Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimerâ€™s Speaks
Driving Change in Our Dementia Care Culture
Lori started her formal career working with the developmentally disabled. For nine years she thrived on organizing and streamlining systems to improve the quality of life for her residents.
Loriâ€™s second career was a tweny-five year journey in residential real estate. There she identified the senior market long before others accepted the demographic facts. Lori developed The Classic Lifestylesâ„˘ Program a one stop educational and support services for seniors, their families, and the professional working with them. The program focused on removing the fear wrapped in later life transitions. It was here Lori began her speaking and training career.
The affiliates of the Classic Lifestyles Program understand the many selling and moving dilemmas faced as we age. They realize for the average person not in a crisis, the decision process can take one to five years. For those in crisis, the situation gets complicated and overwhelming quickly. The ability to know and understand the choices available to is limited without professional support of those in the industry who specialize in later life transitions. Let our affiliates help you make an educated decision, protect your interests, reduce your stress; and get you through this changing, challenging and exciting time in your life. Contact Us and we will refer you to a team member, who understands your needs and has the resources to help you.
Senior Lifetstyle Trends
Out of demand, Lori launched Senior Lifestyle Trends, a company which designs educational programs for Seniorâ€™s and their families, Realtors and other industries interested in learning more about the Senior Market. Through Senior Lifestyle Trends, Lori helps companies and individuals shift their delivery systems by changing how their services are perceived, received and delivered. She uses Emotional Based Trainingâ„˘ to shift the hearts and the souls of your employees, clients and volunteers; to align them with your mission; allowing you to meet your goals! Here we can help you via Coaching, Consulting or Presentations.
For a Sampling of programs click here
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Above is Lori La Bey, her Mother Dorothy, Daughter Danielle and Tom, Danielle's Father at a picnic at Maplewood Care Center.
Over the years, Lori's Motherâ€™s disease progressed, and so she created the Alzheimerâ€™s Speaks out of her personal frustration to find alzheimer's resources while coping with her Mother's Dementia. During her journey with her parents she began to journal and started Speaking, Training, and Consulting and Coaching on Alzheimerâ€™s disease, Dementia and caregiving. Her third career was now in full swing. Lori developed and now utilizes what she calls Emotional Based Trainingâ„˘ to shift hearts and and mind sets of her clients and audiences.
Watch the sample speaker video in the bottom left corner of this page, called "Driving Change In Caregiving" which will give you an idea of what Lori can offer your organization.
Friends, family, and co-workers encouraged Lori to write a Book on her unique and positive perspective on dementia and caregiving. In 2009, Lori started the Alzheimerâ€™s Speaks Blog to test her storytelling skills. There she received confirmation she definitely needs to write a book about her very personal journey regarding caregiving and dementia. Lori has purposely not finished the book as she feels it is a story of lessons her parents have taught her and the journey with her Mother is not over. She has been Published in three other books with a fourth releasing soon.
The Alzheimerâ€™s Speaks YouTube Channel was requested by family, friends, clients and co-workers. The channel was launched in February of 2010. Lori has been amazed at the number of conferences she has attended where she has personally seen her videos being used by others to teach coping skills to shift demenita care culture. "It always makes me step back, smile and be grateful each time I see a video of my Mother or myself on the screen. It's just nice to know others are finding our work useful." says La Bey.
In 2011, Lori launched Alzheimer's Speaks Radio, which she believes is the first radio show in the world dedicated to dementia. The response has been amazing around the globe, connecting people through social media and focusing the commonalities of our struggles and joy with dementia verse our differences.
Lori also brought the first Memory CafĂ© to the US from the UK, in 2011. The Memory Cafe is a social support group for people with early memory loss and their care partners. J. Arthur's Memory Cafe is located in Roseville, MN.
In 2012, Lori launched a very unique webinar series called "Shifting Your Dementia Care Cultureâ„˘" which brings all levels of employees together to learn new techniques and develope new skill sets regarding dementia care culture. It is here in these sessions, Lori exposes not only staff but families and the general public to her Emotional Based Trainingâ„˘ techniques, shifting hearts and minds to deliver person centered care for those with dementia.
Also in 2012, Lori launched "Dementia Chatsâ„˘ - While We Still Can" a firsts of it's kind webinar series which is FREE to the public. Here Lori interviews experts living with dementia. Lori feels strongly we have lost traction by not tapping into the knowledge of those living with dementia and so she is committed to correct that error. Through this series, people are amazed at the knowledge they gain from people who have early onset dementia. For people diagnosed with dementia they find a resolve and support for what they are dealing with. The information transforms caregivers and care partners to shift their dementia care culture and change the way they deliver care. People comment of the calmness the feel once they understand they whys and hows of the disease. The most common comments from attendees are "If I only knew earlier I would have been a much better caregiver," or "This changes everything for me. I get it now."
Over the years Lori has received a multitude of Media Coverage for her expertise and innovative initiatives. Today, Lori has revised Alzheimerâ€™s Speaks to be a true Virtual Resource Center to share her vision to Shift Our Dementia Care Culture on a global level and to raise the voice of all stake holders.
Lori believes the internet is a gift that allows us to communicate and have access to the information we long for. The opportunities are endless when you open the door to possibilities. We hope you will join us, in disseminating information and allowing others to have access to the information they so desparately need and desire in a simple and easily fashion.
Please explore our Partnership Opportunities. Alzheimerâ€™s Speaks wants to provide you the exposure you need and deserve, at a reasonable price while enhancing the life of those dealing and living with dementia.
Keep in mind, Alzheimerâ€™s Speaks Virtual Resource Center will constantly be changing and improving to provide new information and resources to meet the caring needs of people worldwide. If you have ideas please let us know.
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Oh and donâ€™t miss this great opportunity to join us with the launch of The Pride Principleâ„˘ a social media presence designed to show viral support for our elderly which is FREE platform!
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