Betty the Bald Chicken Opens Up the Conversation About Mental Health and How We Care

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Today on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio, roles are reversed as Lori Petersen a passionate dementia advocate interviews our radio host, Lori La Bey about her children’s book Betty the Bald Chicken – Lessons in How to Care.  Join us as we learn the history of the story, who was involved in the development of the children’s book, and how it is uniquely positioned as a multi-purpose book in a variety of fashions.


  1. A little background on Lori La Bey and Lori Petersen
  2. How and why did the book Betty the Bald Chicken – Lessons in How to Care, get written?
  3. Why was this book written as a Children’s book?
  4. Who is Scott Carlson and Emilee Lund?
  5. What was the process of writing a book like for you?
  6. Who is this book for?
  7. Talk about why you have the questions in the book?
  8. How can the book be used for our mental health crisis?
  9. Who are the key audiences for the book?
  10. Examples of how to use the book?
  11. How do people order the book?
  12. Another book in the work – As the Cookie Crumbles

For more information on Lori La Bey

For more information on Lori (Loe) Petersen

For 21 years, Lori worked as a Tour Director and Office Manager for Southwest Tours in Willmar and later traveled extensively as a Sales and Marketing Director for Golden Living. Some of the Golden Living facilities she represented provided specialized Memory Care. In 2006, Lori’s mother-in-law was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and Lori accelerated her interest in Alzheimer’s awareness and dementia education.  Lori was instrumental in chartering Memory Loss Educational Networks in Willmar, Olivia, Redwood Falls, Benson, and later in Montevideo.  In 2015, she was hired by CCM Health in Montevideo and worked as a Memory Care Coordinator. In December 2021, she left this position due to health reasons.  Lori continues to write a Memory Care Corner column for two SW MN newspapers and is willing to assist families find the resources they need to best support their loved one living with dementia. 

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Information On the Book  Betty The Bald Chicken – Lessons in How to Care



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