Alzheimer’s Speaks founder Lori La Bey is driven to help people with dementia and their care partners live positive and purpose-filled lives.  The work of her Minnesota-based advocacy group has been recognized by Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Oz and Sharecare and Alzheimer’s advocate Maria Shriver, who named Lori an “Architect of Change for Humanity.”  For Lori, it’s all about shifting from crisis to comfort and choosing to consciously care in every moment we’re given.  Lori talks with Jana about how her work evolved, why she created multiple platforms for people to access dementia care educational tools and the lone criteria she had for her next gig when she left the residential real estate business after 25 years.  And then there’s story of Betty the Bald Chicken.

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Selected resources mentioned in the show:

Tips for communicating with a person with dementia: Tips
Alzheimer’s Speaks Website
Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio
Dementia Chats Video Interviews
Alzheimer’s Speaks Blog
Alzheimer’s Speaks YouTube Channel
Memory Café General Information
Memory Café Directory
Norm McNamara Purple Angel website
Care to Plan (ProValens): Care to Plan
The Purple Table