Saturday, Nov. 8 | 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.
Spencer Road Library – Community Commons
427 Spencer Rd. | St. Peters, MO 63376
Tickets are $10 per person
*Some scholarships are available. Please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800.272.3900 for more information.
This will be a unique event that focuses on people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia and their families. We are honored to welcome Dr. Joseph Flaherty and Ms. Shelly McGuire to be the keynote speakers for this event. Following the speakers, there will be special separate programs for people living with dementia and their caregivers so that each person affected by the disease can access information and support. Lunch will be provided.
Joseph H. Flaherty, M.D
Professor of Medicine, St. Louis University, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Co-Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program
Co-Medical Director, Home Care Program
Medical Director, Nursing Home and Hospice Agency
Dr. Flaherty’s areas of interest and publication include hospital care of elderly patients, especially delirium; palliative and end of life care; medication use among older persons; and longevity research among Chinese nonagenarians and centenarians. He serves as a Visiting Professor each summer in the Geriatrics Department of Sichuan University and its affiliated West China Hospital—one of the largest hospitals in China with over 4,000 inpatient beds and more than 2 million outpatient visits per year. Dr. Flaherty is the co-medical director of the Home Care Program and is board-certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in geriatric medicine. Dr. Flaherty completed his fellowship at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and has been on staff since 1995. He teaches medical students and residents, is the medical director of a hospice agency, and most recently spoke to an audience of caregivers and professionals on managing agitated older patients, while still keeping your cool.
Regional Activity Consultant, Gatesworth Communities
Ms. McGuire holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in Parks, Recreation & Tourism. She has spent the majority of her career working in long-term care, with a special focus on people living with dementia. She was the full-time Activity Director a Parc Provence, a memory care facility in Creve Coeur, for 17 years. At Parc Provence, Ms. McGuire assisted with the startup of the new social model, activity-based community of care for those who have memory loss. Shelly developed the activity structure and managed the Activity Department for 9 years. This is where she implemented and successfully ran an outstanding program meeting the residents’ interests and organized cognitive level-appropriate programs. At Parc Provence, she managed a department of 25 staff, including music therapists and art therapists. In 2010, she was named "Activity Director of the year" by the Activity Director Association of Missouri (ADAM). She was also President of the ADAM organization from 2011-2012.