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The First Collaborative

International Resource Directory For Dementia

Alzheimer’s Speaks a Minnesota based company, launched a ground breaking platform today to shift dementia care  worldwide. The advocacy group provides education and support for those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and caregiving.

Today, the first Collaborative International Resource Directory for Dementia, hit the internet.  The website, www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com was developed to shift dementia care from crisis to comfort, by providing a platform where individuals and organizations can easily share information pertinent to the disease and caregiving.

 

The Founder and CEO of Alzheimer’s Speaks, is Lori La Bey.  She continues to live in Minnesota  where her    mother has struggled with memory loss for thirty years and has been in her end stages of the Alzheimer’s disease for the past four years.  La Bey understands the frustrations and struggles of dealing with memory loss.  She has experienced the disconnect first hand and has committed her life to remove stigmas, ease the pain and give hope to people thrown in the trenches of this disease.

Alzheimer’s Speaks also produces and hosts a radio show dedicated to dementia, which is the first of it’s kind in the world and is featured on the website.  All episodes are archived.

 

The statistics on dementia are staggering. In the World Alzheimer Report 2009, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) estimated 36 million people worldwide are living with dementia.

  • The numbers are expected to double every 20 years to 66 million by 2030, and 115

million by 2050.

  • The worldwide costs of dementia (US $604 billion in 2010) amount to more than 1% of

global GDP, according to the World Alzheimer Report 2010.

  • If dementia care were a country, it would be the world’s 18th largest economy.

 

Alzheimer’s Speaks  believes hope not fear needs to be our driving force for change.  They believe collaborative and alternative approaches push society forward in search for answers; and by working together and sharing knowledge we can win the battle against dementia.

 

La Bey believes it is time to remove the fear and provide economical services, tools, concepts and products to those in need. La Bey says, ”By working together we can improve our dementia care delivery systems, fund research as well as programs for patients and caregivers, and empower people worldwide to shift their own personal care culture to remove stigmas>”

 

The Collaborative International Resource Directory provides a variety of categories  where individuals and businesses can come together as one and share pertinent information with one another. There are FREE and for FEE listings, as well as partnerships opportunities.  Below is a sampling of categories for sharing information:

FREE Categories are:

Great Reads – Articles, Blogs, Books, Newsletters, Personal Writings, Publications

Fantastic Flicks & Audios – Audios, Films, Videos

Memory Cafes – (Memory Cafes is a sub category of Caring Support Services)

Events – Activities, Conferences, Support Groups, Webinars and Seminars

 

Fee Categories are:

Speakers, Trainers, Coaches & Consultants

Caring Support Services – Abuse & Neglect, Accessibility & Transportation, Adult Day, Advocacy Programs, Art Products & Programs, Associations & Organizations, Business to Business, Care Consultants, Clothing, Communication Systems, Education, End of Life,  Entertainment, Exercise & Fitness, Financial Services, Foundations & Charities, Furnishings, Government Agencies, Home Healthcare, Home Repair & Maintenance, Hospitals & Clinics, Household Goods, Housing Options, Insurance, Legacy, Legal Services, Mediation & Conflict Resolution, Medical Trials, Memory Cafes (FREE), Miscellaneous, Moving Consultants – Organizers & Move Managers, Nutrition, Prescriptions & Supplements, Prevention, Religion & Spirituality, Stores & Shopping Venues, Support Groups, Technology

Events – Activities, Conferences, Support Groups, Webinars/Seminars

 

People can upload pertinent information regarding dementia by going to this link:

http://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/component/resourcedirectory

For a list of information needed and instructions visit this link:

http://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/partner-with-us

We Hope You will Join

Alzheimer’s Speaks in

Shifting Dementia Care

throughout the World

 

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Please check on the flier below for detail of the Radio Show “Real Women On Health” which will air live on Jan 26th,2011 Wednesday at 12:30pm Eastern Time. 

This will be a great show.  Come and join us for the discussion on “Caregiving: From Crisis to Comfort.”

 

TO ENLARGE CLICK ON FLIER

 

Read more about Lori La Bey Here

Please view her video blog with Rick Phelps, a young man with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease to appreciate what Caregivers can expect 

Join our conversation this Wednesday January 26th, 2011 at 12:30 pm Eastern time….It’s easy!

Just call 1-646-929-2625 between 12:30 and 1:00pm Est 

or go to the internet radio station  for REAL WOMEN ON HEALTH

 

No time today  View all Real Women On Health Podcast

Or Listen to podcasts on itunes here

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Lori La Bey of Alzheimer's Speaks & Senior Lifestyle Trends

 

   

   

DR. Zoë A. Lewis, with Hope Through Knowledge   

has two great interviews to share with you. 

 
 
September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day – a day when Alzheimer’s Activists from around the globe join forces to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and its impact on our families, communities and nations. Today, 35 million people worldwide are affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias, and this number is growing rapidly. World Alzheimer’s Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and the need for more education, support and research. You can do your part too by simply passing along this link and share vital information. Remember – You are not alone!
 

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