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A Meaningful Life with
Alzheimer's Disease Conference

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Thursday, November 29,
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Schoolcraft College VistaTech Center,
18600 Haggerty Rd., Livonia
7th Annual Conference

Earn 6 CEUs in Nursing, Social Work, Nursing Home Administration, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. Certificate of attendance for other disciplines including GEN, Case Managers, Recreational Therapists



Keynote: Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN

Respected neurologist Dr. Daniel C. Potts champions life-affirming care for those living with dementia. He is the co-author of A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver and is listed as one of Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change. On staff at Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Potts is also the founder and president of Cognitive Dynamics Foundation and the Medical Director for Dementia Dynamics. Through these two institutions, Potts channels inspiration and hope gained through caring for his father, Lester, who became an acclaimed watercolor artist in the throes of Alzheimer’s disease. Potts has told his father’s story of triumph, hope and creativity internationally.


  • 7:45–8:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast & Visit Vendors
  • 8:30–10:30 a.m. Keynote – Bringing Art to Life: A Man, A Gift, A Mission - Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN, Attending Neurologist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 10:30–11 a.m. Break & Visit Vendors
  • 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Non-Pharmacological Interventions in Regards to Behavioral Modifications - Debra L. Schutte, Ph.D., RN, Associate Professor & Director of the BioPhysical Laboratory, Wayne State University
  • 12:15–1:15 p.m. Lunch & Visit Vendors
  • 1:15–2:30 p.m. Dementia Care Practice Recommendations - Sam Fazio, Ph.D., Director of Special Projects, Alzheimer’s Association
  • 2:30–2:45 p.m. Break & Visit Vendors
  • 2:45–4 p.m. Caregiver Perspective: My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver - Martin J. Schreiber, Author & Former Governor of Wisconsin


  • $75 Professional Registration ($65 Early Bird Rate ends Friday, November 8 at 5 p.m.)
  • $40 Senior (62+) and Student Registration
  • $20 Family Caregivers & Individuals with Early-Stage Memory Loss Registration

For more information contact Jean Barnas at or 248.996.1033

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