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Annual Dementia Conference
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The Alzheimer's Association Annual Dementia Conference is for individuals with dementia and all members of their care team, including family, friends other caregivers and professionals.

Professionals, including acute and long-term care nurses, social workers, assisted living and nursing home administrators, geriatric care managers, and allied health professionals working with individuals with dementia and their caregivers, are invited to attend and can receive continuing education credits.


2015 Event Details

Friday, April 24, 2015
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel
903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204

Keynote presentation by Dan Cohen. Mr. Cohen is the executive director of Music & Memory, a nonprofit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology. His work to enrich the lives of nursing home residents through personalized music was featured in the documentary, "Alive Inside: The Story of Music and Memory."

Breakout session topics:
The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease
Managing Difficult Behaviors
Dementia and Intellectual Difficulties
Ask the Expert: The Doctor is In
Managing Caregiver Stress
Ask the Expert: The Social Worker is In
Faces of Dementia: A Panel of Caregivers
Innovative Practices and Activities in Dementia Care

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To learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, contact Junnell Daniels at or 800.272.3900.
Download the 2015 Sponsorship Prospectus

Presentations from 2014 Annual Dementia Conference


Viewing and Doing in Alzheimer's Disease: Mind the Gap
Presentation by Judah Ronch, Ph.D.
View presentation slides

Best Practices in Dementia Care: Concept of Culture Change
Presentation by Myron Gelsinger, ADC, CTRS, CDP, Mary Jones, and Nathaniel Sweeny, MA, LNHA
View presentation slides

If It's Not Alzheimer's What is it?: Understanding Related Disorders
Presentation by Chiadi Onyike, MD, MHS
View presentation slides

Alzheimer's Association Programs & Services
Presentation by Teri Bennett, MS, Cathy Hanson, LGSW, Shelley Jennings, LBSW, C-SWCM, and Yolanda Wright, LGSW
View presentation slides

How to Advocate for your Loved One's Care
Presentation by Cynthia Fields, MD, Nancy Miller, and Susan Westgate, MSW, LCSW-C
View presentation slides from Cynthia Fields, MD
View presentation slides from Nancy Miller
View presentation slides from Susan Westgate, MSW, LCSW-C

Advocacy and Public Policy Update
Presentation by Rachel M. Conant, Alice Hedt, and Joe Gillis
View presentation slides from Rachel M. Conant
View presentation slides from Joe Gillis



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