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2014 McGinty Conference on Alzheimer's

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 4, 2014
Oregon Convention Center
(777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232)

The McGinty Conference is Oregon’s leading research and education event that highlights Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  Now in its 17th year, the McGinty Conference honors Dr. Dean McGinty, a Portland geriatrician, an early advocate for those living with dementia and a pioneer in the Alzheimer’s family-support movement.

Since Dr. McGinty’s death in 1995, the Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter has convened experts at the McGinty Conference to lead interactive sessions that focus on the many issues related to Alzheimer’s.

The McGinty Conference is geared toward individuals personally and/or professionally affected by this devastating disease. This year’s conference will be held Nov. 4 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. This year, we are showcasing speakers that address innovative approaches to care, community-based approaches, maintaining cognitive health and early intervention in the disease process.

Register by Oct. 31. Approved for 6.5 CEUs for social workers, adult foster home care providers and nursing home administrators (assisted living, residential care and memory care facilities). 

Click here to register.


Featured speakers

Keith Fargo, Ph.D.
Director of Scientific Programs and Outreach
Alzheimer's Association

Keith N. Fargo, Ph.D., is director of scientific programs and outreach at the Alzheimer's Association. Before joining the Alzheimer's Association, Dr. Fargo was a researcher with a focus on regenerative processes in the nervous system; he held appointments as a research scientist at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital Rehabilitation Research & Development Program and as an assistant research professor at the Loyola University Chicago Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics.



Betsy Broyles Arnold and Molly Arnold Gay
"Coach Broyles Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers"

Betsy Broyles Arnold is one of the co-authors of "Coach Broyles' Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers." After Betsy's mother passed away from Alzheimer's, she and her family wanted to share what they had learned with other caregivers. Betsy, her sister and her father (Coach Broyles) compiled their experiences into a book and have used it as an opportunity to help others in similar situations.

As a 13-year-old watching her family struggle through some tough but love-filled years, Molly Arnold Gay realized how important communication in tough times like these is. She also realized that the third generation affected by the disease, grandkids, is not talked about much. She hopes to change that by speaking at events and seminars across the country.


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