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.

Future Dementia Chats Sessions

Access All Of Dementia Chats Videos Below

Here's a Sampling of Dementia Chats Videos

Stigma – Living with Dementia on Dementia Chats™

Tips on Connections and Living in Moment From Those Living with Dementia on Dementia Chats™

Changing Process of Decision Making & When to Stop Driving

Denial By A Person with Dementia Symptoms

The Impact of Pain When Living with Dementia

Living with Dementia – Stigma, Education & Adapting

Preparing & Adapting to Change

Coping with The New Normal 

The Impact of Humor and Laughter when Living with Dementia

How to Communicate with People with Dementia

When & How Confusion Impacts Those Living with Dementia

Depression, Grief, Sadness and Dementia

Stress, Dementia, & Gratitude on Dementia Chats

Technology – Help or Hinder?

Drugs, Trust and the Inequity of Care vs Cure

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

Dementia Advocacy, Roles, Duties, Terms & Successions

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

How Dementia Impacts Other Conditions

Initial Dementia Diagnosis & Doctor’s Roles

Accepting Dementia in Your Life

Moving & Construction When Living With Dementia

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

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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