2012 Summer Symposium -- Family Caregiver Event
- Agenda for Day for Caregivers
- Keynote Speaker
- General Information
- Sponsors & Exhibitors
The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati, in collaboration with
the University of Cincinnati Geriatric Medicine Program and the
Ohio Valley Appalachian Region Geriatric Education Center,
2012 A Day for Caregivers
Saturday, August 25, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This FREE event is a special day for family caregivers to attend informative sessions on various topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and visit exhibits by local health care providers and other community resources. Refreshments will be provided.
|8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.|| Registration begins, Exhibitors open|
|8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.|| Opening Remarks:|
Paula Kollstedt, Executive Director
|8:40 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.|| Keynote Address:|
Robert Keyes, MD, PhD, Geriatrician
Christ Hospital Center for Health and Aging
|9:45 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.||BREAK|
|9:55 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.||Workshop Session I (see choices)|
|11:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.||BREAK|
|11:15 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.||Workshop Session II (see choices)|
|12:25 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Program Evaluation|
Robert Keyes, M.D., Ph.D., Geriatrician
Dr. Keyes is co-director of The Christ Hospital Center for Health and Aging. He is board certified in both internal medicine and geriatrics. He completed his internal medicine residency at The Christ Hospital and a joint geriatric fellowship program at The Christ Hospital and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He received his degree in medicine, doctorate in biochemistry and undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Keyes' keynote presentation will address maximizing wellness for the person with dementia and family caregivers.
The following workshops are offered at A Day for Caregivers. There is no need to select a workshop in advance. Guests are welcome to attend any session on the day of the event.
9:55 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. Workshop Session I
Workshop #1: Playing it Safe
Anne Von Hoene, LSW – Alzheimer’s Association
This workshop addresses safety concerns involved in caring for a person with dementia and how to maximize wellness while minimizing risk. Topics include hazards in the home, driving and wandering behavior.
Workshop #2: Enhancing Communication
Gloriajean Wallace, PhD, F-ASHA, CCC-SLP - Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
This workshop addresses communication changes associated with dementia. There will be discussion of strategies that can be utilized by families to enhance communication between caregivers and the person with dementia.
Workshop #3: Living Optimally with Advanced Alzheimer's Disease
Starlette Preidt. RN, CHPN, Provider Liaison, Hospice of the Bluegrass - Northern Kentucky
In this workshop, Namaste will be defined and addressed in relationship to advanced dementia. Sensory strategies intended to optimize living with advanced stage Alzheimer's disease will be discussed.
11:15 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Workshop Session II
Workshop #4: Legal and Financial Planning
Christopher Lavin, Elder Law Attorney (licensed to practice law in Ohio and Kentucky), Lavin Law Group, LLC
This workshop will address having one’s legal and financial affairs in order to decrease stress and enhance a sense of well-being. Topics will include health care decision making for the person with dementia, managing the person's financial affairs and asset planning when nursing home care may be needed.
Workshop #5: Exercise and Activity for the Person with Dementia
Sandy Hostler, RN & Debbie Mills, RN - Alzheimer’s Association
In this workshop, there will be discussion of the benefits of incorporating exercise into the daily activities of the person with dementia. Families will be given tips as to how they can implement gentle exercise and engage the person with dementia in activities.
Workshop #6: Wellness through the Stages
Marjorie Rentz, LISW-S & Anne Von Hoene, LSW – Alzheimer’s Association
This workshop addresses common challenges faced by primary caregivers and diagnosed individuals at various stages of the disease. A panel of caregivers will share their strategies to maintain wellness for all during these times.
Special Caregiver Wellness Track 9:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Stacey Sullivan, BS, CSBS – Performance Coach – Human Performance Institute
This special 2-part wellness program focuses on increasing caregiver energy and endurance. Participants will learn practical techniques to improve and sustain the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy needed in a caregiving role and in other aspects of life.
Cost: This program is free, but registration is required.
Please click here to download and print a registration form. If you prefer to receive a registration brochure in the mail, please call the Cincinnati office at 513-721-4284 or 1-800-272-3900.
Parking: Free parking is available at the METS Center.
Special Accommodations: For any special arrangements or accommodations while attending the conference, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association at (513) 721-4284.
Meeting Rooms: Room temperatures do vary. Please bring a sweater or jacket to assure your comfort.
If you are interested in sponsoring the Symposium and A Day for Caregivers, please contact Krista Powers - Development Director - at 513.721.4284, ext. 119 or email email@example.com. The deadline for confirmation was June 12, but we will accept sponsors and exhibitors as long as space is available.
The Kenwood by Senior Star
Alois Alzheimer Center
International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment
Burlington House Rehabilitative & Alzheimer's Care Center
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
Emeritus at Edgewood and Long Cove Pointe
First Light Home Care of Northern Kentucky
Hospice of Cincinnati
Life Enriching Communities (Twin Lakes and Twin Towers)
Maple Knoll Village
Renaissance West at North Bend Crossing
Right at Home In Home Care & Assistance
Ritter & Randolph, LLC
St. Elizabeth Healthcare
University of Cincinnati Geriatric Medicine Program
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
Western Nursing Services
Various programs and services of the Alzheimer's Association are funded in part by the Ohio Department of Aging through the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio and the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. All services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry.