Lori La Bey is an inspiring speaker who has committed her life to changing our dementia care culture. On this path she has found what is good for dementia is good for the rest of the world. She has been recognized by Oprah as a "Health Hero" and AARP MN as an "Inspiring Leader and Disruptor. Maria Shriver called her an "Architect of Change" and Dr Oz and Sharecare named her "The #1 Influencer Online for Alzheimer's." Lori also speaks to kindergartners to college students, to businesses to individuals and advocates.
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Lori La Bey is a passionate and inspiring keynote speaker and the founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, a Minnesota based advocacy group and media outlet making an international impact by providing education and support for those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia’s. Her own mother struggled with dementia for over 30 years.
Lori's radio show is also believed to be the first program dedicated to dementia in the world, along with the first webinar series called, “Dementia Chats™,” whose experts are those diagnosed with the disease.
La Bey ignited the fire that sparked the first Dementia Friendly Community in the United States, in Watertown, Wisconsin in 2013. In 2011, she launched what is believed to be the first Memory Café in the U.S. in Roseville, Minnesota and 2016. As a founding member of the Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team 2013, and committee member developing the Dementia Caregivers Re-Entry Initiative in 2016.
In the fall of 2015, La Bey become a Platinum Sponsor and helped launch the new Hollywood film, “His Neighbor Phil,” which highlights a wide range of emotions families struggle with, as well as the great depths of simple joys while experiencing and caring for someone with dementia. Lori identified a need for Dementia Friendly Travel; and had successful Symposium and Caribbean Cruise in 2017; for those with early to mid-memory loss, their families and friends.
La Bey is a highly sought-after speaker, trainer and advocate for new delivery systems and attitudes towards those with living and dealing with dementia. In November of 2013, she was appointed to be an International Ambassador for the Purple Angel Project, the new global symbol for dementia.
La Bey is driven to provide a variety of FREE RESOURCES to connect family, friends, professionals, advocates and those just interested in learning how to live positive and purpose filled lives with dementia. Her goal is to continue to develop and provide unique delivery systems that have 24/7 access.
Changing How Caregiving Is Perceived, Received and Delivered.