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Metro Detroit Spring Conference
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Staying Connected Along the Journey

A conference geared toward family and professional caregivers

Tuesday, March 21, 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Somerset Inn, 2601 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy

Earn Continuing Education Credits for Attending!

5 CEs for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists
5.25 CEs for Nurses


Featuring Keynote Speaker: Karen Stobbe
Being in the Moment Perspective, Presence and Purpose

The art of being present with another person can be applied to any work in healthcare, yet can be difficult when working with people living with Alzheimer’s disease. Karen’s interactive session will look at how care providers can change their behavior, listen more deeply and be more in the moment.

Karen was working as an actress, director, writer and instructor of theatre when her father, Manfred, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In caring for her father, Karen was struck by the surprising similarities between improvisational acting and caregiving for people with dementia. Combining the knowledge of her two worlds into one life work, Karen has presented more than 700 times,
co-authored the Hand in Hand Training Toolkit produced by CMS and was recently featured in Real Simple magazine.

Sponsorship opportunities available! Click here for more information

Please click here for a printer friendly conference flyer

Questions? Contact Theresa Gierzynski at tgierzynski@alz.org or 248.996.1053

Conference presented by



Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.