Alzheimer's Speaks

Alzheimer's Speaks

Alzheimer's Speaks Radio gives voice to all, sharing resources, tools, and products. Through collaboration & education we are changing dementia care.


June 19, 2024 65 mins

Dementia is no match for a daughter’s determination

Lori La Bey talks with Dr. Helena Popovic MD who is an Australian family physician and 10-year care partner for her father who had both Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. She has written two best-selling books about their adventure with dementia, and she teaches health professionals, people living with dementia, and their families about brain health and dementia prevention. 


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We’ve all been trained to think people living with a dementia diagnosis and Dementia and the Arts is all about breaking that myth. Dale Marie Latimer never did art prior to her dementia diagnosis.

By looking at her work I think most of you will be shocked by that. We invite you to sit down and enjoy this conversation and be amazed by Dale’s talent. Get tips on resources to get inspired and walk away feeling uplifted.

Dementia and...

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June 12, 2024 47 mins

Geriatric and Dementia Care in India

Lori La Bey talks with Dr. Anita Kumar a Geriatrician from India with experience in geriatric oncology and public health.  She has written multiple articles in national and international journals as well as national newspapers.  Anita has spoken to a board audience.


  1. How is a Geriatrician different from a General Practitioner
  2. About dementia care in India
  3. What is the difference b...
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Are you caring for a friend, family member, or loved one?

Lori La Bey talks with Crystal Gallo, Co-Founder and CEO of Innerhive, who has over 15 years of experience leading product strategy and operations for high-growth technology companies. Having felt the impact of being a caregiver, she will discuss why there is no better time to address the burnout cycle and provide caregivers with the tools, resources, and community they nee...

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Fall Prevention with Cognitive Impairment: It Takes a Village

Lori La Bey talks with Dr. Shawn A. Weiss who is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Fall Prevention Specialist, and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer.

Dr. Shawn Weiss is a licensed Physical Therapist, Functional Wellness Coach, and Healthcare Executive. She is Founder/Owner of Select Home Care, a licensed Medicare Skilled Home Health Agen...

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May 30, 2024 61 mins

A Passion for Distraction

#FindingBeautyInIllness #SupportingFamilyCaregivers #HonestDiscussion

Lori La Bey talks with Allene Symons who is the author of Love in a Time of Caterpillars: A Memoir of Monarchs and Caregiving. She has worked as a journalist, editor, and college instructor and is the author of three previous books. She has lived in San Francisco and New York and currently makes her home in Long Beach, California.


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Transforming Dementia Care In Malaysia 

Lori La Bey talks with Dr. Cecilia Chan who has been involved in the eldercare industry for the past 20 years. She is a Gerontologist, a Trainer, a Researcher, and a very passionate Dementia Advocate, and Activist. Dr. Chan has been involved in various projects concerning providing services and facilities to the Malaysian elderly. She initiated a local support group called Living Beyond Deme...

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How To Develop A Plan To “Age Successfully” For Yourself Or With Your Parents

This is a replay from Jan 2024

Lori La Bey talks with Star Bradbury who is a former Florida licensed administrator and Executive Director for both an Assisted Living and Memory Care facility, Star has a broad understanding of the variety of options and choices families face. Her 18 years working with a nationally recognized Life Care Community (Oak Hamm...

Heartfelt Engagement: Addressing Loneliness and Dementia

Lori La Bey talks with the co-founders of Memory Keepers. Cheryl Kinney is a licensed clinical social worker, certified life coach, teacher, and therapist with over 35 years of experience working with older adults and caregivers, including 24 years at the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Britt Lueken’s passion for working with older adults started when she began caring for her gra...

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Tips on Connections and Living in Moment From Those Living with Dementia

Today, Craig Hanke, Ginger Smith, Cate Lau Booth, Truthful Loving Kindness, and Wally Cox talk with Dementia Chats host Lori La Bey giving tips on how to live in the moment and build solid connections with people. I think you will find their insights very interesting and hopeful.

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#Incontinence #Sound #Sleep 

Lori La Bey talks with Deanna Vigliotta the National Sales Manager for Seni, Dr. Laird the CMO of My Memory Clinic, and Jeff McSpadden the co-founder and CEO at Composure.

Deanna Vigliotta has an extensive 30-year healthcare sales and sales management background. She is the National Sales Manager of Seni, a premium brand of adult incontinence products.  She and her Seni teammates are on a quest to shi...

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EngagedSenior by MemoryCo: A Personalized-Content Engagement Platform

Lori La Bey talks with Carolyn and Ali Aslan, PhD, both had family members who struggled with Alzheimer's Disease and witnessed the emotional and financial strain it brought to their families.

Their mission with MemoryCo is to improve seniors’ lives through meaningful and engaging entertainment with an added focus on cognitive well-being and memory support.


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Dementia, Mutts, and Music

What It's Really Like When Your Husband Has Alzheimer's Disease

Lori La Bey talks with Sue Fagalde Lick the author of No Way Out of This: Loving a Partner with Alzheimer's. This is not the kind of Alzheimer’s memoir where you read about a noble, self-sacrificing wife who gives up everything to take care of her husband. Nobody’s that good. Certainly, Sue says she isn’t. 


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What Does Incontinence, Sound, and Sleep Have In Common? Part 1 of 2

 Lori La Bey talks with Deanna Vigliotta and the National Sales Manager for Seni and Jeff McSpadden is co-founder and CEO at Composure.

Deanna has an extensive 30-year healthcare sales and sales management background. As the National Sales Manager of Seni, a premium brand of adult incontinence products.  She and her Seni teammates are on a quest to shift the min...

April 29, 2024 56 mins

Lori La Bey talks with Nicole J. Smith who cares for her mother with Alzheimer's. She wrote a memoir/prescriptive book about the discovery, diagnosis, and devastating dynamic of dealing with the disease. Her book Diagnosis Dementia covers the legal, medical, financial, and emotional aspects of becoming a caregiver.


  1. The difference between Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
  2. What to expect in Nicole’s book “Diagnosis Dem...
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Lori La Bey talks with Amit Shrivastava, is the co-founder and CEO of GoInstaCare. He is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully launched, scaled, and exited multiple ventures in both the Healthcare and Real Estate sectors. His mission is to use his skills and expertise to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

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  1. What is GoInstaCare?
  2. Can GoInstaCare help me care better for my loved one?
  3. What is respit...
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April 24, 2024 59 mins

Today we talked with Steven A. Barbieri and Truthful Loving Kindness, both living with dementia. It was a very interesting show with great insights. We covered a variety of topics listed below.

  1. * The diagnostic process and the difficulty in getting an actual type of dementia pinned down.
  2. Like Cancer, Dementia is a category, not an official disease like Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Vascular, FTD, CTE…
  3. We also di...
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Our Panel today consists of Craig Hanke, Ginger Smith, Harry Urban, Laurie Scherrer, Jennifer Bute, and Truthful Loving Kindness who are living with dementia.  You will hear about when they got diagnosed, how their diagnosis changed over the years, and how they are living life well with a form of dementia. 

Some of our panelists have been living 15 to 20  plus years with dementia!

Join us as we listen and learn from their lived e...

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GrandPad: Facilitating Connection and Engagement in Alzheimer's Care

Lori La Bey talks with Scott Lien who is GrandPad's Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. His role has been to lead the company as it builds an accessible platform that empowers seniors to connect with family, friends, and caregivers. With GrandPad, Scott’s vision is to create a world where no seniors are lonely or isolated.


  1. How GrandPad was crea...
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Adaptive Publications Providing Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Engagement 

Lori La Bey talks with a variety of founders who are providing a variety of adaptive reading publications. This is a fabulous show that can be life-enriching for not just those living ...

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