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Dementia Education Conference - Piedmont Region
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm
(Registration/Check-In Begins at 8:00am)
 
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
3400 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216


Whether you are a healthcare professional, caregiver, person living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia, or a member of the general public, all are invited to our Annual Dementia Education Conference! Come learn more about the impact of Alzheimer’s globally and locally for you and those you support and serve Learn or refresh your caregiving practices. Discover new resources. Connect with others.
 
TICKETS: $25/general public and $50/those seeking CEUs
 


Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
CEUs are available for Social Workers, Adult Care Home Administrators, and Activity Directors. CEUs for Licensed Nursing Home Administrators and those regulated by the Nursing Association have been applied for.
 
Scholarships:
Limited number of scholarship seats are available. For more information: 980-498-7723 or lkirkland@alz.org.
 
Respite Care:

Limited number of respite benefits are available. Respite benefit offers in-home care on the day of Conference and admission to Conference for the caregiver at NO charge to the family. Qualification and in-home assessment required. For more information view details or contact: Jessica Lanier at 980-498-7726 or jlanier@alz.org.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

8:00 AM  -    Registration - Visit Exhibitors
8:45         -    Welcome
9:00         -    Plenary Session
10:30       -    Break - Visit Exhibitors
10:45        -   Workshop Session 1
11:45       -    Lunch and Exhibitors
                     (Lunch will be begin at 12:00)
1:15 PM   -   Workshop Session 2
2:15        -     Break – Visit Exhibitors
2:30        -     Workshop Session 3
3:45        -     Closing
4:00        -     Conference Ends

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is well air-conditioned. For your comfort, please bring a sweater or light jacket. Coffee, tea, and ice water will be available all-day. A hot lunch will be served with a vegetarian option as well as salad, bread, rolls, and dessert. Iced tea and lemonade will be available during lunch.
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PLENARY SESSION:

Global and National Progress in Alzheimer’s Research

Over 47 million people are living with dementia worldwide. Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia is a global issue requiring an international response. This talk will provide an international view of Alzheimer’s and dementia research including a review of highlights from the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC).

Speaker Information:


James A. Hendrix, Ph.D.,
Director of Global Science Initiatives at the Alzheimer’s Association

Critical elements of his role are:

  • Managing industry consortia such as the Alzheimer’s Association Research Roundtable.
  •  Leading the Global Biomarker Standardization Consortium.
  •  Assisting with the coordination of the $100 million Imaging Dementia-Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study on the clinical usefulness of amyloid PET imaging.
     
    Dr. Hendrix received his Ph.D. and a postdoctoral fellowship from Colorado State University.

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10:45am WORKSHOPS

Cognitive Staging: A step by step guide for taking care of YOUR loved ones from a functional and everyday point of view using the Allen Tool
Alison Starkey, PT, MBA/MHA CAPS, CDP
This workshop repeats at 2:30pm.

Connecting to the Right Resources to Thrive
Beata Skudlarska, MD, CMD, AGSF; Renee Rizzuti, FABC, MHA, LNHA; Janet LeClair, BS

Creative Music and Exercise Experiences
Carol Howell
This workshop repeats at 2:30pm.

Dementia is not inevitable. Learn the facts.
Macie Smith, Ed.D., LSW, C-SWCM, SW-G

Employment Issues for Employers and Employees Related to Employees Living with Alzheimer’s
Eric Bass, JD, MBA, BBA

Fading While They Fade Away: The Grief Journey of Dementia Caregivers
Larry Dawalt, M.Div., CT, CTSS
This workshop repeats at 1:15pm.

Progress and Strides in Alzheimer’s Research
James Hendrix, Ph.D.

Toolkit for Caregivers: Simple and Practical Strategies for Connecting
Stacy Fleming, MHA, LRT/CTRS; Carol Hassell, MDiv; Amelia Huff, EP-C; and Rose O’Toole, MT-BC, NMT
This session repeats at 2:30pm.

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1:15pm WORKSHOPS

Basics of Medicaid, Special Assistance, and VA Aid and Attendance
Daniel A. Jenkins, J.D., LL. M (Tax)

BrainFit Games
Chanel Jackson, MA
This workshop repeats at 2:30pm.

Clinical Trials:  What They Are and What They Mean for You
Christina E. Hugenschmidt, Ph.D.

Dining with Dignity for Dementia
Maureen Connolley
This session repeats at 2:30pm.

Do you speak dementia? Learn how!
Macie Smith, Ed.D., LSW, C-SWCM, SW-G
 
Fading While They Fade Away: The Grief Journey of Dementia Caregivers
Larry Dawalt, M.Div., CT, CTSS

Finding Hope after Receiving a Diagnosis
Brian Kursonis and Teresa Bortner
 
Hello: Using an Innovative Game to Help Families Start Conversation with Loved Ones about Living and Dying Well

David Hainline, MA, MS, RHIA, CPHQ, CSSGB
 
Person Centered Care Continues to Seek Its Champions . . . Leaders with Power, Passion, and Purpose
C. Angela Burrow, CADDCT, RN, SCM (UK)

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2:30pm WORKSHOPS

BrainFit Games
Chanel Jackson, MA

Cognitive Staging: A step by step guide for taking care of YOUR loved from a functional and everyday point of view using the Allen Tool
Alison Starkey, PT, MBA/MHA CAPS, CDP

Creative Music and Exercise Experiences
Carol Howell
 
A Different Reality: True Confessions from Caregivers
Charles Elligson, Barbara Ivey, and Chris Jones
 
Dining with Dignity for Dementia

Maureen Connolley

I am not my behaviors. Learn the meaning behind dementia-related responses
Macie Smith, Ed.D., LSW, C-SWCM, SW-G

NC State Alzheimer’s Plan – A Year of Accomplishments
Mark Hensley, MA, and Scott Herrick, MA

Toolkit for Caregivers: Simple and Practical Strategies for Connecting
Stacy Fleming, MHA, LRT/CTRS; Carol Hassell, MDiv; Amelia Huff, EP-C; and Rose O’Toole, MT-BC, NMT
 
Read detailed description of Workshop Sessions and Presenter Bios

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Special Features:

Author’s Corner:
Visit “The Authors’ Corner” and meet four local writers who share their professional and personal experiences and insights with Alzheimer’s and related dementia diseases. Their work is available for purchase. They will be located in the exhibitor hall and available during check-in, breaks, and lunch. More information: The Author's Corner
 
Smart Bars: Smart Bars are an opportunity to learn more in an abbreviated timeframe about Alzheimer’s Association resources and services particularly online resources for caregivers and healthcare professionals, advocacy, and fundraising opportunities. Smart Bars will be staffed during breaks and lunch. Stop for a quick but “rich” visit!


 

Thank you to our 2017 Conference Sponsors


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.