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Caregiver Seminar - Waco
Friday, February 27, 2015
8:15 am - 4 pm
(check-in at 7:30 am)


McLennan Community College Conference Center
4601 North 19th Street
Waco, TX 76708

In Search of a Better Future with Alzheimer's - What Lies Beyond?

Download a seminar brochure here.

The annual Caregiver Seminar is one of the Alzheimer's Association's most enlightening and enjoyable ways of helping both family and professional caregivers better understand the characteristics of dementia and how to care for the people who have it. Each year, the Alzheimer's Association schedules experts in the area of dementia care to present a half-day seminar on caring for people with dementia.

About the Speakers

Meharvan Singh, PhD
Advances in Alzheimer's Research
Dr. Singh is Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professor of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.  Dr. Singh has spent most of his professional career focusing on how hormones affect the brain, particularly within the context of brain aging and such degenerative diseases as Alzheimer’s.  He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Andrew Crocker, MS
Coping with Caregiving
Mr. Crocker is an Extension Program Specialist II – Gerontology and Health with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.  The focus of his position is to support education and outreach regarding the health and well-being of the aging population in the State of Texas. Mr. Crocker serves on a number of boards throughout the State of Texas including the Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee through the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and the Texas Kincare Taskforce. 

Terry W. Hammond, JD, NCG
Caregivers and the Legal Process
Mr. Hammond is a licensed Texas attorney/mediator and has been in practice since 1993.  Mr. Hammond's practice has focused on guardianship, adult protection, probate and mental health law. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Guardianship Association and the Texas Guardianship Association, and is an advisor to the National Guardianship Network.

Janet M. Enders, MS
Getting the Help You Need
Ms. Enders is a gerontologist working with the Area Agency on Aging of the Heart of Texas. Her primary responsibilities include developing outreach into the communities on Medicare and legal issues affecting older adults. She works closely with numerous academic, medical, government and non-profit organizations in the six-county region around Waco, Texas.

SCHEDULE

 7:30 am  Registration, breakfast, exhibits 
 
 8:15 am  Advances in Alzheimer’s Research
Session focused on current research taking place locally and nationally.
Meharvan Singh, PhD
 
10:15 am  Exhibits, break   
10:30 am  Coping with Caregiving 
Session provides an in-depth discussion of the changes occurring with the person with dementia and how the caregiver can better manage these changes.
Andrew Crocker, MS
12:30 pm  Lunch, exhibits   
 1:15 pm   Caregivers and the Legal Process 
Session will offer expertise in legal planning that can help families be proactive in preparing for the future.
 Terry Hammond, attorney
 3:15 pm  Getting the Help You Deserve Janet M. Enders, MS, gerontologist
 4 pm  Evaluations  
 
Cost for health professionals is $40 and includes CEUs for 1 discipline. For other professionals not needing CEU's, the cost is $20. Approved CEUs include: social work, activity professionals, nurses, and assisted living administration. No charge for family caregivers. All attendees must register.

To register, call the Alzheimer's Association at 800-272-3900. To register by mail or fax, download a seminar brochure here, .

If you need in-home respite care for your loved one during the seminar, please call the Area Agency on Aging at 254-292-1800. There is no charge for this service. The person with dementia or the caregiver must be at least 60 years old to be eligible to receive this assistance. Please call at least two weeks in advance.

Gold Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor


Silver Sponsors


Comfort Keepers
Interim Health and Hospice
Crestview Healthcare Residence and Fairview Healthcare

Bronze Sponsors


Nurses Unlimited
Home Instead Senior Care
Living Springs Village
Ridgecrest Retirement and Health Care


Be a Sponsor! Download a sponsorship form here.

For more information, contact Sandra Maselli at 254-753-7722