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Jun 21, 2022

Why Getting a Dementia Diagnosis is Important

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Live chat with expert: Lori La Bey

Are you seeing changes in you or your loved one’s cognition? Have you contemplated bringing it up to a healthcare provider or discussing your concerns with your loved one? While the thought of getting a dementia diagnosis may be overwhelming, there can be many benefits. Join Dr. Lakelyn Hogan Eichenberger as she talks with dementia care expert and Alzheimer’s Speaks founder Lori La Bey about the diagnosis journey and what families can expect.

During this chat you will learn:

  • A brief overview of dementia and the signs and symptoms
  • Tips for bringing up concerns about a loved one’s cognition
  • Reasons to talk to a healthcare provider and get a diagnosis
  • Resources to support individuals and families navigate dementia
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Lori La Bey

Lori La Bey is a change agent from Minnesota known around the world when it comes to dementia care. Just ask Oprah or Maria Shriver who have recognized Lori for cutting-edge approach to shift dementia care from crisis to comfort around the world. Her own mother lived with dementia for thirty years. In 2009, Lori launched Alzheimer’s Speaks, an advocacy and multi-media company giving voice to all, including those living with dementia. Her multiple platforms educate, raise awareness, shift perceptions, and share resources with families and professionals regarding all forms of dementia and caregiving. Lori is also a sought after speaker and trainer. Her most recent projects are Dementia and the Arts where people living with dementia show off a variety of artwork and Dementia Map global resource directory of which she is a cofounder.

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