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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. Since his diagnosis, he’s participated in many speaking engagements and media interviews about Alzheimer’s disease, he’s worked to increase funding for research to find effective treatments, and he’s founded the Michael Ellenbogen Movement, http://www.michaelellenbogenmovement.com/. He’s been a regular participant providing public comment at the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services quarterly meetings. He was featured in the Alzheimer’s Disease International’s 2012 World Alz
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Lori La Bey

Lori La Bey is the Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com, an advocacy group based in the US providing education and support for the Alzheimer’s disease and dementia community. She was named the #1 Influencer online for Alzheimer’s by Sharecare with Dr. Oz in November of 2012. Her training programs are designed for people with memory loss, family and professional caregivers. She’s a highly sought-after speaker, trainer, and advocate for new delivery systems and new attitudes towards those with memory loss. Her mission is to deliver programs, platforms and collaborations which shift caregiving from crisis to comfort. Her mission involves a Blog, Radio Show, Dementia Chats Web
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