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August 19th 2013:Conversations with Dementia

Michael Ellenbogen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2008 at age 49. He subsequently founded the, www.michaelellenbogenmovement.com. Lori La Bey founded Alzheimer’s Speaks, a US advocacy group providing education and support for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. He describes his experience as someone diagnosed with the disease. She shares her story as a family caregiver caring for a loved one with the disease. They describe their work. They discuss the challenges to conversation when one person in the conversation has the disease. They explain ways to overcome the challenges to conver

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Michael Ellenbogen

Michael Ellenbogen was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2008 at the age of 49. Prior to his diagnosis, he was a network operations manager for a fortune 500 financial institution. His book "From the Corner Office to Alzheimer's" was published in 2013. He’s the founder of the Michael Ellenbogen Movement, http://www.michaelellenbogenmovement.com/. Since his diagnosis, he’s become an advocate for education about Alzheimer’s disease, and for increasing funding for research to find effective treatments. He’s interested in motivating people with Alzheimer’s to raise their voice and reduce the stigma surrounding the disease
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Lori La Bey

Lori La Bey is the founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, a Minnesota based advocacy group & media outlet making an international impact by providing education & support for those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease & other dementias. Her own mother struggled with dementia for over 30 years. La Bey's radio show is the first program dedicated to dementia in the world, along with the first webinar series called, “Dementia Chats™,” whose experts are those diagnosed with the disease. Lori is known for igniting the fire that sparked the first Dementia Friendly Community in the United States, in Watertown, Wisconsin in 2013. In 2011, she launched first Memory Café in the U.S. in Roseville, Minnesota and 20
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