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The Truth about Alzheimer’s Disease: Statistics, Causes, Early Signs and Stages (Video)

Many women in their 60s think a lot about Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. They may be helping a parent, friend or partner. Or, maybe they worry about whether they will personally be impacted by Alzheimer’s one day.

In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I explore the truth about Alzheimer’s Disease, with my dynamic and intelligent guest, Lori La Bey. Enjoy the show!

If you want to understand Alzheimer’s and dementia better, or simply learn how to deal with your own fears related to these conditions, this episode of the Sixty and Me show is for you.

My guest, Lori La Bey, is the founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks, a group that sets out to redefine the way that we view and deal with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Her work was heavily influenced by her personal experiences with her mother’s dementia and she openly shares her challenges, mistakes and learnings.

We discuss what she learned and the approaches she found worked for her. Lori also shares the statistics about these diseases, and the comprehensive online resources, webinars, and support groups she offers and leads.

Join Lori and I as we discuss the following topics:

  • What is the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia?
  • What are the causes of dementia and is it hereditary?
  • Is dementia more common in men or women?
  • What are the latest Alzheimer’s statistics?
  • How much progress has been made with regards to prevention and treatment?
  • What are the early signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s?
  • Ways to approach people with dementia to maintain their self-respect and give them a sense of purpose.

I also encourage you to check out Lori’s website and other resources that she offers to drive a conversation around the hope and positive ways we can respond to dementia and its manifestations.

Alzheimer’s Speaks Website

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Purple Angel Project

Dementia Chats Webinars

Do you have any advice for the other women in the Sixty and Me community about your experiences with Alzheimer’s or dementia? Please join the conversation.

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Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at

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