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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.


Hold the date - April 21, 2017



Friday, May 6, 2016
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD

Morning Keynote: "Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty"
Presented by: Lisa Gwyther, MSW, LCSW, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. She also serves as the director of the Duke Aging Center Family Support Program, an award-winning state-funded first responder, clearinghouse, training and technical assistance center for families and professionals caring for people with Alzheimer's disease.

Afternoon Keynote: "Advances in Neuroimaging: The New Frontier in Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment"
Presented by: Esther Oh, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins University. She also serves as the associate director of the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center.

Breakout Sessions:

Legal & Financial Planning - Kimberly Battaglia, Esq. and Cheryl Jones, Esq.
Ethical Issues in End of Life Care - Debra Wertheimer, M.D.
Making the Connection: Brain Change & Behavior - Ann Morrison, Ph.D., RN
Acute Care and the Person with Dementia - Michael Ankrom, M.D.
Different Types of Dementia, Diagnosis & Treatment - Nicole Absar, M.D.
Sexuality and Dementia - Ruth Kershner, LCSW-C
Living with Young-Onset Alzheimer's: A Personal Perspective - Panel facilitated by Tabassum Majid, Ph.D. and Deborah Hanna
Alzheimer's Policy and Advocacy - Randi Chapman, Esq.


Thank You 2016 Sponsors



To learn about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities for the 2016 Annual Dementia Conference, contact Junnell Daniels at or 800.272.3900.


Alzheimer's Association

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