Thank you for attending the 2015 Spring Symposium. Handouts from the following presentations are now on-line.
Becky Adamietz-Deo, Advancing Public Policy and Advocacy
Monica Benson, Legal Tools for Advanced Care Planning
Kevin Conner, MD, Driving with Dementia: Determining Driver Limitations
Susan F. Franks, Your Best Brain Now
Kevin Gray, MD, A Guide to Understanding Agitation and Aggression
Leigh Johnson, The Depression/Dementia Connection
Heather McKay, Understanding Movement Disorders and Dementia
Heather McKay, Beyond Bingo: A Person-Centered Approach to Activity Planning
Heather McKay, Innovations in Dementia Care: An Overview of Current Global Research
Amy E. Moss, Frontotemporal Dementia: Managing Challenging Behaviors
Sid O'Bryant, Advances in Alzheimer's Research: Making a Difference through Clinical Studies
Highlights from the 2015 Spring Symposium
2015 Spring Symposium: Dementia from All Sides
Thursday, March 26, 2015
8:15 am to 4:30 pm
(doors open at 7:30 am)
Riley Conference Center
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
1700 West Fuller Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76115
Download brochure here
Advance registration is now closed. Please register at the conference center Thursday morning.
Cutting through all the news about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia can be a full time job. There is so much information in the press each day, some accurate and valid, some that is purely junk science. How does the average person understand and prioritize this information to create a healthy lifestyle and improve the quality of care for the person they are tasked with supporting?
On Thursday, March 26, 2015, you will have opportunity to learn from professionals in dementia research, dementia care and caregiver support and tease out the facts and fiction. Sessions are focused on enriching the life of the person with dementia by educating attendees on different types of dementia, advances in dementia care and diagnosis and factors that may help prevent the development of dementia.
Throughout the day, participants will be able to visit exhibitors to learn about community services that can make life better for the person with dementia and the caregiver. Whether you are family caregiver or professional providing emotional or physical support to someone affected by dementia, you will benefit from attending the Symposium.
Symposium Registration (Lunch is included.)
Professionals needing continuing education credit: $90
Professionals not needing CEUs (ministers, aides, students): $50
Family Caregivers: No charge (Suggested donation of $25 to cover cost of meals and materials.)
Registration is required.
Advance registration is now closed. Please register at the conference center Thursday morning
Four ways to register:
• Click here to register on-line.
• By phone at 1-800-272-3900.
• Download a brochure here. Complete and mail registration form to Alzheimer’s Association, 2630 West Freeway, Ste. 100, Fort Worth, TX 76102.
• By fax at 817-336-4966. Download a brochure here. Faxed registration will only be processed if payment is made through a credit card.
Becky Adamietz-Deo has been a public relations/communications professional for more than 20 years, including work with Princeton University Art Museum, New Mexico Arts, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and the World Conference on Peace at the United Nations. She currently serves as the Public Affairs Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter.
Six and a half hours of continuing education credits will be offered for social workers, activity professionals, long-term care and other administrators and assisted living managers. Nurses earn 7.8 hours.
The 2015 Spring Symposium is hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter with support from the Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County and Autumn Leaves. To be a sponsor or exhibitor at the 2015 Spring Symposium, call Shelly Young at 817-336-4949 or download a sponsorship flyer here.
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Colonial Gardens Assisted Living of Texas
Garden Terrace Alzheimer Center of Excellence
Home Instead Senior Care
Isle at Watercrest
James L. West Center
UNTHSC Health & Aging Brain Study
Agape Home Care
Arden Courts Memory Care Community
The Stayton at Museum Way
Tandy Village Assisted Living
Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services