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November 26th 2013:Building Dementia Friendly Communities

Lori La Bey is the Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com, an advocacy group in the US that provides education and support for the Alzheimer’s disease and dementia community. Michael Ellenbogen was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2008. He founded the Michael Ellenbogen Movement, http://www.michaelellenbogenmovement.com/. They describe dementia friendly communities, and explain why and how they became involved. They explain who a dementia friendly community engages with. They identify the challenges that dementia creates for persons, families, family caregiv

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Lori La Bey

Lori La Bey describes herself as a Driver of Change. Her mission is to shift society’s negative perception of aging and illness. She specializes in the psychosocial aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. She believes that, by removing the fear, embarrassment, and judgment that together cripple our relationships, we can enhance our connections with the people we love and care for. On her Blog ‘AlzheimersSpeaks.com’ she provides a resource directory along with links to her YouTube Channel and more. She guides businesses, organizations, and individuals on how to improve service delivery and enhance relationships between Patients and Professional and Family Caregivers. She is a professi
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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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