Thank you to University of North Texas Health Science Center for hosting the Spring Symposium webpage, taking registrations, and sponsoring continuing education for physicians, nurses, social workers, licensed professional counselors, activity professionals, long term care administrators and chaplains.
Offering 13 different sessions of interest to both family caregivers and healthcare professionals, the Alzheimer’s Association Spring Symposium is the region’s largest event focused on Alzheimer’s care, treatment and research. Celebrating its 14th year, the all-day event is known among caregivers and professionals for having expert speakers, a choice of informative and engaging presentations, and an exhibit hall where people can meet with dozens of businesses serving the needs of caregivers.
Keynote Speaker, Pamela Duncan
Family Caregiver Pamela Duncan will be the keynote speaker. Pamela's husband, Scott, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2013. Duncan, who holds degrees in art and interior design, is an art teacher at Heritage Elementary School in Grapevine. Her address is titled "Been There, Done That and Got the T-Shirt...Literally: A Caregiver's Story."
Pamela and Scott's twin daughters, Sarah and Becca Duncan, 23, of Grapevine knew that their father might not be alive for their future wedding, so they decided to capture the poignant moment before it was lost forever. The photograph of the young women posing with their father in floor-length wedding gowns appeared in newspapers across the country.
“These are pretty much our only pictures with our dad for our wedding,” said Sarah Duncan, honorary co-chair for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Northeast Tarrant County. “It was very emotional, especially after we put on our dresses.”
Visit the webpage for information about the other speakers and a schedule of the day's events.
Paul E. Andrews, Jr. Foundation
William E. Scott Foundation
Plenary Session Sponsor
Major General Chet and Sally Werst McKeen in honor of Helen Jane Werst
Caregiver Track Sponsor