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We hope you enjoyed our conference!
We're already planning for next year--

APRIL 22, 2016!


 Our wonderful keynote speaker, TEEPA SNOW, answered some questions submitted by participants, which you can read by clicking HERE (you can also print the pages, if you prefer.)


    Presented by Keynote Sponsor:

About Symposium

This annual day-long educational event features national and local experts on the latest in dementia care practice and research. Registration includes a full day of informative sessions, morning refreshments, lunch and access to our vendor fair where you can learn more about community providers.

About our Keynote Speaker

Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, is one of America's leading educators on dementia. Working as a Registered Occupational Therapist for more than 30 years, her wealth of experience led to her development of the Positive Approach® to Care techniques and training models used by both families and professionals working or living with dementia or other brain changes throughout the world. You can learn more about her approach at


Breakout Sessions Sponsored by:
West Herr Toyota   ~   Home Instead Senior Care
Fallon Health Weinberg  ~   BlueCrossBlue Shield


COMING SOON:  Highlights from some of the presenters--check back soon!


FAMILY CAREGIVERS (choose one from each session)

Session 1  
10 Things Every Caregiver Needs to Know presented by Sarah Harlock, MBA
What if it's Not Alzheimer's? presented by Jessica Englert, PhD

Session 2  
Safety and Assistive Technology presented by Christine Oddo
Medical Treatment & Clinical Trials presented by Michelle Rainka, Pharm.D

PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS (choose one from each session)

Session 1
Talking with the Family: Easy Tips for Hard Conversations presented by Leilani Pelletier, MA
Behavior Q&A presented by Judy Hutson, LMSW

Session 2
Dementia in Acute Care Settings presented by Davina Porock, PhD
Medical Treatment & Clinical Trials presented by Michelle Rainka, Pharm.D                                                 

Continuing Education - 4.5 Contact Hours

Activities Professionals
This program has been pre-approved for 4.5 clock hours of continuing education by the National Certification Council for Activities Professionals.

Administrators (Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing)
The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrators Boards (NAB) has approved the program for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit.

This activity has been submitted to Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD) for approval to award contract hours. Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD) is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

To read a description of the Symposium class objectives, please click here.


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