Culture Change

Our Vision: A culture of Aging that’s life-affirming, satisfying, humane and meaningful… that’s what Pioneer Network, a national not-for-profit organization, is all about. We’re working hard to create a culture where elders’ individual voices are solicited and welcomed, heard, and respected. Our primary goal is to move eldercare to a place where all care and support are person-directed, not system-directed… where flexibility and self-determination are embraced and practiced. This concept is known as culture change, and Pioneer Network is recognized as the national leader of this movement


Alzheimer’s Speaks, an advocacy-based company and media outlet making an international impact providing education and support for those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. There goal is to shift dementia care from crisis to comfort worldwide. They have accomplished several firsts:

  • Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio dedicated to dementia
  • Dementia Chats™ – a free video series raising the voice of those diagnosed
  • Starting the first Dementia Friendly City in the United States
  • Bringing the Memory Café concept to the U.S.

Lori La Bey the founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks has been recognized by Oprah, Maria Shriver, Dr. Oz and AARP MN for the significant difference she is making in the world.

Contact Information: Link for the website: https://alzheimersspeaks.com
Email: Lori@AlzheimersSpeaks.com
Phone: 651-748-4714



UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is an innovative nonprofit organization committed to stopping this devastating disease by 2020. Powered by our personal experience and the suffering of millions of families, we press for greater urgency from government, industry, and the scientific community in the quest for an Alzheimer’s cure—accomplishing this through effective leadership, collaboration, advocacy, and strategic investments.We believe that Alzheimer’s is the health and social economic crisis of this generation.

The pace and scale of our fight must equal the challenge—because cures are cheaper than care. Our efforts are focused in the following areas: improving brain health and early diagnosis; increasing the speed, efficiency, and diversity of clinical trials; including insights and preferences of individuals living with Alzheimer’s and their care partners; advancing national care goals and policies to support caregivers; and mobilizing advocates to demand a cure—we are mobilizing the most deeply affected communities through our network.