Friday, April 11, 2014
8 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.
Millennium Hotel, Cheektowaga
This day-long seminar offers both the family and the professional caregiver opportunities to hear keynote addresses from world-renowned leaders in the field of dementia caregiving, with break-out sessions focused on specific topics lead by local experts.
Dr. Dean Hartley, Ph.D., is the Director of Science Initiatives, Medical and Scientific Relations, for the Alzheimer's Association. He is the Association's leader in development research and scientific intiatives by communicating goals and achievements to a wide range of audiences. Prior to his affiliation with the Association, Dr. Hartley was an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences and conducted research at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He has also served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and conducted research at Brighan and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Hartley has authored numerous publications in top scientific journals and has co-authored book chapters and reviewed and edited neuroscience books for many years both in the U.S. and abroad.
Dr. G. Allen Power, MD, FACP, is an internist and geriatrician, and is a Clinical Associate Professor of medicine at the University of Rochester. He is also a Certified Eden Alternative® Educator, a member of the Eden Alternative board of directors and an international educator on transformational models of care for older adults, particularly those living with cognitive illness.
Dr. Power's book "Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care", was named a 2010 Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing. He served on the
technical advisory panel for the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for their national antipsychotic reduction initiative. Dr. Power received a 2012 Bellagio fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation for his work on innovative responses to global aging. He serves in an advisory capacity for Dementia Care Austrailia, the South Africa Care Forum, Ibasho, and the Music and Memory project.