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

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25
The first 200 family caregivers and people with dementia who register for this event will get in for $25. Credit cards and checks for admission fees will be accepted at the door.
Click here to register.

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here to learn more.

COVID Protocols
  • We will follow state and local public health protocols and beyond.
  • All attendees are asked to wear a mask at the event, except for when eating.
  • Tables in the main ballroom will be spaced out, and there will be a limit on the maximum amount of seats at each table.
  • Breakout sessions will be held in large rooms to provide proper spacing.
  • Masks and hand sanitizer will be available in all rooms.

Featuring 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.