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Education Symposium:
Partners in Dementia Care
presented by OhioHealth

Saturday, October 11, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
Heritage Center for Osteopathic Medical Education
5100 W Broad St
Columbus, OH 43228 [map]


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The Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio and OhioHealth will host the annual Education Symposium on October 11th, 2014.

This day-long symposium will feature experts in the Alzheimer’s and dementia field, coming together for one reason: to provide the best education for professionals and family caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

The Keynote Speaker, Dr. Richard Isaacson, is the Director of Neurology Residency Training Program and Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic, Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program at Weill Cornell Medical College/NY Presbyterian Hospital. He completed his residency in Neurology at Beth Israel/Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Isaacson specializes exclusively in Alzheimer’s disease risk reduction and treatment, as well as assessment of dietary interventions for Alzheimer’s disease management. His passion comes from a family history of Alzheimer’s disease.

Six (6) hours of continuing education units have been approved for the following professions:

  • State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board
  • The Ohio Physical Therapy Association l The Occupational Therapy section of The OTPTAT Board
  • Board of Executives of Long-Term Services and Support

If your profession is not listed, please contact your board to determine how to receive credit. Many boards accept reciprocal approval via the organizations listed above.



7:15AM Registration, breakfast and exhibitor tables

8:15AM Introduction

8:30AM Richard Isaacson, MD
“Alzheimer’s Disease Updates”

Professional Track
9:45AM David Hinkle, MD, PhD
“Cognitive Disorders in Parkinsonism”
11:00AM Jeffrey Madden, PhD, ABPP, ABN
“The Role of Neuropsychology in Enhancing Cognitive Care”

Informal Caregiver Track
9:45AM Celeste Holbrook, PhD
“Sexual Health and Intimacy with Alzheimer’s Disease”
11:00AM Carol Doust, LSW, LPC, Bereavement Counselor, OhioHealth Hospice
“Opening the Gates to Caregiver Grief”

12:15PM Lunch & Louis Borowitz, JD
“Legalities of Alzheimer’s Disease”

Professional Track
1:30PM Susan Gilster, PhD
“The Potential Ugly - and Dangerous Side of Alzheimer’s Behaviors”
2:45PM Marla Bruns, MD, PhD
“Effectively Diagnosing & Treating Each Patient Individually”

Informal Caregiver Track
1:30PM Richard Isaacson, MD
“The AD Diet at Home”
2:45PM Jennifer Mathias, PT, Karen Eramo, OTR
“Safely Aging in Place”

4:00PM Closing Remarks and CEU Certifications


Richard S. Isaacson, MD
Richard S. Isaacson currently serves as Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program and Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic, Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

David Hinkle, MD, PhD, ABPN
David A. Hinkle is a neurologist who is a fellowship-trained movement disorders specialist. He is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He focuses on the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, tremors, dystonias, choreas, myoclonus, tics, and gait disorders. Dr. Hinkle leads the OhioHealth Movement Disorders Clinic.

Jennifer Mathias, PT
Jennifer Mathias is a graduate of the Ohio State University. She has worked a majority of her career in the acute care setting (12 years), and currently works for OhioHealth at Dublin Methodist Hospital. Jennifer is part of a team planning to lead an exercise based class for people with dementia/cognitive impairment-called Movement for Memory-Delay the Disease.
Karen Eramo, OTL
Karen Eramo is a graduate of the Ohio State University. She has over 20 years of experience working in geriatric rehabilitation. She works at OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital and OSU East. Karen teaches a quarterly class on home safety for the Delaware Alzheimer’s Association.

Jeffrey Madden, PhD, ABPP, ABN
Jeffrey D. Madden is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist at OhioHealth who assesses and treats the cognitive and emotional effects of many neurological conditions and psychiatric issues, including severe and mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), MS, dementia, stroke, epilepsy and concussions. Dr. Madden completed his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology at The Ohio State University. He earned two masters degrees at Pontifical College Josephinum and has been practicing in central Ohio for more than 20 years.

Celeste Holbrook, PhD
Celeste Holbrook is a sexual health educator who has a knack for facilitating discussions about sensitive sexual health topics and helping partners communicate more openly about intimacy. Dr. Holbrook holds a B.S. in Wellness from Southwestern Adventist University, a M.S. in Health Education with emphasis in Higher Education from Texas Woman’s University and a PhD in Health Education with emphasis in Community Health from Texas Woman’s University.

Louis Borowitz, JD
Louis Borowitz obtained his B.A. in Psychology from The Ohio State University in 1996, and his Juris Doctor in 2003 from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in his home town of San Diego, California. Louis graduated Magna Cum Laude, ranking 4th in his class. In 2004, Louis was admitted to the Ohio State Bar and to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Susan Gilster, PhD, RN
Susan Gilster founded and operated the Alois Alzheimer Center, the first dementia-specific facility in the United States, from 1987 through mid-2012. Dr. Gilster worked more than 25 years to create person-centered, compassionate dementia care. As an interactive leader, she worked collaboratively to create best practices and programs to meet the unique needs of people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and programs to engage and support families.

Carol Doust, LSW, LPC
Carol Doust has been a social worker with OhioHealth for over 20 years, primarily working as a bereavement counselor for Hospice. In addition to providing support and education to patients and loved ones of those patients, she has presented extensively on related topics to both professional and caregiver groups.

Marla Bruns, MD, PhD
Marla B. Bruns is a neurologist, fellowship trained in cognitive and behavioral neurology. As a cognitive neurologist, Dr. Bruns specializes in diagnosing and treating dementia of the Alzheimer’s type as well as other more rare dementias, primary progressive aphasias, posterior cortical atrophy, mild cognitive impairment and secondary cognitive dysfunction. She is part of OhioHealth Neurological Physicians (formerly Columbus Neurology & Neurosurgery) and practices at OhioHealth Neurological Physicians.

For More Information: Contact Mari Dannhauer at or 800-272-3900.




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