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Cherishing a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

Editor’s Note:

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is challenging on so many levels. Their essence is disappearing before your eyes, and even your memory of their former vibrant self could start to fade. But there are some easy things you can do to capture your loved one’s spirit in a way you’ll never forget, says Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks and one of SharecareNow’s Top Ten Online Influencers in Alzheimer’s Disease. In this video, La Bey talks about what she did wrong and right with her mother and father, what to do now to preserve happy memories of your loved one, and how to find joy in the time you have left with him or her.

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Lori La Bey

Lori La Bey, CSA, is the Founder and CEO of Alzheimer’s Speaks, a Minneapolis based advocacy group that provides education and support for those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia's. Her training programs are designed for people with memory loss, caregivers (families and professionals), as well as the public. She is a highly sought after speaker, trainer, and advocate for new delivery systems and attitudes towards those with memory loss. Her mission is to deliver programs, platforms and collaborations which shift caregiving from crisis to comfort.

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