal.  I just love this woman and how she thinks and addresses things. Thanks for your friendship and wisdom Monica.

AARP Caregiving Resource Center & Blog  This site is a wealth of information.  We all want to live purposeful lives as we age, even when ill.  AARP can help us do just that.  Thank you ARRP for making critical  information to everyone.

Sharecare Blog  This site is rich and full of great information.  Sharecare was created by Dr. Oz and Jeff Arnold and is loaded with amazing information and resources to live a healthy life at any stage or age.  Make sure to check out Sharecare’s Top 10 Influencers on a variety of subjects.  Thank you Jeff and Dr Oz for your big vision to make the world a better place.

Alzheimer’s Reading Room by Bob Demarco.  Bob has done an incredible job building a great community for those dealing with dementia.   He has personally lived the journey with his Mother Dotty and inspired many through his life lessons, updates on research and honest thoughts.  Keep up the great work Bob.

Real Women on Health by Kelley Connors. Kelley has a wonderful blog which is a great resource for a variety of topics important to women. Kudos girlfriend!

Alzheimer’s Association Blog has update to date information and resources for those dealing with dementia. I thank you for your work.

Care Space is an online community addressing social care over in the UK.  My good friend Norrms McNamara, who has Lewy Body Disease posts here often.  Norrms is an amazing writer sharing his insights, thoughts and vision to shift our Dementia care culture around the world.  Norrms I raise my glass to you buddy.  Cheers for making such an impact world wide!

June K. Berg a Journey through Alzheimer’s by Stanton O. Berg.  This is a true love story written by a husband and driven by his love for his wife to improve our Dementia care.  Stan offers his personal insights and often posts updated statistics prior to the other large organizations.  He is great source of information. Kudos Stan for your diligence I’m sure June is looking down on you and bursting with pride.

Oprah’s Blog.  As with everything Oprah does her blog is spirited, fun, uplifting and thought provoking. I love the work you do Orpah! Thank you for being you.

About.com Alzheimer’s/Dementia Blog  by Esther Heerema.  This blog is loaded with tons of information from research and daily living ideas.   Kudos Esther for keeping us informed.

Sharing my life with Lewy Body Dementia.  This blog documents ones’ persons journey with  Lewy Body Dementia. Thank you for sharing your life experiences with us.

Early Onset Blog  This blog gives great insight to the progression of the disease from early onset. Once again honest insights from one on the journey with Dementia. Your work here is important.  Thank you.

Changing Aging Blog by Dr. Bill Thomas.  Bill has been leading the world in culture change for years.  He covers an expansive array of topics that are always thought provoking. Bill you have and continue to make such huge strides in shifting our care culture.  Thank you for your work.

Big Thank you to everyone working

to make the world a better place to live.

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Dementia –

Remembering 4 You &

What’s Really Possible

Today Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio interviews Dr. Ethelle Lord and Author Martha Stettinius.  Both women gave us great tips and  hope for connecting to those with dementia.

Dr. Lord’s husband, was diagnosed with vascular Alzheimer’s in 2003. She says he has been her greatest teacher in the field of Alzheimer’s.  She owns Remembering 4 You.





Martha Stettinius is the author of “Inside the Dementia Epidemic: A Daughter’s Memoir.”  She’s a sandwich generation mom with 2 teenagers at home and a mother with advanced dementia. Martha sees Alzheimer’s not as a “long good-bye” but as a “long hello.”

www.insidedementia.com    martha@insidedementia.com

To Listen to the Radio Show Click on

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Learn more about Alzheimer’s Speaks and becoming Dementia Friendly by clicking on the banner below

The #1 Influencer online for Alzheimer’s Disease according to Sharecare.com

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#Alzheimer’s Facebook Chat

on Monday Nov 5th

7pm EST, 6pm CST, 4pm PST

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To Join The Chat

I encourage you go to the site 5 or 10 minutes early.


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