Alzheimer's Speaks

Dementia Chat

Raising Voices of Those Living with Dementia

Educational, Enlightening, and Hopeful - Videos to Live Better

Dementia Chats™ was created in 2012, with the intention to educate people living with dementia, their care partners including family, friends, professionals, and advocates.

Dementia Chats™ panelists are the true experts.  They are those diagnosed with some form of dementia.  Our panelist vary from video to video depending on their personal schedules and new voices are always welcomed to join us.

Lori La Bey, the founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates Dementia Chats.  Lori learned how essential it was to listen to those diagnosed.  She found they have great insights and creative ideas to care.  They show us how to be inclusive in a new ways, which allows those with dementia to continue to feel dignified and purposeful.

Dementia: Complications & Work Arounds When What is Said Is Not Heard

What Triggers “Off Moods” and How to Pull Yourself Out of Them

Drugs, Trust and the Inequity of Care vs Cure

Upcoming Dementia Chats Sessions For 2023

Changing Process of Decision Making & When to Stop Driving

When Dementia Takes a Back Seat To Other Health Issues

Denial By A Person with Dementia Symptoms

How Weather and Astrology Effect Their Life Living with Dementia

Examples of When & How confusion Impacts Those Living with Dementia

Preparing & Adapting to Change

Living with Dementia – Stigma, Education & Adapting

Holiday Stress Triggers for those Living with Dementia

Stress, Dementia, & Gratitude 

Was the New Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm A Good Decision?

Dementia and the Arts Nov 2021 part 1 of 2

How to Communicate with People with Dementia

Examples of When & How Confusion Impacts those Living with Dementia

The Benefits of Arts & Dementia As Told by Those Living with Dementia – 1st in a Series

Technology – Help or Hinder?

Depression, Grief, Sadness and Dementia

Stress, Dementia, & Gratitude on Dementia Chats

Coping with The New Normal 

Dementia Advocacy, Roles, Duties, Terms & Successions

How Dementia Impacts Other Conditions

Initial Dementia Diagnosis & Doctor’s Roles

Do Experts & Care Partners Really Know What A Person With Dementia Wants?

The Impact of Humor and Laughter when Living with Dementia

Accepting Dementia in Your Life

Moving & Construction When Living With Dementia

Why do people challenge a dementia diagnosis?

Here's a Sampling of Dementia Chats Videos

Lori learned so much from her own Mother's thirty year journey with dementia.  Her Mother was and continues to be the inspiration for all of the initiatives Alzheimer's Speaks provides.

Wonderful Resources!

Recognitions and Awards

Lori La Bey is a change agent shifting dementia care around the world. Just ask Oprah, Maria Shriver, Sharecare, AARP MN, or The National Institute for Dementia Education who have recognized her cutting-edge approach to shift global dementia care. Lori's own mother lived with dementia for thirty years, so you can be comforted knowing she truly understands the needs of those diagnosed, their families, and professionals who care for them.

Oprah Winfrey

Lori La Bey named "Health Hero & Alzheimer's Empath" by O Magzine.

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Maria Shriver

Lori La Bey named "Architect of Change fro Humanity" by Maria Shriver.

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Lori La Bey named "#1 Influencer Online for Alzheimer's Disease" by Sharecare.

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Lori La Bey named "50 Over 50" in the category of "Disruptor & Inspiring Leader" by AARP MN and Pollen.

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Lori La Bey Awarded the "Seal of Excellence" by the National Institute for Dementia Education

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