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2014 Spring Symposium
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Click here to register to get email updates about future education events. Download handouts from the following sessions from the 2014 Spring Symposium
Complicated Grief and Chronic Sorrow                                        
Elderlaw Planning for Incapcity                          
Tools for Dealing with Difficult Behaviors                     
Symposium Brochure         

The Alzheimer's Association Spring Symposium is the area’s premier source for up to date, relevant information about Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia. The event features a full day of presentations by professionals whose expertise bears on practical and legal concerns related to dementia care. Attendees also have the opportunity to meet with representatives from over 40 businesses and non-profit organizations who provide services for families and professionals who care for someone with dementia.

The 2014 Spring Symposium: Bridging the Gap between Understanding and Care

Betsy Arnold, co-author of Coach Broyles' Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers, and her daughter, Molly Gay, will present the keynote address, A Caregiver's Story. Molly and Betsy, the daughter of Coach Frank Broyles, moved back to the family home in Arkansas to help care for Betsy's mother, Barbara Broyles. Since Barbara’s death in 2004, the family has committed their lives to helping family caregivers by imparting the lessons they learned from their years of caring for Mrs. Broyles. They have presented programs throughout the United States and appeared on television shows such as Dr. Phil. Their greatest gift to caregivers has been the publication of the Coach Broyles’ Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers, a simple, practical book that provides a "game plan" for caring for someone with dementia.

Other highlights of the day-long symposium include sessions on managing difficult behaviors, progress in Alzheimer's research, the use of mediction, getting a diagnosis, legal issues, and handling grief and sorrow. In keeping with a tradition of presenting new research, the 2014 Spring Symposium offers a special presentation on frontotemporal dementia by Dr. Amy Moss; Dr. Sid O'Bryant, a researcher at UNT Health Science Center, will present results of his reseach into how ethnicity and environment impact risk for Alzheimer's; and Susan Farris of the James L. West Center will discuss innovative ideas for improving dementia care;

Riley Conference Center
The Riley Conference Center is located on the campus of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1700 West Fuller Avenue, Fort Worth. Doors open at 7:30 am, and the Symposium concludes at 4:30 pm.


Family caregiver registration is $25. Registration fee for healthcare professionals needing continuing education is $75 if received by March 19, 2014 and will increase to $90 after the early registration date. For students, CNAs, ministers and professionals not needing continuing education, the charge is $40. Scholarships for family caregivers are available upon request. All Symposium registration includes morning coffee and a box lunch, allowing attendees to spend an uninterrupted and enjoyable day of learning. To register or to learn more about the 2014 Spring Symposium, please register on-line,  download a Symposium Brochure  or call 1-800-272-3900.

Continuing Education

Six hours of continuing education credits will be offered for nurses, social workers, activity professionals, long-term care and other administrators and assisted living managers.


To be a sponsor or exhibitor at the Spring Symposium, call Shelly Young at 817-336-4949 or download a sponsorship flyer here.

Meet our Sponsors for the 2014 Symposium, without whose generous support this event would not be possible. click on logo to be directed to their web sites.

Special thanks to the Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County for partially underwriting the Symposium

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Garden Terrace Alzheimer Center of Excellence

Lakewood Village Senior Living Community

Stoneybrook Memory Care

UNT Health Sciences Center Health and Aging Brain Study

US Memory Care 

Bronze Sponsors

Arbor House Memory Care

Arden Courts Memory Care Community

Brookdale Senior Living

Community Hospice

Home Care Assistance

Isle at Watercrest

The Stayton


Alzheimer's Association

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