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Upper Peninsula Fall Conference
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19th Annual Upper Peninsula Fall Conference

Bringing together healthcare professionals and family caregivers

Thursday November 9
Great Lakes Rooms at Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette

Attendees can earn 5 CEs in social work or nursing sponsored by

Announcing this year's keynote presenter, Margaret P. Calkins!

Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D., is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of environments for the elderly, especially those living with dementia. Dr. Calkins has spent many years exploring the therapeutic potential of the environment—social and organizational as well as physical—particularly as it relates to frail and impaired older adults. Her book Design for Dementia: Planning Environments for the Elderly and the Confused was the first comprehensive design guide for special care units. Most recently she developed a four-volume book set titled Creating Successful Dementia Care Settings. Dr. Calkins has served as Principal Investigator on grants from the National Institutes of Health as well as Senior Fellow Emeritus of the Institute on Aging and Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is one of a small group of individuals to be accredited in Evidence-Based Design. Her presentation at the conference, Environmental Design’s Impact on Dementia, will address environmental interventions for both home and shared residential settings for those affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

Other Conference Highlights Include

Choice of one morning session:
          - When the environment no longer fits, how do you
             transition in care?
          - Disrupted sleep and Alzheimer's
          - Elder abuse prevention and Ombudsman advocacy

Afternoon resource panel featuring a Veteran Service Officer, Elder Law Attorney, UPHP Care Manager and UPCAP

Dementia and Driving presented by Rachelle Connon, OTRL, UP Health System Memory Clinic

The Caregiver Perspective

Registration Costs

$65 Professional Registrations - Earn 5 CEs!
$20 Students and Family Caregivers

Questions or interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact Lindsay Juricek at or 906.228.3910.




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