Lori La Bey, founder and chief executive officer of Alzheimer’s Speaks, has been named the number one influencer on SharecareNow’s 2012 list of the Top 10 Influencers in Alzheimer’s Disease. A diverse group of 300 caregivers, celebrities, reporters and bloggers were evaluated for the content and resources they provide to the millions of families and individuals affected by the disease.
To be included in the “SharecareNow 10 - Alzheimer's Disease” list, individuals must have demonstrated a dramatic impact in driving Alzheimer's-specific conversations online over the past year. All channels of influence were measured, analyzed and quantified based on more than 70 distinct matrices including content relevance, syndication, presence and reach.
Alzheimer’s Speaks provides up-to-date information on caregiving and medical research through several online platforms including by-lined articles, media outreach, blogs, radio shows, webinars, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Alzheimer’s Speaks’ mission is to give voice and enrich the lives of those dealing with memory loss. SharecareNow is a health and wellness social media platform that connects people with top-ranking experts.
“Being recognized as the top influencer by SharecareNow is confirmation that all of the work and collaboration that has taken place over many years is making a difference,” said La Bey. “We were one of the first organizations to make a collaborative effort to share information internationally and this has enabled us to build a true global community. Alzheimer’s Speaks has used many channels to share information including films, videos, Memory Café’s and live events. Despite the collective effort of all of us on the Top 10 list and those not listed, we, as a community, have a long way to go because millions of families and caregivers need our help as they care for a loved one with dementia.”
SharecareNow is a health and wellness social media platform that connects people with top-ranking experts ranging from doctors and specialists to hospitals, healthcare companies and health-conscious consumers. The power behind the site's unique Q&A format is its collective wisdom, providing health-seeking consumers with answers reflecting multiple expert perspectives—greatly simplifying the search for quality information. Dr. Mehmet Oz (Dr. Oz) and Jeff Arnold who worked in partnership with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, Sony Pictures Television and Discovery Communications created SharecareNow.
About Alzheimer’s Speaks
Alzheimer's Speaks (alzheimersspeaks.com) provides a variety of platforms and forums to educate and shift our dementia care culture for both professional and family caregivers along with the public at large. Alzheimer's Speaks believes collaborative and alternative approaches push society forward in search for answers and that working together and sharing knowledge is the best way to win the battle against this disease. Alzheimer’s Speaks believes it is time to shift caregiving from crisis to comfort by removing the fear and providing economical services, tools, concepts and products to those in need.