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Are We Willing to Becomg Dementia Friendly?

Published on August 7, 2014

Lori La BeyBy Lori La Bey, founder www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com, and Keynote Speaker of the Fall Phoebe Institute on Aging Conference

According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia every four seconds. There is no cure or proven mode of prevention. Dementia is radically under-funded in the US compared to other major
illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and
diabetes. What is becoming apparent is the need
for education and acceptance to remove the fear and stigmas that isolate those who are diagnosed with the disease as well as those who care for them.

Do We Want to Live With Dignity?

How would you like to be treated if you should be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease? Most people state they want to live a dignified life, one filled with respect and purpose. In order to set the stage for this type of vision, individuals, businesses and communities need to make the first step in becoming dementia friendly.

Is Our Community Willing to Become Dementia Friendly?

Please join the Phoebe Institute on Aging to explore what it means to become dementia friendly at our annual fall conference from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on October 16, 2014, in the University Center at DeSales University. Lori La Bey will be joined by Pennsylvania State Secretary of Aging Brian Duke and other noted experts in the field of aging and Alzheimer’s disease as we look beyond our skilled nursing centers in “Building Friendly Communities: Addressing Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders.”

To receive a registration brochure please email your name and mailing address or your email address to [email protected].

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