2014 Caregiver Seminar - Fort Worth
Accepting the Challenge to Improve Dementia Care

Friday, November 14, 2014
8:30 am to 4:30 pm   

McKinney Memorial Bible Church
4805 Arbor Lawn Drive 
Fort Worth, TX  76109

We are no longer taking advance registrations but you can register at the door beginning at 7:45 am

The annual Caregiver Seminar is one of the most effective ways the Alzheimer's Association helps 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 day-long seminar on improving care for people with dementia.  In addition to the sessions, attendees will have an opportunity to speak with knowledgeable individuals representing a wide array of dementia care businesses and services. 

The morning session offers two distinct educational tracts: one for health care professionals and one especially for family caregivers.

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7:45 - 8:30 Registration/visit exhibits  
8:30 - 10
Can Lifestyle Changes Prevent Dementia?
Janice Richardson

10 - 10:15

10:15  - 12:15
Managing Agitation and Aggression
Mary Compton


8:30 - 9  Registration/visit exhibits  
 9 - 10

Living with Dementia:
The Caregiver Perspective             

Panel discussion with caregivers
 10 - 10:30 Break/exhibits/book sales  
 10:30 - noon Complicated Grief Howard Gruetzner
noon to 1:15
Lunch/exhibits/book sales


 1:15 - 3:00 Understanding Communication Changes and Challenges for the Person with Dementia Linda Boeshart
3:00 - 3:15

3:15 - 4:30
What It Is Like to Have Alzheimer's
Charles "Chuck" McClatchey
Evaluations/ Certificates

Linda Boeshart, MS, CC/SLP, is a speech and language pathologist at West Texas Rehabilitation center in Abilene.  Ms. Boeshart, whose expertise includes geriatrics, stroke, Parkinson's disease and dementia, is director of compliance and clinical coordination at West Texas Rehab. She has been involved in speech therapy and rehabilitation services for more than 38 years. Ms. Boeshart's joint session for family caregivers and health care professionals will focus on structural changes occurring in the brains of people with dementia and how those changes can affect communications.

Arden Courts Memory Care Community is offering Adult Respite (supervised care for persons with dementia) at their location in Arlington on the day of the seminar. To make a reservation for your loved one, please call Arden Courts at 817-795-1700. This service is offered at no charge.

Six and a half hours of continuing education will be offered to nurses, social workers, activity professionals, long term care administrators and assisted living managers.  Attendees must attend every session to earn continuing education hours.

There is no charge for family caregivers but a $20 donation is suggested. Registration for those seeking continuing education hours is $75. Six hours of continuing education will be offered to licensed nursing facility administrators, assisted living administrators, activity professionals and nurses. CEUs for professional social workers have been approved. For professionals not needing CEUs, registration is $30. Registration includes lunch.

Be a sponsor
By setting up display tables at the Caregiver Seminar,  sponsors help the Alzheimer's Association educate family and professional attendees about products and services that people with dementia and their caregivers are likely to need at some time during the journey.  For sponsor companies, the seminar provides a warm and supportive atmosphere for meeting and speaking with potential clients. Don’t miss out. Sign up today!  Download a sponsorship form here or contact Shelly Young at 817-336-4949 or

Seminar Sponsor

Education Benefactors


Lunch Sponsors