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The Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter collaborates with leaders in the Alzheimer's community to bring experts in the fields of medicine, research, caregiving and more to share their knowledge with conference attendees. 
Conferences may either be full- or half-day events and are scheduled for different times in the year at various locations throughout the region.

Holy Cross Hospital 5th annual Dementia Conference
Ethical and Legal Issues in Dementia: Navigating Difficult Decisions


Saturday, October 11, 2014
7:30am - 4:00pm


Holy Cross Hospital
1500 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Speaker presentations include:

“Dementia, Developments in Neuroscience and Neurotechnology, and the Need for Neuroethics” – James Giordano, PhD

“Ethics and End-of-Life Care for Patients with Dementia: Spotlight on Disability Rights” – Anita J. Tarzian, PhD, RN

“Ethical Issues in Dementia: A Clinician’s Perspective” – Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH

“Confronting Legal and Ethical Challenges for Those Caring for Older Adults: What Can We Do to Effect Change?” – Gloria C. Ramsey, JD, RN, FAAN

Panel:  "Advance Care Planning: Having the Conversation"

Lee Edward Schwab, MD, Chairman, Ethics Committee, Holy Cross Hospital

Robert H. Gerard, MD, Palliative Care Services, MidAtlantic Permanente Medical Group & Holy Cross Hospital
Anita J. Tarzian, PhD, RN
Gloria C. Ramsey, JD, RN, FAAN

For more information and/or to register, click here or call 301.754.8211.

28th annual Northern Virginia Dementia Care Consortium Caregivers Conference
Caregiving:  Taking a Closer Look


Tuesday, November 11, 2014
8:30am - 3:30pm


First Baptist Church of Alexandria
2932 King Street
Alexandria , VA 22302

Speaker presentations include:

“Brain Health Across the Lifespan” – Paul Nussbaum, Ph.D.

“Understanding and Approaching Challenging Behaviors in Dementia” – Jonathan M. Evans, MD

“Music and Memory” – Christi Clark

“Seeing the Person, Not the Disease” – Steven R. Sabat, Ph.D.

“Hugs, Humor, and Hope” – Greg Risberg


The fee is $30, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials.
Register online or download the registration form to register by mail.

Respite care:

Do you need someone to care for your loved one so you can attend the conference? Limited free in-home respite care for persons with dementia living in northern Virginia only will be provided by GraceFul Care. For more information about respite, call (703) 904-3994 no later than October 15.


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