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In-person Dementia Conference at
Sleepy Hollow Conference Center
in Tarrytown

Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to our sixth annual dementia conferece in person in Tarrytown on May 25, 2022. It was a great day and an excellent opportunity for people to network, find support and learn more about Alzheimer's and dementia-related subjects and services.

Please check back for some of the Powerpoint presentations used by speakers. Links will be posted here as they become available.


Keynote Speaker


Dr. Claire Sexton

Director of Scientific Programs & Outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association



9-10 a.m. Breakfast/registration and exhibitors

10-10:15 a.m. Welcome by David Sobel, Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter, and Geri Brooks, Board Chair of the Board of Directors for the Hudson Valley Chapter

10:15-11:15 a.m. Keynote address by Dr. Claire Sexton

11:15-11:45 a.m. Break and exhibitors

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions:

Breakout 1: Understanding Medicare, Medicaid and Long-Term Care Insurance. A panel discussion followed by a Q&A. Each panelist will talk about a different topic:
  • Mark Brownstein, of Emerald Medicare, a Medicare expert
  • Vincent DeSantis, CLTC, is an independent licensed Long Term Care Solutions Advisor
  • Colin Sandler, LCSW of Medicaid Solutions
Breakout 2: Family Dynamics in Dementia Care
  • Presented by Gillian Rittmaster and Heidi Weiss of Westchester Jewish Community Services
Breakout 3: Communicating Creatively
  • Presented by Nettie Harper and Kelly Gilligan of Inspired Memory Care, Inc. (Session earns one Continuing Education Unit for social workers)
Breakout 4: Dementia, Delirium and Depression
  • Presented by Dr. Jason Cohen of Montefiore Center for Excellence in Alzheimer's Disease (CEAD)
Breakout 5: Making Difficult Decisions
  • Presented by Vivian Green Korner, a dementia expert in private practice focusing on family caregiver issues. 

12:45-1 p.m. Break and exhibitors

1-3 p.m. Lunch

1-2 p.m. Legal panel discussion featuring: 

  • Elizabeth Cronin, who will speak about Financial Abuse
  • Frances Pantaleo, who will speak about The Need for Advanced Directives (health care proxy, Power of Attorney)
  • Steven Schurkman, who will speak about 
    To Probate or Not to Probate — When to use a Will and when to use a Trust

2-2:15 p.m. Break, Networking, Exhibitors

2:15-2:45 p.m. Education Program: Healthy Living for your Brain and Body
by Sally Zaifman-Kagan

2:45-3 p.m. Closing

David Sobel

 Thank you to our sponsors 

Presenting Sponsor

Hildegarde D. Becher Foundation, Inc.

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors


* Should this event need to become virtual, all registration fees will be refunded.*

Check out our 2020 Virtual Conference

Click here to view videos from the conference, slides and more.